John Fourie

Jonathan Adriaan Fourie (born 23 August 1939) is a South African professional golfer.

John Fourie
Personal information
Full nameJonathan Adriaan Fourie
Born (1939-08-23) 23 August 1939 (age 81)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality South Africa
ResidencePretoria, South Africa
Career
Turned professional1970
Former tour(s)European Tour
Southern Africa Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins13
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Sunshine Tour8
PGA Tour Champions1
European Senior Tour2
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT15: 1976
Achievements and awards
Sunshine Tour
Order of Merit winner
1973/74
European Seniors Tour
Order of Merit winner
1992

Fourie was born in Johannesburg. He turned professional in 1970 and spent his career playing mainly on the Southern Africa Tour and the European Tour. He won ten times on the Southern Africa Tour, including one win as an amateur, and led the Order of Merit in 1973/74.[1] In Europe he won the 1977 Callers of Newcastle tournament and twice finished in the top twenty on the European Tour Order of Merit. He joined the European Seniors Tour in its 1992 debut season, and won the Senior British Open and the Belfast Telegraph Irish Senior Masters on his way to winning that tour's order of merit. He continued to play on the seniors tour into his mid sixties.

Professional wins (12)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 31 Jul 1977 Callers of Newcastle −6 (66-71-74-71=282) Playoff   Peter Butler,   Ángel Gallardo,
  Tommy Horton

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1977 Callers of Newcastle   Peter Butler,   Ángel Gallardo,
  Tommy Horton
Won with par on second extra hole
Butler and Horton eliminated by par on first hole

Sunshine Tour wins (8)Edit

Other South African wins (1)Edit

Senior PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other Senior PGA Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 26 Jul 1992 Senior British Open −2 (75-67-71-69=282) 3 strokes   Bob Charles,   Neil Coles

European Senior Tour wins (2)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other European Senior Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 Jul 1992 Senior British Open −2 (75-67-71-69=282) 3 strokes   Bob Charles,   Neil Coles
2 23 Aug 1992 Belfast Telegraph Irish Senior Masters −3 (71-70-69=210) 4 strokes   Vincent Tshabalala

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1993 Senior Zurich Lexus Trophy   Tommy Horton,   David Jimenez
2 2000 Lawrence Batley Seniors   Neil Coles,   David Huish Huish won with par on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
The Open Championship CUT T49 T59 T15 T22 CUT

Note: Fourie only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship Winning Score Margin Runners-up
1992 Senior British Open −2 (75-67-71-69=282) 3 strokes   Bob Charles,   Neil Coles

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Berkovitz, Anton; Samson, Andrew (1993). South Africa and international sports factfinder. D. Nelson. p. 96. ISBN 1868061019.
  2. ^ "Canadians shot down in South African tour". Winnipeg Free Press. 29 Jan 1973. p. 41.

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