Erik van Rooyen

by John Max 25 Oct,2021
Erik van Rooyen
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Erik van Rooyen
  • Birth Place Bellville, South Africa
  • Famous Name Erik van Rooyen
  • Father Wim van Rooyen
  • Mother Elize van Rooyen
  • Net Worth $2 million
  • Nationality South African
  • Profession Golf Player
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Rose Van Rooyen

Erik van Rooyen is a professional golfer who competes on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. The South African man has the 2021 Barracuda Championship on the PGA Tour and the 2019 Scandinavian Invitation on the European Tour. 

Bellville, South Africa native, Erik van Rooyen was born on 21st February 1990, under the star sign Aquarius. He is the son Wim and Elize van Rooyen and was raised alongside two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister: Francois and Marlean. The thirty-one years old stands 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) tall and weighs 86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st). 

How Much Is Erik van Rooyen's Net Worth in 2021? Career Earning

Not to mention, a professional golfers are paid a percentage of the purse for each tournament they play in and finish in the money. 

Erk van Rooyen's career earning

Season Event Played Earning
2018-19 6 $476,502
2019-20 11 $171,345
2020-21 27 $2,211,281
2021-22 2 $70,506
Total   $2,929,634

Among other, he is sponsored by Greyson Clothiers. His net worth as of 2021 is $2 million. 

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Is Erik van Rooyen Married?

Erik van Rooyen is married to Ros Roberst, an American who was also a Golden Gopher. The met when they were both students at the University of Minnesota. The couple tied the knot in 2014. 

ErikErik van Rooyen and his wife, Rose Van Rooyen SOURCE: Instagram @erikvanrooyen

His wifey is a native of Woodbury, Minnesota who was a member of the Fashion & Design club and was on the hockey cheerleading team. 

Further, Van Rooyen's brother is also married and blessed with children. Van Rooyen often posts with his niece and nephew on his Instagram page.

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Professional Golf Career

Erik van Rooyen was introduced to and learned the game of golf from his father, Wim, and his grandfather and started playing started playing when he was 7. 

Turned professional in 2013, Rooyen has played on the Sunshine Tour since. 

In early 2017, he tasted his first win on the tour, the Eye of Africa PGA Championship, where he made a birdie at the first extra hole in a three-man playoff. Then he had his second win at the 2017 Challenge Tour, the Hainan Open.

Moreover, he reached fourth place in the Kazakhstan Open, a tie for third in the season-ending NBO Golf Classic Grand Final. van Rooyen was listed third in the Challenge Tour Race to Oman rankings which earned him a card for the 2018 European Tour season.

After being a runner-up in the Joburg Open, he was gave an entry to the 2018 Open Championship, his first major championship. 

Van Rooyen had a top-10 finish in the 2019 PGA Championship.

At the Scandinavian Invitation, van Rooyen won his first European Tour title on 25 August 2019, at Hills Golf & Sports Club, outside Gothenburg, Sweden. Following, a tied for third at the WGC-Mexico Championship in February 2020, van Rooyen advanced to a career-best 40th on the Official World Golf Ranking.

Moreover, van Rooyen was granted Special Temporary Membership until the end of the 2019–20 PGA Tour season.

In August 2021, he won his first PGA Tour event at the Barracuda Championship. 

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