3. Retief Goosen
Retief Goosen was born February 3, 1969. Who is a renowned South African professional golfer. He remained in the top ten list of the Official World Golf Ranking for more than 250 weeks between 2001 and 2007. Got his two major achievements in U.S. Open wins in 2001 and 2004 respectively. Retief was ranked first on the European Tour Order of Merit (money list) in 2001 and 2002.
Due to his achievement in the U.S win in 2001 and 2004, Retief Goosen is acclaimed as one of the best golfers of his time. Truly, Retief is a global golf professional; he currently holds membership on three worldwide Tours, they are European Tour, PGA Tour, and South African Tour.
Retief’s total professional wins are 34. He won ‘the European Tour Player of the Year’ award in 2001 and declared the winner of the ‘the European Tour Order of Merit’ in 2001 and 2002 respectively.
He was earlier awarded Springbok Colors in recognition of his 30 amateur wins and excellent contribution to amateur golf before he became an international professional in 1990.
Retief was nominated for the Presidents Cup in these years; 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. He has also represented his country, South Africa in the Dunhill Cup for 6 years, between 1995 and 2000. He represented his country in the World in 1993, 1995, 2000 and 2001. Retief was the person that captained the Goodwill Trophy that was played at Mission Hills in November 2006.
Retief popularly called “The Goose” by his fans, is happily married to Tracy and blessed with two kids Leo and Ella.
Birthday: 3 February 1969
Net Worth: R654 Million ($50 million)
Top Endorsements: Taylor Made, Grey Goose Vodka, Rolex