JACO VAN ZYL

 

Jaco Phillipus Van Zyl (born 23 February 1979) is a professional golfer from South Africa.


Van Zyl was born in Pretoria. He won the South African Amateur Championship in 2000 and turned pro the following year, immediately joining the Sunshine Tour.He won the first time on the tour at the Platinum classic in 2005.


In 2007, Van Zyl played on the elite U.A based PGA Tour, having gained his card at the 2006 qualifying school. He made the 36 hole cut only four times in 21 tournaments during his rookie season and finished 22nd on the money list.

In 2009 Van Zyl recorded the biggest win of his career at the Telkom PGA Championship and went on to winning twice more during the season and finished in 4th place on the Order of Merit.Having won four more tournaments on the Sunshine Tour in 2010, van Zyl ended the year by finishing in 5th place at the final stage of the European Tours qualifying school to earn his place on European for the 2011 season. He had a good first season with the top-10 placing and finished 50th on the Race to Dubai.