Erik van Rooyen

Erik van Rooyen

31-Year-Old Golfer
2021–22 Fantasy Outlook
Van Rooyen first caught some attention by playing well at the majors, but he hadn't accomplished much on the PGA Tour until the 2020-21 season. More accurately, he hadn't accomplished much on the PGA Tour until late last season. Van Rooyen caught fire during the final two months of the season and parlayed that into a spot in the Tour Championship. He landed in the 23rd spot on the FedEx list, but he earned little more than $2 million. There's certainly room for improvement this season, but the jury is still out on just how good he is. Read Past Outlooks
Fights way into Tour Championship
August 29, 2021
Van Rooyen fired a seven-under 65 in the final round of the BMW Championship to move into solo fifth place.
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Van Rooyen has moved more than any player over the last month. He was outside the top-140 in FedExCup points going into the Barracuda Championship, then picked up his first PGA Tour victory to jump inside the top-80. A solo seventh at the Northern Trust put him up to 45th and this solo fifth at Caves Valley moves him into the top-30 to get to East Lake as a rookie. Van Rooyen will look to ride the momentum.
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Van Rooyen grabbed some attention in 2019 when he scored a top-10 at the PGA Championship and a top-20 at the Open Championship and when he earned a T3 at the WGC Mexico Championship early this past season, expectations began to rise. That was the high-point of his season, however, as he failed to find any traction the rest of the way. van Rooyen will turn 31 this season, which places him in the prime of his career, but he's only recently found his footing on the PGA Tour and it might take a little more time to show everything he has. This upcoming season will also be his first full season on the PGA Tour and it's always best to temper expectations for foreign players in their first year in the states full time.
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Quadruple bogey proves costly
August 23, 2021
Van Rooyen carded a final round one-over 72 on Monday at The Northern Trust to finish in solo seventh place.
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Secures maiden PGA Tour victory
August 9, 2021
Van Rooyen racked up 50 total points in the Modified Stableford scoring format of the Barracuda Championship to pick up his first win on the PGA Tour by five over runner-up Andrew Putnam.
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Listed in Open Championship field
July 12, 2021
van Rooyen (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Open Championship.
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Not playing John Deere Classic
Undisclosed
July 5, 2021
Van Rooyen (undisclosed) has withdrawn from this week's John Deere Classic, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Withdraws again in Detroit
June 28, 2021
Van Rooyen (undisclosed) has withdrawn from the field at this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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