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Encyclopedia > Wayne Westner

Wayne Westner (born 28 September 1961) is a South African golfer. He turned professional in 1981 and has won several events in his home country, including two South African Opens. He spent many years on the European Tour where he won two tournaments and had a best Order of Merit finish of twentieth in 1993. In 1996 he won the World Cup for South Africa in partnership with Ernie Els. In 1998 he suffered ligament damage after falling ten feet when a railway sleeper crumbled under him, and he never recovered his best form. September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... Golfer after swing. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ...


Professional wins

  • 1983 ICL Classic (South Africa)
  • 1988 South African Open
  • 1990 AECI Charity Classic, PX Pro-Celebrity Classic, Sun City Classic
  • 1991 South African Open
  • 1992 Wild Coast Sun Classic
  • 1993 Dubai Desert Classic (European Tour)
  • 1995 San Lameer SA Masters, Wild Coast Challenge
  • 1996 FNB Players Championship (European Tour)

The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual golf tourament which is usually played in March. ...

Team appearances

The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site

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The Herald : Sport (577 words)
Westner is one of the biggest names in a Sunshine Tour field including Mark McNulty, Fulton Allem and newly crowned Telkom PGA Championship winner Michiel Bothma.
This will be WestnerÂ’s first professional tournament in almost four years after suffering a serious ankle injury in the 1998 Madeira Island Open on the European Tour.
The complications from the injury were a major factor in his decision to give up playing for a living and instead focus on establishing the Wayne Westner Golf Academy he runs in the Irish town of Celbridge.
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