Joaquin Niemann

Joaquin, commonly referred to “Joaco,” won A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in September 2019, his first PGA TOUR victory. He was the first Chilean winner in TOUR history and only the third player born outside the U.S. to win on the TOUR before his 21st birthday in the last 95 years (Seve Ballesteros and Rory McIlroy were the others).  Niemann is the second-youngest player in TOUR history to earn Special Temporary Membership, behind Sergio Garcia, who has served as a mentor to him since arriving on TOUR. He accomplished the feat faster than Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, among others.  His Chilean heritage is important to him, and he’ll likely go down as the greatest golfer ever from that country in relatively quick fashion. He is likely the biggest golf star to ever come out of Chile. Felipe Aguilar won twice on the European Tour. His accomplishments netted him the 2018 Golden Condor Award as the Athlete of the Year, given in Chile by the Circle of Sport Journalists. His father gave him plastic clubs when he was 2 years old. He learned the game while practicing on the range at Club de Polo y Equitacion San Cristobal in Santiago, Chile. Reached No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Won the Latin America Amateur in 2018 and turned pro after competing in that year’s Masters.Competed in 2017 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier while still an amateur, shooting a final-round 64 to finish T29. Earned his PGA TOUR card at 19 years old and enjoyed a successful first full season on the PGA TOUR in 2018-19 that yielded four top-10 finishes in 28 starts. His win at the 2019-20 season opener was a coming-out party for the young talent, who turned a three-stroke 54-hole lead into a six-stroke victory with a final-round 64.

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