Tienie Britz

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Tienie Britz
Personal information
Born (1945-05-14) 14 May 1945 (age 78)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Sporting nationalityFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Residence Kent, England
Turned professional1965
Former tour(s) European Tour
Southern Africa Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Sunshine Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T19: 1983
Achievements and awards
Southern Africa Tour
Order of Merit winner

Tienie Britz (born 14 May 1945) is a South African professional golfer.


Early life

Britz was born in Johannesburg.

Professional career

Britz won the South African PGA Championship twice in 1971 and led the South African Tour Order of Merit in 1971/72. [1] He has also played extensively on the European Tour and the European Seniors Tour. His best finish on the European Tour's Order of Merit was 19th place in 1977. That year he also won his only event on the tour at the German Open, having had to pre-qualify first. Britz represented South Africa three times in the World Cup: in Australia with Gary Player, in Thailand with John Bland, and in Columbia with Bobby Verwey.

Since 1986, Britz has been the head teaching professional at Broome Park Golf Club in Barham, near Canterbury, Kent, England. [2]

Professional wins (8)

European Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
17 Aug 1977 German Open −13 (66-67-71-71=275)2 strokes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Hugh Baiocchi

Southern Africa Tour wins (4)

Other wins (2)

Results in major championships

The Open Championship T49T59T32T29CUTT47T19CUT

Note: Britz only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1981 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

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