#whereitsAT Tomorrow's stars today - Johannes Veerman

Tue 02 Oct 2018

#whereitsAT Tomorrow's stars today - Johannes Veerman


Sentosa, Singapore, October 2: His unmistakable talent for the game was for all to see early in his career.

Johannes Veerman served notice that he was a force to be reckoned with in Asia and his rise has been as rapid as it has been impressive.

Born to an Indonesian mother and an American father, the multi-ethnic Veerman resides in Texas but had spent 13 years living in Asia.

After graduating from Texas A&M University where he played college golf, he was filled with ambition to make his mark in Asia in just his first year after turning professional in 2015.

“I decided to play on the Asian Tour because of the lucrative purses and challenging schedule it offers. I also grew up in Asia for 13 years, so Asia has a very homey feeling and I felt inclined to go back to where it all began,” said Veerman.

The 26-year-old Veerman enjoyed a seamless transition from amateur to professional status when he came through Asian Tour Qualifying School in 2016 and went on to enjoy a dream rookie season.

He bagged three consecutive top-10 finishes on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) before securing his breakthrough win at the Taifong Open where he pipped local favorite Wang Wei-lun to victory on the second play-off hole.

By dint of his victory at the richest event on the ADT schedule as well as five other top-10 finishes, he became the third American to lift the Order of Merit crown in 2016 and keep his Tour card.

He took a slight step forward in his second full year on Tour in 2017, when he came tangibly close to his maiden victory at the Yeangder TPC where his eagle chip hit the pin, nearly forcing a play-off. He took a career-high 24th place on the Merit ranks that season, to keep his card for the second consecutive year.

Fast forward to 2018, the newlywed Veerman who got married in May earlier this year, looks poised for a maiden breakthrough after posting four top-10s in his last eight starts.

“I believe that the Asian Tour provides a great opportunity to test my skills against some of the world’s best golfers. My goal is to develop my game to a standard that can compete the best golfers in the world, and ultimately prepare me for the Majors,” added Veerman.

Young, talented and playing with maturity beyond his years. Veerman emulates the slogan for the Asian Tour’s new campaign of Tomorrow’s Stars Today, and the rise of this young American shows no signs of stopping.



About Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Panasonic (Official Consumer Electronics), Habitat for Humanity (Official Sustainable Development Partner), ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), Titleist and FootJoy (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner), Wall Street Journal (Official International Media Partner) and Sentosa in Singapore which is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.