• Date of birth Jun 23, 1986
    • Turned Pro 2007
    • Residence Johannesburg
    • Family Married


Although he is small in built, Jbe hits the ball a long way. Says he got his power from dragging a tractor wheel up and down a hill in his hometown in South Africa. “We went up and down, up and down,” he said. Also loves to run as his father was a very keen runner.

Career Highlights

  1. Jbe enjoyed a commendable 2017, capping three top-10 results, which includes a tied-second place at the SMBC Singapore Open to earn a coveted spot at The Open that year.
  2. He shed his bridesmaid tag with a maiden Asian Tour victory at the Avantha Masters in India in 2012.
  3. It ended several seasons of frustration as he had finished runner-up on three previous occasions.
  4. Three top-10 results towards the end of the 2014 season helped him secure his card for 2015.
  5. He contended at the Resorts World Manila Masters in 2015 and finished second.
  6. In 2013, he finished tied fifth in the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT
  7. After a fourth place finish at the season-opening Asian Tour International in Bangkok, he registered second place outings in the Brunei Open, losing to Siddikur in a play-off, Handa Singapore Classic and King’s Cup in Thailand
  8. He won the Greens in Regulation category in the same year.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour Victories: (1)
  2. 2012 Avantha Masters, India

Other wins

  1. Other wins:
  2. 2010 Zimbabwe Open
  3. 2009 Zambia Open
  4. 6 tournament wins in South Africa

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
SMBC Singapore Open MC 73 69 - - 142 0 -

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