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Retief Goosen

Retief GoosenBorn: 3-Feb-1969
Birthplace: Pietersburg, South Africa

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Golf

Nationality: South Africa
Executive summary: Winner US Open, 2001 and 2004

An amateur golfer since age 11, at age 17 he was struck by lightning on the course in South Africa, melting his watch to his arm. Goosen earned in excess of $1M in his first season (1990), one of only four players to do so. He won both the 2001 and 2004 U.S. Open championships, and more than twenty lesser tournaments. He is considered unassuming, never one to raise controversy.

Father: Thoe
Wife: Tracy (m. 2001, one son, one daughter)
Son: Leo (b. 8-Mar-2003)
Daughter: Ella Anna (b. 18-Nov-2004)

    Winner, US Open 2001
    Winner, US Open 2004
    Struck by Lightning As an amateur aged 17, in South Africa

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