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Born: 1998-11-07, Santiago, Chile
Nationality: CH
Height: 6' 0, Weight: 155lbs
Home: Santiago, Chile
Turned Pro: 2018
Joined PGA Tour: 2018
Official World Golf Ranking: 54
Notes: While Niemann was growing up, his parents nicknamed him "Joaco." At age 2, his father gave him a plastic golf club and some balls. He played around the house until he graduated to real equipment at age 4. He remembers hitting shots in his backyard and during a family barbecue, hit a 40-yard shot that hit his grandmother in the leg. Niemann spent many hours home in Santiago, Chile, practicing on the range at Club de Polo y Equitacion San Cristobal. As a junior player, Nie...

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Joaquin Niemann

While Niemann was growing up, his parents nicknamed him "Joaco." At age 2, his father gave him a plastic golf club and some balls. He played around the house until he graduated to real equipment at age 4. He remembers hitting shots in his backyard and during a family barbecue, hit a 40-yard shot that hit his grandmother in the leg.
Niemann spent many hours home in Santiago, Chile, practicing on the range at Club de Polo y Equitacion San Cristobal. As a junior player, Niemann had a decorated career. He won a pair of IMG Academy Junior World Championship titles, having captured his age-division title in the prestigious junior event in each of the past two years. He narrowly missed out on earning two Masters berths at the Latin America Amateur Championship. In 2017, he lost a playoff at Club de Golf de Panama to close friend Tomas Gana. He represented Chile at the World Amateur Team Championships, made the round of 16 at both the Western Amateur and U.S. Amateur, and won three Chilean professional events. Niemann won the 2017 AJGA TaylorMade-Adidas Junior at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course in record fashion, setting a tournament record and winning by eight strokes. He won the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley in April 2017 and the AJGA Sergio Garcia Junior. He qualified for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills and finished T-29th at the Greenbrier. Was also a quarterfinalist at the Western Amateur. At the 2017 U.S. Amateur, he made match play before losing to Braden Thornberry in the round of 64.
Niemann signed a letter of intent to attend the University of South Florida, but he didn't score very well on the TOEFL exam, which measures a person's ability to use and understand English and is required by USF. Since he struggled with English, he decided to forego college and was on the cusp of turning professional. But when he finished the summer as the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, he won the Mark H. McCormack Medal. For winning that award, Niemann received exemptions into the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills and 2018 British Open at Carnoustie, but only if he stayed an amateur. He continued playing golf, and in October, finished T-9th at the Aberto do Brasil. Reached the finals of the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament, and finished T-108th with a final-round 64. That gave him conditional status for 2018 on the Web.com Tour. Niemann likely would have to rely heavily on Monday qualifiers or sponsor exemptions to get into fields initially. Ironically, if he played better and earned one of the exemptions, he was going to turn professional and skip the Latin American Amateur Championship.
But with the LAAC being played in his hometown of Santiago, Chile, he decided to play in one last amateur event before turning pro. Another reason for playing in his fourth LAAC: His visit to Augusta National last year supporting his friend Tota Gana, who defeated him in the playoff at the LAAC in 2017. Walking the course in tennis shoes and outside the ropes, he knew that he wanted to play in the Masters. He also gained a lot of confidence in the year he had and didn't feel bad about not going to college. Niemann played great at the Prince of Wales Country Club, where he shot 74-64-72-63 for a five-shot win, so he was able to play at Augusta National.
The former No. 1-ranked amateur in the world made his professional debut at the 2018 Valero Texas Open, finishing 6th. In his first five starts as a professional during the 2017-18 season, the 19-year-old had three top-10s, 6th at the Valero Texas Open, T-8th at the Fort Worth Invitational and T-6th at the Memorial. With that finish, he earned enough FedExCup points to gain special temporary membership onto the PGA Tour for the rest of the season. At 19 years, 6 months, 28 days, Niemann is the youngest player since Sergio Garcia in 1999 (19 years, 4 months, 29 days) to accept Special Temporary Membership on the PGA Tour. Played in 12 PGA Tour events in 2018 making 9 cuts and four top-ten finishes.
2019 Notes: Was T-10th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Returned to his home country to play in his national open on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. Shot an opening-round 64 at the Abierto de Chile 2019 presentado por VOLVO, went on to shot 67-71-66 to finish 3rd, three shots back of winner John Somers. Had back to back T-5th finishes at the Travelers Championship and Rocket Mortgage Classic. Had his third top-ten in his last 4 starts with a T-10th finish at the John Deere Classic

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 51, Cuts Made: 37 (73%), Top Tens: 10 (20%) , Rounds: 174, Scoring Avg: 69.71, Career Earnings: $4,558,281 - Best Finish: A Military (1st)
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