Jaco Van Zyl

  • DOB : 23 February 1979 (1979-02-23) (age 30)Pretoria, South Africa
  • Height : 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Nationality :  South Africa
  • Career : Turned professional : 2001
  • Current tour(s) : Sunshine Tour
  • Former tour(s) : PGA Tour
  • Professional wins : 5


  • Number of wins by tour : Sunshine Tour : 4

Jaco Phillipus van Zyl (born 23 February 1979) is a professional golfer from South Africa. He has won four times on the South African Sunshine Tour between 2005 and 2009.Van Zyl was born in Pretoria. He won the South African Amateur Championship in 2000 and turned professional the following year, immediately joining the Sunshine Tour. He won for the first time on the tour at the Platinum Classic in 2005. In 2009, van Zyl recorded the biggest win of his career at the Telkom PGA Championship.In 2007, van Zyl played on the elite United States based PGA Tour, having gained his card at the 2006 qualifying school. He made the 36 hole cut only 4 times from 21 tournaments during his rookie season, and finished 227th on the final money list.