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.
Europe captain Darren Clarke insists winning the last three Ryder Cups counts for nothing as his side embark on their
Tributes poured in from golfers around the world for Arnold Palmer following confirmation of his death at the age of 87.
Arnold Palmer, one of golf's original 'Big Three' and the man who almost single-handedly revived the Open Championship, has died at the age of 87.
Darren Clarke's European team should be favourites for the Ryder Cup - but have found a winning formula by portraying themselves as underdogs.
Dustin Johnson remained on course for the FedEx Cup title and 11.
The United States and Europe meet in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine next week.
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