Height: 6 ft 2 in
Born: October 8, 1985
Turned Pro: 2009
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Born in Vienna, Austria, Bernd Wiesberger is emerging as one of the most consistent performers on the European Tour. Wiesberger was a dominant force in Austrian amateur golf, winning three straight Austrian Amateur Stroke Play Championships between 2004 and 2006.
He turned professional after that and played for two years on the Challenge Tour before earning a tour card at qualifying school for the 2009 European Tour. Wiesberger did not find immediate success on the European Tour and had to return to the Challenge Tour for the 2010 season. The temporary demotion helped Wiesberger find his game where he won two Challenge Tour titles and returned to the European Tour for the 2011 season.
His second go-around on the European Tour was more successful. Berndhad four top-10 performances included two runner-up finishes. His breakthrough came the next season when he won the 2012 Ballantine’s Championship and broke into the Top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He won another title that season at the Lyoness Open, firing a final round 65 in front of his hometown Austrian fans.
Wiesberger has won twice on the Asian Tour (2012, 2013). In 2014 he became the first Austrian to qualify for the U.S. Open but failed to make the cut and play the weekend. Wiesberger made a strong run at the 2014 PGAChampionship, playing in the final pairing on Sunday with winner RoryMcIlroy. A final round 74 dropped him down the leaderboard into a tie for 15th place. His Major track record continued to improve the next season when he qualified for the 2015 Masters, made the cut and finished in 22ndplace.
At this pace, we may see Wiesberger suiting up for the European Team in the 2016 Ryder Cup.