Hennie Otto

    Hennie Otto

    Height: 5 ft. 9 in 

    Weight: 181 lbs 

    Birthday: 06/25/1976

    College: -

    Turned Pro: 1998

    Birthplace: Boksburg, South Africa

    Country: South Africa

    Sponsor: Srixon

     

    Since qualifying for the European Tour in 2000 after playing on the Challenge Tour, Otto has won three times. Competing on his native Sunshine Tour, Otto has twelve wins. In 2011, Otto won three times, twice on the Sunshine Tour and once at his national open, the South African Open Championship. In his early years on Tour, Otto struggled to have any decent finishes. His first win on the European Tour didn’t come until 2008. After shooting four rounds in the 60s, including a 63 on the Saturday, Otto won the Italian Open by one shot over Englishman Oliver Wilson. That season Otto lost in a play-off to Scotsman Alastair Forsyth at the Madeira Islands Open. He finished the season a career high 37th on the money list.

    It was 2011 when Otto won his national Open, the South African Open Championship which is co sanctioned with the European and Sunshine Tours. He beat Austrian Bernd Wiesberger by a single shot to win what he says is his career highlight. This was one of four top 10s that season, on his way to finishing 53rd on the money list. Otto’s third and most recent win came in 2014 when he won the Italian Open for a second time. H shot a 62 on the Friday on his way to winning by two strokes from David Howell. He also finished runner up at the South African Open Championship.

    Otto has played in only four Major Championship events; three times in the British Open and once in the PGA Championship. His best finish came in his debut Major when he finished in a tie for 10th at the British Open in 2003 which was played at Royal St. George’s. He missed the cut in all three of the other Majors he has played.