Joaquin Niemann

Joaquin Niemann

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 154 (69 kg)
Age: 22 (November 07, 1998)
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Residence: Santiago, Chile
Family: Single

Turned Professional: 2018
City plays from: Santiago, Chile


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2020 (1) A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2021 Sony Open in Hawaii (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#1 : 2020 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#25 : 2021 Sony Open in Hawaii

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,350,000 : 2020 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier (Finished 1)

2020-21 Season Highlights


With second-place results at the Sentry Tournament of Champions (P2) and Sony Open in Hawaii (T2), became the first player to finish runner-up in consecutive weeks on TOUR since Webb Simpson in 2019 (WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Wyndham Championship).

PGA TOUR
Sentry Tournament of Champions - Lost to Harris English in a playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in his first career playoff appearance on the PGA TOUR. Marked his first career runner-up on TOUR. Led the field in Birdies (31), becoming the 10th player in PGA TOUR history to make more than 30 birdies in a 72-hole event. Sony Open in Hawaii - Finished T2 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, earning his second consecutive runner-up on TOUR. Held a share of the lead after the first round, falling to 0-for-3 with the 18-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR. Rocket Mortgage Classic - Held a share of the 36- and 54-hole leads before falling in a playoff to Cam Davis at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Did not make a bogey in regulation before recording a bogey-5 at the first extra hole (No. 18), becoming the first player to play four rounds at a tournament without making a bogey since Andrew Putnam at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

National Team Selections


Presidents Cup : 2019 Eisenhower Trophy : 2016

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 2)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 89 308 1 3 1 17 29 68 21 $9,281,444
2021 23 86 3 5 12 22 1 14 $3,722,831
2020 23 76 1 1 4 5 15 8 27 $2,914,136
2019 28 96 4 6 21 7 67 $1,434,519
2018 12 42 4 6 9 3 $1,209,957
2018 1 (A) 2 1
2017 2 (A) 6 1 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2021 T29 T30 T23 T59 T18 T28
2020 CNL CUT T52
2019 CUT CUT
2018 CUT T71
2017 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2020 CUT T3 T27
2019 T30 T31

Personal


  • Earned PGA TOUR card at age 19 in just his eighth TOUR start as a professional. When he turned professional in 2018, forfeited exemptions into the U.S. Open and Open Championship that year.
  • His father gave him plastic clubs at the age of 2 growing up in Santiago, Chile and learned the game while practicing on the range at Club de Polo y Equitacion San Cristobal.
  • Remembers hitting a 40-yard shot with real equipment at age four during a family BBQ at home and striking his grandmother in the leg. She wasn't seriously hurt but he said ‘it was a pretty good shot'.
  • Recruited by coach Steve Bradley, who already had his friend and fellow Chilean Claudio Correa on the roster at the University of South Florida, but did not attend after failing to gain entry due to his TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores.