Darren Fichardt was born on this day in 1975. A South African professional golfer who plays on both the European and Sunshine Tours. Fichardt was born in Pretoria and grew up in Centurion, Gauteng. He attended Sutherland High School from 1988 to 1993, where his talent for golf was nurtured.
He turned professional in 1994 and he won the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in 1999/2000 and 2003/04. Fichardt partnered Retief Goosen in South Africa’s WGC-World Cup team in 2000. Fichardt has played on the European Tour since 2001 and has won four European Tour events. His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit is 39th achieved in 2003.
In 2012, Fichardt ended a nine year title drought on the European Tour when he won the Saint-Omer Open by three strokes from Gary Lockerbie. This victory earned him his third European Tour title. Fichardt followed this up in the 2013 season, when he won the Africa Open in his native South Africa in February. He claimed his fourth European Tour title by two strokes over Gregory Bourdy and Jaco Van Zyl.