Jake Roos was born on this day in 1980, in Pretoria. He was the number one ranked South African amateur golfer before turning professional in 2005. He has played on the Sunshine Tour since 2006, winning three times.
His first victory came at the 2008 Suncoast Classic. His second victory came the following year at the Nedbank Affinity Cup. In 2012, Roos picked up his third victory on Tour at the Platinum Classic after he defeated Chris Swanepoel and Anthony Michael on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff. He picked up his second Sunshine Tour victory of the year in June at the Lombard Insurance Classic after defeating Justin Harding in a playoff. Roos entered the final round four shots back of Harding but fired a 63 (-9) to force a playoff. Roos would pick up his third victory of the 2012 season and fifth Sunshine Tour victory overall in November, when he won the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open in a four-man playoff with birdie on the second playoff hole. Roos would pick up his sixth over Sunshine Tour victory in April 2013 when he won the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open by a single stroke. Roos started the final round four shots back but fired a final round 67 to take the victory.
In March 2014, he won the Kenya Open and earned a place on the Challenge Tour for the rest of 2014.
Roos has also won six tournaments on the Golden State Tour, a mini tour in California.