Wayne Westner was born on this day in 1961, in Johannesburg. He turned professional in 1981 and has won several events in his home country, including two South African Opens. He spent many years on the European Tour where he won two tournaments and had a best Order of Merit finish of twentieth in 1993.
In 1996 he won the World Cup for South Africa in partnership with Ernie Els. He won the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in 1995/96.
At the 1998 Madeira Island Open, during the pre-tournament Pro-Am, Westner tore angle ligaments after falling over six feet when a railway sleeper crumbled under him. He played only once more that season, and never been able to rediscover his best form since.
Wayne is currently running his own Golf College, The Wayne Westner Golf College, on the South Coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.