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Joaquin Niemann

Joaquin Niemann: Player Profile

 

Who is Joaquin Niemann?

Joaquin Niemann is undoubtedly one of Chile’s best golfing exports, with wins on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf League.

He was born in November 1998 and took up the game very early, playing alongside his father at his local golf club. His ability was there from the outset, and he went on to become the No.1 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings in 2017, winning the Mark H. McCormack Medal. Niemann won six times on the Chilean Tour as an amateur, before then also winning on it as a professional.

The Chilean has two wins on the PGA Tour, having taken his first at the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in 2019. He also won the Genesis Invitational three years later. Niemann then made a big money move to LIV Golf in the summer of 2022 and became the captain of Torque GC.

During the off-season in 2023, Niemann played on the DP World Tour and claimed his first win on the tour. He won the ISPS Handa Australian Open, before then winning the 2024 season opener in the LIV Golf League in Mayakoba, carding a 59 in the process.

Joaquin Niemann | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Joaquin Niemann
Born: November 7, 1998
Nationality: Chile
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States

Career

Turned Pro: 2018
Professional Wins: 11
Highest World Ranking: 15 – April 10, 2022

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T16 (2023)
PGA Championship – T23 (2022)
US Open – T23 (2020)
Open Championship – T53 (2022)

Professional Wins – 11

2016 (1) – Abierto Las Brisas de Santo Domingo
2017 (4) – Abierto de Granadilla, Abierto Los Lirios, Abierto Las Brisas de Chicureo, Abierto Club de Polo
2018 (2) – Abierto La Dehesa, Abierto Club de Golf Los Leones
2019 (1) – A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
2022 (1) – Genesis Invitational
2023 (1) – ISPS Handa Australian Open
2024 (1) – LIV Golf Mayakoba

Achievements and Awards

Mark H. McCormack Medal – 2017

Joaquin Niemann | What’s In His Bag?

Since turning professional, Niemann has been signed with PING. He uses a mixture of old and new clubs, including a G410 driver, and G425 fairway woods and hybrids. 

You can read our full article on what’s in Joaquin Niemann’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Joaquin Niemann

When and where was Joaquin Niemann born?

Joaquin Niemann was born in November 1998 in Santiago, Chile. He began playing golf at the age of 2 after his father bought him some plastic clubs, and learnt the game at Club de Polo y Equitación San Cristobal. 

When did Joaquin Niemann turn professional?

Joaquin Niemann turned professional in 2018, and finished in the top ten in three PGA Tour events that year. Thanks to those results, he was able to earn a PGA Tour card for the 2019 campaign, doing so without having to go through the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Only Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm had previously achieved that.

How many professional titles has Joaquin Niemann won?

As of early 2024, Joaquin Niemann has won 11 professional titles. Seven of those came on the Chilean Tour, with his first top-tier win coming in 2019 on the PGA Tour. He has also won on the DP World Tour and in the LIV Golf League.

Who is Joaquin Niemann dating?

Joaquin Niemann is in a relationship with Christina Hellema Puga. The pair have been together for a few years now, and Puga is often at tournaments to cheer on the Chilean. 

Did you Know?

Amazing Amateur Success

Niemann was destined for greatness from an early age, and he showed his ability as an amateur. He won six times on the Chilean Tour (a professional golf tour) as an amateur, along with a victory at the Latin American Amateur Championship. 

In terms of ranking, Niemann remains the only Chilean amateur to ever sit at the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He earned the Mark H. McCormack Medal for being the sport’s leading amateur at the end of 2017.

LIV’s Sub-60 Club

In the opening round of the 2024 LIV Golf League season, Niemann fired in a 59 to become just the second player in history with a sub-60 in the league’s fledgling history. Only Bryson DeChambeau – who shot a 58 at the Greenbrier in 2023 – has the same achievement. 

Chilean Olympian

Niemann represented his nation at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Chilean finished in the top ten of the men’s event, alongside compatriot Mito Pereira, who he now plays alongside for Torque GC in the LIV Golf League. 

Other Joaquin Niemann Articles

LIV Golf star earns special invitation to 2024 Masters

Why was Joaquin Niemann docked two shots in Mayakoba?

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