12 Things You Didn't Know About Justin Harding

12 Things You Didn't Know About Justin Harding

Justin Harding Things You Didn't Know
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Get to know South African, Justin Harding, a little bit better.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Justin Harding

Harding is one of the many successful South Africans currently on the European Tour.

With multiple victories worldwide, get to know him here.

Justin Harding Things You Didn't Know

Harding at the 2021 Kenya Open. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

12 Things You Didn't Know About Justin Harding

1. Justin Adam Harding was born 9th February 1986 in Western Cape, South Africa.

2. Harding attended Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and played college golf at Lamar University in Texas.

3. He turned professional in 2010.

4. The South African loves video games and sports.

5. Harding's partner, Leah Totton, is a former winner of The Apprentice.

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6. At his first attempt, he earned a place on the Sunshine Tour, finishing third at the 2009 qualifying school while still an amateur.

7. In 2018, he won four times in three months, twice on the Sunshine Tour and twice on the Asian Tour.

8. The following year, he secured his first European Tour victory by winning the Qatar Masters.

9. After getting himself into the world's top 50, he received an invitation to the 2019 Masters. He would finish in a share of 12th place to earn a spot for the following year.

Justin Harding Things You Didn't Know

Harding reacts to making a birdie putt on the last at the 2019 Masters. (Photo by Augusta National via Getty Images)

10. Harding currently lives in Surrey with his partner Leah, with Harding playing out of Wisley Golf Club.

11. In 2020, Harding appeared with Joost Luiten in a European Tour video called 'luck of the draw.' He would make a par at the 18th hole at Celtic Manor's 2010 course with a driver, pitching wedge, eight-iron and a five-iron.

12. Harding carded a final-round 66 to win the Kenya Open by two shots ahead of Kurt Kitayama. The win was his second European Tour title.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x