15 Things You Didn't Know About Dylan Frittelli

Get to know the South African better with these 15 facts about him...

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Get to know the South African better with these 15 facts about him...

15 Things You Didn't Know About Dylan Frittelli

1. He was born in Johannesburg on 5th June 1990

2. His had his first golf lesson at the age of 12

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3. He won the 2007 Callaway Junior World Golf Championships for boys aged 15 to 17

4. He also won the 2008 South African Boys' Championship

5. He represented South Africa at the 2008 and 2010 Eisenhower Trophy

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Frittelli reacts to a shot on the 10th hole during the Division I Men's Golf Championship. (Jack Dempsey/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

6. He played college golf at the University of Texas on the same 'Texas Longhorn' team as Jordan Spieth (opens in new tab). In 2012, he sunk the winning putt for the team's first NCAA Championship victory in 40 years

7. He posted a 3.40 GPA as a geography major and won the 2012 Byron Nelson Award given to the top academic golfer in the USA

8. He turned pro in 2012 off +4

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9. He primarily played on the Sunshine and Challenge Tours before reaching the European Tour in 2017

10. His maiden pro title came on the Challenge Tour at Karten Golf Open in Austria, and he also won 2016 Rolex Challenge in Switzerland on the Challenge Tour

11. He won twice on the European Tour in 2017, at the Lyoness Open and Mauritius Open

12. In his Masters debut, he made a hole-in-one during the 2018 Par 3 Contest

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13. His first PGA Tour title came at the 2019 John Deere Classic, where he beat Russell Henley by two shots

14. Away from golf, he enjoys surfing, tennis and making Lego

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15. His career-high world ranking is 44th

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x