Erik Van Rooyen Wife Rose Van Rooyen: Married Life And Kids

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Erik Van Rooyen and his wife, Rose Van Rooyen, both attended the same university, where they fell in love and eventually tied the knot in 2014.

The professional golfer Erik Van Rooyen was born on February 21, 1990, in Bellville, South Africa.

Erik is currently involved in the European Tour and the PGA Tour. He recently competed in the Charles Schwab Challenge in May 2023, with Emiliano Grillo winning the title.

On August 25, 2019, Van Rooyen won his first European title at the Scandinavian Invitational.

Furthermore, the player also had the top 10 finishes in the 2019 PGA Championship.

Additionally, Rooyen also won the 2021 Barracuda Championship on the PGA Tour.

Erik & Rose With Their Daughter
Erik & Rose With Their Daughter(Source: Instagram)

The player shot 50 points over four rounds and successfully broke the scoring record in the tournament.

Before playing professionally, Van Rooyen attended the University of Minnesota in 2009.

The player won the 2011 Southern Cape Open and the 2012 Minnesota State Amateur.

The golfer then turned professional in 2013, starting his career on the Sunshine Tour.

Erik Van Rooyen Wife Rose Roberts

The professional golfer tied the knot with Rose Roberts in 2014. The pair met when they were students at the University of Minnesota.

The couple are blessed with two kids. Rose gave birth to a baby girl, Valrie, in 2021.

In early 2023, Erik posted on Instagram about their second child, a boy, this time, whom they named Gabriël Wilhelm.

Their second child, Gabriel, was born on December 27, 2022.

Erik And His Wfe With Their New Born Son
Erik And His Wife With Their New Born Son (Source: Instagram)

Regarding her personal life, Rose Van Rooyen was born on November 27, 1990, and is a native of Woodbury, Minnesota.

Rose graduated with a degree in retail merchandising from the Carlson School of Management and a degree in design in 2013.

Additionally, she was a Fashion and Design Club member and a hockey team cheerleader.

Furthermore, Van Rooyen’s wife worked as a merchant analyst for a year at BestBuy and then later joined as an online retail buyer for BabyGroup in South Africa.

Rose was also by his side for most of the tournaments and spent some time as her husband’s caddie.

Moreover, the golfer also respects and admires his wife. The couple seems to enjoy their time with their families.

Erik Van Rooyen In The 2023 Mexico Open

The opening round of the 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta attracted media attention in various ways for Erik van Rooyen.

On the 10th hole, a swarm of bees attacked Van Rooyen. He shot a 7- under 64 and was only on stroke back for the lead.

Rooyen After The Bee Attack In The Mexico Open
Rooyen After The Bee Attack In Mexico Open (Source: Twitter)

The swarm of bees made Erik, his playing partners Chez Reavie and Francesco Molinari, and even the television crew got down on their knees to avoid getting stung.

“I just saw them here and I just told my caddie, I’m like, ‘Bees, bees, bees,’ and he looks at me like I’m crazy,” said van Rooyen.

Erik started the day with four birdies in his first seven holes before making a bogey on the par-4 eighth.

Later, the golfer added another bridie before holing out from 137 yards for an eagle.

Eventually, he added another birdie on his closing hole on the 64 to put a bow.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

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