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Full name  Thomas Edward Aiken
Other  1
Weight  68 kg
Nationality  South Africa
Name  Thomas Aiken
Spouse  Kate Aiken (m. 2013)
Professional wins  11
Role  Golfer
Turned professional  2002
Asian Tour  1
Height  1.78 m

Thomas Aiken
Born  16 July 1983 (age 32) Johannesburg, South Africa (1983-07-16)
Residence  Johannesburg, South Africa
Current tours  PGA European Tour, Sunshine Tour, PGA TOUR
Similar People  George Coetzee, Trevor Fisher Jnr, Charl Schwartzel, Pablo Larrazabal, Jaco van Zyl

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Thomas Edward Aiken (born 16 July 1983) is a South African professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and Sunshine Tour.


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Following a successful amateur career, which included being named the South African Amateur of the Year in 2001, Aiken turned professional at the start of 2002. In 2004, he won three times on the Sunshine Tour's Winter Swing. The following year, he topped the money list on the Winter Swing with two further victories.

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In 2007, Aiken competed on the Nationwide Tour, but made only three cuts, with a best finish of tied 13th in the Price Cutter Charity Championship. He gained his European Tour card for 2008 through the qualifying school, and went on to finish 131st in the money list, with a best of tied 13th in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, his only finish inside the top-30.

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The 2009 season saw Aiken register his maiden top-10 finish on the European Tour, with a tied 4th in the Alfred Dunhill Championship, having led going into the final day after a course record 61 in the third round. That, along with several other top-10 finishes, including a win in the Platinum Classic, meant Aiken ended the 2008 Sunshine Tour in third place on the Order of Merit.

A number of top-10 finishes on the European Tour in 2009, including one each in the majors and the World Golf Championships, helped Aiken reach the Dubai World Championship despite holding only partial status on the tour. He finished the season ranked 46th on the Race to Dubai.

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In May 2011, Aiken won his first title on the European Tour at the Open de España, winning by two strokes from Anders Hansen. After winning Aiken dedicated the win to home hero Seve Ballesteros who had died the previous day. "I definitely want to dedicate this win to him with it being his home Open and what he gave to his home fans and to golf," said Aiken.

Aiken picked up his second European Tour win at the 2013 Avantha Masters, a tournament co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

In 2014, Aiken won the Sunshine Tour's Order of Merit, overtaking Danie van Tonder in the final tournament.

Aiken has participated several times in the Gary Player Invitational charity tournament.

Thomas Aiken Slo-Mo Open Championship 2011

European Tour wins (3)

1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
2 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

Asian Tour wins (1)

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Sunshine Tour wins (8)

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Other wins (1)

  • 2003 Stoke By Nayland Classic (PGA EuroPro Tour)
  • Results in major championships

    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" = tied for place


  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2008 Open Championship – 2010 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
  • Results in World Golf Championship events

    Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

    DNP = Did not play
    QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
    "T" = Tied
    Yellow background for top-10.
    Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.


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