Winner Rolex Trophy

Challenge Tour 2019

Winner, Euram Bank Open

Challenge Tour 2018

Winner 2016 & 2018
Duinzicht Invitational
"Alps Tour Champion 2015

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Update 26 November

Since the Challenge Tour Grand Final in Mallorca I have been unbelievably busy, with a lot of media attention and messages of congratulations and preparing for my promotion to the European Tour.

My special thanks to Joost for his kind words on his website and elsewhere. Also, congratulations to Lars (van Meijel) for winning his Tour card at Q-school. Great for Dutch golf to have 3 players on the 2020 Tour. I look forward to meeting up with both of them on the course in the coming season.

And it starts soon! First tournament of the 2020 season is the Alfred Dunhill at the spectacular Leopard Creek Golf Club, tee off 28 November. Despite all my other commitments I‘ve been able to make time to keep up with my training and practice, even in the biting cold of the last few days. The weather in South Africa should be much more pleasant.

Thanks again to all of you who supported me during the Challenge Tour 2019. You can follow my news here and on social media.

2020 starts NOW!


2020 – My Team

Golf Coach Roel Verdonschot (Bernardus Golf Club)
Biomechanics Mikel Vos
Fitness Coach Richard Chong (FyLA Sports)
Commercial Manager
Caspar America
General Manager
Bryan Bos
Partners TBA

Amateur Times

Hi, I am Darius

I was born in 1989 (in Leidschendam, Netherlands) and started to play golf when I was 11 years old. My father played golf and gave me a lot of encouragement but before long I started to play better than him so he decided to stop. I had a successful junior and amateur career, which included a lot of individual success, as well as playing for the Netherlands and for Europe in some of the most prestigious amateur team events.
But I also wanted to concentrate on finishing my formal education.

In 2013 I got my Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sports Marketing from the Johan Cruyff Institute in Amsterdam, before playing one more year as an amateur. I ended 2014 in the top 40 of the World Amateur Rankings and decided to turn pro, so I entered the Q-School of the Alps Tour, one of the 3rd tier European Satellite Tours. I came second overall and my pro career had begun.

Darius van Driel


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