PGA TOUR golfer Tyrone Van Aswegen was born on January 6, 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He continues to see great success on the professional golf scene. He played college golf at Oklahoma City University. Though he travels all over for golf, he still values and appreciates what his hometown of Johannesburg has to offer. He notes that anyone visiting Johannesburg should remember a few things: Make sure to enjoy a braai at some point, visit a coffee shop, try to get to a coastal town, and do a safari.” With such an adventurous hometown, it comes as no surprise that Van Aswegen is an adventurous golfer.
His mother, Lynn; father, Gavin; and brother, Gav are all huge supporters of Van Aswegen’s golf career. His biggest supporter, though, has to be his wife, Cristin. In addition, Van Aswegen has a great support system on the TOUR. He’s good friends with both Alistair Presnell and Dawie Van Der Walt. Support, focus, and healthy competition help to make Tyrone Van Aswegen’s golf game a real treat to watch.
When he’s not golfing, van Aswegen takes the time to enjoy life’s little pleasures. “I enjoy a good red wine; Merlot or Malbec,” he notes. In addition, he loves reading non-fiction and biographies, as well as watching movies. Among Van Aswegen’s favorite movies are Remember the Titans, Step Brothers, Wedding Crashers, and Old School. Tyrone also spends time cheering on his favorite sports teams. He supports the Springboks in rugby and the Oklahoma Sooners in football. Outside of golf, his favorite athlete is Roger Federer. Van Aswegen’s dream foursome would include Tiger Woods and Ben Hogan; the two players that he believes to be “the best ball strikers of all time.”