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Sky Sports Golf Podcast: Erik van Rooyen on his rise to fame, psychology and Biffy Clyro!  |  Golf news


Erik van Rooyen joins Josh Antmann and reflects on his rapid rise in the rankings, how he sought help from a sports psychologist and his love for music; watch the vodcast edition via Sky Sports On Demand and on Sky Sports Golf

Last updated: 05/05/21 10:51 am

Erik van Rooyen is the guest of this week’s podcast

Erik Van Rooyen is the special guest on the new Sky Sports Golf podcast, explaining how he made the transition from a successful amateur to a European Tour winner with the help of a sports psychologist … and the music!

Van Rooyen joined host Josh Antmann earlier this year to discuss his golfing career, his amateur days at the University of Minnesota giving him the springboard to success in the pro ranks.

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The South African made his winning breakthrough on the Sunshine Tour before claiming full playing rights on the European Tour for the 2018 season, but was denied some big wins by disappointing final rounds.

Van Rooyen crossed the finish line the following season at the Scandinavian Invitational, fending off European Ryder Cup star Matt Fitzpatrick, and he also posted his first top 10 in major at the PGA Championship.

The 31-year-old explains why he turned to a sports psychologist to improve his mindset and how music is a big part of his life, with Biffy Clyro a particular favorite!

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May 5, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

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Vodcast version is now available Sky Sports on demand, with the show also on Sky Sports Golf Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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