Retief Goosen Personal Notes
Was struck by lightning as an amateur in South Africa.
Introduced to golf at age 9 by his estate agent father, a 10-handicapper.
After U.S. Open win in 2004, made a media tour that included an appearance on "Regis and Kelly" among other shows.
Is involved in course design work, with his first course, Legend Golf & Safari Resort, open in his native South Africa.
Maintains a journal which can be found on his website, retiefgoosen.com. Spends a lot of time when home on his wine farm by the Outeniqua Mountain range near George, South Africa.