Meet Leo Goosen – PGA Golfer Retief Goosen Son With Wife Tracy Goosen

Nicknamed as The Goose, Retief Goosen is a South African professional golfer. Hailing from Pietersburg, South Africa, Retief Goosen currently plays on the PGA Tour Champions. The 54-year-old, Retief won two US Opens in 2001 and 2004. Goosen is the son of a local real estate agent and amateur golfer. Growing up, he was introduced to the game of golf at an early age by his father. Moreover, Goosen started his amateur golf career in 1990. He won the South African Amateur Championship, the leading amateur competition in his country. Talking about his professional career, Retief turned professional in 1990. In 1992, Goosen was a medalist at the European Tour’s Qualifying School. He enjoined the European Tour from 1992 to 2000. Later, Retief made his name in America with a US Open at Southern Hills Country Club. In this article, we will be talking about Retief Goosen’s son Leo Goosen.

Goosen finished 2001 with three wins, 11 top-tens, and the European Tour Order of Merit. Moreover, he also became the first non-European to win the Order of Merit. With the 2001 US Open win, he had his breakthrough year in the United States. After two weeks of the US Open win, he won the European Tour at The Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. With the win, he also secured the Player of the Month for June 2001. Retief won his second major title at the 2004 US Open at Shinnecock Hills. In November 2004, Goosen won the Tour Championship. He started playing on the PGA Tour Championships after turning 50. Retief was also elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. He won his first title on the PGA Tour Champions in July 2019. Without delay, here are some interesting facts about Retief Goosen’s son Leo Goosen.

Who Is Retief Goosen’s Son Leo Goosen?

The PGA Tour player, Retief Goosen has achieved immense fame from his golf career. With his immense fame from his golfing career, many of his followers have shown their interest in his personal life. Following his personal life, Retief Goosen shares a conjugal relationship with his beautiful wife, Tracy Goosen. Retief Goosen’s wife Tracy is 16 years junior to her golfer husband. Besides, Tracy lives low-key although being the wife of a popular golfer. According to the online source, the couple met each other during the early 2000s. They tied their wedding knot in 2001 after dating for a long time. Tracy is often spotted on different golf courses and events to support her husband. Retief Goosen’s son Leo Goosen is the only son of the golfer with his wife, Tracy. Besides, Leo was birth as Leo James Goosen on March 8, 2003.

Being the only son, Retief Goosen’s son must have been pampered very well. He must have been raised with immense love and care. Besides, Leo is not only the child of his parents. Leo also has a younger sister named Ellan Ann Goosen who too birth on November 18, 2004. Furthermore, Leo’s sister Ellan is a 2023 graduate of Windermere Preparatory School. She is active on Instagram with the IG handle @ella.goosen. Growing up together, Leo and Ellan have enjoyed their childhood life. The Goosen siblings share a strong bond. They often travel together with their parents during holidays.

Retief Goosen’s Son Followed His Father’s Footprints

Having been born to a family background in sports, Retief Goosen’s son Leo Goosen also developed his interest in sports. He developed his interest in golf as he was involved in the sport from early childhood. He followed his father’s footsteps and started playing golf from a young age. Talking about his academic qualifications, Leo is an alum of Lake Highland Preparatory School. Moving onwards Leo’s golf playing, the father-son duo competed in the PNC Championship in 2019. In addition to this, Leo and his father end up in the runner-up position after losing to Brenhard Langer and his son Jason Kanger.

As of now, Leo Goosen is 20 years old. He has grown up and decided to follow in his father’s footsteps to play golfing. Moreover, Leo also played in the Florida State Golf Association. Hailing from Windermere, Florida, he has participated in several amateur tournaments. In 2020, he competed in the 66th Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship. Likewise, in July 2021, he also competed in the 104th Amateur Championship organization by the Florida State Golf Association. In addition to this, Retief Goosen’s son often appears on his Instagram profile. He enjoys playing golf with his father on the golf course and the PNC Championship.

Retief Goosen’s son Leo Goosen

Leo Goosen’s Father Was Struck By Lightning

The PGA Tour player, Retief Goosen was struck by lightning in 1987 during the young age. Leo’s father Retief was playing golf with his friend, Henri Potgieter at Pietersburg Golf Club. While playing through a small drizzle, Retief was struck by lightning. His friend, Potgieter who was a foot ahead of him was knocked. When he stood back up, Potgieter saw Retief lying on the ground with his clothes all burned and breathing weirdly. Fortunately, there were other players on the 12th hole who came running towards them and rushed them to hospital. He recovered from the accident and started playing golf after a few weeks. Retief Goosen’s son Leo Goosen has known the story of his father. They enjoy playing golf together. Hopefully, Leo will also be playing in the PGA Tour in the coming days.  

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