PGA Tour winner Erik van Rooyen talks hoodies, medals, PGA Championship meltdown and more

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PGA Tour winner Erik van Rooyen talks hoodies, medals, PGA Championship meltdown and more
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New dad Erik van Rooyen has had a busy year. In addition to the birth of his daughter, van Rooyen won the Barracuda Championship on Aug. 8 for his first career PGA Tour title.

“It’s fantastic knowing that I’ve got two years on the PGA Tour locked up,” he said in the aftermath of that win.

The South African has big goals for the next year, and during Northern Trust week at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, Golfweek’s Averee Dovsek caught up with van Rooeyn on a ferry ride. The two talked everything from hoodies to medals to golf in South Africa, and van Rooyen even explained what was going through his head when he snapped at the PGA Championship, annihilating a tee marker at No. 17 in the second round.

Watch the video at the top of the story for more.

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