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JESUS RIVAS

COL

Exempt Status: .

Height: 1.72 m / 5-8.

Weight: 72 kg / 158 lbs.

Born 07.Aug.1968.

Turned PRO in 1996.

His birthplace is Bogotá, Colombia.

Currently residing in Bogotá, Colombia.

Key Facts

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

2013: Only cut made in four starts during the first half of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season was a T29 finish at the Dominican Republic Open in Punta Cana… Earned back his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card by finishing T13 at the Qualifying Tournament in Lima, Peru in February… Won the XXX Abierto del Carmel Club on the Colombian Tour Argos at the end of February. Carded four rounds in the 60s, including a 65 and a 64 over the first two rounds, for a wire-to-wire three-shot win at 266 (-14).

2012: Had the honor of hitting the first tee-shot in the history of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica at the Mundo Maya Open in Merida, Mexico. Hit a driver off the first tee at 7:30 am on September 5, 2012 at the Jaguar’s Yucatan CC… A T31 finish at the Dominican Republic Open was his best in nine starts… Made five cuts on nine starts, with a T31 finish at the Dominican Republic Open as his best. Finished No. 85 in the Order of Merit to lose his Tour card… Made a hole-in-one during the final round of the Dominican Republic Open. Hit a pitching wedge from 143-yards at the par-three No. 13, his fifth hole that final day.

2011: After sharing medalist honors at the Tour de las Americas Q-School, he went on to have a couple of top-5 finishes that TLA season: solo fourth at the 53rd Abierto Ciudad de Bucaramanga and T4 at the Pacific Colombia Tour Abierto de Barranquilla… After eight starts he went on to finish 33rd on the TLA Order of Merit to earn his card for the inaugural season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

2010: Won the Colombian Tour’s Abierto Petrolero at the Club Internacional.

OTHER DETAILS: Has won eight times on the Colombian Tour.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jesús Antonio Rivas García… Best known as “Chucho”… Married to Ana Yilsen Mondragón since 1999…. A father of three boys, Donovan (1998), Paul (2000) and Seef (2008)… Hobbies include finishing, movies and football (soccer)… Favorite professional teams are Millonarios from the Colombian Football League and Chelsea from the English Premier League… His favorite book is “Revelations” (or the Apocalypse)… Seafood is his favorite… His favorite athlete is Usain Bolt… His favorite city is his hometown Bogota… Was introduced to golf as a 14-year old caddie at Bogota’s Club La Florida. Then he moved to Club El Rancho y became a pro at the Carmel Club… Favorite quote: “Don't do unto others what you don't want others do unto you.”

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