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Troon adds Van Rooyen and Fitzpatrick to Team Troon

Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 25, 2024) – Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to welcome Alex Fitzpatrick and Erik van Rooyen to Team Troon – a collection of top international golf talent representing the Troon brand throughout professional golf.

Fitzpatrick, the younger brother of fellow Team Troon member and 2022 U.S. Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick, is currently competing on the DP World Tour and is ranked 137thon the Official World Golf Ranking. The 22-year-old from Sheffield, England has three top 20 finishes in five events this season on the DP World Tour, including a T19 at the Magical Kenya Open in February. In his Major Championship debut at The 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, Fitzpatrick finished T17.

"I am thrilled to be joining Team Troon and representing the leader in golf club management via Troon Golf, Troon Privé and the like, as I compete around the world,” stated Alex Fitzpatrick. “It is always amazing to experience the quality reach of Troon-managed properties across all corners of the globe; they truly are the best of the best.”

Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, van Rooyen is currently enjoying a stellar year on the PGA TOUR with two top-10 finishes, and six top-25 finishes in nine events played, including a T2 at the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches played at Troon-managed PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The 34-year-old has two career wins on the PGA TOUR, the 2021 Barracuda Championship and the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship

“I’m absolutely delighted to be partnering with Troon. Representing such a forward-thinking golf organization, which manages several of my favorite PGA TOUR stops fills me with immense pride,” said van Rooyen. “Joining forces with this remarkable team marks the beginning of what promises to be an exciting and enduring partnership.”

The additions of Fitzpatrick and van Rooyen adds to an impressive array of golfers representing Troon across multiple professional tours. In October, Troon welcomed LPGA Tour rookie and Italian golf sensation Benedetta Moresco to Team Troon. Other Team Troon members on the PGA TOUR include Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland, Matt Kuchar, Matt Fitzpatrick and Alex Noren. World Golf Hall of Famer Colin Montgomerie represents Troon on the PGA TOUR Champions and Cheyenne Woods is a company ambassador on the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. The Troon logo has a presence on each golfer’s golf bag, while Woods, Moresco, Montgomerie and Matt Fitzpatrick carry full Troon-branded golf bags. 

“We’re proud to welcome Alex and Erik to Team Troon,” said Troon President and CEO Tim Schantz. “With twenty plus professional events held at Troon-affiliated facilities, along with many other amazing clubs, resorts and destinations around the world, our synergistic alignment with the members of Team Troon will continue to help share our passion for growing the game.”

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About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 875-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit

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