Sky Sports Golf podcast: Erik van Rooyen on his rise to fame, psychology and Biffy Clyro!
Erik van Rooyen joins Josh Antmann and reflects on his rapid rise up the rankings, how he sought help from a sports psychologist, and his love for music; watch the vodcast edition via Sky Sports On Demand and on Sky Sports Golf
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 05/05/21 10:51am
Erik Van Rooyen is the special guest on the new Sky Sports Golf podcast, talking about how he made the transition from successful amateur to European Tour winner with the help of a sports psychologist... and music!
Van Rooyen joined host Josh Antmann earlier this year to discuss his golfing career, his amateur days at the University of Minnesota giving him the springboard for success in the professional ranks.
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The South African made his winning breakthrough on the Sunshine Tour before earning full playing rights on the European Tour for the 2018 season, but he was denied a couple of big victories by disappointing final rounds.
Van Rooyen got over the line the following season at the Scandinavian Invitational, holding off European Ryder Cup star Matt Fitzpatrick, and he also posted his first top 10 finish in a major at the PGA Championship.
The 31-year-old gives his insight into why he turned to a sports psychologist to improve his mindset, and how music forms a huge part of his life, with Biffy Clyro a particular favourite!
The Vodcast version is out now on Sky Sports On Demand, with the show also on Sky Sports Golf on Wednesday at 7:30pm.