Joaquín Niemann is an internationally renowned Chilean golfer. He was ranked number 1 in the 2017 World Amateur Ranking and is the first Latin American to receive the McCormack Medal. When he was 18, he became the sixth Chilean player to compete in one of golf’s four majors, the US Open. Having played in just four tournaments as a professional, several international analysts have indicated that Niemann has become “the best Chilean golfer in history.”
He is currently the second Chilean ever to make it onto the PGA Tour for a full season, and the first to win a PGA Tour tournament after winning the 2019 Greenbrier Classic. He broke the record for the fastest round of the Tour Championship in 2021, coming in at 113 minutes, and made an “impossible” 62-yard shot in the CJ Cup, a highly difficult shot made without the player being able to see the flag.