After spending only one year on the Challenge Tour, Erik earned his European Tour card after finishing 3rd on the Order of Merit. Van Rooyen recorded six Top 10’s and won his maiden title at the Hainan Open in China. The South African’s first year on tour has been impressive. He has had five Top 10’s including a runner up finish at the Joburg Open and T-4 at the Irish Open. Van Rooyen also showed his quality at The Open Championship finishing T-17 in his first ever Major. This will be making his first appearance at a WGC event.