Wayne Westner

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Wayne Brett Westner (28 September 1961 – 4 January 2017) was a South African golfer. He turned professional in 1982. He had a total of 13 wins in his career. He was best known for his 1993 Dubai Desert Classic win. He also notably won the World Cup of Golf in 1996 with Ernie Els. His career ended in 1998 because of injury. He was born in Johannesburg.

Westner was reportedly involved in a hostage event on 4 January 2017 at his home in Pennington, KwaZulu-Natal. He later committed suicide (killed himself) with a gunshot wound to his head at his home. He was 55.[1]

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  1. "Wayne Westner, the 1993 Dubai Desert Classic champion, shot dead in South Africa — reports". thenational.ae. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.

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