My pro career

At the end of 2014, after another successful amateur season I decided to enter Q-School for the Alps Tour, one of the satellite tours for the European Tour, I came second, earning my place on the Alps Tour 2015 and started my pro career.

I played well in 2015 and won the overall 2015 Alps Tour Order of Merit, with one victory and five 2nd places, earning direct promotion to the Challenge Tour 2016

My 2016 season went well and I ended 34th in the overall Order of Merit but in 2017 I had to play with a back injury and could only finish 91st.

I rediscovered my form in 2018, winning the EURAM Bank open and finishing again 34th in the Order of merit before finally earning my place on the main European Tour in 2019 when I won the Rolex Tournament and finished 13th in the 2018 Order of Merit.

Since 2019 I have played fulll-time on the main DP World Tour.


My junior and amateur years

My junior and amateur career, up to and including 2014, saw me win the Dutch National Strokeplay Championship under-19 (2007) and under-22 (2010).
I also won the 2008 Dutch National Strokeplay Championship, which earned me entry to that year’s KLM Dutch Open where I missed the cut (+11) but finished as second Dutch amateur player.

I was selected as a member of the Dutch team for the European Amateur Team Championship in 2007 and 2010. Also during this period I took some time away from the game to complete a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sports Marketing at the Johan Cruyff Institute in Amsterdam.

In 2013 I won the Dutch National Matchplay Championship, and in 2014, my last year as an amateur, I finished second in the Lytham Trophy and was again selected as a member of the Dutch team for the European Amateur Team Championship. I ended my amateur career by taking second place in the qualifying school for the 2015 season of the Alps Tour, one of the European third-tier professional tours.


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With the rankings from 2019 carried forward for an extra year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, van Driel played his second European Tour season in Category 14. With one 2nd place finish, in the Porsche European Open, 4th place in the Dutch Open and three other top-10 finishes, van Driel ended 97th in the Race to Dubai 2021 year end rankings, earning a full Tour card in Category 10 for 2022.


In a European Tour season seriously disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, van Driel finished 157th in the Race to Dubai year end rankings


2019 was van Driel’s fourth season on the Challenge Tour. He won the Rolex Trophy and with six other top-10 finishes he ended 13th in the 2019 Order of Merit, earning direct promotion to the 2020 European Tour in Category 14. He also played in four main tour events, with a best result of 2nd place in the Belgian Knockout. In December he was voted Dutch Golfer of the year.


In 2018, van Driel claimed the first Challenge Tour win by a Dutch golfer in 5 years, in the Euram Bank Open in Austria in July, and ended in 34th position in the year-end Challenge Tour rankings.


In 2017, in a year hampered by a minor back problem, van Driel could only finish 91st in the final Challenge Tour rankings.


In 2016, van Driel finished 34th in the 2016 Challenge Tour Order of Merit ensuring his place in the 2017 Challenge Tour. He also represented the Netherlands, partnering Joost Luiten in the 2016 World Cup of Golf where they finished T17.


In 2015, his first year as a professional golfer, van Driel competed in the Alps Tour. With one victory, and five 2nd places he won the overall Alps Tour Order of Merit, and gained automatic entry to the 2016 Challenge Tour.