Brad Kennedy

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Brad Kennedy
Personal information
Full nameBrad Kennedy
Born (1974-06-18) 18 June 1974 (age 46)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
NationalityFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Residence Hope Island, Queensland, Australia
Career
Turned professional1994
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Asian Tour
European Tour
Professional wins14
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour3
Asian Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia6
Other5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 2011, 2012

Brad Kennedy (born 18 June 1974) is an Australian professional golfer. He has won three times on the Japan Golf Tour and five times on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

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Professional career

Kennedy turned professional in 1994. [1] He won several minor tournaments in Queensland. In 2003 and 2004 he had a trio of second-place finishes on the European Tour: the 2003 and 2004 Carlsberg Malaysian Opens and the 2004 Madeira Island Open; the first two being co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour, where he was also runner-up in the 2002 Volvo China Open. [2] In 2006 he was third in the Barclays Singapore Open, an important event on the Asian Tour.

Since 2011 Kennedy has played primarily on the Japan Golf Tour where he has won three times. He has also been successful on the PGA Tour of Australasia, winning five times. His most important wins on the tour have been in the New Zealand Open, which he won in 2011 and 2020.

Personal life

Kennedy is married and has two children. [3]

Professional wins (14)

Japan Golf Tour wins (3)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
124 Jun 2012 Gateway to The Open Mizuno Open −17 (72-68-65-66=271)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Toshinori Muto, Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi
225 Aug 2013 Kansai Open Golf Championship −10 (69-70-67=206)*1 stroke Flag of South Korea.svg Park Sung-joon
38 Jul 2018 Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup −12 (71-69-64=204)*3 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Hyung-sung

*Note: Tournament shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2019 Golf Nippon Series JT Cup Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Asian Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
11 Mar 2020 New Zealand Open 1−21 (66-69-66-63=264)2 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lucas Herbert

1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (6)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
131 Oct 2010 Western Australia Open −10 (69-67-69-65=270)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rohan Blizard
24 Dec 2011 BMW New Zealand Open −7 (68-71-68-74=281)Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Craig Parry
317 Feb 2013 Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship −18 (64-62-65-63=254)2 strokes Flag of New Zealand.svg Michael Hendry
46 Mar 2016 Holden New Zealand PGA Championship −22 (70-65-64-67=266)2 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Neven Basic, Flag of New Zealand.svg Josh Geary
51 Mar 2020 New Zealand Open 1(2)−21 (66-69-66-63=264)2 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lucas Herbert
631 Jan 2021 TPS Victoria −17 (69-68-62-68=267)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elvis Smylie (a)

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (1–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 2011 BMW New Zealand Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Craig Parry Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2017 ISPS Handa New Zealand Open Flag of New Zealand.svg Ben Campbell, Flag of New Zealand.svg Michael Hendry Hendry won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (5)

Results in major championships

Tournament20112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUTCUTNT

CUT = missed the half-way cut
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic
Note: Kennedy only played in the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

Results in World Golf Championships

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament2012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Championship T61
Match Play NT1
Invitational
Champions T51NT1

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Did not play

NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied

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