|Full name||Paul Andrew Broadhurst|
|Born||14 August 1965|
Walsall, West Midlands, England
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)|
|Residence||Atherstone, Warwickshire, England|
|Current tour(s)|| European Senior Tour |
PGA Tour Champions
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||5|
|European Senior Tour||5|
|Best results in major championships|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 1997, 2006, 2018|
|U.S. Open||T52: 1997|
|The Open Championship||T12: 1990, 2007|
|Achievements and awards|
| Sir Henry Cotton|
Rookie of the Year
| European Senior Tour|
Order of Merit winner
Paul Andrew Broadhurst (born 14 August 1965) is an English professional golfer. He won six times on the European Tour and played in the 1991 Ryder Cup. Since turning 50, he has had success in senior events, winning the 2016 Senior Open Championship and the 2018 Senior PGA Championship.
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Broadhurst was the leading amateur at the 1988 Open Championship. He joined the European Tour in 1989 and picked up his first win at the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open that year, and was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Further European Tour wins followed in 1991, 1993 and 1995. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1991. His highest finish on the European Tour Order of Merit is ninth in 1996.
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Broadhurst suffered a serious injury to his right hand during the second round of the 2000 Dubai Desert Classic, and was unable to compete for the remainder of that season. He also struggled in 2001 and 2002, but improved to 89th in the Order of Merit in 2003, thus regaining full exempt status. In 2005, he picked up his fifth European Tour win, and his first for a decade, at the Portuguese Open and in 2006 he made a successful defence of his title. Broadhurst's run of good form in 2006 enabled him to reach a career-high of 46th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He holds the Open Championship record for the best scoring round (−9) in relation to par, set in 1990 and equalled by Rory McIlroy in 2010. He played in his 500th European Tour event at the 2008 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club.
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|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||16 Apr 1989||Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open||−9 (65-70-72=207)||1 stroke|
|2||11 Aug 1991||European Pro-Celebrity||−16 (67-70-69-66=272)||7 strokes|
|3||9 May 1993||Benson & Hedges International Open||−12 (69-69-67-71=276)||1 stroke|
|4||25 Jun 1995||Peugeot Open de France||−14 (67-75-69-63=274)||8 strokes|
|5||3 Apr 2005||Portuguese Open||−13 (68-66-70-67=271)||1 stroke|
|6||2 Apr 2006||Portuguese Open (2)||−17 (64-69-71-67=271)||1 stroke|
European Tour playoff record (0–4)
|1||1991||Renault Belgian Open||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||1991||Volvo German Open||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|3||1993||Honda Open||Torrance won with birdie on first extra hole|
|4||1996||Volvo Scandinavian Masters||Westwood won with birdie on second extra hole|
Broadhurst eliminated by par on first hole
|Senior major championships (2)|
|Other Champions Tour events (3)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||24 Jul 2016||Senior Open Championship||−11 (75-66-68-68=277)||2 strokes|
|2||18 Sep 2016||Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach||−11 (66-70-68=204)||1 stroke|
|3||22 Apr 2018|| Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf |
|4||27 May 2018||KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship||−19 (72-66-64-63=265)||4 strokes|
|5||16 Sep 2018||The Ally Challenge||−15 (67-68-66=201)||2 strokes|
PGA Tour Champions playoff record (1–0)
|1||2018|| Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf |
(with Kirk Triplett)
|Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||29 Aug 2015||Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open||−7 (72-69-68=209)||Playoff|
|2||24 Jul 2016||Senior Open Championship||−11 (75-66-68-68=277)||2 strokes|
|3||6 Aug 2017||Scottish Senior Open||−13 (66-67-67=200)||3 strokes|
|4||30 Sep 2017||Paris Legends Championship||−12 (65-70-69=204)||2 strokes|
|5||27 May 2018||KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship||−19 (72-66-64-63=265)||4 strokes|
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|The Open Championship||T57 LA||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T12||T17||CUT||T34||CUT||T58||T27||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T60||T26||T12||T60|
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT|
Note: Broadhurst never played in the Masters Tournament.
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LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|2016||The Senior Open Championship||4 shot deficit||−11 (75-66-68-68=277)||2 strokes|
|2018||Senior PGA Championship||2 shot deficit||−19 (72-66-64-63=265)||4 strokes|
Results are not in chronological order before 2017.
|Senior PGA Championship||T31||T33||1||3|
|U.S. Senior Open||T37||T12||T5||T11|
|Senior Players Championship||T23||T32||T30|
|Senior British Open Championship||1||T15||T32||2|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
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