Paul Broadhurst

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Paul Broadhurst
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Personal information
Full namePaul Andrew Broadhurst
Born (1965-08-14) 14 August 1965 (age 53)
Walsall, West Midlands, England
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
NationalityFlag of England.svg  England
Residence Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
Career
Turned professional1988
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins18
Number of wins by tour
European Tour6
PGA Tour Champions5
European Senior Tour5
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
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
1989
European Senior Tour
Order of Merit winner
2016, 2018

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.

Professional golfer golfer with professional status; ordinarily cannot play in amateur tournaments

In the sport of golf, the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. An amateur who breaches the rules of amateur status may lose their amateur status. A golfer who has lost their amateur status may not play in amateur competitions until amateur status has been reinstated; a professional may not play in amateur tournaments unless the Committee is notified, acknowledges and confirms the participation. It is very difficult for a professional to regain their amateur status; simply agreeing not to take payment for a particular tournament is not enough. A player must apply to the governing body of the sport to have amateur status reinstated.

1991 Ryder Cup 1991 edition of the Ryder Cup

The 29th Ryder Cup Matches were held September 27–29, 1991, on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, southwest of Charleston.

Senior Open Championship

The Senior Open Championship, or simply The Senior Open is a professional golf tournament for players aged 50 and over. It is run by The R&A, the same body that organises The Open Championship. Prize money won in the event is official money on both PGA Tour Champions and the European Senior Tour. The purse, which is fixed in United States dollars, was $2 million in 2011, with a winner's share of $315,600. For sponsorship reasons, it is currently known as The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex.

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Golf career

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.

1988 Open Championship golf tournament held in 1988

The 1988 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 117th Open Championship, held from 14–18 July at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes, England. In a first-ever Monday finish, Seve Ballesteros shot a final round 65 to capture his third Open Championship and fifth major title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Nick Price, the 54-hole leader.

Ryder Cup mens golf competition between the USA and European team

The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe. The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy. The event is jointly administered by the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe, the latter a joint venture of the PGA European Tour (60%), the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland (20%), and the PGAs of Europe (20%).

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. [1]

Dubai Desert Classic

The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is a European Tour golf tournament held on Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 1999 and 2000 it was held at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, all other editions have been held at Emirates Golf Club. When founded in 1989, it was the first European Tour event to be staged in the Arabian Peninsula, but is currently one of six.

Rory McIlroy Northern Irish golfer

Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open and setting the then tournament record score of −16, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. Along with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Jordan Spieth, he is one of four players to win three majors by the age of 25.

BMW PGA Championship golf tournament in the United Kingdom

The BMW PGA Championship, as it is currently known for sponsorship reasons, is an annual men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour. It was founded in 1955 by the Professional Golfers' Association, and as such was originally called the British PGA Championship. Since then it has had several sponsored names, but the phrase "PGA Championship" has usually been included in the name.

After turning 50 in August 2015, Broadhurst had immediate success on the European Senior Tour, winning the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open the same month. In 2016 he won the Senior Open Championship and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach on the PGA Tour Champions. In 2017 he had further wins on the European Senior Tour, winning the Scottish Senior Open for a second time, and the Paris Legends Championship. In 2018 he won the Senior PGA Championship by shooting a bogey-free final round 63, including a 30-foot putt to save par on the 14th hole.

European Senior Tour golf tour for men 50 and older

The Staysure Tour is a professional tour, for male golfers aged 50 and over, run by the PGA European Tour. Formerly known as the European Senior Tour, UK-based insurance company Staysure became the first-ever title sponsors of the Tour in 2018.

PGA Tour Champions US-based golf tour for men 50 and older

PGA Tour Champions is a men's professional senior golf tour, administered as a branch of the PGA Tour.

Scottish Senior Open

The Scottish Senior Open is a men's professional golf tournament for players aged 50 and above which is part of the European Senior Tour. It was founded in 1993. The 2018 event was held at Craigielaw Golf Club, Longniddry, Scotland.

Amateur wins

Professional wins (18)

European Tour wins (6)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
116 Apr 1989 Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open −9 (65-70-72=207)1 stroke Ulster Banner.svg Jimmy Heggarty, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brett Ogle,
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Senior
211 Aug 1991 European Pro-Celebrity −16 (67-70-69-66=272)7 strokes Ulster Banner.svg Ronan Rafferty
39 May 1993 Benson & Hedges International Open −12 (69-69-67-71=276)1 stroke Flag of England.svg Mark James, Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal
425 Jun 1995 Peugeot Open de France −14 (67-75-69-63=274)8 strokes Flag of England.svg Neal Briggs
53 Apr 2005 Portuguese Open −13 (68-66-70-67=271)1 stroke Flag of Scotland.svg Paul Lawrie
62 Apr 2006 Portuguese Open (2)−17 (64-69-71-67=271)1 stroke Flag of England.svg Anthony Wall

European Tour playoff record (0–4)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 1991 Renault Belgian Open Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Ulrik Johansson Lost to par on first extra hole
21991 Volvo German Open Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Mark McNulty Lost to par on first extra hole
3 1993 Honda Open Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Ryström, Flag of Scotland.svg Sam Torrance,
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ian Woosnam
Torrance won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1996 Volvo Scandinavian Masters Flag of England.svg Russell Claydon, Flag of England.svg Lee Westwood Westwood won with birdie on second extra hole
Broadhurst eliminated by par on first hole

PGA Tour Champions wins (5)

Legend
Senior major championships (2)
Other Champions Tour events (3)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
124 Jul 2016 Senior Open Championship −11 (75-66-68-68=277)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Scott McCarron
218 Sep 2016 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach −11 (66-70-68=204)1 stroke Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer, Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Sutherland
322 Apr 2018 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf
(with Flag of the United States.svg Kirk Triplett)
−24 (65-48-33-48=194)Playoff Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer & Flag of the United States.svg Tom Lehman
427 May 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship −19 (72-66-64-63=265)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tim Petrovic
516 Sep 2018 The Ally Challenge −15 (67-68-66=201)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Brandt Jobe

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (1–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentsResult
12018 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf
(with Kirk Triplett)
Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer & Flag of the United States.svg Tom Lehman Won with birdie on first extra hole

European Senior Tour wins (5)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
129 Aug 2015 Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open −7 (72-69-68=209)Playoff Flag of Austria.svg Gordon Manson
224 Jul 2016 Senior Open Championship −11 (75-66-68-68=277)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Scott McCarron
36 Aug 2017 Scottish Senior Open −13 (66-67-67=200)3 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mike Harwood
430 Sep 2017 Paris Legends Championship −12 (65-70-69=204)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg John Daly
527 May 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship −19 (72-66-64-63=265)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tim Petrovic

Other wins (4)

The Midland Professional Championship is an annual golf tournament played in the English Midlands. The event is organised by the Midlands Region of the Professional Golfers' Association. It is the oldest tournament in professional golf having been first contested in 1897. It was originally organised by the Midland Counties Professional Golf Club, a forerunner of the PGA.

Results in major championships

Tournament19881989
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T57 LACUT
PGA Championship
Tournament1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
U.S. Open T52
The Open Championship T12T17CUTT34CUTT58T27CUT
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T60T26T12T60
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament201020112012201320142015201620172018
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUTCUT
PGA Championship CUT

Note: Broadhurst never played in the Masters Tournament.

Masters Tournament golf tournament held in Augusta, Georgia, United States

The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, the Masters is the first major of the year, and unlike the others, it is always held at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private course in the southeastern United States, in the city of Augusta, Georgia.

  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Senior major championships

Wins (2)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner-up
2016 The Senior Open Championship 4 shot deficit−11 (75-66-68-68=277)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Scott McCarron
2018 Senior PGA Championship 2 shot deficit−19 (72-66-64-63=265)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tim Petrovic

Senior results timeline

Results are not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament2016201720182019
The Tradition T54T16T6
Senior PGA Championship T31T3313
U.S. Senior Open T37T12T5T11
Senior Players Championship T23T32T30
Senior British Open Championship 1T15T322
  Win
  Top 10

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

Amateur
Professional

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