Adilson da Silva

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Adilson da Silva
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Adilson Jose da Silva
Born (1972-01-24) 24 January 1972 (age 42)
Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
Nationality  Brazil
Residence KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Career
Turned professional 1994
Current tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins >42
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 12
Other >30
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T69: 2012
PGA Championship DNP

Adilson Jose da Silva (born 24 January 1972) is a Brazilian professional golfer. He currently plays on the Southern Africa-based Sunshine Tour, where he has won twelve times.

Da Silva was born in Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil but later moved to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He turned professional in 1994. Da Silva competes predominantly on the Southern Africa-based Sunshine Tour. He won his first event on the tour in 1997 and has since added eight more tournament victories, and led the Vodacom Swing Challenge standings in 2006. He holds the record for most consecutive cuts made on the Sunshine Tour with 43.

Da Silva has also played extensively in Zimbabwe, where he won the Amateur Championship in 1992. He competed on the Zimbabwean PGA Tour between 1996 and 2003, winning more than 30 titles and heading the Zimbabwean Order of Merit on five occasions.

Da Silva played in The Open Championship in 2000, 2007 and 2012. He made the cut in 2012, finishing in a tie for 69th.

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

  • 1990 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
  • 1991 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
  • 1992 Zimbabwe Amateur Championship
  • Phalaborwa Open

Professional wins (>42)[edit]

Sunshine Tour wins (12)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 16 Nov 1997 Leopard Rock Classic −6 (67-72-69-66=274) 2 strokes South Africa Mark Murless, South Africa Sean Pappas
2 1 Feb 1998 Nashua Wild Coast Sun Challenge −14 (64-69-66=199) 4 strokes South Africa Chris Davison, United States Scott Dunlap
South Africa Marco Gortana, South Africa Hennie Walters
3 19 May 2007 Suncoast Classic −8 (71-66-71=208) 1 stroke South Africa Doug McGuigan
4 24 Aug 2007 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour at Fancourt −2 (75-72-70=217) Playoff South Africa Warren Abery
5 2 May 2009 SAA Pro-am Invitational −13 (68-67-68=203) 1 stroke South Africa Darren Fichardt, South Africa Anton Haig
6 29 Aug 2010 Zambia Open −17 (64-66-72=202) 4 strokes South Africa Johan du Buisson
7 24 Oct 2010 Suncoast Classic −20 (67-63-66=196) 4 strokes South Africa Jean Hugo
8 14 May 2011 Nashua Golf Challenge −14 (70-69-63=207) 5 strokes South Africa Trevor Fisher Jnr
9 2 Sep 2011 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour (Sishen) −10 (71-67-68=206) 2 strokes South Africa Allan Versfeld
10 22 Aug 2012 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour (Selborne) −12 (69-66-69=204) 1 stroke South Africa Danie van Tonder, South Africa Doug McGuigan
11 19 May 2013 Zambia Sugar Open −11 (67-72-69-73=281) 1 stroke South Africa Alex Haindl, South Africa Martin du Toit
12 5 Jul 2013 Sun City Challenge −9 (67-70-70=207) 1 stroke South Africa Jared Harvey

Other wins (>30)[edit]

  • 1996–2003: over 30 wins on the Zimbabwean PGA Tour

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T69
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

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