Alastair Forsyth

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Alastair Forsyth
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Alastair Forsyth
Born (1976-02-05) 5 February 1976 (age 38)
Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14.0 st)
Nationality  Scotland
Residence Glasgow, Scotland
Career
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Other 6
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T60: 2008
The Open Championship T47: 2004
PGA Championship T9: 2008

Alastair Forsyth (born 5 February 1976) is a Scottish professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Forsyth was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a member of a winning Great Britain & Ireland Jacques Léglise Trophy team in 1994 and he won the 1996 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

Professional career[edit]

Forsyth turned professional in 1998. He won the MasterCard Tour Order of Merit in 1999, having won the St Omer Open Championship (not a European Tour event at the time) during the season.

Forsyth has played on the European Tour since 2000, after being medalist at the qualifying school in 1999. In his debut season, he just missed out on the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award, which went to England's Ian Poulter. His best season to date was 2003, when he finished 19th on the European Tour Order of Merit. His first tour victory came at the 2002 Carlsberg Malaysian Open and his second came at the 2008 Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal.

In May 2008, he overtook Colin Montgomerie to become the highest ranked Scottish player on the Official World Golf Rankings. He tied for ninth place in the 2008 PGA Championship.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

  • 1996 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Professional wins (8)[edit]

European Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 3 Mar 2002 Carlsberg Malaysian Open −17 (63-65-69-70=267) Playoff Australia Stephen Leaney
2 23 Mar 2008 Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal −15 (70-70-66-67=273) Playoff South Africa Hennie Otto

European Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2002 Carlsberg Malaysian Open Australia Stephen Leaney Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2008 Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal South Africa Hennie Otto Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2008 Estoril Open de Portugal France Grégory Bourdy, England David Howell Bourdy won with birdie on third extra hole
Forstyth eliminated with par on second hole

Other wins (6)[edit]

  • 1998 Scottish Under 25's Championship, Scottish Assistants Championship
  • 1999 St Omer Open Championship (MasterCard Tour); Scottish Under 25's Championship, Scottish Assistants Championship
  • 2000 Scottish Closed PGA Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T60 DNP
The Open Championship T59 T47 CUT DNP T67 DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T9 79

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

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