Bradley Dredge

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Bradley Dredge
— Golfer —
Bradley Dredge KLM Open 2010.JPG
Personal information
Full name Bradley Dredge
Born (1973-07-06) 6 July 1973 (age 41)
Tredegar, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality  Wales
Residence Cardiff, Wales
Career
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T44: 2007
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T27: 2010
PGA Championship CUT: 1998, 2003, 2006, 2007

Bradley Dredge (born 6 July 1973) is a Welsh professional golfer.

Biography[edit]

Dredge was born in Tredegar. He turned professional in 1996.

Dredge attempted to gain his card on the European Tour via the qualifying school in 1995 and 1996, the second time doing sufficiently well to gain a place on the Challenge Tour for 1997. He finished 15th in the rankings, having won the Klassis Turkish Open during the season, and graduated directly to the European Tour for 1998. He failed to win enough money during his rookie season to retain his status, and returned to the Challenge Tour the following season. He was again successful with a win at the Is Molas Challenge and a second place finish at the Challenge Tour Championship helping him to 8th on the money list, and graduation back to the European Tour.

Since regaining his European Tour card, Dredge has established himself on the elite tour, finishing inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit every season except 2000. His first win on the European Tour came at the 2003 Madeira Island Open,[1] and in 2006 he claimed his second title at the Omega European Masters.[2] He achieved a career best Order of Merit position of 16th in 2005, and in the post-season he won the WGC-World Cup for Wales in partnership with Stephen Dodd.

Dredge has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.[3]

Dredge lost his full European Tour playing rights at the end of the 2012 season and failed to regain his card at qualifying school.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1991 Welsh Boys Championship
  • 1993 Welsh Amateur Championship

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runners-up
1 23 Mar 2003 Madeira Island Open -16 (69-72-60-71=272) 8 strokes Sweden Fredrik Andersson, England Brian Davis,
England Andrew Marshall
2 10 Sep 2006 Omega European Masters -17 (68-67-65-67=267) 8 strokes Italy Francesco Molinari, Germany Marcel Siem

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

  • 1997 Klassis Turkish Open
  • 1999 Is Molas Challenge

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
The Masters DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T44 DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP T28 CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
Tournament 2010
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T27
PGA Championship DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dredge claims Madeira title". BBC Sport. 23 March 2003. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Dredge powers to eight-shot win". BBC Sport. 10 September 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Dredge claims first Masters start". BBC Sport. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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