Brett Rumford

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Brett Rumford
— Golfer —
Brett Rumford KLM Open 2010.JPG
Personal information
Full name Brett Michael Rumford
Nickname Rummy
Born (1977-07-27) 27 July 1977 (age 37)
Perth, Western Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Ascot, England
Spouse Sally (m. 2008)
Career
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 5
Asian Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 1
Challenge Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T16: 2006
PGA Championship CUT: 2013

Brett Michael Rumford (born 27 July 1977) is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour, having formerly been a member on both the PGA Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia.

Rumford was born and grew up in Perth, Western Australia. He started playing golf at age ten, quickly showing a natural hand–eye co-ordination which translated to a well-respected short game. He represented Australia in amateur golf (teamed with future PGA Tour players Aaron Baddeley and Brendan Jones along with Kim Felton) and was a member of the elite AIS golf program. He has always been known for his quiet personality and tremendous work ethic, which has helped him bounce back from 'flat' parts of his career.

In 1999, Rumford won the PGA Tour of Australasia's ANZ Players Championship as an amateur, and he turned professional the following year. He has been a member of the European Tour since 2001, and has won five European Tour events, the 2003 Aa St Omer Open, the 2004 Irish Open, the 2007 Omega European Masters, the 2013 Ballantine's Championship and the 2013 Volvo China Open.[1] His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit has been 37th in 2004.

Rumford played on the PGA Tour in 2008, after earning his card through qualifying school, finishing the season ranked 149th in the FedEx Cup standings. He returned to play on the European Tour in 2009.

In April 2013, Rumford won for the fourth time on the European Tour and for the first time in six years at the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea. In a sudden-death playoff, Rumford eagled the first extra hole to defeat Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford. In the playoff, after both opponents had failed to reach the par-five 18th in two, Rumford fired his approach to within four feet of the hole to set up the eagle and seal victory. The following week he continued his good form winning the Volvo China Open, his fifth on the European Tour, his score of −16 giving him a four stroke winning margin over Mikko Ilonen. With this win he became the 31st golfer to win consecutive events on the European Tour and the first since Branden Grace in January 2012 and moved to the top of the Race to Dubai standings.[2][3]

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (7)[edit]

European Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 15 Jun 2003 Aa St Omer Open1 −15 (64-70-68-67=269) 5 strokes England Ben Mason
2 25 Jul 2004 Nissan Irish Open −14 (66-71-70-67=274) 4 strokes Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington, France Raphaël Jacquelin
3 9 Sep 2007 Omega European Masters −16 (68-66-66-68=268) Playoff England Phillip Archer
4 28 Apr 2013 Ballantine's Championship2 −11 (73-67-69-68=277) Playoff Australia Marcus Fraser, Scotland Peter Whiteford
5 5 May 2013 Volvo China Open3 −16 (68-67-69-68=272) 4 strokes Finland Mikko Ilonen

1 Co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour
2 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
3 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour

European Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2007 Omega European Masters England Phillip Archer Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2013 Ballantine's Championship Australia Marcus Fraser, Scotland Peter Whiteford Won with eagle on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 28 Apr 2013 Ballantine's Championship1 −11 (73-67-69-68=277) Playoff Australia Marcus Fraser, Scotland Peter Whiteford

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

OneAsia Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 5 May 2013 Volvo China Open1 −16 (68-67-69-68=272) 4 strokes Finland Mikko Ilonen

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 15 Jun 2003 Aa St Omer Open1 −15 (64-70-68-67=269) 5 strokes England Ben Mason

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP 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 DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T16 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brett Rumford – European Tour wins". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Red-hot Rumford cruises to victory". PGA European Tour. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Two in a row for Rumford as Aussie wins China Open eight days after lifting Ballantine's Championship". Daily Mail. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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