Brian Watts

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Brian Watts
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Brian Peter Watts
Born (1966-03-18) March 18, 1966 (age 48)
Montreal, Canada
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
Nationality  Canada
 United States
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1988
Former tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 12
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T31: 1999
U.S. Open T23: 1999
The Open Championship 2nd: 1998
PGA Championship T41: 1999

Brian Peter Watts (born March 18, 1966) is an American professional golfer.

Watts was born in Montreal, Canada to European parents, but is now a U.S. citizen who lives in Oklahoma.[1] He played college golf at Oklahoma State and won the NCAA Division I Championship in 1987.[2]

Watts turned professional in 1988. He played mainly on the Japan Golf Tour in the 1990s, where he had 12 victories. However he is best known for his performance at The Open at Royal Birkdale in 1998, where he lost in the playoff to Mark O'Meara.[3] This performance helped earn Watts a PGA Tour card and by the end of the year he reached the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

After a number of poor seasons, Watts has played little competitive golf since 2005 while rehabilitating from hip, knee, and back injuries.[2]

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Japan Golf Tour wins (12)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T31 CUT
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T23 DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T55 T40 CUT CUT 2 T24 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T47 CUT T56 T41 T51

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
The Open Championship 0 1 0 1 1 2 7 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Totals 0 1 0 1 1 3 17 10
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1998 Open Championship – 1999 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Second best not so bad for Brian Watts". Golf Today. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Harig, Bob (July 11, 2008). "Injuries derailed Watts after losing '98 British Open playoff". ESPN. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "O'Meara wins Open thriller". BBC News. July 19, 1998. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 

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