David A. Russell (golfer)

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David A. Russell
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1957-11-06) 6 November 1957 (age 56)
Dartford, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14.5 st)[1]
Nationality  England
Career
Turned professional 1976
Former tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T24: 1997
PGA Championship DNP

David A. Russell (born 6 November 1957) is a retired English professional golfer who played on the European Tour from 1978 to 1996 and briefly on the European Seniors Tour in 2008.

Career[edit]

Russell was born in Dartford, England, and turned professional in 1976.[2] That fall he went to the first Qualifying school held at Walton Heath. He was the medalist with a score of 296.

Russell played on the European Tour and Challenge Tour. His best finish on the European Tour was second place at the 1987 KLM Dutch Open. He won one event on the Challenge Tour, the 1997 Audi Quattro Trophy.[3] In 1992, he suffered a hand injury that kept him out for eight months.[4] He led the 1993 Heineken Dutch Open at one stage, but eventually finished 19th, two shots over par.[5]

Russell played in The Open Championship eight times, making the cut five times, tied for 35th in 1982, T-44 in 1985,[6] T-38 in 1988,[7] T-67 in 1996,[8] and T-24 in 1997.[9][10]

In 1994, Russell played ten events of the PGA Tour making the cut in three.[11][12]

Challenge Tour wins[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Russell is married, and he and his wife Sharon have had two children, both girls.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "David A Russell - Profile". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "David A. Russell - PGA Tour - Golf". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "David A Russell - Wins". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Golf: Russell takes up the pace". The Independent. 23 July 1993. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Heineken Dutch Open 1993". European Tour. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "1985 British Open - PGA Tour - Golf Leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "1988 British Open - PGA Tour - Golf Leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "125th Open Golf Championship". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "David A. Russell - PGA Tour - Golf Tournament Log - 1997". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "1997 British Open - PGA Tour - Golf Leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "David A. Russell - PGA Tour - Golf Tournament Log - 1994". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "PGA Tour – Season results - D.A. Russell". PGA Tour. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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