David Gleeson (golfer)
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|— Golfer —|
2 February 1978 |
Dalby, Queensland, Australia
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)|
|College||International Pacific College|
|Current tour(s)||Asian Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2007|
Gleeson was born in Queensland and played amateur golf with notable golfers Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Brett Rumford. He had his biggest amateur win at the 1996 Australian Amateur. He was also a part of the winning team at the 1996 Eisenhower Trophy. He turned professional in 1998.
Gleeson joined the Asian Tour in 1999 but did not find immediate success, picking up only three top-10s in his first three seasons.
After not finding success early on in Asia, Gleeson decided to attempt to play golf in Australia. He was medalist at the qualifying school in 2001 and picked up his best finish of the year at the Australian PGA Championship, where he finished 9th.
Gleeson's breakthrough year was 2002, where he picked up his first professional win on the Asian Tour at the Volvo China Open, where he led from start to finish. But immediately after his first win, he had a dip in performance.
Gleeson said mainly that his poor form was due to him tinkering with his swing and changing equipment frequently. He had only one top-10 in 2003 and did not record a top-10 in 2004 or 2005. He recorded two top-10s in 2006 with a runner-up finish. His 2007 season included three top-10s and he got his full playing status back.
The second Asian Tour win for Gleeson came in 2008 at the Macau Open. He finished 2008 as his most successful season on the Asian Tour, earning almost $500,000 and a 5th place finish on the Order of Merit. Gleeson credits his return to form to fatherhood, saying he has less time now to tinker with his swing.
Gleeson currently resides in Taipei with his wife and two sons.
- 1996 Australian Amateur
Professional wins (3)
Asian Tour (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning Score||Margin of
|1||15 Sep 2002||Volvo China Open||-16 (65-67-69-71=272)||6 strokes||Brad Kennedy|
|2||26 Oct 2008||Macau Open||-18 (64-64-69-69=266)||3 strokes||Lin Wen-tang|
|3||16 Oct 2011||Hero Indian Open||-20 (68-66-66-68=268)||3 strokes||Chiragh Kumar|
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Australia): 1996 (winners)