David Horsey (golfer)

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David Horsey
— Golfer —
David Horsey.JPG
At the Dutch Open in 2010
Personal information
Full name David Horsey
Born (1985-04-14) 14 April 1985 (age 29)
Stockport, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality  England
Residence Wilmslow, Cheshire, England
Career
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2009
The Open Championship T67: 2008
PGA Championship T28: 2010
Achievements and awards
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner
2008

David Horsey (born 14 April 1985) is an English professional golfer.

Horsey was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester. He had a successful amateur career, which included winning the 2005 Greek Amateur Championship and finishing as runner-up in the 2004 English Amateur.[1] He turned professional in 2007 after representing Great Britain and Ireland at the Walker Cup.[2]

Horsey appeared twice as an amateur at the Challenge Tour's Oceânico Developments Pro-Am Challenge, held near his home,[3] finishing in a tie for 13th in 2007.[4] After turning professional, he played three more events on Europe's development tour, before he made his third attempt to win a place on the elite European Tour via qualifying school, but like his previous efforts, he failed to get through to the final stage.

In his first full season on the Challenge Tour in 2008, Horsey recorded two victories, at the Telenet Trophy and the AGF-Allianz EurOpen de Lyon, and seven other top-ten finishes, as he ended the year on top of the rankings to graduate to the European Tour for 2009.[5] During 2008, he also received several invites to full European Tour events, the highlight of which was his début appearance on the tour at the MasterCard Masters, where he finished in a tie for 5th place.[6]

In February 2009, Horsey collected the biggest cheque of his career by posting a final round 64 at the Maybank Malaysian Open to finish as joint runner-up, just one stroke behind winner Anthony Kang.[7] He retained his card for 2010, finishing within the top 100 of the Race to Dubai.

In June 2010, Horsey achieved his first European Tour win at the 2010 BMW International Open.[8] He finished the season ranked 32nd on the Order of Merit.

In April 2011, Horsey won his second European Tour event, the Trophée Hassan II. He defeated Rhys Davies and Jaco van Zyl at the second playoff hole with a birdie 3 while Davies and van Zyl parred.[9]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2005 Greek Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins (5)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 27 Jun 2010 BMW International Open −18 (69-67-67-67=270) 1 stroke England Ross Fisher
2 3 April 2011 Trophée Hassan II −13 (67-71-67-69=274) Playoff Wales Rhys Davies, South Africa Jaco van Zyl
3 27 July 2014 M2M Russian Open −13 (65-68-70-72=275) Playoff Republic of Ireland Damien McGrane

European Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2011 Trophée Hassan II Wales Rhys Davies, South Africa Jaco van Zyl Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2014 M2M Russian Open Republic of Ireland Damien McGrane Won with par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 22 Jun 2008 Telenet Trophy −19 (67-66-68-68=269) 1 stroke Netherlands Wil Besseling, Denmark Søren Juul
2 6 Jul 2008 AGF-Allianz EurOpen de Lyon −22 (65-68-68-65=266) 1 stroke England Marcus Higley

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship T67 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T28 CUT

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meredith, Bill (23 December 2004). "Horsey in new young elite squad". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Horsey denied Walker Cup glory". Manchester Evening News. 10 September 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Horsey in mood to mix it". Manchester Evening News. 30 May 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  4. ^ "McGowan holds his nerve". Manchester Evening News. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  5. ^ "Estanislao Goya steals Apulia San Domenico Grand Final". Golf Monthly. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Horsey signals intent". Manchester Evening News. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Kang earns tight win in Malaysia". BBC Sport. 15 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  8. ^ "David Horsey pips Ross Fisher for victory in Munich". BBC Sport. 27 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  9. ^ "David Horsey secures play-off victory at Trophee Hassan". BBC Sport. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 

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