David J Russell

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David J Russell
— Golfer —
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Russell at the 2010 Dutch Seniors Open
Personal information
Full name David John Russell
Born (1954-05-02) 2 May 1954 (age 60)
Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16.0 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Archerfield, Scotland
Spouse Krystyna Russell
Children Chris, Laura
Career
Turned professional 1973
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
European Seniors Tour 2
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T11: 1988
PGA Championship DNP

David John Russell (born 2 May 1954) is an English professional golfer.

Russell was born in Birmingham, grew up in Bromsgrove and was educated at North Bromsgrove High School. He turned professional in 1973 and spent many years on the European Tour, making the top one hundred on the Order or Merit twelve times between 1979 and 1992, with a best ranking of 24th in 1985. His two European Tour wins came at the 1985 Car Care Plan International and the 1992 Lyon Open V33. In which he managed to win playing the entire 72 holes without dropping a single shot

He retired from the European Tour to become the Club Professional at Kedleston Park Golf Club in 1996-2002.

In 2001, he designed and set up Archerfield Links in East Lothian where he still resides.

Russell joined the European Seniors Tour on turning fifty and finished as runner-up in each of his first two senior tournaments. In 2005, in his first full season on the European Seniors Tour, he had three more runner-up finishes and ended the season 8th place on the Order of Merit. In June 2010, he won his first event, the De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship.

Russell was selected by 2006 European Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam to be one of his assistants at the K Club.

Russell is a European Tour Board Member and is the European Senior Tour Chairman.

Russell's middle initial is almost always quoted in order to distinguish him from another English European Tour golfer of the same name, David A. Russell, who is three years younger.

Professional wins (7)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 12 May 1985 Car Care Plan International +1 (71-67-68-71=277) 1 stroke England Carl Mason
2 21 Jun 1992 Lyon Open V33 –21 (68-66-67-66=267) 6 strokes Australia Brett Ogle

Other wins (3)[edit]

European Seniors Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 27 Jun 2010 De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship –5 (71-67-70-75=283) 2 strokes Paraguay Ángel Franco, England Barry Lane,
South Africa Chris Williams
2 23 Sep 2012 French Riviera Masters –8 (69-74-65=208) Playoff United States Tim Thelen

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT T35 CUT T55 DNP DNP DNP T11 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1973 and 1974 Open Championships)
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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