Gary Christian

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Gary Christian
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1971-08-07) 7 August 1971 (age 43)
Carshalton, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Chelsea, Alabama
Career
College Auburn University
Turned professional 1997
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins 32+
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 2
Other 30+

Gary Christian (born 7 August 1971) is an English professional golfer who has played on the Web.com Tour and the PGA Tour.

Christian was born in Carshalton, England. As a junior he played golf at Addington Palace Golf Club, England. He played college golf at Auburn University and turned professional in 1997. Christian was a member of the Nationwide Tour in 1999 and has been a member since 2006. He picked up his first win on tour at the 2009 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic, where he defeated Mathias Grönberg in a playoff that went to nine holes, equaling a Nationwide Tour record for longest playoff.[1]

Christian has also played on several mini tours during his career where he has won over 30 events. The tours he has won on are the Dakotas Tour, All-Star Emerald Coast Tour, DP Tour, Teardrop Tour and the Tight Lies Tour.

Christian appeared on the TV show The Weakest Link in 2001. He is named after Gary Player.

At age 40, Christian finally graduated to the PGA Tour after finishing ninth on the Nationwide Tour's money list. Christian had never played in a PGA Tour event until 2012. He played in 28 events in 2012, making 18 cuts and having a best finish of T-10 at the RBC Canadian Open.

Professional wins (32+)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 30 Aug 2009 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic −15 (68-70-63-64=265) Playoff Sweden Mathias Grönberg
2 4 Sep 2011 Mylan Classic −17 (68-63-69-67=267) 1 stroke United States John Mallinger

Other wins (30+)[edit]

  • 2004 Nebraska Open[2]
  • 30+ wins on mini tours

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