Iain Steel

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Iain Steel
— Golfer —
Iain Steel, Malaysian golfer.JPG
Steel at the 2009 Omega European Masters
Personal information
Full name Iain Steel
Born (1971-05-03) 3 May 1971 (age 44)
Sabah, Malaysia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
Nationality  Malaysia
Residence Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
College Auburn University
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 1
Other 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1996
PGA Championship DNP

Iain Steel (born 3 May 1971) is a Malaysian professional golfer.[1]

Steel was born in Sabah, Malaysia to a Scottish father and Malaysian mother. He went to Auburn University in the United States and turned professional in 1996. That year, he became the first Malaysian golfer ever to play in The Open Championship.

Steel played on the second tier Nike Tour, now the Web.com Tour, in 1997, before moving up to the elite PGA Tour for 1998 after graduating from the Qualifying Tournament. His rookie season on the PGA tour brought little success and he returned to the Nike Tour for 1999. He made few cuts in three more seasons on that tour before he lost his playing rights for 2002. He returned in 2003 after a season on the Canadian Tour but continued to struggle, before trying to qualify for the European Tour at the end of 2004. He reached the final stage of qualifying school to earn a limited card for Europe's second tier Challenge Tour for 2005. Although he had two top ten finishes, he made little impact and was unable to retain his card.

Steel joined the Asian Tour in 2006 after finishing tied for 4th place at the tour qualifying school. He has since managed to establish himself on the tour, appearing inside the top 50 on the Order of Merit each season with a number of strong finishes, although he has yet to win a tournament. While he plays predominantly in Asia, he has retained membership of the European Tour, so is also shown on that tour's money list courtesy of his appearances in tournaments co-sanctioned by both tours.

Steel played on the Asian Tour until a back injury cost him his Tour card in 2011 and he limped through 2012 making one cut in nine events. He was part of the Asian Development Tour for 2013, won twice, placed third on the ADT Order of Merit, and regained his Asian Tour card.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

Nike Tour wins (1)[edit]

Asian Development Tour wins (2)[edit]

  • 2013 Ballantine's Taiwan Championship, PGM Terengganu Masters

Other wins (3)[edit]

  • 2001 Alabama Open (United States)
  • 2002 Greater Vancouver Classic (Canada)
  • 2006 Malaysian PGA Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1996
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship DNP

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


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