Jim Payne (golfer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the English golfer. For other uses, please see Jim Payne
Jim Payne
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Jim Payne
Born (1970-04-17) 17 April 1970 (age 44)
Louth, Lincolnshire
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Nationality  England
Spouse Jinnie Payne (m. 1998)
Career
Turned professional 1991
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T38: 1991
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1992

Jim Payne (born 17 April 1970) is an English professional golfer.

Payne was born in Louth, Lincolnshire. He had a promising career as a tournament golfer which petered out by his early thirties, partly due to injury problems which had required him to undergo a spinal fusion operation at the age of 24. As an amateur he won the 1991 European Amateur and the British Youths Championships. He played with Jack Nicklaus in the final round of the 1991 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and finished as leading amateur. He turned professional after playing in the Walker Cup later that year.[1]

In 1992 Payne was Rookie of the Year on the European Tour. He won two European Tour events, the 1993 Turespana Iberia Open de Baleares and the 1996 Italian Open. His last season on the European Tour was 2000. In 2003 he took a position as club professional at Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, a two time venue of the Ryder Cup.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 14 Mar 1993 Turespana Iberia Open de Baleares –11 (73-66-71-67=277) Playoff Sweden Anders Gilner
2 5 May 1996 Italian Open –9 (70-71-67-67=275) 1 stroke Sweden Patrik Sjöland

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T38 LA CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T55 T48 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1991

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glover, Tim (14 January 1993). "High flyer answers his angels' prayers". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

External links[edit]