Kenneth Ferrie

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Kenneth Ferrie
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Kenneth Ferrie
Born (1978-09-28) 28 September 1978 (age 35)
Ashington, Northumberland, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Career
College Midland College
Turned professional 1999
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2007
U.S. Open T6: 2006
The Open Championship T42: 2004
PGA Championship CUT: 2006

Kenneth Ferrie (born 28 September 1978) is an English professional golfer.

Ferrie was born in Ashington, Northumberland. He won the British Boys Championship in 1996 and made his first appearance in a European Tour event that year as an invitee at his local event, the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge. He attended Midland College in Texas, United States, where he was a two time NJCAA All American.

Ferrie turned professional in 1999. He began his career on the second tier Challenge Tour in 2000, claiming his first win at the Tessali Open del Sud. He was successful at the 2000 qualifying school, earning the right to play on the European Tour, but he initially struggled at that level, although he continued to have success on the Challenge Tour capturing his second title at the Challenge Total Fina Elf. At the end of the season he had to return to the qualifying school to retain his tour card for 2002.

In 2002, Ferrie just did enough to retain his playing status on the European Tour, ending the season in 112th place on the Order of Merit, thanks largely to finishing tied for 3rd in the Novotel Perrier Open de France. The following season, Ferrie won for the first time on the European Tour at the Canarias Open de Espana, securing his place on tour for two years.[1] In 2005 he came from behind to win the Smurfit European Open, one of the leading tournaments in Europe, and went on to finish the season a career best 11th on the Order of Merit, with the win also giving him a five-year exemption on the tour.[2]

In the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, Ferrie held the sole lead for part of the third round before ending it tied at the top of the leaderboard with Phil Mickelson. He was unable to maintain his challenge and recorded a final round 76 to slip back into a tie for sixth, three strokes behind winner Geoff Ogilvy.[3]

Following an unsuccessful season on the European Tour in 2007, Ferrie played on the U.S.-based PGA Tour in 2008 having earned his card through qualifying school.[4] However he failed to earn enough prize-money to maintain his playing rights and in 2009 returned to the European Tour. He won his third European Tour title in 2011.

Ferrie lost his full European Tour playing rights at the end of 2012 and did not complete qualifying school.

Ferrie's brother Iain is also a professional golfer, who has played on the Challenge Tour.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 27 Apr 2003 Canarias Open de España –22 (67-65-65-69=266) Playoff Sweden Peter Hedblom, Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie
2 3 Jul 2005 Smurfit European Open –3 (75-70-70-70=285) 2 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie, England Graeme Storm
3 25 Sep 2011 Austrian Golf Open –12 (72-70-67-67=276) Playoff England Simon Wakefield

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 10 Sep 2000 Tessali Open del Sud –18 (68-68-63-67=266) 3 strokes England Mark Foster, France Christophe Pottier
2 8 Jul 2001 Challenge Total Fina Elf –20 (71-65-63-69=268) 1 stroke England Andrew Marshall

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2005 Northern Rock Masters

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T6 T42 DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T42 CUT WD DNP DNP DNP DNP 70
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrie wins Spanish Open". BBC Sport. 27 April 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ferrie wins after Bjorn collapse". BBC Sport. 3 July 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ogilvy seals surprise US Open win". BBC Sport. 18 June 2006. Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Forsyth, Paul (30 December 2007). "Kenneth Ferrie and the American dream". London: The Times. Retrieved 14 April 2009. 

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