Lee Slattery

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Lee Slattery
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Lee Andrew Slattery
Born (1978-08-03) 3 August 1978 (age 35)
Southport, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12.4 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Southport, England
Career
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2012
The Open Championship T26: 2006
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner
2004

Lee Andrew Slattery (born 3 August 1978) is an English professional golfer who currently plays on the European Tour.

Slattery was born in Southport, Lancashire. He turned professional in 1998 and spent his early career playing in minor tournaments on mini-tours in the United Kingdom. He won the Tour Championship on the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2001. At the end of 2000 he moved to South Africa to play on the Sunshine Tour during the northern hemisphere winter. He was stuck down by glandular fever in 2002, which forced him to take an extended break from the game.[1]

Having returned to golf in late 2003, Slattery resumed his career in South Africa before returning to the PGA EuroPro Tour at the start of 2004. He won twice early in the season,[2] before getting the chance to play in the North West Challenge on the second tier Challenge Tour. He finished as runner up there and as a result further opportunities on the tour were forthcoming, which he made full use of. He finished tied for 3rd the next tournament, and went on record three other podium finishes including a win in Sweden at the Telia Grand Prix. He ended the season on top of the Challenge Tour Rankings to graduate to the elite European Tour for 2005.[1]

Until 2011, Slattery had yet to establish himself on the European Tour, finishing inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit just once, in 2006. He missed out on retaining his card in 2007 by just €77,[3] but immediately regained it via the end of season qualifying school.[4] He lost his card in 2009, but regained it by finishing in the top 20 of the 2010 Challenge Tour rankings.

On 9 October 2011, he won the Bankia Madrid Masters tournament with a 15 under par total with top players including world number one Luke Donald in the field. It was his maiden European Tour title. After taking a two stroke advantage into the final round, it soon disappeared after a shaky start on the front nine with two bogeys early on. He recovered on the back nine though with a run of four birdies in five holes and despite a double bogey at the last, Slattery prevailed by a single stroke from Lorenzo Gagli. He secured his tour card for the 2012 season with this win.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 9 Oct 2011 Bankia Madrid Masters –15 (67-66-69-71=273) 1 stroke Italy Lorenzo Gagli

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 12 Sep 2004 Telia Grand Prix –3 (66-75-66-74=281) 1 stroke Sweden Hampus Von Post
2 30 May 2010 Telenet Trophy –21 (64-68-68-67=267) 4 strokes France Edouard Dubois

Other wins (3)[edit]

  • 2001 PGA EuroPro Tour Championship
  • 2004 PokerMillion.com European Masters at Goodwood Park, 888.com Masters at Stoke-by-Nayland (both PGA EuroPro Tour)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship T26 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T64
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Slattery's surge". Manchester Evening News. 7 November 2004. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Second Success Of The Season For Slattery". PGA EuroPro Tour. Retrieved 7 August 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Hopkins, John (30 October 2007). "Lee Slattery can take solace from MacKinzie Kline’s tale". The Times (London). Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Dixon, Peter (21 November 2007). "Lee Slattery bounces back into privileged class". The Times (London). Retrieved 7 August 2009. 

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