Marc Warren (golfer)

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Marc Warren
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Marc Warren
Born (1981-04-01) 1 April 1981 (age 33)
Rutherglen, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality  Scotland
Residence Glasgow, Scotland
Spouse Laura (m. 2011)
Career
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Challenge Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T65: 2012
The Open Championship CUT: 2013
PGA Championship T12: 2013
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
2006
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner
2005

Marc Warren (born 1 April 1981) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Warren was born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire. As an amateur he was a member of East Kilbride Golf Club, and he was awarded honorary life membership of the club in February 2002. He represented Great Britain & Ireland at the 2001 Walker Cup, where he holed the winning putt. He turned professional in 2002.

Professional career[edit]

Warren began his professional career on the second tier Challenge Tour, and finished top of the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2005, to graduate directly to the European Tour. He claimed his first European Tour title during his first season, at the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters. He finished his début season 42nd on the Order of Merit, and was named the European Tour's Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.[1] At the end of the year, he partnered Colin Montgomerie to second place for Scotland in the 2006 WGC-World Cup, after losing out to Germany in a playoff.[2]

In 2007 Warren captured the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, after overcoming Simon Wakefield on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. Again he finished the season ranked 42nd on the Order of Merit. In November, he partnered Montgomerie for the second time in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup, and this time the pair won the tournament, defeating the American team in a sudden death playoff.[3]

In the years that followed, Warren had limited success on the European Tour, finishing outside the top 100 in the Order of Merit standings in both 2010 and 2011. In July 2012, Warren had an opportunity to win his home event, the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links. With four holes to go, Warren held a one shot lead over the field, but finished poorly, dropping four shots in four holes, including a double-bogey at the 15th, to fall one shot outside of a playoff.[4]

Warren endured more final round heartache in April 2013 at the Open de España. Warren had led for most of the final round before consecutive bogeys at the 14th and 15th put him one shot behind. However he picked up a birdie at the 16th, but then proceeded to three-putt both the 17th and 18th to once again fall a shot outside the playoff and into a tie for fourth.[5] A few weeks later at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Warren lost out in a three-man sudden-death playoff for the title. He birdied the first four holes on the back nine during the final round to go into a one shot lead, but bogeyed 15, then parred his way in to make the playoff with Simon Khan and Matteo Manassero. At the first extra hole, Warren drove his tee shot into the trees on the right at 18 and had to go back to the tee. After hitting his drive down the fairway, he then dumped his fourth shot into the water hazard. He managed to get up and down for a double-bogey, but both Khan and Manassero made birdies to eliminate Warren.[6]

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 6 Aug 2006 EnterCard Scandinavian Masters –10 (67-69-73-69=278) Playoff Sweden Robert Karlsson
2 2 Sep 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles –12 (65-73-73-69=280) Playoff England Simon Wakefield

European Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2006 EnterCard Scandinavian Masters Sweden Robert Karlsson Won with par on second extra hole
2 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles England Simon Wakefield Won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2013 BMW PGA Championship England Simon Khan, Italy Matteo Manassero Manassero won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Warren eliminated with birdie on first hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 31 Jul 2005 Ireland Ryder Cup Challenge –16 (67-67-72-66=272) Playoff Scotland Peter Whiteford
2 21 Aug 2005 Rolex Trophy –16 (64-68-69-71=272) Playoff England Denny Lucas

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open T65 DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP T12

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warren named 'rookie of the year'". BBC Sport. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Germany pip Scots in WGC play-off". BBC Sport. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Scotland claim World Cup thriller". BBC Sport. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Warren misses out on home title". European Tour. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Disappointing finish for Warren at Open de Espana". European Tour. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Warren loses in three man playoff at Wentworth". European Tour. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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