Nathan Green (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Nathan Andrew Green|
13 May 1975 |
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)|
|Residence||Coal Point, New South Wales, Australia
Plano, Texas, U.S.
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
|Former tour(s)||Canadian Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||2|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||48th: 2010|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2006, 2007|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2001, 2011|
|PGA Championship||T23: 2007|
Nathan Andrew Green (born 13 May 1975) is an Australian professional golfer.
Born in New South Wales' second-most-populous city, Newcastle, Nathan Green turned professional in 1998. During his early career, he played mostly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and the Canadian Tour during the Australian winter. In 2000 he won the Queensland PGA Championship in Australia, and the Benefit Partners/NRCS Classic in Canada.
Having failed to gain his PGA Tour card through the qualifying school, Green competed on the second tier Nationwide Tour in the United States in 2002, 2004 and 2005. He ended the 2005 season 18th on the money list, which enabled him to graduate directly to the PGA Tour for 2006. He finished 5th in his first event on the PGA Tour, and in his second, the Buick Invitational, he made his way into a playoff for the title against Tiger Woods and José María Olazábal, but was eliminated at the first extra hole. He finished the year ranked inside the top 50 on the money list.
Green's first PGA Tour victory came at the 2009 RBC Canadian Open where he defeated Retief Goosen on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Green almost lost on the first hole but Goosen missed a six-foot birdie putt that would have won the tournament. On the second hole, Green missed a twelve-foot birdie putt to win the tournament but it would not matter. Goosen had to sink a nine-foot par putt to extend the playoff but he missed it, giving Green the victory.
After Green's exemption expired, he earned his PGA Tour card through Q School, but only finished 163rd on the 2012 money list. He split the 2013 season between the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.
Professional wins (4)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||27 Jul 2009||RBC Canadian Open||−18 (68-65-69-68=270)||Playoff||Retief Goosen|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2006||Buick Invitational||José María Olazábal, Tiger Woods||Woods won with par on second extra hole
Green eliminated with par on first hole
|2||2009||RBC Canadian Open||Retief Goosen||Won with par on second extra hole|
European Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runners-up|
|1||3 Dec 2006
|Blue Chip New Zealand Open
(co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia)
|−5 (71-67-76-65=279)||2 strokes|| Michael Campbell, Nick Dougherty,
Marcus Fraser, Jarrod Moseley,
Wade Ormsby, Brett Rumford
PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)
- 2000 Queensland PGA Championship
- 2006 Blue Chip New Zealand Open (co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
Canadian Tour wins (1)
- 2000 Benefit Partners/NRCS Classic
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- Perkins, Dave (28 July 2009). "It's not easy beating Green on 18". Toronto Star. Retrieved 30 July 2009.