Paul Broadhurst

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Paul Broadhurst
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Paul Andrew Broadhurst
Born (1965-08-14) 14 August 1965 (age 49)
Walsall, West Midlands, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
Career
Turned professional 1988
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 6
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T52: 1997
The Open Championship T12: 1990, 2007
PGA Championship CUT: 1997, 2006
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1989

Paul Andrew Broadhurst (born 14 August 1965) is an English golfer, originally from Atherstone in Warwickshire.

Broadhurst was the leading amateur at the 1988 Open Championship. He joined the European Tour in 1989, picked up his first win at the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open that year, and was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Further European Tour wins followed in 1991, 1993 and 1995. His only appearance in the Ryder Cup to date was in 1991.

Broadhurst's highest finish on the Order of Merit is ninth in 1996. He suffered a serious injury to his right hand during the second round of the 2000 Dubai Desert Classic, and was unable to compete for the remainder of that season. He also struggled in 2001 and 2002, but improved to 89th in the Order of Merit in 2003, thus regaining full exempt status. In 2005, he picked up his fifth European Tour win, and his first for a decade, at the Portuguese Open and in 2006 he made a successful defence of his title.

Broadhurst's run of good form in 2006 enabled him to reach the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Broadhurst's young son is being credited with helping get his career back on track. He has been playing better since his son told a stranger at a supermarket: "My dad used to be a good golfer."[1] He played in his 500th European Tour event at the 2008 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club.[2]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

European Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 16 Apr 1989 Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open –9 (65-70-72=207) 1 stroke Northern Ireland Jimmy Heggarty, Australia Brett Ogle,
Australia Peter Senior
2 11 Aug 1991 European Pro-Celebrity –16 (67-70-69-66=272) 7 strokes Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
3 9 May 1993 Benson & Hedges International Open –12 (69-69-67-71=276) 1 stroke England Mark James, Spain José María Olazábal
4 25 Jun 1995 Peugeot Open de France –14 (67-75-69-63=274) 8 strokes England Neal Briggs
5 3 Apr 2005 Portuguese Open –13 (68-66-70-67=271) 1 stroke Scotland Paul Lawrie
6 2 Apr 2006 Portuguese Open –17 (64-69-71-67=271) 1 stroke England Anthony Wall

European Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1991 Renault Belgian Open Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1991 Volvo German Open Zimbabwe Mark McNulty Lost to par on first extra hole
3 1993 Honda Open Sweden Johan Ryström, Scotland Sam Torrance,
Wales Ian Woosnam
Torrance won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1996 Volvo Scandinavian Masters England Russell Claydon, England Lee Westwood Westwood won with birdie on second extra hole
Broadhurst eliminated with par on first hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 1990 Motorola Classic
  • 2012 Cornish Festival

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship T58 LA CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T52 DNP DNP
The Open Championship T12 T17 CUT T34 CUT T58 T26 CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T60 DNP T26 T12 DNP T60
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
The Masters DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship 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
Professional

References[edit]

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