Richard Green (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
Green tees off at the 2013 Open de France
|Full name||Richard George Green|
19 February 1971 |
Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
Bagshot, Surrey, England
|Current tour(s)||European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||1|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 2008|
|U.S. Open||T52: 2005|
|The Open Championship||T4: 2007|
|PGA Championship||T37: 2006|
|Achievements and awards|
|PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
Green has been a member of the European Tour since 1996, with his first win coming at the 1997 Dubai Desert Classic, where he became the first left-hander to win on the European Tour since Bob Charles at the Swiss Open in 1974. His consistent performances in 2004 took him to a career best European Tour Order of Merit finish of 17th. That same year he won the MasterCard Masters, which is one of Australia's most prestigious tournaments, and also topped the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit. In 2007 he won his second European Tour event at the BA-CA Golf Open in Austria.
Green holds a share of the course record at Carnoustie with a 64, achieved in the final round of the 2007 Open Championship. The round saw him jump 27 places on the last day of the tournament to finish in a tie for 4th with Ernie Els.
He has featured in the top 30 of the Official World Golf Rankings.
Green is also a keen motor racing fan and owns a Porsche 911 racing car in which he has competed in the Australian GT Championship on occasion as touring schedules allow, including racing on the support card of the 2009 Australian Grand Prix.
European Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||2 Mar 1997||Dubai Desert Classic||-16 (70-68-66-68=272)||Playoff||Greg Norman, Ian Woosnam|
|2||10 Jun 2007||BA-CA Golf Open||-16 (66-65-67-70=268)||Playoff||Jean-François Remésy|
|3||17 Oct 2010||Portugal Masters||-18 (70-66-69-65=270)||2 strokes|| Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Robert Karlsson,
Joost Luiten, Francesco Molinari
European Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1997||Dubai Desert Classic||Greg Norman, Ian Woosnam||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||2006||KLM Open||Simon Dyson||Lost to bridie on first extra hole|
|3||2007||BA-CA Golf Open||Jean-François Remésy||Won with par on first extra hole|
PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)
- 2004 MasterCard Masters
Other wins (2)
- 1994 New Caledonian Open
- 1996 New Caledonian Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||T42||T59||DNP||CUT||T32||CUT||T4||T32||CUT|
|The Open Championship||DNP||T16|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||1||1||2||10||6|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2006 PGA – 2007 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
- Farrell, Andy (3 March 1997). "Golf: Green manages to defeat his hero". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
- "Australia's Richard Green equals course record, finishes fourth". The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
- "Richard Green". http://www.australiangt.com.au. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
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