Rodger Davis

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Rodger Davis
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Rodger Miles Davis
Born (1951-05-18) 18 May 1951 (age 63)
Sydney, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb; 14 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Palm Beach, Australia
Career
Turned professional 1974
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 29
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 7
PGA Tour of Australasia 19
Champions Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 29th: 1988
U.S. Open T36: 1987
The Open Championship T2: 1987
PGA Championship T52: 1988
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
1990, 1991

Rodger Miles Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian professional golfer.

Davis was born in Sydney. He turned professional in 1974 and spent his regular career playing mainly on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour. He won the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit in 1990 and 1991. He made the top ten of the European Tour Order of Merit four times in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His seven European Tour wins included two of Europe's most prestigious tournaments; the British PGA Championship, which he won in 1986 at Wentworth Club, and the season ending Volvo Masters, which he claimed in 1991. His best finish on the U.S. PGA Tour was a tie for fifth at the 1986 NEC World Series of Golf.

Davis was ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for 29 weeks between 1987 and 1992.[1] In the 1987 Open Championship, Davis shot a first round of 64 at Muirfield to lead the tournament by three strokes after the opening round. He finished the championship in a tie for 2nd place with American Paul Azinger, a stroke behind the champion Nick Faldo. The 1987 British Open is Davis's best finish in a major championship.

Davis represented Australia in team competitions several times, and was a member of his country's winning three man team at the 1986 Alfred Dunhill Cup.

As a senior, he played mainly on the U.S.-based Champions Tour (2001–05), where he won once, the 2003 Toshiba Senior Classic. He played on the European Seniors Tour in 2011 and 2012.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (29)[edit]

European Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Jul 1981 State Express Classic −5 (70-68-74-71=283) 2 strokes Australia Greg Norman
2 26 May 1986 Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship −7 (70-72-71-68=281) Playoff Republic of Ireland Des Smyth
3 12 Jun 1988 Wang Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity −13 (69-63-71-72=275) 1 stroke Spain José María Cañizares, Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
4 29 Apr 1990 Peugeot Spanish Open −11 (74-69-68-66=277) 1 stroke England Nick Faldo, Australia Peter Fowler,
West Germany Bernhard Langer
5 15 Aug 1990 Wang Four Stars −17 (67-72-65-67=271) Playoff Australia Michael Clayton, Zimbabwe Mark McNulty,
United States Bill Malley
6 27 Oct 1991 Volvo Masters −4 (68-73-68-71=280) 1 stroke England Nick Faldo
7 2 May 1993 Air France Cannes Open −13 (68-64-69-70=271) Playoff Zimbabwe Mark McNulty

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (19)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 23 Mar 2003 Toshiba Senior Classic −16 (65-64-68=213) 4 strokes United States Larry Nelson

Other senior wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T52 T52 5
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 29 DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T36 T47 DNP
The Open Championship T38 T39 CUT T26 DNP CUT CUT T2 T20 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T52 DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Masters Tournament DNP DNP 63 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T46 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T12 CUT T24 DNP DNP DNP T32 T44
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
The Open Championship 0 1 0 2 2 5 18 12
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Totals 0 1 0 2 2 5 28 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1977 Open Championship – 1981 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

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