Russell Claydon

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Russell Claydon
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Russell Claydon
Born (1965-11-19) 19 November 1965 (age 49)
Cambridge, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality  England
Residence Fulbourn, Cambs., England
Career
Turned professional 1989
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T11: 1994
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1990

Russell Claydon (born 19 November 1965) is an English professional golfer.

Claydon was born in Cambridge, England. He won the English Amateur in 1988 and turned professional in 1989. He played on the European Tour from 1989 to 2004. He was in the top one hundred on the Order of Merit every year from 1990 to 1999, with a best placing of twentieth in 1997. He had six second place tournament finishes on the tour before picking up his first and only win at the 1998 BMW International Open.

Claydon struggled for form in the new Millennium and by 2005 he was playing few tournaments. However he remained involved with the European Tour as a member of its Board of Directors. He was also a member of England's three man team in the 1997 Alfred Dunhill Cup.

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner-up
1 30 Aug 1998 BMW International Open -18 (66-72-64-68=270) 1 stroke England Jamie Spence

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
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 T69 LA DNP DNP DNP DNP T11 T55 DNP CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

LA = Low Amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1968 and 1971)
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1989 (winners)

Professional

External links[edit]