|— Golfer —|
16 June 1972 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14.0 st)|
|Spouse||Lesley (m. 2002)|
|Children||Ruby (b. 2005)|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|U.S. Open||72: 2013|
|The Open Championship||T31: 2006|
|PGA Championship||T24: 2010|
Khan turned professional in 1991, but spent many years struggling to establish his tournament career. His first full season on the European Tour was 2002 and his first European Tour win came at the 2004 Celtic Manor Wales Open. In 2006 he finished second at the prestigious BMW Championship to earn €472,220, which was his biggest prize cheque up to that time.
His best year-end ranking on the European Order of Merit has been 25th in 2006 and 2010. He has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. After losing his tour card in 2009, Khan was medalist at the Qualifying School tournament. In 2010 he won the BMW PGA Championship, earning €750,000 and securing his tour card for five years in the process.
Khan produced another fine run at the BMW PGA Championship in 2013, when he recorded his second runner-up finish of his career, to add to his 2010 victory, at Wentworth. After finishing at 10 under par, Khan entered a three man playoff alongside Matteo Manassero and Marc Warren. In the playoff Warren was eliminated at the first extra hole and after matching pars and birdies, Khan was defeated on the fourth extra hole by Manassero. After a good drive, Khan knocked his second shot into the water and could only make a bogey six and Manassero after two fine shots onto green, two putted for the victory.
Professional wins (5)
European Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||6 Jun 2004||Celtic Manor Wales Open||–21 (69-61-70-67=267)||Playoff||Paul Casey|
|2||23 May 2010||BMW PGA Championship||–6 (72-69-71-66=278)||1 stroke||Fredrik Andersson Hed, Luke Donald|
European Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2004||Celtic Manor Wales Open||Paul Casey||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|2||2013||BMW PGA Championship||Matteo Manassero, Marc Warren||Manassero won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Warren eliminated with birdie on first hole
Other wins (3)
- 1996 Essex Open
- 1999 East Region Championship
- 2000 Essex Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T41||T31||DNP||T39||DNP|
|The Open Championship||T55||T38||T45||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- "Shock PGA Championship win for Simon Khan at Wentworth". BBC Sport. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
- "Khan loses in three man playoff at BMW PGA Championship". European Tour. 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- Official website
- Simon Khan at the European Tour official site
- Simon Khan at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
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