Bradley Dredge

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Bradley Dredge
Bradley Dredge KLM Open 2010.JPG
Personal information
Full nameBradley Dredge
Born (1973-07-06) 6 July 1973 (age 45)
Tredegar, Wales
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Nationality Wales
ResidenceCardiff, Wales
Career
Turned professional1996
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Challenge Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT44: 2007
U.S. OpenCUT: 2017
The Open ChampionshipT27: 2010
PGA ChampionshipT79: 2016

Bradley Dredge (born 6 July 1973) is a Welsh professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He has won twice on the tour, the 2003 Madeira Island Open and the 2006 Omega European Masters, both by 8 strokes. He also won the 2005 WGC-World Cup in partnership with Stephen Dodd.

Biography[edit]

Dredge was born in Tredegar. He turned professional in 1996.

Dredge attempted to gain his card on the European Tour via the qualifying school in 1995 and 1996, the second time doing sufficiently well to gain a place on the Challenge Tour for 1997. He finished 15th in the rankings, having won the Klassis Turkish Open during the season, and graduated directly to the European Tour for 1998. He failed to win enough money during his rookie season to retain his status, and returned to the Challenge Tour the following season. He was again successful with a win at the Is Molas Challenge and a second-place finish at the Challenge Tour Championship helping him to 8th on the money list, and graduation back to the European Tour.

Dredge finished 105th in the 2000 European Tour Order of Merit, and then established himself on the tour, finishing inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit every season from 2001 to 2011. His first win on the European Tour came at the 2003 Madeira Island Open,[1] and in 2006 he claimed his second title at the Omega European Masters.[2] He achieved a career best Order of Merit position of 16th in 2005, and in the post-season he won the WGC-World Cup for Wales in partnership with Stephen Dodd. Dredge featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings for short periods in 2006 and 2007. He was exactly 50th in the rankings at the end of 2006, giving him a place in the 2007 Masters Tournament.[3]

After a poor 2012 Dredge lost his full European Tour playing rights and failed to regain his card at qualifying school. However, he retained conditional status for 2013. Illness and injury forced him to miss most of the 2013 season, but he was granted a medical extension for 2014, during which season he played in nine tournaments on the European Tour. He recorded back-to-back second-place finishes, and regained his card for 2015 by finishing 81st in the Race to Dubai.

2016 was his best season since 2007, finishing 31st in the Order of Merit. He was runner-up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and the Made in Denmark tournament.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1991 Welsh Boys Championship
  • 1993 Welsh Amateur Championship

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 23 Mar 2003 Madeira Island Open −16 (69-72-60-71=272) 8 strokes Sweden Fredrik Andersson, England Brian Davis,
England Andrew Marshall
2 10 Sep 2006 Omega European Masters −17 (68-67-65-67=267) 8 strokes Italy Francesco Molinari, Germany Marcel Siem

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 Irish Open Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington Lost to par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 3 Aug 1997 Klassis Turkish Open −12 (65-72-65-70=272) 1 stroke Sweden Magnus Persson
2 27 Jun 1999 Is Molas Challenge −18 (69-68-68-65=270) 2 strokes Austria Markus Brier

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T44
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T28 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T27
PGA Championship T79
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dredge claims Madeira title". BBC Sport. 23 March 2003. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Dredge powers to eight-shot win". BBC Sport. 10 September 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Dredge claims first Masters start". BBC Sport. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2009.

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