Brett Rumford

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Brett Rumford
Brett Rumford KLM Open 2010.JPG
Personal information
Full nameBrett Michael Rumford
NicknameRummy
Born (1977-07-27) 27 July 1977 (age 45)
Perth, Western Australia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Sporting nationality Australia
ResidenceAscot, England
Spouse
Sally
(m. 2008)
Career
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)European Tour
Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins9
Highest ranking74 (19 May 2013)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour6
Asian Tour2
PGA Tour of Australasia3
Challenge Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2013
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT16: 2006
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
2017

Brett Michael Rumford (born 27 July 1977) is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour, having formerly been a member on both the PGA Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia.

Early life[edit]

Rumford was born and grew up in Perth, Western Australia. He started playing golf at age ten. Rumford represented Australia in amateur golf.

Professional career[edit]

In 1999, Rumford won the PGA Tour of Australasia's ANZ Players Championship as an amateur, and he turned professional the following year. He has been a member of the European Tour since 2001, and has won six European Tour events, the 2003 Aa St Omer Open, the 2004 Irish Open, the 2007 Omega European Masters, the 2013 Ballantine's Championship, the 2013 Volvo China Open, and the 2017 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.[2] His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit Is 17th in 2013.

Rumford played on the PGA Tour in 2008, after earning his card through qualifying school, finishing the season ranked 149th in the FedEx Cup standings. He returned to play on the European Tour in 2009.

In April 2013, Rumford won for the fourth time on the European Tour and for the first time in six years at the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea. In a sudden-death playoff, Rumford eagled the first extra hole to defeat Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford. In the playoff, after both opponents had failed to reach the par-five 18th in two, Rumford fired his approach to within four feet of the hole to set up the eagle and seal victory. The following week he continued his good form winning the Volvo China Open, his fifth on the European Tour, his score of −16 giving him a four stroke winning margin over Mikko Ilonen. With this win he became the 31st golfer to win consecutive events on the European Tour and the first since Branden Grace in January 2012 and moved to the top of the Race to Dubai standings.[3]


In February 2017, Rumford won the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth. He beat Phachara Khongwatmai 2 and 1 in the final.[4]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (9)[edit]

European Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 15 Jun 2003 Aa St Omer Open1 −15 (64-70-68-67=269) 5 strokes England Ben Mason
2 25 Jul 2004 Nissan Irish Open −14 (66-71-70-67=274) 4 strokes Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington, France Raphaël Jacquelin
3 9 Sep 2007 Omega European Masters −16 (68-66-66-68=268) Playoff England Phillip Archer
4 28 Apr 2013 Ballantine's Championship2,3 −11 (73-67-69-68=277) Playoff Australia Marcus Fraser, Scotland Peter Whiteford
5 5 May 2013 Volvo China Open4 −16 (68-67-69-68=272) 4 strokes Finland Mikko Ilonen
6 19 Feb 2017 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth2,5 2 and 1 Thailand Phachara Khongwatmai

1Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour
3Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour
4Co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour
5Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia

European Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2007 Omega European Masters England Phillip Archer Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2013 Ballantine's Championship Australia Marcus Fraser, Scotland Peter Whiteford Won with eagle on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 28 Apr 2013 Ballantine's Championship1,2 −11 (73-67-69-68=277) Playoff Australia Marcus Fraser, Scotland Peter Whiteford
2 19 Feb 2017 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth1,3 2 and 1 Thailand Phachara Khongwatmai

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour
3Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia

Asian Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2013 Ballantine's Championship Australia Marcus Fraser, Scotland Peter Whiteford Won with eagle on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 5 Dec 1999 ANZ Players Championship
(as an amateur)
−12 (68-73-71-68=280) Playoff Australia Craig Spence
2 1 Nov 2015 TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship −16 (67-67-67-71=272) 2 strokes Australia Daniel Fox
3 19 Feb 2017 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth1 2 and 1 Thailand Phachara Khongwatmai

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 ANZ Players Championship
(as an amateur)
Australia Craig Spence Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 15 Jun 2003 Aa St Omer Open1 −15 (64-70-68-67=269) 5 strokes England Ben Mason

1Dual-ranking event with the European Tour

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT T16
PGA Championship
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT T74 T61
PGA Championship CUT
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Championship T27 66 62
Match Play
Invitational T71 T63
Champions 76 75
  Did not play

"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 20 2013 Ending 19 May 2013" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Brett Rumford – European Tour wins". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Red-hot Rumford cruises to victory". PGA European Tour. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "2017 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth winner, final leaderboard, results, prize money payouts". Golf News Net. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2022.

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