Curtis Luck

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Curtis Luck
Personal information
Born (1996-08-09) 9 August 1996 (age 23)
Perth, Australia
Nationality Australia
Career
Turned professional2017
Current tour(s)Korn Ferry Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT46: 2017
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Curtis Luck (born 9 August 1996)[1][2] is an Australian professional golfer from Cottesloe, Western Australia. In March 2017 he became the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world, heading the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He held that ranking before turning professional in April.

Golf career[edit]

Luck was runner-up at the 2014 Australian Amateur.[3] He also won the 2016 Western Australian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia.[4]

Luck won the 2016 U.S. Amateur. He had previously planned to turn professional in October 2016, but decided to wait in order to retain his invitations in the 2017 Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship.[5][6] He moved from seventh in the World Amateur Golf Ranking[7] to third with the win.[8]

Luck was awarded the Emerging Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.[9]

Luck later decided to turn professional at the 2017 Valero Texas Open, meaning he forfeited his U.S. Open and Open Championship exemptions.

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

Source:[10]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 1 May 2016 Nexus Risk TSA Group WA Open1 –19 (67-64-62-68=261) 2 strokes Australia Travis Smyth (a)

1 As an amateur

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2017
Masters Tournament T46
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Did not play

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curtis Luck". GolfWA. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Get to Know Field for 116th U.S. Amateur Championship". USGA. 11 August 2016.
  3. ^ Steinemann, Sean (21 August 2016). "Five Things to Know About U.S. Amateur Champion Curtis Luck". golf.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. ^ Romine, Brentley (22 August 2016). "Curtis Luck's road to U.S. Amateur glory a memorable one for father and son". Golfweek. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  5. ^ Herrington, Ryan (21 August 2016). "U.S. Amateur champ Curtis Luck reveals his secret weapon at Oakland Hills". Golf Digest. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Australia's Curtis Luck wins U.S. Amateur with stirring 8-hole run". ESPN. Associated Press. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  7. ^ Monarrez, Carlos (21 August 2016). "U.S. Amateur: Curtis Luck blows away Brad Dalke in afternoon to win". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  8. ^ "The Winners: Week 33 (15 August - 21 August), 2016". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Chalmers claims two AIS awards to complete fairy tale year". Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Curtis Luck". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 22 June 2018.

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