Daniel Brooks (golfer)

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Daniel Brooks
Personal information
Born (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 32)
Basildon, England
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceLondon, England
Career
Turned professional2007
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour (2010–2013, 2019)
Former tour(s)European Tour (2013–2018)
PGA EuroPro Tour (2007–2009)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2015
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Daniel Brooks (born 5 January 1987) is an English professional golfer who currently plays on the Challenge Tour, having previously played on the European Tour and PGA EuroPro Tour.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Brooks turned professional in 2007 and spent his first three years as a professional playing on the PGA EuroPro Tour.[1] In 2009, Brooks recorded his first and only win on the PGA EuroPro Tour at the Sureshot GPS International Open at Bovey Castle.[2]

In 2010, Brooks joined the Challenge Tour after failing to gain his European Tour playing rights at qualifying school for the second consecutive year in 2009. Brooks continued to play on the Challenge Tour for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He earned his first European Tour card by finishing 21st on the 2012 Challenge Tour rankings. In 2013 he split his time between the two tours before re-earning his playing rights on the European Tour for the 2014 season at qualifying school in 2013.[1] This success at qualifying school was his first in six attempts.

Brook's made a good start to his 2014 European Tour season, making the cut in each of his first eight competition before achieving his maiden European Tour victory at the 2014 Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI in just his ninth start on tour.[3] The win was overshadowed by the death of Alastair Forsyth's caddie, Iain McGregor, of a heart attack during play,[4][5] with many people criticising the decision to play on and complete the tournament following the death.[6]

Although Brooks finished 140th in the Race to Dubai (thirty places outside the final guaranteed exempt position), his win exempted him for the 2015 season.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 May 2014 Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI
(co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour)
−9 (68-67=135)1 Playoff Scotland Scott Henry

1 Event shortened to 36 holes due to poor weather[7]

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2014 Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI Scotland Scott Henry Won with par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 May 2014 Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI
(co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
−9 (68-67=135)1 Playoff Scotland Scott Henry

1 Event shortened to 36 holes due to poor weather[7]

PGA EuroPro Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2009 Sureshot GPS International Open[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "European Tour – Player Profile". European Tour. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Daniel Brooks claims maiden EuroPro Tour victory". Golf Empire. 19 June 2009. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  3. ^ "With this win - Daniel Brooks - Madeira Islands Open - Portugal". European Tour. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Daniel Brooks wins Madeira Open". ESPN. Associated Press. 11 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Alastair Forsyth's caddie Iain McGregor dies at Madeira Open". BBC Sport. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Alastair Forsyth defends decision to play on after caddie's death". BBC Sport. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Madeira Islands Open reduced to 36 holes". European Tour. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.

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