David Carter (golfer)

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David Carter
Personal information
Full name David Malcolm Carter
Born (1972-06-16) 16 June 1972 (age 45)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality  England
Residence Prague, Czech Republic
Turned professional 1989
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T42: 1998
PGA Championship DNP

David Malcolm Carter (born 16 June 1972) is an English golfer.

Carter was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and represented his country of birth at junior level. He later moved to England and turned professional in 1989. After several visits to qualifying school he had his rookie season on the European Tour in 1995. His best season was 1998, when he won the Murphy's Irish Open, which remains his only official money victory on the tour, and finished 19th on the Order of Merit. However he is probably best known for winning that year's World Cup for England in partnership with Nick Faldo. He also won the 1996 Indian PGA Championship.

In March 1997 Carter almost lost his life when he required emergency brain surgery after collapsing in his hotel in Dubai.[1]

Carter moved to the Czech Republic in 2008. In April 2010, he opened his first golf academy at the Albatross Golf Course – David Carter Albatross Golf Academy.[2]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 5 Jul 1998 Murphy's Irish Open −6 (68-72-67-71=278) Playoff Scotland Colin Montgomerie

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1998 Murphy's Irish Open Scotland Colin Montgomerie Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1996 Indian PGA Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
The Open Championship T44 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ Farrell, Andy (5 May 1997). "Carter taking nothing for granted". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Golf Course Albatross". Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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