David Lipsky (golfer)
At the European Masters, 2014
July 14, 1988 |
Los Angeles, California
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T58: 2015|
|Achievements and awards|
Order of Merit
David Lipsky (born July 14, 1988) is an American professional golfer.
He played college golf at Northwestern University. There, Lipsky was an All-American, won the 2010 Big Ten individual championship, and had a career 72.97 stroke average, the fourth-best in school history behind Luke Donald, Tom Johnson, and Jess Daley.
He lived in La Cañada Flintridge, California, and in high school at La Cañada High School, at which he was a 4.0 student, Lipsky won the 2003 Ashworth Postseason at Mission Hills, the 2004 Junior Tour Championship played at PGA West, and the Rio Hondo High School League Tournament in 2004 and 2005. He was named Los Angeles all-Southern Section in 2004–06, MVP of the Rio Hondo League in 2004 and 2005, and First-team all-Los Angeles Area in 2005, while averaging a score of 36 in his last two seasons in high school. He graduated in 2006.
Lipsky played college golf at Northwestern University, which he attended on a partial scholarship and at which he majored in political science and history. He also caddied throughout college. In addition, he was also a member of the Rho Chapter of Beta Theta Pi.
In 2007–08, he had a number one finish with a 139 at the Notre Dame Invitational, and won the Jacksonville Dual Match with a 68. Lipsky had a 74.47 stroke average. In 2008–09, he was All-Big Ten second-team, Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) PING All-Region, and Academic All-Big Ten.
In 2009–10 Lipsky won the 2010 Big Ten individual championship with a 72-hole total of 3-under 281. He was All-Big Ten first-team, GCAA PING All-Midwest Region, and All-Academic Big Ten. He had a 71.88 stroke average, the sixth-best season average in school history.
In 2010–11, at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate he scored a 68-68-66 for a 14-under-par 202, tying Luke Donald's 54-hole tournament score school record. Lipsky was honored as All-American, GCAA PING All-America honorable mention, All-Big Ten first team, GCAA PING All-Region, Big Ten All-Championships Team, and Academic All-Big Ten. He had a 72.02 stroke average in the regular season, seventh-best in school season history, and ended with a career 72.97 stroke average, the fourth-best in school history behind Luke Donald, Tom Johnson, and Jess Daley.
He turned professional after graduating in 2011.
Lipsky was medalist at Asian Tour Qualifying School in January 2012. He won his third start on the tour, the 2012 Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic (earning $47,550 and a winner's exemption on the tour until the end of 2014), and finished 11th on the tour's Order of Merit as a rookie. He played on the Web.com Tour in 2013.
In May 2014, he came in second by one stroke to Chile's Felipe Aguilar in The Championship at Laguna National, which was jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. Lipsky won the Omega European Masters (earning a career-best €383,330 ($497,000)) and finished the Asian Tour season leading the Order of Merit, which also earned him entry into his first major (2015 Open Championship) and first WGC event (2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship) and a European Tour exemption through 2016. He ended the year in the top 150 in world rankings.
- 2010 Big Ten Championship
Professional wins (2)
European Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Sep 7, 2014||Omega European Masters^||−18 (67-64-66-65=262)||Playoff||Graeme Storm|
^ Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
European Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2014||Omega European Masters||Graeme Storm||Won with par on first extra hole|
Asian Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Mar 17, 2012||Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic||−15 (73-68-67-65=273)||Playoff||Elmer Salvador|
|2||Sep 7, 2014||Omega European Masters^||−18 (67-64-66-65=262)||Playoff||Graeme Storm|
^ Co-sanctioned with the European Tour
Results in World Golf Championships
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
- "Sports Shorts". Jewish Sports Review. 9 (102): 19. March–April 2014.
- "David Lipsky Bio". Nusports.Com. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- "Lipsky Counts on Family". Asian Tour. October 2, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
- "Gratitude and backing of golfing stars help Lipsky excel on greens". Hindustan Times. April 8, 2012. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
- "For Lipsky, It All Adds Up". Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- Meffley, Doug. "2009 Men's Golf Media Guide". ISSUU. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- Rich, Charles (April 16, 2012). "Lipsky opens eyes at Malaysian Open". La Canada Valley Sun. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
- "Northwestern Wildcats Men's Golf – Record Book" (PDF). Retrieved March 19, 2012.
- "David Lipsky profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- "David Lipsky media guide". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
- "Lipsky secures dramatic maiden win in Cambodia". Yahoo Sports. March 17, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012.[permanent dead link]
- Martin, Sean (December 28, 2012). "Golfweek: 10 to watch on Web.com Tour in 2013". USA Today. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
- "Lift-Off for Lipsky". Asian Tour. March 17, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
- "Aguilar's perfect finish seals win". Asian Tour. May 4, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
- "David Lipsky defeats Graeme Storm in a playoff to win the European Masters". Golf.com. Associated Press.
- David Lipsky at the Asian Tour official site
- David Lipsky at the PGA Tour official site
- David Lipsky at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
- David Lipsky on Twitter
- "Asian Tour Back 9 Interview with David Lipsky", October 12, 2012
- "David Lipsky interviewed by Asian Tour Golf Show" (video), January 17, 2013