David Lynn (golfer)

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David Lynn
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Personal information
Full nameDavid Anthony Lynn
Born (1973-10-20) 20 October 1973 (age 46)
Billinge, Merseyside, England, UK
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight178 lb (81 kg; 12.7 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceStoke-on-Trent, England, UK
Turned professional1995
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking34 (13 October 2013)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT46: 2013
PGA Championship2nd: 2012
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT53: 2003

David Anthony Lynn (born 20 October 1973) is an English professional golfer who played mainly on the European Tour, but took up full-time membership on the PGA Tour for the 2013 season.

He won the 1994 Greek Amateur Championship, where he finished eight shots ahead of David Howell. He turned professional in 1995. Lynn won three times in his professional career. His best European Tour Order of Merit finish was 18th in 2012, and he reached number 34 on the Official World Golf Ranking in 2013.

He notably finished second in the 2012 PGA Championship, eight strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy on five under par after consecutive rounds of 68 over the weekend. This was only his second appearance in a major championship and the result ensured a return to next year's PGA Championship, as well as a first ever visit to the Masters Tournament. He also moved up to a career high ranking of 40th.[2]

On the back of his runner-up finish at the 2012 PGA Championship and having earned enough money as a non-member, Lynn joined the PGA Tour full-time for the 2013 season.[3] Lynn came close to earning his first PGA Tour victory in May 2013 at the Wells Fargo Championship. He finished regulation play at eight-under-par, tied with American rookie Derek Ernst. However, Lynn lost on the first sudden-death playoff hole to an Ernst par, after hitting his second shot into a greenside bunker and was unable to get up-and-down for par.[4]

In October 2013, Lynn won the Portugal Masters, shooting a final-round of 63 to win his first European Tour title in nine years.[5] He retired after the 2014 season, suffering from tendonitis in his right elbow.[6]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

  • 1994 Greek Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins (3)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 8 Aug 2004 KLM Open −16 (63-70-65-66=264) 3 strokes Australia Richard Green, Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley
2 13 Oct 2013 Portugal Masters −18 (65-65-73-63=266) 1 stroke South Africa Justin Walters

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Austrian Golf Open Spain José Manuel Lara Lost to par on first extra hole

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2013 Wells Fargo Championship United States Derek Ernst Lost to par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament T46 CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T53 CUT
PGA Championship 2 T22
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014
Accenture Match Play Championship R64 R64
Cadillac Championship T39
Bridgestone Invitational T53 T69
HSBC Champions T69 T39
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "Week 41 2013 Ending 13 Oct 2013" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "David Lynn finishes second at 2012 PGA Championship". Metro. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Five internationals join Tour for 2013". PGA Tour. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  4. ^ "David Lynn loses playoff to Derek Ernst on PGA Tour". Sky Sports. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Portugal Masters: David Lynn claims second European Tour title". BBC Sport. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.thegolfpaper.co.uk/in-the-golf-paper/1718/1718/

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