David Lynn (golfer)
|Full name||David Anthony Lynn|
|Born||20 October 1973|
Billinge, Merseyside, England, UK
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||178 lb (81 kg; 12.7 st)|
|Residence||Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||34 (13 October 2013)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T46: 2013|
|PGA Championship||2nd: 2012|
|The Open Championship||T53: 2003|
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.
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. 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.
In October 2013, Lynn won the Portugal Masters, shooting a final-round of 63 to win his first European Tour title in nine years. He retired after the 2014 season, suffering from tendonitis in his right elbow.
Amateur wins (1)
- 1994 Greek Amateur Open Championship
Professional wins (3)
European Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||8 Aug 2004||KLM Open||−16 (63-70-65-66=264)||3 strokes||Richard Green, Paul McGinley|
|2||13 Oct 2013||Portugal Masters||−18 (65-65-73-63=266)||1 stroke||Justin Walters|
European Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2010||Austrian Golf Open||José Manuel Lara||Lost to par on first extra hole|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2013||Wells Fargo Championship||Derek Ernst||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Challenge Tour wins (1)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T53||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Results in World Golf Championships
|Accenture Match Play Championship||R64||R64|
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
- "Week 41 2013 Ending 13 Oct 2013" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- "David Lynn finishes second at 2012 PGA Championship". Metro. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
- "Five internationals join Tour for 2013". PGA Tour. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "David Lynn loses playoff to Derek Ernst on PGA Tour". Sky Sports. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
- "Portugal Masters: David Lynn claims second European Tour title". BBC Sport. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.