|Full name||Denis Durnian|
30 June 1950 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Current tour(s)||European Seniors Tour|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|European Senior Tour||3|
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T8: 1983|
Denis Durnian (born 30 June 1950) is an English professional golfer.
Durnian was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester. He turned professional in 1969 and played on the European Tour from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. He never won a European Tour event, but he finished second four occasions, with one being a defeat in a matchplay final, and twice losing out in a playoff. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was 20th in 1988. In 1985 he won the PLM Open, which became a European Tour event the following season, and he was twice the British Club Professional Champion.
Durnian played in The Open Championship every year from 1982 to 1990, only making the 36-hole cut on one occasion, in 1983 at Royal Birkdale, when he went on to finish tied for 8th place. During the second round he set the record for the lowest nine-hole total in the Open, with 28 on the front nine.
After turning fifty Durnian joined the European Seniors Tour. He has won three tournaments at that level and was second on the end of season Order of Merit in both 2001 and 2002.
Professional wins (7)
Regular career wins (4)
- 1982 British Club Professional Championship
- 1984 British Club Professional Championship, PGA Fourball Championship (with Derrick Cooper, tied with Philip Posnett & Peter Hanna)
- 1985 PLM Open (Sweden)
European Seniors Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||10 Jun 2001||Wales Seniors Open||+1 (74-65-69=208)||1 stroke||Jay Horton|
|2||22 Sep 2002||Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open||−10 (67-68-71=206)||6 strokes|| Neil Coles, Martin Gray,
Tommy Horton, Alan Tapie
|3||27 Oct 2002||Estoril Seniors Tour Championship||−5 (68-68-72=208)||Playoff||Eamonn Darcy|
European Tour playoff record (0–2)
|1||1978||Greater Manchester Open|| Brian Barnes, Bob Charles,
|Barnes won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1989||Jersey Open||Christy O'Connor Jnr||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT||T8||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT|
Note: The Open Championship was the only major Durnian played.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1978)
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- Dunhill Cup (representing England): 1989
- World Cup (representing England): 1989
- PGA Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1981 (tie), 1982, 1984 (winners), 1986
- UBS Warburg Cup (representing the Rest of the World): 2001, 2002