Eddie Pepperell

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Eddie Pepperell
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Personal information
Full nameEdward Louis Pepperell
Born (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 28)
Oxford, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality England
ResidenceAbingdon, England
Career
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking32 (7 July 2019)[1]
(as of 10 November 2019)
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT51: 2019
PGA ChampionshipT59: 2018
U.S. OpenT16: 2017
The Open ChampionshipT6: 2018

Edward Louis Pepperell (born 22 January 1991) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. In February 2018, he won his first European Tour event at the Qatar Masters. In October 2018, he won his second European Tour event at the Sky Sports British Masters.

Amateur career[edit]

Pepperell had a prominent amateur career, including finishing runner-up in the Boys Amateur Championship in 2009.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pepperell turned professional in 2011 but failed to earn a place on either the European or Challenge Tours, and he began 2012 playing on the mini-tours. However he received an invitation to the Allianz Open Côtes d'Armor Bretagne in May, the fourth event on the Challenge Tour schedule. He went on to win the event in a sudden-death playoff over Jeppe Huldahl and as a result secured his membership on the Challenge Tour.

In 2013, Pepperell placed tied 6th at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and the next day won through the qualifier for the U.S. Open at Walton Heath to win a place in his first major.[3]

Pepperell lost in a three-man sudden-death playoff at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in May 2015. On a very difficult final day in windy conditions, Pepperell shot a two-under 69, while all the other leaders were shooting over-par rounds, to come from seven strokes behind and join the playoff. Søren Kjeldsen won with a birdie on the first extra hole, after Pepperell and Bernd Wiesberger could not get up and down for birdie from the greenside areas. This was Pepperell's best-ever showing on the European Tour at the time and qualified him for the 2015 Open Championship, as the Irish Open was one of the Open Qualifying Series.[4] He also entered the world top-100, getting him an invitation to play in the 2015 PGA Championship. In the summer of 2015 Pepperell finished tied for fourth in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and tied for third in the KLM Open, lifting him to a career-high world ranking of 80.

From the summer of 2015 to early 2017, Pepperell's best performances on the European Tour were 8th places and he dropped out of the world top-500. However, he qualified for the 2017 U.S. Open through the European sectional qualifying at Walton Heath and had his best performance in a major championship, finishing tied for 16th.

In February 2018, Pepperell broke through and won his maiden European Tour event at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters by a single stroke over Oliver Fisher. The win came in his 129th start on the tour. Later in 2018 he was runner-up in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, a result which earned him a place in the 2018 Open Championship the following week, where he tied for sixth at five-under-par after a final round 67, the best of the day.[5] On 14 October 2018, Pepperell shot 72 to go wire-to-wire and hold off the challenge of Alexander Björk and win his second European Tour title of the season at the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath Golf Club.[6] With the victory, Pepperell moved to a career best 33rd in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2010 Berkshire Trophy, Welsh Men's Amateur Strokeplay
  • 2011 Portuguese Amateur Championship

Professional wins (3)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 25 Feb 2018 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters −18 (65-69-66-70=270) 1 stroke England Oliver Fisher
2 14 Oct 2018 Sky Sports British Masters −9 (67-69-71-72=279) 2 strokes Sweden Alexander Björk

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Denmark Søren Kjeldsen, Austria Bernd Wiesberger Kjeldsen won with birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 13 May 2012 Allianz Open Côtes d'Armor Bretagne −3 (67-71-71-68=277) Playoff Denmark Jeppe Huldahl

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T16
The Open Championship T49 T6
PGA Championship CUT T59
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament T51
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship 71
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2017 U.S. Open – 2019 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 27 2019 Ending 7 Jul 2019" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ Tom Lewis wins British Boys Championship Archived 2015-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Khan leads US Open qualifiers at Walton Heath". PGA European Tour. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Open 2015: Eddie Pepperell and Tyrrell Hatton set for St Andrews". BBC Sport. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  5. ^ Murray, Scott (22 July 2018). "The Open 2018: Francesco Molinari wins title on day of drama – as it happened". The Guardian.
  6. ^ "Pepperell the master at Walton Health". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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