Gary Evans (golfer)

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Gary Evans
Personal information
Full name Gary Evans
Born (1969-02-22) 22 February 1969 (age 48)
Rustington, West Sussex, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Career
Turned professional 1991
Retired 2006
Former tour(s) European Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T5: 2002
PGA Championship T51: 2003

Gary Evans (born 22 February 1969) is an English professional golfer.

Evans was born in Rustington, West Sussex. As an amateur, he won the Brabazon Trophy in 1990 and 1991 (shared both times), and represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1991 Walker Cup. He turned professional later that year.

Evans earned membership of the European Tour on his first visit to the qualifying school. He was a consistent performer on the European Tour throughout his career, finishing inside the top 100 on the Order Of Merit every season he played from 1992 through 2004 (he missed the 1995 season with a wrist injury), with a best of 21st place in 2002. Back and shoulder problems which eventually required surgery brought a premature end to his 2005 season, and he retired at the end of 2006 having never won a tournament on the European Tour.[1]

The highlight of Evans' career came at the 2002 Open Championship at Muirfield where he was in contention on the final day and finished in a tie for fifth place, just one stroke outside the four man play-off, eventually won by Ernie Els.[2]

Two years later, at the 2004 Open, Evans became only the seventh golfer in the long history of the competition to record an albatross (double eagle), on the fourth hole at Royal Troon.[3]

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT T35 DNP DNP DNP 73 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP T5 T10 T20
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T51 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Sussex Schools and English Schools: 1985
  • Sussex Boys, Youths, Seniors: 1985-1991
  • England Boys, Youths, Seniors: 1985-1991
  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1990
  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1991

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Good Evans, it's all over!". Today's Golfer. 5 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Evans thrills Muirfield". BBC Sport. 21 July 2002. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  3. ^ Paul Lawrie sinks Turnberry albatross to join select Open club

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