Gordon Brand Jnr

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Gordon Brand Jnr
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Personal information
Full name Gordon Brand Jnr
Born (1958-08-19) 19 August 1958 (age 59)
Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg; 11.5 st)
Nationality  Scotland
Residence Bristol, England
Career
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 8
European Senior Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T39: 1994
The Open Championship T5: 1992
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1982

Gordon Brand Jnr (born 19 August 1958) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Brand was born in Kirkcaldy. His father, Gordon Brand Snr, was a club professional from Bristol.[1] The son turned professional in 1981 and quickly achieved success. He won that year's European Tour Qualifying School, and went on to win two European Tour events in his rookie season. He went on to accumulate eight wins on the tour in total, the last of them in 1993. He also won the 1988 West End South Australian Open. He made the top ten on the European Tour Order of Merit six times, with a best placing of fourth in 1987. He last made the top one hundred on the Order of Merit in the 2000 season, during which he turned forty-two.

In 1979 Brand played in the Walker Cup amateur team competition. His two Ryder Cup appearances were in 1987, when Europe won on American soil for the first time, and in 1989 when Europe retained the trophy at The Belfry by tying the matches fourteen all. Brand had a 2–4–1 win-loss-tie record, including one tie and one loss in his singles matches. He has represented Scotland in the amateur Eisenhower Trophy and the professional Alfred Dunhill Cup and World Cup many times.

English golfer Gordon J. Brand began using his middle initial to distinguish himself from Gordon Brand Jnr.[1]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (8)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 27 Jun 1982 Coral Classic −15 (69-70-66-68=273) 3 strokes Australia Greg Norman
2 26 Sep 1982 Bob Hope British Classic −16 (65-73-65-69=272) 3 strokes England Mark James
3 12 Aug 1984 Celtic International −8 (67-67-68-70=272) 3 strokes Australia Ian Baker-Finch, Argentina Vicente Fernández,
Scotland Sandy Lyle
4 9 Sep 1984 Panasonic European Open −10 (67-66-73-64=270) 3 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros, Australia Noel Ratcliffe
5 26 Jul 1987 KLM Dutch Open −16 (69-67-67-69=272) 1 stroke England David A. Russell
6 2 Aug 1987 Scandinavian Enterprise Open −11 (64-71-71-71=277) Playoff Sweden Magnus Persson
7 13 Aug 1989 Benson & Hedges International Open −12 (64-72-72-64=272) 1 stroke England Derrick Cooper
8 12 Sep 1993 GA European Open −13 (65-68-71-71=275) 7 strokes Wales Phillip Price, Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1987 Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Magnus Persson Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1992 Heineken Dutch Open Germany Bernhard Langer Lost to par on second extra hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

European Senior Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 6 Jun 2010 Matrix Jersey Classic −15 (63-66-72=201) 5 strokes South Africa Bobby Lincoln, England Carl Mason
2 8 Sep 2013 WINSTONgolf Senior Open −12 (68-68-68=204) 1 stroke Paraguay Ángel Franco, Scotland Andrew Oldcorn,
England David J Russell

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T47 CUT T26 T20 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
U.S. Open T39
The Open Championship CUT T32 T5 CUT T60 CUT CUT 14 T68 T62

Note: Brand only played in the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • St Andrews Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1976 (winners), 1978 (winners), 1980 (winners)
  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1978, 1980
  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1979

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bonk, Thomas (17 July 1988). "Golf : Fans Foul Up When Names Are the Same". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 

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