Graeme Storm

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Graeme Storm
Graeme Storm Open de France 2013 t145150.jpg
Storm tees off in the 2013 Open de France
Personal information
Full name Graeme Raymond Storm
Born (1978-03-13) 13 March 1978 (age 40)
Hartlepool, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality  England
Residence Hartlepool, England
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Sunshine Tour 1
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2000
U.S. Open CUT: 2006, 2014
The Open Championship T39: 2008
PGA Championship T62: 2007

Graeme Raymond Storm (born 13 March 1978) is an English professional golfer.

Storm was born in Hartlepool. He learnt his trade at Hartlepool Golf Club, where he still holds the course record of 62. He won The Amateur Championship in 1999 and represented Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup, before turning professional in 2000.

Storm initially had difficulty establishing himself on the European Tour, and took a job in a local cake factory in the off season to help finance his early years as a professional.[1] In 2004 he recorded two wins on the second tier Challenge Tour on his way to fourth in the end of season rankings, and automatic graduation back to the European Tour for 2005. That season he made a major advance by finishing 31st on the European Tour Order of Merit, an improvement of 90 places on his previous best.

In 2007, Storm won his first European Tour event, with a single shot victory at the Open de France ALSTOM. He commented, "It's unbelievable, to be honest. It's an amazing feeling.... Over the last six or seven months I've been thinking that it might never happen. I've been putting too much pressure on myself but hopefully now I can go on to better things."[2] He went on to finish the 2007 season ranked 16th on the Order of Merit.

At the 2007 PGA Championship, Storm led after the first round after shooting a 5-under par 65 at Southern Hills Country Club.[1] However he could not maintain that form and finished in a tie for 62nd.[3]

In June 2009, Storm secured a place in the 2009 Open after two rounds of final qualifying at Sunningdale, he shot a record eight-under 62 on the new course in the morning and ended 10-under.[4]

In 2016, Storm finished 112th in the European Tour standings, one spot and 100 Euros short of regaining his Tour card. Storm regained his Tour card for the twelfth consecutive year after Patrick Reed lost his European Tour privileges for failing to make enough starts at regular (non-majors or WGC) events. It was the second consecutive year a golfer took advantage of another losing his privileges in such a manner, after Ben Evans was awarded a European Tour card for 2016 after Brooks Koepka lost his membership.

84 days after almost losing his card, Storm won the South African Open, beating World Number 2, Rory McIlroy, in a playoff for his 2nd European Tour victory

Storm also works with Today's Golfer magazine, writing tips and reviews.

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 1 Jul 2007 Open de France ALSTOM −7 (66-74-71-66=277) 1 stroke Denmark Søren Hansen
2 15 Jan 2017 BMW SA Open1 −18 (69-63-67-71=270) Playoff Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy

1 Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour.

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2014 Omega European Masters United States David Lipsky Lost to par on first extra hole
2 2017 BMW SA Open Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy Won with par on third extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 8 Aug 2004 Ryder Cup Wales Challenge −26 (68-63-64-67=262) 3 strokes England Matthew King
2 10 Oct 2004 Attijari Wafa - Tikida Beach Moroccan Classic −16 (64-67-68-65=264) 4 strokes Argentina Juan Abbate

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament CUT
The Open Championship CUT T78 CUT T39 T52 CUT
PGA Championship T62
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]




  1. ^ a b "Storm surges to shock USPGA lead". BBC Sport. 9 August 2007. Retrieved 1 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Storm surges to French Open win". BBC Sport. 1 July 2007. Retrieved 1 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Dixon, Peter (24 March 2008). "Graeme Storm rockets into contention for title". The Times. London. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Storm triumphs in Open qualifying". BBC Sport. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 

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