James Morrison (golfer)

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James Morrison
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Morrison at the 2011 KLM Open
Personal information
Full nameJames Ian Morrison
Born (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 34)
Chertsey, England
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceWeybridge, England
Career
CollegeUniversity of South Carolina
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA Championship77th: 2015
U.S. OpenCUT: 2010, 2018
The Open ChampionshipT20: 2015

James Ian Morrison (born 24 January 1985) is an English professional golfer.

Morrison played in the same England youth cricket teams as Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara and Tim Bresnan, with whom he remains friends. At the age of 16, he switched to golf and his handicap fell from 18 to scratch in less than a year. He subsequently accepted a scholarship to the University of South Carolina. On his return to the UK, Morrison played initially on the PGA EuroPro Tour, having turned professional in 2006.

At the end of 2007, he played all three stages of Qualifying School and finished 44th, earning a regular place on the Challenge Tour. He finished 18th in the 2009 Challenge Tour Rankings to secure his place on the 2010 European Tour.[1]

In April 2010, he claimed his first win on the European Tour, winning the Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal, finishing on 20 under par.[2][3] Three weeks later he finished second at the Open de España, having lost a playoff for the title to Álvaro Quirós.[4]

Morrison has suffered from the chronic auto-immune condition Crohn's disease since his mid-teens.[5]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Apr 2010 Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal –20 (67-65-66-70=268) 1 stroke England Oliver Fisher
2 17 May 2015 Open de España –10 (70-71-68-69=278) 4 strokes France Édouard Espana, England David Howell,
Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Italy Francesco Molinari

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Open de España Spain Álvaro Quirós Lost to par on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship T23 T20 CUT
PGA Championship 77 CUT
  Did not play

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Morrison: Biography". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Morrison holds on for first tour win". PGA European Tour. 11 April 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
  3. ^ "George Murray delighted to finish third in Madeira". BBC Sport. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  4. ^ Bisset, Fergus (2 May 2010). "Alvaro Quiros wins Open de España". Golf Monthly. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Morrison battles Crohn's disease to lead in France". CNN. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2015.

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