James Morrison (golfer)
Morrison at the 2011 KLM Open
|Full name||James Ian Morrison|
24 January 1985 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)|
|College||University of South Carolina|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2010|
|The Open Championship||T20: 2015|
|PGA Championship||77th: 2015|
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.
In April 2010, he claimed his first win on the European Tour, winning the Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal, finishing on 20 under par. Three weeks later he finished second at the Open de España, having lost a playoff for the title at to Álvaro Quirós.
Professional wins (2)
European Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||11 Apr 2010||Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal||–20 (67-65-66-70=268)||1 stroke||Oliver Fisher|
|2||17 May 2015||Open de España||–10 (70-71-68-69=278)||4 strokes|| Édouard Espana, David Howell,
Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Francesco Molinari
European Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2010||Open de España||Álvaro Quirós||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||T23||DNP||DNP||T20||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- "James Morrison: Biography". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "Morrison holds on for first tour win". PGA European Tour. 11 April 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
- "George Murray delighted to finish third in Madeira". BBC Sport. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
- Bisset, Fergus (2 May 2010). "Alvaro Quiros wins Open de España". Golf Monthly. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "Morrison battles Crohn's disease to lead in France". CNN. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2015.