James Nitties

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James Nitties
Personal information
Full name James Evangelo Nitties
Born (1982-10-23) 23 October 1982 (age 34)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Career
Turned professional 2004
Current tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Web.com Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia 2
Web.com Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2009
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

James Evangelo Nitties (born 23 October 1982) is an Australian professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and now plays on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Amateur career[edit]

Nitties was born in Melbourne, Australia. He suffered from juvenile arthritis as a child and young adult, which restricted his flexibility. This caused him to have to take pain killers to restrict the pain from his back. In 2003, he finished second at the Western Amateur to Ryan Moore in 19 holes. He turned professional in 2004.

Professional career[edit]

In 2004, Nitties joined the NGA Hooters Tour where he played for three years, winning once. While he played the Hooters Tour, he played a select few of events on the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Nitties took part on the Golf Channel's series The Big Break: Mesquite where he was eliminated during the 7th episode.

Nitties qualified for the PGA Tour in 2009 by finishing in a tie for second at Q-school with Derek Fathauer, behind Harrison Frazar. He had success in his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2009, with two top ten finishes early at the FBR Open, where he held the first round lead and the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun. He also shared the opening round lead at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. He retained his tour card, finishing 96th on the money list.

Nitties won the 2011 Midwest Classic on the Nationwide Tour. He finished 26th on the Nationwide Tour's money list, one spot short of a promotion to the PGA Tour.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 21 Aug 2011 Midwest Classic –26 (65-63-65-65=258) 5 strokes Sweden Jonas Blixt, Australia Nick Flanagan

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 16 Jan 2011 Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship –18 (63-66-69=198) 1 stroke Australia Peter O'Malley
2 3 Oct 2015 South Pacific Open Championship –16 (65-67-67-69=268) 6 strokes Australia Matthew Millar

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2009
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

External links[edit]