Jason Palmer (golfer)

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Jason Palmer
Personal information
Born (1984-10-08) 8 October 1984 (age 34)
Melton Mowbray, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Nationality  England
Residence Kirby Muxloe, England
Career
College Birmingham University
Turned professional 2009
Retired 2018
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) Alps Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour 1
Other 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2015
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Jason Palmer (born 8 October 1984) is an English professional golfer who currently plays on the European Tour.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur whilst at Birmingham University, Palmer won the 2006 Italian Amateur Open.[2] In 2008 he followed this up with a win in the Midlands Open.[3]

His biggest win as an amateur came in 2009 at the South of England Open Amateur Championship at Walton Heath Golf Club.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Palmer turned professional in 2009 and initially played on the Alps Tour, his first win on the tour came at the 2010 Uniqa Financelife Open.[5]

Following the 2010 season, Palmer joined the Challenge Tour and played a mixed schedule of Challenge Tour and Alps Tour events. His second win as a professional came in 2013 at the Friuli Venezia Giulia Open,[6] this was followed up with two further Alps Tour wins in 2013 at the Cervino Open[7] and the Citadelle Trophy International.[8] In winning the Citadelle Trophy Palmer set a new tour record for the largest winning margin with a victory of 11 strokes.[8] With these wins, Palmer won the Alps Tour Order of Merit for 2013 securing his full playing rights on the Challenge Tour for 2014.[9]

In October 2014, Palmer achieved his first win on the Challenge Tour at the 2014 Foshan Open in China.[10]

Palmer is also known for his unusual one-handed chipping and bunker play technique.[9]

His announcement via Twitter on 26 January 2018, suggesting that the wrist injury that has plagued his professional career since his 2015 U.S Open debut has, according to Jason, finally put play to his playing days as a touring professional.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2006 Italian Amateur Open[2]
  • 2008 Midland Open Amateur Championship[3]
  • 2010 South of England Open Amateur Championship[4]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up Ref
1 26 Oct 2014 The Foshan Open −16 (65-69-69-69=272) 1 stroke England Ben Evans [11]

Alps Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
1 7 Aug 2010 Uniqa Financelife Open −11 (68-65=133) 4 strokes England Daniel Coughlan [12]
2 1 Jun 2013 Friuli Venezia Giulia Open −15 (70-65-66=201) 2 strokes Austria Lukas Nemecz, England Ben Evans,
France Raphael Marguery
[13]
3 31 Aug 2013 Cervino Open −12 (64-63-65=192) 2 strokes England Michael Bush [14]
4 15 Sep 2013 Citadelle Trophy International - Golf De Preisch −19 (67-67-68-67=269) 11 strokes France Édouard Espana [15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Tour - Player Profile". European Tour. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Palmer takes Italian Open Amateur Match Play Title". British Universities and Colleges Sport. 18 September 2006.
  3. ^ a b "Midland Open Amateur Championship". Midland Golf Union. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Jason Palmer wins South of England Open Amateur Championship". Leicester Mercury. 25 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Finally Palmer!". Alps Tour. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Palmer overhauls Marguery for emotional Grado win". Alps Tour. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Jason Palmer Climbs Another Mountain on Alps Tour". Champions (UK) plc. 4 September 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Palmer golden hand". Alps Tour. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  9. ^ a b Tindall, Dave (25 October 2013). "One of a kind". Sky Sports.
  10. ^ "Kirby Muxloe pro Jason Palmer shines to claim China trophy". Leicester Mercury. 29 October 2014.
  11. ^ "The Foshan Open - 2014 Results". European Tour. 26 October 2014.
  12. ^ "UNIQA FinanceLife Open presented by KURIER - 2010 Results". Alps Tour. 7 August 2010.
  13. ^ "Friuli Venezia Giulia Open - 2013 Results". Alps Tour. 1 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Cervino Open - 2013 Results". Alps Tour. 31 August 2013.
  15. ^ "Citadelle Trophy International - Golf De Preisch - 2013 Results". Alps Tour. 15 September 2013.

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