John Bickerton

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John Bickerton
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Personal information
Full name John Edward Bickerton
Born (1969-12-23) 23 December 1969 (age 47)
Redditch, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14.0 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Luxborough, England
Spouse Annette
Children George Edward
Career
Turned professional 1991
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T48: 2006
PGA Championship CUT: 2006

John Edward Bickerton (born 23 December 1969) is an English professional golfer.

Bickerton was born in Redditch, England. He turned professional in 1991.

Bickerton joined the Challenge Tour, Europe's second tier professional golf tour, in 1993. He won the 1994 Gore-Tex Challenge on his way to 6th on the season ending money list, which gave him automatic promotion to the European Tour for 1995. He initially struggled to establish himself at Europe's top level, returning to the Challenge Tour in 1997. In 1998, he again finished 6th in the rankings to gain his European Tour card, which he has kept ever since.

Bickerton's best finish on the European Order of Merit is 20th in both 1999 and 2006. After 287 events and five second-place finishes, he won on the European Tour for the first time at the Abama Open de Canarias in October 2005. Nine months later he claimed his second tour title at one of the European Tour's richest events, the Open de France.

Bickerton was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland team at the 2000 Seve Trophy.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 9 Oct 2005 Abama Open de Canarias1 −10 (69-68-69-68=274) 5 strokes South Africa Michael Kirk, England Stuart Little
2 2 Jul 2006 Open de France ALSTOM −11 (63-70-71-69=273) 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
3 9 Dec 2007
(2008 season)
Alfred Dunhill Championship2 −13 (70-69-68-68=275) 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els, England Lee Slattery

1 Co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour
2 Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour

European Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Algarve Portuguese Open England Van Phillips Lost to par on first extra hole
2 2006 Andalucía Open de España Valle Romano Sweden Niclas Fasth Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

1 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP T60 T48 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

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