|Full name||John Edward Bickerton|
23 December 1969 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14.0 st)|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T48: 2006|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 2006|
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)
European Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||9 Oct 2005||Abama Open de Canarias1||−10 (69-68-69-68=274)||5 strokes||Michael Kirk, Stuart Little|
|2||2 Jul 2006||Open de France ALSTOM||−11 (63-70-71-69=273)||1 stroke||Pádraig Harrington|
|3||9 Dec 2007
|Alfred Dunhill Championship2||−13 (70-69-68-68=275)||1 stroke||Ernie Els, Lee Slattery|
1 Co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour
2 Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour
European Tour playoff record (0–2)
|1||1999||Algarve Portuguese Open||Van Phillips||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||2006||Andalucía Open de España Valle Romano||Niclas Fasth||Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole|
Challenge Tour wins (2)
- 1994 Gore-Tex Challenge
- 2005 Abama Open de Canarias1
1 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP||T60||T48||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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