Miles Tunnicliff

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Miles Tunnicliff
KLM 2009 Miles Tunnicliff.JPG
KLM Open 2009
Personal information
Full name Miles Ian Tunnicliff
Born (1968-07-30) 30 July 1968 (age 48)
Leamington Spa, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  England
Residence Málaga, Spain
Career
Turned professional 1989
Current tour(s) MENA Golf Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Asian Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 2004
PGA Championship DNP

Miles Ian Tunnicliff (born 30 July 1968) is an English professional golfer.

Tunnicliff was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He turned professional in 1989 and after six years playing on the second tier Challenge Tour and several unsuccessful visits to the European Tour's qualifying school, he finally gained his European Tour card in 1995. He had a moderately successful rookie season, and maintained his playing privileges until 1999, when he had to go back to qualifying school.

Tunnicliff was unable to regain his tour card at qualifying school and after two more years playing on the Challenge Tour and in minor European Tour events, made his breakthrough with victory in the 2002 Great North Open just two weeks after the death of his mother from cancer. That win secured his place on the European Tour.[1] Two years later he won his second tournament, the Diageo Championship at Gleneagles, and that season went on to record his best year-end ranking on the European Tour Order of Merit, 34th place. He also won the Mauritius Open in both 2004 and 2005. After losing his European Tour card in 2010 he played on the Asian Tour. After an injury in 2014, Tunnicliff started playing on the MENA Golf Tour.

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 23 Jun 2002 Great North Open −9 (72–70–68–69=279) 4 strokes Germany Sven Strüver
2 13 Jun 2004 Diageo Championship at Gleneagles −13 (67-68-72-68=275) 5 strokes Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2005 Holden New Zealand Open Sweden Niclas Fasth Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship DNP

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dabell, Norman (23 June 2002). "Tunnicliff seals emotional win". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 

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