Nathan Green (golfer)

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Nathan Green
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Nathan Andrew Green
Born (1975-05-13) 13 May 1975 (age 40)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Coal Point, New South Wales, Australia
Plano, Texas, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s) Canadian Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
European Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 48th: 2010
U.S. Open CUT: 2006, 2007
The Open Championship CUT: 2001, 2011
PGA Championship T23: 2007

Nathan Andrew Green (born 13 May 1975) is an Australian professional golfer.

Born in New South Wales' second-most-populous city, Newcastle, Nathan Green turned professional in 1998. During his early career, he played mostly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and the Canadian Tour during the Australian winter. In 2000 he won the Queensland PGA Championship in Australia, and the Benefit Partners/NRCS Classic in Canada.

Having failed to gain his PGA Tour card through the qualifying school, Green competed on the second tier Nationwide Tour in the United States in 2002, 2004 and 2005. He ended the 2005 season 18th on the money list, which enabled him to graduate directly to the PGA Tour for 2006. He finished 5th in his first event on the PGA Tour, and in his second, the Buick Invitational, he made his way into a playoff for the title against Tiger Woods and José María Olazábal, but was eliminated at the first extra hole. He finished the year ranked inside the top 50 on the money list.

Green's victory at the New Zealand Open in December 2006 raised him into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.

Green's first PGA Tour victory came at the 2009 RBC Canadian Open where he defeated Retief Goosen on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Green almost lost on the first hole but Goosen missed a six-foot birdie putt that would have won the tournament. On the second hole, Green missed a twelve-foot birdie putt to win the tournament but it would not matter. Goosen had to sink a nine-foot par putt to extend the playoff but he missed it, giving Green the victory.[1]

After Green's exemption expired, he earned his PGA Tour card through Q School, but only finished 163rd on the 2012 money list. He split the 2013 season between the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 27 Jul 2009 RBC Canadian Open −18 (68-65-69-68=270) Playoff South Africa Retief Goosen

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2006 Buick Invitational Spain José María Olazábal, United States Tiger Woods Woods won with par on second extra hole
Green eliminated with par on first hole
2 2009 RBC Canadian Open South Africa Retief Goosen Won with par on second extra hole

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 3 Dec 2006
(2007 season)
Blue Chip New Zealand Open
(co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia)
−5 (71-67-76-65=279) 2 strokes New Zealand Michael Campbell, England Nick Dougherty,
Australia Marcus Fraser, Australia Jarrod Moseley,
Australia Wade Ormsby, Australia Brett Rumford

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)[edit]

Canadian Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2000 Benefit Partners/NRCS Classic

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T49 T23 DNP T63
Tournament 2010 2011
Masters Tournament 48 DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perkins, Dave (28 July 2009). "It's not easy beating Green on 18". Toronto Star. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 

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