|Full name||Olivier Edmond|
29 January 1970 |
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb; 13.2 st)|
|Spouse||Catherine (m. 1996)|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Achievements and awards|
|Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
Edmond was born in Paris. As an amateur, Edmond represented France in the Eisenhower Trophy. He won the 1990 French Amateur Championship and the Brabazon Trophy (tie with Gary Evans). He turned professional later that year. His brother, Pascal is also a professional golfer.
After several seasons on the second tier Challenge Tour, Edmond won a European Tour card at his fifth attempt at qualifying school in 1997. He carried his good form into his début season, and was named the European Tour's Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 1998. In 1999, he was successfully treated for testicular cancer but after a moderately successful return to the tour in 2000, including a joint 7th place finish at the Volvo PGA Championship, wasn't able to return to his previous form and his European Tour career came to an end after the 2003 season.
Having moved to live in Canada, where he became the head professional at Les Quatre Domaines in Mirabel, Quebec, Edmond took just 26 strokes to complete the back nine at Club de Golf Beloeil on his way to setting the course record of 61. In 2006, he finished tied for 2nd in the Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship.
Amateur wins (2)
Professional wins (1)
Challenge Tour wins (1)
- 1997 BPGT Challenge
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing France): 1990
- Mair, Lewine (9 March 2001). "Qatar Masters: Recovering Edmond ready to focus on title". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
- "QPGA and PGA France to face off in team event". The Gazette (Montreal). 29 March 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
- "Ronde historique de 26 coups". Club de Golf Beloeil. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
- "Danny King Wins Second Straight". Canadian Professional Golfers' Association. Retrieved 2009-06-12.