Paul Broadhurst

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Paul Broadhurst
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Personal information
Full name Paul Andrew Broadhurst
Born (1965-08-14) 14 August 1965 (age 52)
Walsall, West Midlands, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
Career
Turned professional 1988
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 6
PGA Tour Champions 2
European Senior Tour 4
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T52: 1997
The Open Championship T12: 1990, 2007
PGA Championship CUT: 1997, 2006
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1989
European Senior Tour
Order of Merit winner
2016

Paul Andrew Broadhurst (born 14 August 1965) is an English professional golfer. He won six times on the European Tour and, since turning 50, has had success in senior events, including the 2016 Senior Open Championship.

Golf career[edit]

Broadhurst was the leading amateur at the 1988 Open Championship. He joined the European Tour in 1989 and picked up his first win at the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open that year, and was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Further European Tour wins followed in 1991, 1993 and 1995. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1991. His highest finish on the European Tour Order of Merit is ninth in 1996.

Broadhurst suffered a serious injury to his right hand during the second round of the 2000 Dubai Desert Classic, and was unable to compete for the remainder of that season. He also struggled in 2001 and 2002, but improved to 89th in the Order of Merit in 2003, thus regaining full exempt status. In 2005, he picked up his fifth European Tour win, and his first for a decade, at the Portuguese Open and in 2006 he made a successful defence of his title. Broadhurst's run of good form in 2006 enabled him to reach a career-high of 46th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He holds the Open Championship record for the best scoring round (−9) in relation to par, set in 1990 and equalled by Rory McIlroy in 2010. He played in his 500th European Tour event at the 2008 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club.[1]

After turning 50 in August 2015, Broadhurst had immediate success on the European Senior Tour winning the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open the same month. In 2016 he won the Senior Open Championship and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach on the PGA Tour Champions. In 2017 he had further wins on the European Senior Tour, winning the Scottish Senior Open for a second time, and the Paris Legends Championship.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (13)[edit]

European Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 16 Apr 1989 Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open −9 (65-70-72=207) 1 stroke Northern Ireland Jimmy Heggarty, Australia Brett Ogle,
Australia Peter Senior
2 11 Aug 1991 European Pro-Celebrity −16 (67-70-69-66=272) 7 strokes Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
3 9 May 1993 Benson & Hedges International Open −12 (69-69-67-71=276) 1 stroke England Mark James, Spain José María Olazábal
4 25 Jun 1995 Peugeot Open de France −14 (67-75-69-63=274) 8 strokes England Neal Briggs
5 3 Apr 2005 Portuguese Open −13 (68-66-70-67=271) 1 stroke Scotland Paul Lawrie
6 2 Apr 2006 Portuguese Open −17 (64-69-71-67=271) 1 stroke England Anthony Wall

European Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1991 Renault Belgian Open Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1991 Volvo German Open Zimbabwe Mark McNulty Lost to par on first extra hole
3 1993 Honda Open Sweden Johan Ryström, Scotland Sam Torrance,
Wales Ian Woosnam
Torrance won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1996 Volvo Scandinavian Masters England Russell Claydon, England Lee Westwood Westwood won with birdie on second extra hole
Broadhurst eliminated by par on first hole

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour events (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 24 Jul 2016 Senior Open Championship −11 (75-66-68-68=277) 2 strokes United States Scott McCarron
2 18 Sep 2016 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach −11 (66-70-68=204) 1 stroke Germany Bernhard Langer, United States Kevin Sutherland

European Senior Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 29 Aug 2015 Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open −7 (72-69-68=209) Playoff Austria Gordon Manson
2 24 Jul 2016 Senior Open Championship −11 (75-66-68-68=277) 2 strokes United States Scott McCarron
3 6 Aug 2017 Scottish Senior Open −13 (66-67-67=200) 3 strokes Australia Mike Harwood
4 30 Sep 2017 Paris Legends Championship −12 (65-70-69=204) 2 strokes United States John Daly

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 1990 Motorola Classic
  • 2012 Cornish Festival

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T57 LA CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
U.S. Open T52
The Open Championship T12 T17 CUT T34 CUT T58 T27 CUT
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T60 T26 T12 T60
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship

Note: Broadhurst never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2016 The Senior Open Championship 4 shot deficit −11 (75-66-68-68=277) 2 strokes United States Scott McCarron

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur
Professional

References[edit]

External links[edit]