Richard Green (golfer)

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Richard Green
Richard Green Open de France 2013 t152806.jpg
Green tees off at the 2013 Open de France
Personal information
Full nameRichard George Green
Born (1971-02-19) 19 February 1971 (age 47)
Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceWilliamstown, Australia;
Bagshot, Surrey, England
Turned professional1992
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Asian Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
PGA Tour of Australasia2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2008
U.S. OpenT52: 2005
The Open ChampionshipT4: 2007
PGA ChampionshipT37: 2006
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner

Richard George Green (born 19 February 1971) is an Australian professional golfer.

Green was born in Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria. He turned professional in 1992, and joined the PGA Tour of Australasia the same year.

Green has been a member of the European Tour since 1996, with his first win coming at the 1997 Dubai Desert Classic, where he became the first left-hander to win on the European Tour since Bob Charles at the Swiss Open in 1974.[1] His consistent performances in 2004 took him to a career best European Tour Order of Merit finish of 17th. That same year he won the MasterCard Masters, which is one of Australia's most prestigious tournaments, and also topped the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit. In 2007 he won his second European Tour event at the BA-CA Golf Open in Austria.

Green holds a share of the course record at Carnoustie with a 64, achieved in the final round of the 2007 Open Championship. The round saw him jump 27 places on the last day of the tournament to finish in a tie for 4th with Ernie Els.[2]

He has featured in the top 30 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Green is also a keen motor racing fan and owns a Porsche 911 racing car in which he has competed in the Australian GT Championship[3] on occasion as touring schedules allow, including racing on the support card of the 2009 Australian Grand Prix. Among the cars he has owned in the past (and has since sold) included the Bathurst 1000 winning Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore, Perkins Engineering Chassis 027.[4]

Professional wins (7)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 2 Mar 1997 Dubai Desert Classic −16 (70-68-66-68=272) Playoff Australia Greg Norman, Wales Ian Woosnam
2 10 Jun 2007 BA-CA Golf Open −16 (66-65-67-70=268) Playoff France Jean-François Remésy
3 17 Oct 2010 Portugal Masters −18 (70-66-69-65=270) 2 strokes Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Sweden Robert Karlsson,
Netherlands Joost Luiten, Italy Francesco Molinari

European Tour playoff record (2–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1997 Dubai Desert Classic Australia Greg Norman, Wales Ian Woosnam Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2006 KLM Open England Simon Dyson Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2007 BA-CA Golf Open France Jean-François Remésy Won with par on first extra hole
4 2014 Open de España Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Belgium Thomas Pieters Jiménez won with par on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 12 Dec 2004 MasterCard Masters –17 (69-67-68-67=271) Playoff Australia Greg Chalmers, Australia David McKenzie
2 8 Feb 2015 Oates Victorian Open –16 (66-72-67-67=272) Playoff Australia Nick Cullen

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 1994 New Caledonian Open
  • 1996 New Caledonian Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T52 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T42 T59 CUT T32 CUT T4 T32 CUT T16
PGA Championship CUT T37 T40 71 T60 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 1 2 11 6
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 2 19 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2006 PGA – 2007 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Farrell, Andy (3 March 1997). "Golf: Green manages to defeat his hero". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  2. ^ "Australia's Richard Green equals course record, finishes fourth". The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  3. ^ "Richard Green". Retrieved 2011-12-26.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Saturday Sleuthing: The Castro Cougars Commodore". V8 Supercars Saturday Sleuthing. Retrieved 2015-10-05.

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