Russell Claydon

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Russell Claydon
Personal information
Full nameRussell Claydon
Born (1965-11-19) 19 November 1965 (age 53)
Cambridge, England
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight101 kg (223 lb; 15.9 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceFulbourn, Cambridgeshire, England
Career
Turned professional1989
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT11: 1994
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1990

Russell Claydon (born 19 November 1965) is an English professional golfer.

Claydon was born in Cambridge, England. He won the English Amateur in 1988 and turned professional in 1989. He played on the European Tour from 1989 to 2004. He was in the top one hundred on the Order of Merit every year from 1990 to 1999, with a best placing of twentieth in 1997. He had six second place tournament finishes on the tour before picking up his first and only win at the 1998 BMW International Open.

Claydon struggled for form in the new Millennium and by 2005 he was playing few tournaments. However, he remained involved with the European Tour as a member of its board of directors. He was also a member of England's three man team in the 1997 Alfred Dunhill Cup.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 30 Aug 1998 BMW International Open −18 (66-72-64-68=270) 1 stroke England Jamie Spence

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1996 Volvo Scandinavian Masters England Paul Broadhurst, England Lee Westwood Westwood won with birdie on second extra hole
Broadhurst eliminated by par on first hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
The Open Championship T69 LA T11 T55 CUT CUT

Note: Claydon only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

External links[edit]