Simon Khan

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Simon Khan
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Personal information
Born (1972-06-16) 16 June 1972 (age 46)
Chingford, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight196 lb (89 kg; 14.0 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceEpping, England
SpouseLesley (m. 2002)
ChildrenRuby
Career
Turned professional1991
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. Open72nd: 2013
The Open ChampionshipT31: 2006
PGA ChampionshipT24: 2010

Simon Khan (born 16 June 1972) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Khan turned professional in 1991, but spent many years struggling to establish his tournament career. His first full season on the European Tour was 2002 and his first European Tour win came at the 2004 Celtic Manor Wales Open. In 2006 he finished second at the prestigious BMW Championship to earn €472,220, which was his biggest prize cheque up to that time.

His best year-end ranking on the European Order of Merit has been 25th in 2006 and 2010. He has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. After losing his tour card in 2009, Khan was medalist at the Qualifying School tournament. In 2010 he won the BMW PGA Championship, earning €750,000 and securing his tour card for five years in the process.[1]

Khan produced another fine run at the BMW PGA Championship in 2013, when he recorded his second runner-up finish of his career, to add to his 2010 victory, at Wentworth. After finishing at 10 under par, Khan entered a three-man playoff alongside Matteo Manassero and Marc Warren. In the playoff Warren was eliminated at the first extra hole and after matching pars and birdies, Khan was defeated on the fourth extra hole by Manassero. After a good drive, Khan knocked his second shot into the water and could only make a bogey six and Manassero after two fine shots onto green, two putted for the victory.[2]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 6 Jun 2004 Celtic Manor Wales Open –21 (69-61-70-67=267) Playoff England Paul Casey
2 23 May 2010 BMW PGA Championship –6 (72-69-71-66=278) 1 stroke Sweden Fredrik Andersson Hed, England Luke Donald

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2004 Celtic Manor Wales Open England Paul Casey Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2013 BMW PGA Championship Italy Matteo Manassero, Scotland Marc Warren Manassero won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Warren eliminated by birdie on first hole

Other wins (3)[edit]

  • 1996 Essex Open
  • 1999 East Region Championship
  • 2000 Essex Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT T41 T31 T39
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013
U.S. Open CUT 72
The Open Championship T55 T38 T45
PGA Championship T24

Note: Khan never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

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

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shock PGA Championship win for Simon Khan at Wentworth". BBC Sport. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
  2. ^ "Khan loses in three man playoff at BMW PGA Championship". European Tour. 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2013-05-28.

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