|Full name||Steven John Richardson|
24 July 1966 |
Windsor, Berkshire, England
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)|
|Residence||Hayling Island, Hampshire, England|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T31: 1992|
|U.S. Open||T58: 1994|
|The Open Championship||T32: 1991|
|PGA Championship||T5: 1991|
Richardson was born in Windsor, Berkshire. He won the English Amateur in 1989 and turned professional later that year. He made a strong start to his professional career, finishing in 29th place on the European Tour Order of Merit in his rookie season. The following year he won the Girona Open and the Portuguese Open, tied for 5th in the USPGA Championship, and finished second on the Order of Merit to Seve Ballesteros. He also ended the 1992 and 1993 seasons inside the top 20 on the money list, while picking up his third career victory in the Mercedes German Masters.
However Richardson's form began to decline, as he slipped outside the top 50 on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1994. He fell outside the top 100 two years later, and had to visit qualifying school in 1998, 1999 and 2000 to regain his tour card. He finally lost his place on the European Tour at the end of 2001 having failed to come through the qualifying school by a single shot. He revisited qualifying the following year, but was again unsuccessful.
Richardson was a member of Europe's losing Ryder Cup team in 1991. He won two points in partnership with Mark James but lost his singles match to Corey Pavin. In 1992 he was a member of the winning English team at the Alfred Dunhill Cup.
- 1989 English Amateur
European Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||24 Feb 1991||Girona Open||–16 (71-64-67-70=272)||2 strokes||Miguel Ángel Jiménez|
|2||24 Mar 1991||Portuguese Open||–5 (71-67-71-74=283)||3 strokes||Vicente Fernández|
|3||3 Oct 1993||Mercedes German Masters||–17 (67-66-70-68=271)||2 strokes||Robert Karlsson|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T32||T39||CUT||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (1991 Open Championship – 1992 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
Professional team appearances
- Dunhill Cup (representing England): 1991, 1992 (winners)
- Four Tours World Championship (representing Europe): 1991 (winners)
- Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 1991
- World Cup (representing England): 1991, 1992
- Davies, David (20 November 2001). "Final bogey costs Richardson Tour card by one shot". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2009.
- Dixon, Peter (18 November 2002). "Richardson fears first cut will be the deepest". London: The Times. Retrieved 30 July 2009.