Steven Richardson

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Steven Richardson
Personal information
Full name Steven John Richardson
Born (1966-07-24) 24 July 1966 (age 50)
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Hayling Island, Hampshire, England
Career
Turned professional 1989
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T31: 1992
U.S. Open T58: 1994
The Open Championship T32: 1991
PGA Championship T5: 1991

Steven John Richardson (born 24 July 1966) is an English professional golfer.

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.[1] He revisited qualifying the following year, but was again unsuccessful.[2]

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.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 24 Feb 1991 Girona Open –16 (71-64-67-70=272) 2 strokes Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2 24 Mar 1991 Portuguese Open –5 (71-67-71-74=283) 3 strokes Argentina Vicente Fernández
3 3 Oct 1993 Mercedes German Masters –17 (67-66-70-68=271) 2 strokes Sweden Robert Karlsson

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994
Masters Tournament DNP T31 DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP T58
The Open Championship T32 T39 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T5 T48 DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (1991 Open Championship – 1992 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Professional team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, David (20 November 2001). "Final bogey costs Richardson Tour card by one shot". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Dixon, Peter (18 November 2002). "Richardson fears first cut will be the deepest". London: The Times. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 

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