Victor Dubuisson

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Victor Dubuisson
Personal information
Born (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 27)
Cannes, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality  France
Residence Antibes, France[1]
Career
Turned professional 2010
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T42: 2016
U.S. Open T28: 2014
The Open Championship T9: 2014
PGA Championship T7: 2014

Victor Dubuisson (born 22 April 1990) is a French professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Dubuisson was born in Cannes. He enjoyed a successful amateur career, during which he won several major amateur tournaments, including the 2009 European Amateur, and was the number one ranked player for eight weeks from 4 November to 23 December 2009.[2]

As an amateur he also entered and made the cut in several professional tournaments, the highlight being a third-place finish at the 2009 Allianz EurOpen de Lyon on the Challenge Tour.[3] He qualified for his first European Tour event at 15 years old, at the 2005 Open de France, missing the cut.[4] In 2010 he qualified for The Open Championship, missing the cut; he turned professional shortly after the Open.

Professional career[edit]

At the end of 2010 Dubuisson entered the European Tour qualifying school,[5] where he finished 11th earning a tour card.

He ended 52nd in the 2012 Race to Dubai. He won for the first time as a professional at the 2013 Turkish Airlines Open.[6] With seven top 10s, he ranked sixth at the 2013 Race to Dubai.

Dubuisson finished second in the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship to Jason Day. The match play event ended on the 23rd hole. Thanks to this result, he earned enough non-member FedEx Cup points to be eligible for "Special Temporary Membership" on the PGA Tour, which he accepted. This allowed him unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the 2014 season.[7] He finished 9th at the 2014 Open Championship and 7th at the PGA Championship. At the end of the 2014 PGA Tour season, his total earnings of US$670,000 as a non-member allowed him to earn a PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.

In September he gained an automatic selection to represent the winning European team at the 2014 Ryder Cup. He paired with Graeme McDowell in two victorious foursomes matches against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley (won by 3 and 2), and Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler (won by 5 and 4); in the final game of the singles, he halved his match with Zach Johnson.

In 2015 Dubuisson shared his time between the European Tour and the PGA Tour. While his season in Europe was successful, with a second win at the Turkish Airline Open, he failed to make an impact in America where he made only 4 cuts in the 10 events, finishing 190th in the FedEx Cup and losing his tour card.

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

  • 2006 French Amateur (closed)
  • 2008 Mexican Amateur
  • 2009 European Amateur, Trophée des Régions

Professional wins (3)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

Legend
Race to Dubai finals series (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 Nov 2013 Turkish Airlines Open −24 (67-65-63-69=264) 2 strokes Wales Jamie Donaldson
2 1 Nov 2015 Turkish Airlines Open (2) −22 (69-64-67-66=266) 1 stroke South Africa Jaco van Zyl

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2014 Nordea Masters Scotland Stephen Gallacher, Thailand Thongchai Jaidee Jaidee won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2010 Allianz Finale de Barbaroux (France)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T42
U.S. Open T28 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T9 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T7 T18 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016
Mexico Championship T62 T62 T52
Match Play 2 T52 T38
Bridgestone Invitational T31 T50 DNP
HSBC Champions WD DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

PGA Tour career summary[edit]

Season Starts Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top
10
Top
25
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
2010 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
2014 10 9 0 1 0 3 4 670,986 n/a
2015 10 6 0 0 0 0 2 354,625 172
2016 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 37,000 n/a
Career* 26 18 0 1 0 3 6 1,062,611 n/a[8]

*As of the 2015–16 season.[9]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Ryder Cup points record
2014 Total
2.5 2.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Tour biography page
  2. ^ "Dubuisson is new WAGR Number One". golf.co.uk. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "France's Dubuisson earns place at St Andrews". opengolf.com. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "2005 Open de France Leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. 26 June 2005. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Tait, Alistair (10 December 2010). "Wakefield tops 2010 class at Euro Q-School". golf360online.com. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Calm Dubuisson triumphs in Turkey". PGA European Tour. 10 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dubuisson accepts PGA Tour Special Temporary Membership". PGA Tour. 5 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Career Money Leaders". PGA Tour. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Victor Dubuisson – Career Results". PGA Tour. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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