Wade Ormsby

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Wade Ormsby
Wade Ormsby 2018.jpg
Personal information
Born (1980-03-31) 31 March 1980 (age 39)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
Children1
Career
CollegeUniversity of Houston
Turned professional2001
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
European Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Nationwide Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking97 (7 January 2018)[1]
(as of 16 February 2020)
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Asian Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2017
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Wade Ormsby (born 31 March 1980) is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Career[edit]

Ormsby was born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He attended the University of Houston in the United States for three years before turning professional in 2001.

Ormsby began his career on the PGA Tour of Australasia in his home country, while also trying to play in Europe. He played his first full season on the European Tour in 2004, having earned his place via qualifying school at the end of 2003. He finished 112th on the Order of Merit in his first season to retain playing rights, and improved to 71st in 2005. He was then unable to retain his card automatically and regained it several times via return trips to qualifying school, in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013. After the 2013 qualifying school, however, he was able to remain on the tour for a number of years.

In December 2006 (though on the 2007 season schedule) he finished joint runner-up in the Blue Chip New Zealand Open, which would be his highest finish in a European Tour event until 2017.

In 2008, Ormsby played on the second-tier U.S.-based Nationwide Tour, recording two top-10 finishes. His best year in his home country was 2006, when he ended sixth on the Order of Merit.

In his 264th European Tour start, Ormsby earned his maiden European Tour victory at the 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open, finishing one stroke ahead of four players.

Ormsby looked set for his first win in his home country at the 2019 ISPS Handa Vic Open, when he was two ahead of the field with two holes to play. However Ormsby made a double bogey five at the par-3 17th hole, whilst competitor David Law was eagling the final hole. This led to Ormsby missing out on victory by a single stroke, finishing in a tie for second place.

On 12 January 2020, Ormsby won the Hong Kong Open for the second time, finishing four strokes ahead of Shane Lowry.[2]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 26 Nov 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open1 68-68-65-68=269 −11 1 stroke Sweden Alexander Björk, Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello,
United States Paul Peterson, United States Julian Suri

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

Asian Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 7 Apr 2013 Panasonic Open India –9 (67-67-74-71=279) 1 stroke Thailand Boonchu Ruangkit
2 26 Nov 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open1 −11 (68-68-65-68=269) 1 stroke Sweden Alexander Björk, Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello,
United States Paul Peterson, United States Julian Suri
3 12 Jan 2020 Honma Hong Kong Open (2) −17 (65-66-66-66=263) 4 strokes Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Playoff record[edit]

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2014 Australian PGA Championship Australia Greg Chalmers, Australia Adam Scott Chalmers won with par on seventh extra hole
Ormsby eliminated after third extra hole

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2018
Mexico Championship T50
Match Play
Bridgestone Invitational T39
HSBC Champions
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 1 2018 Ending 7 Jan 2018" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Overnight leader Ormsby fires 66 to win Hong Kong Open". Associated Press. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.

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