BLAND Richard

Richard BLAND

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Biography

ResidenceSouthampton, England
AttachmentStoneham GC
Date of Birth:03/02/1973
Place of BirthBurton-on-Trent, England
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 14st 0lbs (185cm 89kg)
InterestsFootball, cricket, Formula 1
Turned Pro1996 (plus 2)
Qualifying School(1995), (97), 98, (99), (00), 03, 07*, 11*

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Biography

A close friend of former football star and fellow Southampton resident Matthew Le Tissier, who has caddied for him on several occasions. Bland enjoyed his most lucrative season on Tour in 2014, making 2 out of 30 cuts to amass an impressive €463,754. Kept his card in 2012 by the skin of his teeth, taking 119th place – the last exempt spot – in The Race to Dubai. Took the fourth card at the 2011 Qualifying School after finishing 162nd in The Race to Dubai that season. His most lucrative year came in 2010, when he was 65th, thanks largely to a tied third place finish at the Avantha Masters and tied fifth at the Irish Open. Ran Nick Dougherty close for the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award in 2002. Has earned his European Tour playing privileges three times via the Challenge Tour Rankings – in 2001, 2004 and 2008 - and is coached by Sky Sports commentator Tim Barter.

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Challenge Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR278
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 180,200 (2006)

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Amateur Seniors 1994-95

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