ResidenceWeybridge, England; Dubai, UAE
AttachmentQueenwood, Surrey
Date of Birth:23/06/1975
Place of BirthSwindon, England
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 12st 6lbs (185cm 79kg)
FamilyWife: Emily (m. 2009); Children: Freddie (2012), Charles and Samuel (twins) (2013)
InterestsAll sports
Turned Pro1995 (plus 3)
Qualifying School1995*

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After putting several years of frustration behind him by winning the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Howell had another steady season on The European Tour in 2014, finishing 53rd in The Race to Dubai. A second place finish at the 71° OPEN D'ITALIA Presented by DAMIANI, largely thanks to a final round 63, was the highlight of the season for the Englishman. Keeps himself busy with after-dinner speaking and TV commentating while working towards a return to his halcyon days of 2006. That season was his finest on Tour, starting with his victory in the HSBC Champions when he out-scored playing partner Tiger Woods, before capturing the BMW PGA Championship, becoming the first English winner of the event since Sir Nick Faldo in 1989. Made his Ryder Cup debut in 2004, and produced The European Tour’s Shot of the Year at Oakland Hills, a six iron to five feet on the par three 17th hole that helped secure a vital point. As an amateur, won the British Boys Championship in 1993 and was part of the 1995 Walker Cup victory at Royal Porthcawl. Collected his first professional victory in November 1998 when he won the Australian PGA Championship by seven strokes, three months before his maiden European Tour win at the 1999 Dubai Desert Classic.

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European Tour Wins5
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai22
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 708,330 (2006)


Amateur Walker Cup 1995 (winners) Jacques Leglise Trophy 1993 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1992-95 Professional Ryder Cup 2004 (winners), 06 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1999 World Cup 2005, 06 Seve Trophy 2000, 03 (winners), 05 (winners) Royal Trophy 2006 (winners), 13 (winners)

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