ResidenceBagshot, England
AttachmentDavid Carter Golf Academy
Date of Birth:16/06/1972
Place of BirthJohannesburg, South Africa
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 11st 0lbs (185cm 70kg)
FamilyChild: Leo (2003)
InterestsRugby Union, football, wildlife, music, cars
Turned Pro1989 (1)
Qualifying School1991, 92, (93), 94* (winner), 03*, 07, 08

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Son of a club professional, he almost lost his life in Dubai in March 1997 when he required emergency brain surgery after collapsing in his hotel. Made a full recovery and completed a fairytale comeback, winning his maiden European Tour title in the 1998 Irish Open before ending the year by partnering Nick Faldo to England’s first World Cup triumph at Gulf Harbour in New Zealand. Had to return to the Qualifying School for the first time in a decade in 2003 but came through. Faced the possibility of another return in 2006 when he approached his final counting event – the Mallorca Classic – outside the top 118 in 120th place. But a gutsy performance saw him finish in a tie for 27th to see him safe in 117th place.

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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 223,988 (1998)


Amateur Boys 1986 (for South Africa) Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1998 World Cup 1998 (winners)

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