André Bossert

André Robert Bossert (born 14 November 1963) is a Swiss professional golfer.

André Bossert
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Personal information
Full nameAndré Robert Bossert
Born (1963-11-14) 14 November 1963 (age 57)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Nationality  Switzerland
ResidenceZürich, Switzerland
SpouseBettina (m. 2004)
ChildrenNina
Career
CollegeUniversity of Tulsa
Turned professional1989
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour3
European Senior Tour1
Other5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2005

Early life and educationEdit

Bossert was born to Swiss parents in Johannesburg, South Africa, and played college golf at the University of Tulsa in the United States.

Professional careerEdit

Bossert turned professional in 1989 and has played on the European Tour, the Southern Africa-based Sunshine Tour and the second tier European Challenge Tour. The main highlight of his career was his sole European Tour victory, which came in 1995 at the Air France Cannes Open. He was the first Swiss winner on the European Tour. He has also won the 1990 Neuchâtel Open and the 1992 Kenya Open on the Challenge Tour. He has represented his country in international team competitions several times.

Professional wins (10)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 23 Apr 1995 Air France Cannes Open −10 (65-67=132)* 2 strokes   Øyvind Rojahn,   Jean van de Velde

*Note: The 1995 Air France Cannes Open was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.

Challenge Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 8 Jul 1990 Neuchâtel Open −5 (74-70-64=208) 3 strokes   Nick Godin
2 26 Jan 1992 Standard Chartered Kenya Open −12 (67-68-69-67=272) 1 stroke   Craig Maltman
3 20 Jul 2008 MAN NÖ Open −15 (65-65-69-66=265) Playoff   Markus Brier

Challenge Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 Tessali - Metaponto Open di Puglia e Basilicata   Martin LeMesurier,   Sam Walker LeMesurier won with par on second extra hole
Walker eliminated by birdie on first hole
2 2008 MAN NÖ Open   Markus Brier Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (5)Edit

  • 1991 Swiss Omnium
  • 2000 Swiss PGA Championship
  • 2001 Swiss Doubles Championship
  • 2002 Davidoff Nations Cup (with Marc Chatelain)
  • 2007 Swiss Omnium

European Senior Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 4 Sep 2016 Travis Perkins Masters –8 (69-70-69=208) 4 strokes   Philip Golding,   Ian Woosnam

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2005
The Open Championship CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
Note: Bossert only played in The Open Championship.

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

External linksEdit