Bradley Dredge

Bradley Dredge (born 6 July 1973) is a Welsh professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He has won twice on the tour, the 2003 Madeira Island Open and the 2006 Omega European Masters, both by 8 strokes. He also won the 2005 WGC-World Cup in partnership with Stephen Dodd.

Bradley Dredge
Bradley Dredge KLM Open 2010.JPG
Personal information
Full nameBradley Dredge
Born (1973-07-06) 6 July 1973 (age 47)
Tredegar, Wales
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Nationality Wales
ResidenceCardiff, Wales
Career
Turned professional1996
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins5
Highest ranking46 (16 September 2007)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Challenge Tour3
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT44: 2007
PGA ChampionshipT79: 2016
U.S. OpenCUT: 2017
The Open ChampionshipT27: 2010

BiographyEdit

Dredge was born in Tredegar. He turned professional in 1996.

Dredge attempted to gain his card on the European Tour via the qualifying school in 1995 and 1996, the second time doing sufficiently well to gain a place on the Challenge Tour for 1997. He finished 15th in the rankings, having won the Klassis Turkish Open during the season, and graduated directly to the European Tour for 1998. He failed to win enough money during his rookie season to retain his status, and returned to the Challenge Tour the following season. He was again successful with a win at the Is Molas Challenge and a second-place finish at the Challenge Tour Championship helping him to 8th on the money list, and graduation back to the European Tour.

Dredge finished 105th in the 2000 European Tour Order of Merit, and then established himself on the tour, finishing inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit every season from 2001 to 2011. His first win on the European Tour came at the 2003 Madeira Island Open,[2] and in 2006 he claimed his second title at the Omega European Masters.[3] He achieved a career best Order of Merit position of 16th in 2005, and in the post-season he won the WGC-World Cup for Wales in partnership with Stephen Dodd. Dredge featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings for short periods in 2006 and 2007. He was exactly 50th in the rankings at the end of 2006, giving him a place in the 2007 Masters Tournament.[4]

After a poor 2012 Dredge lost his full European Tour playing rights and failed to regain his card at qualifying school. However, he retained conditional status for 2013. Illness and injury forced him to miss most of the 2013 season, but he was granted a medical extension for 2014, during which season he played in nine tournaments on the European Tour. He recorded back-to-back second-place finishes, and regained his card for 2015 by finishing 81st in the Race to Dubai.

2016 was his best season since 2007, finishing 31st in the Order of Merit. He was runner-up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and the Made in Denmark tournament.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1991 Welsh Boys Championship
  • 1993 Welsh Amateur Championship

Professional wins (5)Edit

European Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 23 Mar 2003 Madeira Island Open1 −16 (69-72-60-71=272) 8 strokes   Fredrik Andersson Hed,   Brian Davis,
  Andrew Marshall
2 10 Sep 2006 Omega European Masters −17 (68-67-65-67=267) 8 strokes   Francesco Molinari,   Marcel Siem

1Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 Irish Open   Pádraig Harrington Lost to par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 3 Aug 1997 Klassis Turkish Open −12 (65-72-65-70=272) 1 stroke   Magnus Persson
2 27 Jun 1999 Is Molas Challenge −18 (69-68-68-65=270) 2 strokes   Markus Brier
3 23 Mar 2003 Madeira Island Open1 −16 (69-72-60-71=272) 8 strokes   Fredrik Andersson Hed,   Brian Davis,
  Andrew Marshall

1Dual-ranking event with the European Tour

Other wins (1)Edit

Legend
World Golf Championships (1)
Other wins (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 20 Nov 2005 WGC-World Cup
(with   Stephen Dodd)
−27 (61-67-61=189) 2 strokes   EnglandLuke Donald and David Howell,
  SwedenNiclas Fasth and Henrik Stenson

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T44
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T28 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T27
PGA Championship T79
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Championship T18
Match Play R32 R32
Invitational
Champions T47
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 37 2007 Ending 16 Sep 2007" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Dredge claims Madeira title". BBC Sport. 23 March 2003. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Dredge powers to eight-shot win". BBC Sport. 10 September 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Dredge claims first Masters start". BBC Sport. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2009.

External linksEdit