Brandon Stone

Brandon Stone (born 20 April 1993) is a South African professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and Sunshine Tour.

Brandon Stone
Personal information
Born (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 26)
Rustenburg, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Nationality South Africa
ResidencePretoria, South Africa
Career
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Turned professional2013
Current tour(s)Sunshine Tour
European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking67 (12 February 2017)[1]
(as of 15 March 2020)
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Sunshine Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT12: 2018
U.S. OpenT35: 2017
The Open ChampionshipT61: 2018
Achievements and awards
Sunshine Tour
Order of Merit winner
2016

Stone won several amateur tournaments in South Africa and played on the 2012 South Africa Eisenhower Trophy team. He played one year of college golf at the University of Texas, winning three events, before turning professional in 2013.[2][3]

In 2015, Stone played on the Sunshine Tour and Challenge Tour. He finished 14th on the Challenge Tour rankings, aided by second-place finishes at the Barclays Kenya Open and GANT Open and graduated to the European Tour.[4] In November 2015, he earned his first professional win at the Sunshine Tour's Lion of Africa Cape Town Open.[5]

In January 2016, making his second European Tour start as a full member, Stone won the South African Open by two strokes. The event was co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour.

In July 2017, Stone employed Alan Burns as his full time caddie commencing with The Open Championship. He had previously worked with Burns at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in December 2015.[6]

He won the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane with a final-round 60, tying the European Tour record, after narrowly missing a birdie putt on the final hole that would have given him a 59.

Amateur wins (12)Edit

  • 2010 Boland Open, Southern Cape Amateur
  • 2011 Prince's Grant Invitational, North West Open, Limpopo Open, Ekurhuleni Open
  • 2012 KwaZulu Natal Open, Prince's Grant Invitational, Sanlam Cape Province Open, Carpet Capital Collegiate
  • 2013 Bayou City Collegiate, Big 12 Championship

Source:[7]

Professional wins (4)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

Legend
Rolex Series (1)
Other European Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 Jan 2016 BMW SA Open1 −14 (71-67-65-71=274) 2 strokes   Christiaan Bezuidenhout
2 4 Dec 2016
(2017 season)
Alfred Dunhill Championship1 −21 (67-66-66-68=267) 6 strokes   Richard Sterne
3 15 Jul 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open −20 (70-64-66-60=260) 4 strokes   Eddie Pepperell

1Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2020 Oman Open   Sami Välimäki Lost to par on third extra hole

Sunshine Tour wins (3)Edit

Legend
Flagship events (2)
Other Sunshine Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 22 Nov 2015 Lion of Africa Cape Town Open −16 (73-66-63-70=272) 5 strokes   Ockie Strydom
2 10 Jan 2016 BMW SA Open1 −14 (71-67-65-71=274) 2 strokes   Christiaan Bezuidenhout
3 4 Dec 2016 Alfred Dunhill Championship1 −21 (67-66-66-68=267) 6 strokes   Richard Sterne

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T35
The Open Championship CUT T70 T61
PGA Championship CUT CUT T12
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2017 2018
Mexico Championship T67 T60
Match Play
Bridgestone Invitational T53
HSBC Champions 76 T46
  Did not play

"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 6 2017 Ending 12 Feb 2017" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Brandon Stone". Texas Longhorns Athletics. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  3. ^ Lavner, Ryan (5 June 2013). "Freshman of the Year Stone turns professional". Golf Channel. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Brandon Stone – Career Record". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Stone takes memorable maiden win". Sport24. 22 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Brandon praises caddy Alan Burns". Sunshine Tour. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Brandon Stone". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 10 December 2015.

External linksEdit