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Brian Lester Davis (born 2 August 1974) is an English professional golfer.

Brian Davis
Personal information
Full nameBrian Lester Davis
Born (1974-08-02) 2 August 1974 (age 45)
London, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, U.S.
SpouseJulie (m. 2002)
ChildrenOliver, Henry, Madeline
Career
Turned professional1994
Current tour(s)Web.com Tour
PGA Tour (veteran member status)
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2004
PGA ChampionshipT13: 2004
U.S. OpenT61: 2003
The Open ChampionshipT6: 2003

Davis was born in London. He turned professional in 1994 and became a member of the European Tour in 1997. He performed steadily for his first six seasons on the Tour, and won the 2000 Peugeot Open de Espana. In 2003, despite not winning a tournament, he had his best season by far to that time, finishing ninth on the European Tour Order of Merit. The highlights of his season included finishing in a tie for sixth at The Open Championship, and placing third in the European Tour's tour championship, the Volvo Masters, as well as two second places in lower profile events and playing on the winning Great Britain and Ireland team in the Seve Trophy. His second European Tour win came in 2004 at the ANZ Championship and later that year he became the first Englishman to be medalist at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. In 2005 he played on both the U.S.-based PGA Tour and the European Tour and in 2006 he concentrated more on the PGA Tour, making only a handful of appearances in Europe. Davis had two solid seasons on the PGA Tour in 2007 and 2008 where he finished inside the top 100 on the money list both times, including a runner-up at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.

2009 was a very consistent season for Davis. The season included 5th-place finishes at The Players Championship and the Valero Texas Open, followed by a third straight top 5 finish at the HP Byron Nelson Championship where he matched his best finish on the PGA Tour when he was runner-up behind Rory Sabbatini. He finished the season 43rd on the money list.

In April 2010 Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself on the first play-off hole on Sunday to hand Jim Furyk a victory at the Verizon Heritage. Davis later received much praise for his decision which cost him a potential first PGA Tour victory. Davis finished second again later in 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, three shots behind Zach Johnson.

Davis has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Amateur wins (1)Edit

  • 1992 Peter McEvoy Trophy

Professional wins (2)Edit

European Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 1 May 2000 Peugeot Open de España −14 (71-68-66-69=274) 3 strokes   Markus Brier
2 15 Feb 2004 ANZ Championship 44 pts (7-8-12-17=44) 1 point   Paul Casey

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2005 Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters   Thomas Bjørn,   David Howell Bjørn won with par on second extra hole
Davis eliminated by par on first hole

Playoff recordEdit

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Verizon Heritage   Jim Furyk Lost to par on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT T68
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T61 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T6 CUT CUT T53
PGA Championship CUT T13 CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship T39 T19 CUT
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 3 21 7
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2003 U.S. Open – 2003 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit