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David Smail (born 20 May 1970) is a professional golfer from New Zealand.[1]

David Smail
Personal information
Born (1970-05-20) 20 May 1970 (age 49)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Nationality New Zealand
ResidenceHamilton, New Zealand
Turned professional1992
Current tour(s)Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour5
PGA Tour of Australasia2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT67: 2009
U.S. OpenCUT: 2003, 2009
The Open ChampionshipT67: 2005

He was born in and resides in Hamilton, New Zealand. He won the New Zealand Open in 2001. He has won five titles on the Japan Golf Tour and has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He has been the highest ranked golfer in New Zealand.

In September 2010, revelations about Smail's private life caused him to take an indefinite break from golf until 'at least mid-2011' following allegations from Sato Kurihara about an affair the pair had. Smail claims Kurihara made several threats to Smail's wife and children, and now a legal battle is underway.[2]


Professional wins (7)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
The Open Championship 68 CUT T67 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T67
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit


  1. ^ PGA Tour of Australasia Profile
  2. ^ Richens, Matt (3 September 2010). "Jilted lover haunts top golfer David Smail". Waikato Times. Retrieved 27 September 2011.

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