Jim Rhodes (golfer)

James Rhodes (29 January 1946 – 4 March 2015[1][2]) was an English professional golfer. He turned professional in 1963 and worked as a club professional, making only occasional appearances on the European Tour. In 1987 he won the European Club Professionals Championship in The Netherlands. He joined the European Seniors Tour when he turned fifty and has been one of its most consistent players, winning three tournaments and finishing fifth on the Order of Merit in his best season, which was 1997. As of the 2010 season, he was ninth on the tour's career money list.

Jim Rhodes
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Personal information
Full nameJames Rhodes
Born(1946-01-29)29 January 1946
Cannock, England
Died4 March 2015(2015-03-04) (aged 69)
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight183 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
Nationality England
SpousePauline (m. 1971)
Turned professional1963
Former tour(s)European Seniors Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1974, 1979

Professional wins (5)Edit

Other wins (2)Edit

  • 1987 European Club Professionals Championship
  • 2000 PGA Senior Club Professional Championship

European Senior Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 27 Oct 2001 SSL International Sodexho Match Play Championship 2 up   Craig Defoy
2 13 Jun 2004 Irvine Whitlock Jersey Seniors Classic −11 (66-67-72=205) 3 strokes   John Chillas
3 10 Jul 2005 Nigel Mansell Sunseeker International Classic −8 (67-66-66=208) 3 strokes   Tony Charnley

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1998 Swedish Seniors   Maurice Bembridge Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2004 De Vere PGA Seniors Championship   Seiji Ebihara,   Carl Mason Mason won with birdie on second extra hole
Rhodes eliminated by par on first hole

Team appearancesEdit


  1. ^ "Jim Rhodes thanksgiving service details". The PGA. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Jim Rhodes". PGA European Tour. 5 March 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2015.

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