Kenneth Ferrie

Kenneth Andrew Ferrie (born 28 September 1978) is an English professional golfer.

Kenneth Ferrie
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KLM Open 2009
Personal information
Full nameKenneth Andrew Ferrie
Born (1978-09-28) 28 September 1978 (age 42)
Ashington, Northumberland, England
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Career
CollegeMidland College
Turned professional1999
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking68 (11 December 2005)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Challenge Tour2
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2007
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2006
U.S. OpenT6: 2006
The Open ChampionshipT42: 2004

Ferrie was born in Ashington, Northumberland. He won the British Boys Championship in 1996 and made his first appearance in a European Tour event that year as an invitee at his local event, the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge. He attended Midland College in Texas, United States, where he was a two time NJCAA All-American.

Ferrie turned professional in 1999. He began his career on the second tier Challenge Tour in 2000, claiming his first win at the Tessali Open del Sud. He was successful at the 2000 qualifying school, earning the right to play on the European Tour, but he initially struggled at that level, although he continued to have success on the Challenge Tour capturing his second title at the Challenge Total Fina Elf. At the end of the season he had to return to the qualifying school to retain his tour card for 2002.

In 2002, Ferrie just did enough to retain his playing status on the European Tour, ending the season in 112th place on the Order of Merit, thanks largely to finishing tied for 3rd in the Novotel Perrier Open de France. The following season, Ferrie won for the first time on the European Tour at the Canarias Open de Espana, securing his place on tour for two years.[2] In 2005 he came from behind to win the Smurfit European Open, one of the leading tournaments in Europe, and went on to finish the season a career best 11th on the Order of Merit, with the win also giving him a five-year exemption on the tour.[3]

In the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, Ferrie held the sole lead for part of the third round before ending it tied at the top of the leaderboard with Phil Mickelson. He was unable to maintain his challenge and recorded a final round 76 to slip back into a tie for sixth, three strokes behind winner Geoff Ogilvy.[4]

Following an unsuccessful season on the European Tour in 2007, Ferrie played on the U.S.-based PGA Tour in 2008 having earned his card through qualifying school.[5] However he failed to earn enough prize-money to maintain his playing rights and in 2009 returned to the European Tour. He won his third European Tour title in 2011.

Ferrie lost his full European Tour playing rights at the end of 2012 and did not complete qualifying school.

Ferrie's brother Iain is also a professional golfer, who has played on the Challenge Tour.

Amateur wins (1)Edit

Professional wins (6)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 27 Apr 2003 Canarias Open de España –22 (67-65-65-69=266) Playoff   Peter Hedblom,   Peter Lawrie
2 3 Jul 2005 Smurfit European Open –3 (75-70-70-70=285) 2 strokes   Colin Montgomerie,   Graeme Storm
3 25 Sep 2011 Austrian Golf Open –12 (72-70-67-67=276) Playoff   Simon Wakefield

European Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 Canarias Open de España   Peter Hedblom,   Peter Lawrie Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2011 Austrian Golf Open   Simon Wakefield Won with birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 10 Sep 2000 Tessali Open del Sud –18 (68-68-63-67=266) 3 strokes   Mark Foster,   Christophe Pottier
2 8 Jul 2001 Challenge Total Fina Elf –20 (71-65-63-69=268) 1 stroke   Andrew Marshall

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 2005 Northern Rock Masters

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T6 T42
The Open Championship CUT T42 CUT WD 70
PGA Championship CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2005
Match Play
Championship T46
Invitational T19
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 50 2005 Ending 11 Dec 2005" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Ferrie wins Spanish Open". BBC Sport. 27 April 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Ferrie wins after Bjorn collapse". BBC Sport. 3 July 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Ogilvy seals surprise US Open win". BBC Sport. 18 June 2006. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
  5. ^ Forsyth, Paul (30 December 2007). "Kenneth Ferrie and the American dream". The Times. London. Retrieved 14 April 2009.

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