Lee Slattery

Lee Andrew Slattery (born 3 August 1978) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He has won twice on the tour, the 2011 Bankia Madrid Masters and the 2015 M2M Russian Open.

Lee Slattery
Personal information
Full nameLee Andrew Slattery
Born (1978-08-03) 3 August 1978 (age 41)
Southport, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight174 lb (79 kg; 12.4 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceSouthport, England
Career
Turned professional1998
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Sunshine Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Challenge Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT57: 2016
The Open ChampionshipT26: 2006
Achievements and awards
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner
2004

Professional careerEdit

Slattery turned professional in 1998 and spent his early career playing in minor tournaments on mini-tours in the United Kingdom. He won the Tour Championship on the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2001. At the end of 2000 he moved to South Africa to play on the Sunshine Tour during the northern hemisphere winter. He was stuck down by glandular fever in 2002, which forced him to take an extended break from the game.[1]

Having returned to golf in late 2003, Slattery resumed his career in South Africa before returning to the PGA EuroPro Tour at the start of 2004. He won twice early in the season,[2] before getting the chance to play in the North West Challenge on the second tier Challenge Tour. He finished as runner up there and as a result further opportunities on the tour were forthcoming, which he made full use of. He finished tied for 3rd the next tournament, and went on record three other podium finishes including a win in Sweden at the Telia Grand Prix. He ended the season on top of the Challenge Tour Rankings to graduate to the elite European Tour for 2005.[1]

Until 2011, Slattery had yet to establish himself on the European Tour, finishing inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit just once, in 2006. He missed out on retaining his card in 2007 by just €77,[3] but immediately regained it via the end of season qualifying school.[4] He lost his card in 2009, but regained it by finishing in the top 20 of the 2010 Challenge Tour rankings.

On 9 October 2011, he won the Bankia Madrid Masters tournament with a 15 under par total with top players including world number one Luke Donald in the field. It was his maiden European Tour title. After taking a two stroke advantage into the final round, it soon disappeared after a shaky start on the front nine with two bogeys early on. He recovered on the back nine though with a run of four birdies in five holes and despite a double bogey at the last, Slattery prevailed by a single stroke from Lorenzo Gagli. He secured his tour card for the 2012 season with this win.

In 2014 he finished 111th in the Race to Dubai, one place and €7,318 short of retaining his European Tour card, leaving him with limited status for the 2015 season. He regained full status by winning the Russian Open in September, his second European Tour title.

Professional wins (7)Edit

European Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 9 Oct 2011 Bankia Madrid Masters −15 (67-66-69-71=273) 1 stroke   Lorenzo Gagli
2 6 Sep 2015 M2M Russian Open −15 (66-67-67-69=269) 1 stroke   Estanislao Goya

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 12 Sep 2004 Telia Grand Prix −3 (66-75-66-74=281) 1 stroke   Hampus Von Post
2 30 May 2010 Telenet Trophy −21 (64-68-68-67=267) 4 strokes   Édouard Dubois

PGA EuroPro Tour wins (3)Edit

  • 2001 PGA EuroPro Tour Championship
  • 2004 PokerMillion.com European Masters at Goodwood Park, 888.com Masters at Stoke-by-Nayland

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T26
PGA Championship
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T57
The Open Championship T64
PGA Championship
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2011 2012
Match Play
Championship
Invitational T8
Champions T33
  Top 10
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Slattery's surge". Manchester Evening News. 7 November 2004. Retrieved 7 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Second Success Of The Season For Slattery". PGA EuroPro Tour. Retrieved 7 August 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ Hopkins, John (30 October 2007). "Lee Slattery can take solace from MacKinzie Kline's tale". The Times. London. Retrieved 7 August 2009.
  4. ^ Dixon, Peter (21 November 2007). "Lee Slattery bounces back into privileged class". The Times. London. Retrieved 7 August 2009.

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