Marc Warren (golfer)

Marc Warren (born 1 April 1981) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He has won three European Tour victories in his career and finished 26th in the 2014 Race to Dubai, his strongest professional year.[2] After a professional surge early in career, he endured a pair of challenging tournament losses in 2012 and 2013 before his strong 2014 showing.

Marc Warren
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Personal information
Full nameMarc Warren
Born (1981-04-01) 1 April 1981 (age 39)
Rutherglen, Scotland
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality Scotland
ResidenceGlasgow, Scotland
SpouseLaura (m. 2010)
Turned professional2002
Current tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking48 (8 February 2015)[1]
(as of 15 March 2020)
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Challenge Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT12: 2013
U.S. OpenT27: 2015
The Open ChampionshipT39: 2014
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner

Amateur careerEdit

Warren was born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire and grew up supporting Rangers.[3] As an amateur he was a member of East Kilbride Golf Club, and he was awarded honorary life membership of the club in February 2002. He represented Great Britain & Ireland at the 2001 Walker Cup, where he holed the winning putt. He turned professional in 2002.

Professional careerEdit

Warren began his professional career on the second tier Challenge Tour, and finished top of the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2005, to graduate directly to the European Tour. He claimed his first European Tour title during his first season, at the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters. He finished his début season 42nd on the Order of Merit, and was named the European Tour's Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.[4] At the end of the year, he partnered Colin Montgomerie to second place for Scotland in the 2006 WGC-World Cup, after losing out to Germany in a playoff.[5]

In 2007 Warren captured the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, after overcoming Simon Wakefield on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. Again he finished the season ranked 42nd on the Order of Merit. In November, he partnered Montgomerie for the second time in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup, and this time the pair won the tournament, defeating the American team in a sudden death playoff.[6]

In the years that followed, Warren had limited success on the European Tour, finishing outside the top 100 in the Order of Merit standings in both 2010 and 2011. In July 2012, Warren had an opportunity to win his home event, the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links. With four holes to go, Warren held a one shot lead over the field, but finished poorly, dropping four shots in four holes, including a double-bogey at the 15th, to fall one shot outside of a playoff.[7][8]

Warren endured more final round heartache in April 2013 at the Open de España. Warren had led for most of the final round before consecutive bogeys at the 14th and 15th put him one shot behind. However he picked up a birdie at the 16th, but then proceeded to three-putt both the 17th and 18th to once again fall a shot outside the playoff and into a tie for fourth.[9] A few weeks later at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Warren lost out in a three-man sudden-death playoff for the title. He birdied the first four holes on the back nine during the final round to go into a one shot lead, but bogeyed 15, then parred his way in to make the playoff with Simon Khan and Matteo Manassero. At the first extra hole, Warren drove his tee shot into the trees on the right at 18 and had to go back to the tee. After hitting his drive down the fairway, he then dumped his fourth shot into the water hazard. He managed to get up and down for a double-bogey, but both Khan and Manassero made birdies to eliminate Warren.[10]

Amateur wins (2)Edit

Professional wins (6)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
1 6 Aug 2006 EnterCard Scandinavian Masters −10 (67-69-73-69=278) Playoff   Robert Karlsson
2 2 Sep 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles −12 (65-73-73-69=280) Playoff   Simon Wakefield
3 17 Aug 2014 Made in Denmark −9 (71-70-66-68=275) 2 strokes   Bradley Dredge

European Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2006 EnterCard Scandinavian Masters   Robert Karlsson Won with par on second extra hole
2 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles   Simon Wakefield Won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2013 BMW PGA Championship   Simon Khan,   Matteo Manassero Manassero won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Warren eliminated by birdie on first hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
1 31 Jul 2005 Ireland Ryder Cup Challenge −16 (67-67-72-66=272) Playoff   Peter Whiteford
2 21 Aug 2005 Rolex Trophy −16 (64-68-69-71=272) Playoff   Denny Lucas

Other wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 25 Nov 2007 Omega Mission Hills World Cup
(with   Colin Montgomerie)
−25 (63-68-66-66=263) Playoff   United StatesHeath Slocum and Boo Weekly

Other playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2006 WGC-World Cup
(with   Colin Montgomerie)
  GermanyBernhard Langer and Marcel Siem Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2007 Omega Mission Hills World Cup
(with   Colin Montgomerie)
  United StatesHeath Slocum and Boo Weekly Won with par on third extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T65 T27
The Open Championship CUT T39 T40 CUT
PGA Championship T12 T15 T48
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 06 2015 Ending 8 Feb 2015" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ "In the Bag: Marc Warren". Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Warren named 'rookie of the year'". BBC Sport. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Germany pip Scots in WGC play-off". BBC Sport. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Scotland claim World Cup thriller". BBC Sport. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Warren misses out on home title". European Tour. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  8. ^ Spiers, Graham (14 December 2012). "Marc Warren on the one that got away". The Herald. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Disappointing finish for Warren at Open de Espana". European Tour. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Warren loses in three-man playoff at Wentworth". European Tour. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013.

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