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Matthew Southgate

Matthew Arthur T. Southgate (born 3 October 1988) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Matthew Southgate
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Arthur T Southgate
Born (1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 (age 31)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceSouthend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Career
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2018
The Open ChampionshipT6: 2017

Amateur careerEdit

Southgate's biggest success as an amateur was winning the 2010 St Andrews Links Trophy. His last round of 67 on the Old Course gave him victory by 5 shots.

Professional careerEdit

After turning professional, Southgate played on the Challenge Tour in 2011, finishing second to Édouard Dubois in the Scottish Hydro Challenge. From 2012 to 2015 he had little success but finished 6th in the 6-round 2015 European Tour Qualifying School final stage at PGA Catalunya Resort to gain his European Tour card for 2016.

His big breakthrough came in the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open where he finished fourth behind Rory McIlroy, earning him 200,000 euros. He continued his run of good form by qualifying for the Open Championship by winning the final qualifying at Royal Cinque Ports, finishing tied for 11th in the Open de France and then tying for 12th place in the Open.

Southgate had a disappointing start to 2017 but hit form again in the same events as he had in 2016. He qualified again for the Open Championship through final qualifying at Royal Cinque Ports, was a joint runner-up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, behind Jon Rahm, and tied for 6th place in the Open. In September 2017, in his bid to secure a PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour Finals, Southgate was handed a four-stroke penalty in the DAP Championship after a leaf deflected the path of his golf ball mid-putt. Because he didn't replay the putt, he was handed a two-stroke penalty and another two strokes for signing an incorrect scorecard.[1]

PersonalEdit

Southgate had testicular cancer in 2015. The cancer was diagnosed after he had played in the Aegean Airlines Challenge Tour in early July. He returned to competitive golf in September, in time to compete in the first stage of the European Tour qualifying.

Amateur winsEdit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT T12 T6 T67
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Inglis, Martin (25 September 2017). "Rules of golf strike again as pro gets brutal four-shot penalty". bunkered.
  2. ^ "Matthew Southgate". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 6 July 2016.

External linksEdit