Nick Job

Nicholas James Job (born 27 July 1949) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Senior Tour. He has won five times on the tour.

Nick Job
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Personal information
Full nameNicholas James Job
Born (1949-07-27) 27 July 1949 (age 71)
Haslemere, Surrey
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality England
ResidenceThames Ditton, Surrey
Career
Turned professional1965
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour1
European Senior Tour5
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT14: 1981

Professional careerEdit

Job turned professional in 1965 and qualified for the 1966 Open Championship as a 16-year-old. He played on the British circuit, winning two age-restricted tournaments, the Gor-Ray Under-24 Championship in 1969 and the under-23 BUA Rising Star Tournament in 1970.[1][2]

Job joined the European Tour when it started in 1972 and finished in the top-100 on the European Tour Order of Merit 12 times, with a best ranking of 26th in 1981. His best tournament result on the European Tour came at the 1978 Greater Manchester Open, where he lost to Brian Barnes in a playoff.

Job played on the South African Tour in the winter and had a decent amount of success. He finished in third place at the 1973 Corlett Drive Classic behind Dale Hayes of South Africa.[3] Three years later, he won the Victoria Falls Classic in Salisbury, Rhodesia, defeating Andries Oosthuizen in a playoff.[4]

After turning 50, Job had considerable success playing on the European Seniors Tour, winning five times between 2000 and 2008. At the age of 64, he finished third in the 2013 Berenberg Masters and he continued playing on the tour into his 70s. In 2019, he set a new record for the number of appearances in European Seniors Tour events.[5][6]

Professional wins (8)Edit

Sunshine Tour wins (1)Edit

Other wins (2)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 9 Jul 2000 TotalFina Elf Seniors Open −7 (69-73-67=209) 2 strokes   Seiji Ebihara
2 30 Jun 2001 Lawrence Batley Seniors −9 (69-72-63=204) 5 strokes   Denis Durnian
3 28 Aug 2005 Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open −10 (69-66-71=206) 1 stroke   Jean Pierre Sallat
4 13 May 2007 Gloria Classic −10 (71-67-68=206) Playoff   Martin Poxon
5 14 Sep 2008 Weston Homes PGA International Seniors −14 (68-65-69=202) 2 strokes   Carl Mason

European Senior Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 Gloria Classic   Martin Poxon Won after concession on first extra hole

Playoff recordEdit

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1978 Greater Manchester Open   Brian Barnes,   Bob Charles,
  Denis Durnian
Barnes won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Open Championship CUT CUT
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship WD CUT CUT T22 CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983
The Open Championship T14 CUT CUT

Note: Job only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1969 Open Championship)
"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit

  • Hennessy Cognac Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1980 (winners)
  • PGA Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland/Europe): 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996 (tie)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tupling Rising Star Favourite". The Glasgow Herald. 1 October 1970. p. 7.
  2. ^ "Job's victory earn him Brazil trip". The Glasgow Herald. 2 October 1970. p. 6.
  3. ^ "Job third to Hayes in Classic". The Glasgow Herald. 19 February 1973. p. 4.
  4. ^ "Meikles Classic (at Victoria Falls)". The Guardian. 15 November 1976. p. 17.
  5. ^ "Tough guy Tinning crowned the king of Cologne". PGA European Tour. 4 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Q&A Nick Job". PGA European Tour. 18 July 2019.

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