Paul Wesselingh

Paul Wesselingh (born 11 October 1961) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Senior Tour.

Paul Wesselingh
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Personal information
Born (1961-10-11) 11 October 1961 (age 59)
Liverpool, England
Height6 ft (183 cm)
Nationality England
ResidenceBad Ragaz, Switzerland
SpouseTracy (1987–2018)
Jacqueline (m. 2019)
Children3
Career
Turned professional1985
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour8 (Tied 7th all time)
Other7
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT68: 2004
Achievements and awards
European Senior Tour
Order of Merit winner
2013

Wesselingh was born in Liverpool. He turned professional in 1985 but opted for a career as a club professional rather than attempting a touring career, due to his desire to stay close to his young family. His club career culminated in a position as senior professional at Kedleston Park Golf Club in Derbyshire, where he succeeded former European Tour player David J. Russell. During this stage of his career, Wesselingh won the European Club Professionals Championship, played three times in The Open Championship and played on three GB&I teams against the USA in the PGA Cup.[1]

Upon turning 50 in 2011, Wesselingh opted to play on the European Senior Tour, coming through the qualifying school at the end of that year. He was runner-up in his first tournament, and claimed his first win three events later at the ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship.[2] Wesselingh defended the ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship in 2013, winning by four strokes for his second win on the seniors tour. Victories as such lead to him receiving the Rookie of the Year in 2012. Following his early success on the European Seniors Tour, he continued making himself a strong contender in the years to follow. 2013 saw his most successful year to date, winning five tournaments including the tour championship event held at Belle Mare Plage resort in Mauritius, earning him the number one spot for the tours Order of Merit for the 2013 season.

Professional wins (14)Edit

Other wins (7)Edit

  • 1994 PGA North Region
  • 2002 European Club Professionals Championship, Derbyshire Matchplay
  • 2003 Derbyshire Strokeplay
  • 2005 Lombard Trophy
  • 2006 Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship
  • 2008 Midland Invitational

European Senior Tour wins (8)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 10 Jun 2012 ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship −6 (72-71-67=210) 1 stroke   Anders Forsbrand,   Andrew Oldcorn
2 9 Jun 2013 ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship (2) −20 (68-70-70-64=272) 4 strokes   Ángel Franco
3 7 Jul 2013 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open −9 (71-66-64=201) Playoff   Kevin Spurgeon
4 17 Nov 2013 Fubon Senior Open −9 (69-68-70=207) 1 stroke   Lu Wen-teh
5 15 Dec 2013 MCB Tour Championship −14 (67-66-69=202) 5 strokes   David Frost,   Miguel Ángel Martín
6 21 Sep 2014 WINSTONgolf Senior Open −15 (69-67-65=201) Playoff   Philip Golding,   Bernhard Langer
7 14 Dec 2014 MCB Tour Championship (2) −9 (69-69-69=207) Playoff   Barry Lane
8 31 May 2015 SSE Enterprise Wales Senior Open −7 (69-67-67=203) 2 strokes   Peter Fowler,   Ian Woosnam

European Senior Tour playoff record (3–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2013 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open   Kevin Spurgeon Won with birdie on third extra hole
2 2014 WINSTONgolf Senior Open   Philip Golding,   Bernhard Langer Won with birdie on third extra hole
Golding eliminated by par on second hole
3 2014 MCB Tour Championship   Barry Lane Won with par on sixth extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
The Open Championship CUT CUT T68

Note: Wesselingh only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Senior PGA Championship profile". PGA of America. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Wesselingh surges to maiden title". PGA European Tour. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.

External linksEdit