Philip Golding

Philip Keith Golding (born 25 July 1962) is an English professional golfer.

Philip Golding
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Personal information
Full namePhilip Keith Golding
Born (1962-07-25) 25 July 1962 (age 58)
Luton, Bedfordshire
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality England
ResidenceLondon
Career
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour3
European Senior Tour5
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2000, 2003

Golding was born in Luton, Bedfordshire. He was a promising cricketer who played for Middlesex Colts before he took up golf at the age of 17.[1] He turned professional in 1981, becoming an assistant at his local golf club.

Golding has been a regular fixture at the European Tour's qualifying school, where in 2007 he stretched his record to 18 appearances.[2][3] He has often won a tour card, but up to the age of forty he had never done well enough on the Tour to retain his card automatically.

In 2003 Golding won the Open de France, one of Europe's most prestigious events, on his 201st tour start.[4] His prize of 416,660 was more than twice as much as he had ever won in a complete season before that year, and he went on to finish the season in a career best 32nd place on the Order of Merit. After falling away again in 2004 he had a solid season in 2005, with a pair of top ten finishes, but he has struggled since, returning to qualifying school again in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, he was again unable to retain his place on the elite tour, and dropped back down to the second tier Challenge Tour for 2009.

Having been a past winner of the Open de France, Golding had an exemption to play on the European Senior Tour from his 50th birthday in mid-2012. Golding won on the European Senior Tour for the first time in August 2013 when he took the Speedy Services Wales Senior Open. He won for a second time the following season at the French Riviera Masters and had two more wins in 2017, in the Swiss Seniors Open and the Travis Perkins Masters. In 2018 he had his biggest senior success, winning the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship.

Professional wins (10)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 29 Jun 2003 Open de France −15 (66-70-68-69=273) 1 stroke   David Howell

Challenge Tour wins (3)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 16 Jun 2013 Speedy Services Wales Senior Open −2 (66-79-66=211) 2 strokes   David J. Russell
2 5 Oct 2014 French Riviera Masters −15 (64-67-70=201) 4 strokes   César Monasterio
3 9 Jul 2017 Swiss Seniors Open −15 (67-65-63=195) 1 stroke   Mark McNulty
4 3 Sep 2017 Travis Perkins Masters −5 (70-71-70=211) 1 stroke   Clark Dennis,   Brendan McGovern
5 5 Aug 2018 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship −18 (72-67-68-63=270) 2 strokes   Magnus Persson Atlevi

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2014 WINSTONgolf Senior Open   Bernhard Langer,   Paul Wesselingh Wesselingh won with birdie on third extra hole
Golding eliminated by par on second hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003
The Open Championship CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
Note: Golding only played in The Open Championship.

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2003
Match Play
Championship
Invitational T61
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Glover, Tim (15 November 1998). "Golf: An old hand at the cruellest cut". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  2. ^ Farrell, Andy (29 June 2003). "Golding relives his School days". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  3. ^ "Golding for golf event". Gulf Daily News. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  4. ^ Davies, David (30 June 2003). "Golding lays duck with a gold nest egg". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

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