Raymond Russell (golfer)

Raymond Russell (born 26 July 1972) is a Scottish professional golfer.

Raymond Russell
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Russell at the 2009 Telenet Trophy
Personal information
Full nameRaymond Russell
Born (1972-07-26) 26 July 1972 (age 47)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality Scotland
ResidencePrestonpans, Scotland
Career
Turned professional1993
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking97 (16 November 1997)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1997
The Open ChampionshipT4: 1998

Russell turned professional in 1993 and won a European Tour card at the 1995 qualifying school. His only European Tour win came in his 1996 rookie season at the Air France Cannes Open. 1996 and 1997 were his two best seasons, with 14th and 16th place seasons on the Order of Merit. He did not build on this early success, but stayed in the top 100 of the Order of Merit every season until 2004. In 2005 he finished 119 and lost full membership of the tour. His best finish in a major championship is tied fourth at the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Russell represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1993 Walker Cup and Scotland in the Alfred Dunhill Cup (1996 and 1997) and the 1997 World Cup.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1988 Scottish Boys Under-16 Championship
  • 1992 Scottish Youths Championship

Professional wins (3)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 21 Apr 1996 Air France Cannes Open −12 (66-68-67-71=272) 2 strokes   David Carter

Challenge Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 30 Jun 2012 Challenge Provincia di Varese −17 (63-67-66-67=263) 1 stroke   Daniel Vancsik

Alps Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 17 Apr 2010 Peugeot Tour Emporda Golf −11 (68-64-70=202) 2 strokes   Matteo Delpodio,   Carlos del Moral,
  Xavier Guzman Sadaba

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T38 T4 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Russell only played in the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 46 1997 Ending 16 Nov 1997" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

External linksEdit