Richie Ramsay

Richie Ramsay (born 15 June 1983) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Richie Ramsay
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Personal information
Born (1983-06-15) 15 June 1983 (age 37)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)
Nationality Scotland
ResidenceEdinburgh, Scotland
SpouseAngela (m. 2012)
ChildrenOlivia
Career
CollegeMcLennan Community College
Stirling University
Turned professional2007
Current tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins5
Highest ranking52 (21 October 2012)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Asian Tour1
Sunshine Tour1
Challenge Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2007
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2013, 2015
U.S. OpenCUT: 2007, 2017, 2018
The Open ChampionshipT22: 2017

Ramsay played in the 2005 Walker Cup and, in 2006, became the first British golfer in almost a century to win the U.S. Amateur.[2]

Ramsay turned professional in 2007, and played two seasons on the second tier Challenge Tour, winning twice in 2008. He has played on the European Tour since 2009, winning three times.

Personal lifeEdit

Ramsay was born in Aberdeen. He is an honorary member of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and was a student at Stirling University in Scotland, where he graduated in 2007.

Amateur careerEdit

Ramsay won the Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship in 2004, and the Irish Amateur Open Championship in 2005. He went on to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup later that year.

In 2006, Ramsay won the U.S. Amateur, defeating American John Kelly 4 & 2 in the 36-hole final. He was the first British player to win the championship since 1911, and the first Scot since 1898.[2] He topped the first edition of the World Amateur Golf Ranking, which was issued by the R&A on 23 January 2007.

After playing in the 2007 Masters Tournament, U.S. Open and Open Championship, for which he had qualified through his U.S. Amateur victory, Ramsay turned professional.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Ramsay made his professional debut in August 2007 at the European Tour's Russian Open.[3] He finished that event in a tie for 53rd place, and completed the remainder of the season playing tournaments on the second tier Challenge Tour. Having failed to come through final qualifying school at the end of the season, he again played on the Challenge Tour in 2008. He won his first professional tournaments during the 2008 season, the Vodafone Challenge in Germany and the AGF-Allianz Golf Open Grand Toulouse.[4] He ended the year in 8th place on the Challenge Tour Rankings to graduate directly to the European Tour for 2009.[5]

In 2009 Ramsay finished the season inside the top 100 of the Race to Dubai and secured his tour card for 2010. At the second event of the 2010 season, held at the end of 2009, he won his first title on the European Tour by defeating Shiv Kapur in a playoff for the South African Open.[6]

By 2011 Ramsay was firmly established on the European Tour with 6 top ten finishes taking him to the top 30 of the Order of Merit for the first time.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (5)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Dec 2009
(2010 season)
South African Open Championship1 −13 (67-75-68-65=275) Playoff   Shiv Kapur
2 2 Sep 2012 Omega European Masters2 −16 (69-68-64-66=267) 4 strokes   Fredrik Andersson Hed,   Marcus Fraser,
  Romain Wattel,   Danny Willett
3 29 Mar 2015 Trophée Hassan II −10 (72-66-71-69=278) 1 stroke   Romain Wattel

1Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2009 South African Open Championship   Shiv Kapur Won with par on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 2 Sep 2012 Omega European Masters1 −16 (69-68-64-66=267) 4 strokes   Fredrik Andersson Hed,   Marcus Fraser,
  Romain Wattel,   Danny Willett

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Asian Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2012 Hero Indian Open   Thaworn Wiratchant Lost to bogey on first extra hole

Sunshine Tour wins (1)Edit

Legend
South African Opens (1)
Other Sunshine Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 20 Dec 2009 South African Open Championship1 −13 (67-75-68-65=275) Playoff   Shiv Kapur

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Sunshine Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2009 South African Open Championship   Shiv Kapur Won with par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 17 Aug 2008 Vodafone Challenge −16 (65-70-69-68=272) 1 stroke   Stephan Gross Jr (a),   George Murray
2 5 Oct 2008 AGF-Allianz Golf Open Grand Toulouse −19 (67-70-64-68=269) 2 strokes   Richard McEvoy

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T58 T68 CUT T22
PGA Championship CUT CUT
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 3
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1 (three times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Championship
Match Play R64
Invitational T48
Champions T3 T65 T44
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 42 2012 Ending 21 Oct 2012" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Ramsay storms to US Amateur title". BBC Sport. 27 August 2006. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Ramsay pro switch hits Cup hopes". BBC Sport. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Scots star Richie Ramsay scoops win in Toulouse". The Daily Record. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Golfer Richie Ramsay is back with the big boys after securing Tour playing rights". The Scotsman. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Scotland's Richie Ramsay wins the South Africa Open". BBC Sport. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.

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