Wil Besseling

Wil Besseling (born 9 December 1985) is a Dutch professional golfer.

Wil Besseling
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Personal information
Full nameWil Besseling
Born (1985-12-09) 9 December 1985 (age 36)
Hoorn, Netherlands
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Sporting nationality Netherlands
ResidenceSchellinkhout, Netherlands
ChildrenDanae
Career
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour1
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT56: 2022
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Besseling was born in Utrecht. He won the Dutch Amateur Match Play Championship in 2001, just two years after taking up the sport. The highlight of his amateur career came in 2006, when he won the Eisenhower Trophy in partnership with Joost Luiten and Tim Sluiter, and also finished with the lowest individual score.[1]

After turning professional at the end of 2006, Besseling played on the EPD Tour, one of the developmental golf tours based in Europe, during 2007. He finished 5th on the 2007 Order of Merit,[2] having been in the top 20 in all but two events, with seven top tens and one victory.[3]

At the end of the year, Besseling attempted to gain his card on the European Tour via the qualifying school. He was unsuccessful, and had to settle playing on the second tier Challenge Tour in 2008. He won his first title on that tour at the second tournament of the season, the Club Colombia Masters, when he was a runaway winner, finishing seven strokes clear of the field.[4] He also collected three runners-up prizes during the year, and ended the season in 15th place on the money list to graduate directly to the European Tour for 2009.[5]

Amateur winsEdit

  • 2001 Dutch Amateur Match Play Championship

Professional wins (4)Edit

Challenge Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 13 Apr 2008 Club Colombia Masters1 −16 (67-66-69-66=268) 7 strokes   Antti Ahokas,   Mark Haastrup

1Co-sanctioned by the Tour de las Américas

Challenge Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2008 Trophée du Golf Club de Genève   Klas Eriksson,   Alexandre Rocha Eriksson won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Rocha eliminated by par on third hole
2 2013 Telenet Trophy   Daniel Gaunt Lost to birdie on first extra hole

EPD Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning ccore Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 23 Feb 2007 Real de Faula Classic −7 (70-67-72=209) Playoff   Iñaki Alustiza-Martinez,   Nicolas Meitinger

Hi5 Pro Tour wins (1)Edit

  • 2008 Hi5 Pro Tour Al Torreal

Other wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 19 Mar 2017 KCB Karen Masters −12 (66-66=132) 2 strokes   Reinier Saxton

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2022
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open T56
The Open Championship
  Did not play

"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luiten wins Trophy for Dutch". News24. 29 October 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Renault EPD Tour Order of Merit 2007". EPD Tour. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
  3. ^ "EPD Tour 2007 Results – Wil Besseling". EPD Tour. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Besseling romps to victory in Colombia". PGA European Tour. 13 April 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Besseling back amongst familiar faces". PGA European Tour. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009.[dead link]

External linksEdit