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Gary Evans

   Sunninghill, England
   Rustington, England
Turned Pro:
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155
   February 21, 1969
Age: 34
   Rustington, England

Player Notes

Winner 1990 & 91 English Open Amateur Stroke Play... Runner-up 1990 English Amateur... Played in the 1991 Walker Cup & World Cup teams... Came close to landing the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award in 1992 until overtaken by Jim Payne. A top amateur, winning two Lytham Trophy titles and the English Amateur Stroke Play, he produced his best finishes in 1999 since that debut season. Finished third in two tournaments on his way to taking 42nd place in the Volvo Order of Merit. Shot lowest round of his professional career in the first round of the German Open - a ten under par 62. Subsequently, Evans bought a 1962 VW Beetle with numberplate GAZ 62 to mark the occasion! Now fully recovered from a persistent wrist injury, which necessitated soft tissue reconstruction surgery in 1994. Enjoyed his best season since turning professional in 2002 when he finished 21st on the Volvo Order of Merit, earning �862,657 in the process. Undoubted highlight came in the 131st Open Golf Championship at Muirfield where he finished in a tie for fifth place, just one stroke outside the four man play-off, eventually won by Ernie Els. Endeared himself to millions of television viewers around the world with an audacious 50 foot putt for par right across the 17th green before turning to the camera and pronouncing, "That one's for you, Mum!" . . .Has played in 301 European Tour events prior to 2003, finishing in the top-ten, 28 times. Best finish was 2nd in the 1992 Turespana Masters and T3rd in the 1992 Dutch Open.

Career Victories

European Tour

Career Summary

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.51 (ranked 88th); �Eruo94,875 & �67,768 (ranked 94th); best finish T11th, Benson & Hedges International Open.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.26 (ranked T25th); �Eruo257,396 & �183,855 (ranked 42nd); best finish T3rd,Italian Open & West of Ireland Golf Classic.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 72.12 (ranked 84th); �Eruo185,983 & �110,609 (ranked 86th); best finish T7th, Peugeot Open de Espana.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.31 (ranked 75th); �Eruo352,719 & �219,306 (ranked 59th); best finish, T4th, Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.91 (ranked 16th); �Eruo862,657 & �550,041 (ranked 21st); best finish, 5th, Victor Chandler British Masters, T5th British Open & Dubai Desert Classic.

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