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John Bickerton

Player Data

  • Birthdate: December 22, 1969
  • Birthplace: Redditch, England
  • Residence: Droitwich, England
  • Age: 36 Ht: 6' Wt: 165
  • Turned Pro: 1991

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Player Notes

After five second place finishes and 287 events, the Englishman finally made his winning breakthrough on The European Tour with a stunning five stroke victory in the Abama Open de Canarias in October 2005. Was a timely victory as, before the week, he was outside the top 115 on the Order of Merit-he eventually finished 84th. Highest finish previously came in 1999 when he had eight top-10s, including losing out in a play-off to Van Phillips for the Algarve Portuguese Open, to finish 20th. Ran that a close second in 2002 where he finished 29th. Gained England boy and youth honors as an amateur, but missed out in three attempts at the Qualifying School before graduating from the Challenge Tour in 1994, winning the Gore-Tex Challenge at Letham Grange near Dundee. Disproved the theory that lightning does not strike twice-he was hit on two different occasions as an amateur but, remarkably, escaped injury. Started the game as a caddie at Droitwich for his father, in whose sheet metal business he used to work doing welding on the shop floor.1995 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.54 ; money £47,381 (ranked 114th); best finish, T15th, Austrian Open.

Career Victories

European Tour
2 - 2005 Abama Open De Canarias, 2006 Open De France

Career Summary

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 73.39; money £38,133 (ranked 135th); best finish T9th, Compaq European Grand Prix.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.64; money £16,305 (ranked 165th); best finish T13th, Madeira Island Open.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.36 (ranked 96th); money £40,419 (ranked 128th); best finish T8th, One 2 One British Masters

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 71.28 (ranked T27th); €426,404 or £304,574 (ranked 20th); best finish, 2nd, Algarve Portuguese Open & Compass Group English Open.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.73 (ranked T57th); €230,391 or £137,019 (ranked 62nd); best finish, T5th, Madeira Island Open.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 70.89 (ranked 37th); €427,059 or £265,528 (ranked 46th); best finish, 2nd, Madeira Island Open.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.31 (ranked 52nd); €707,012 or 450,800 (ranked 29th); best finish, 2nd, Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open & T2nd BMW International Open.

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.73 (ranked 18th); €583,050 or £406,508 (ranked 38th); best finish, 4th, Volvo Masters.

2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.00 (ranked 100th); €269,526 or £186,384 (ranked 78th); best finish, T5th, Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open.

2005 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.86 (ranked 101st); €263,437 or £178,057 (ranked 84th); Winner Abama Open de Canarias

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