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Made his winning breakthrough on The European Tour International Schedule in June 2004 when he came back from four shots behind with seven to play to defeat fellow Englishman Paul Casey at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off for The Celtic Manor Wales Open. It was just reward for Khan who started the week with a stunning course record 61 at The Celtic Manor Resort. Cited the victory of his close friend Scott Drummond in the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club the previous week as the inspiration for his own victory in Wales. Played consistently well in 2005 with five top-10 finishes to his name. Found a level of consistency he had been searching for in 2003 which helped him avoid a third consecutive visit to the Qualifying School and built on that success during 2004 to finish 27th on the Order of Merit, by some way his best finishing position. Inspired to take up golf as a 12 year old after watching Seve Ballesteros win The Open Championship at St Andrews in 1984. Introduced to the game by his grandfather. Played golf for Essex at County level before turning professional at the age of 18. A keen Arsenal FC fan.
1 - 2004 Celtic Manor Wales Open
2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.12 (ranked 169th); money €57,318 or £36,547 (ranked 165th); best finish, T24th BMW International.
2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 71.37 (ranked 71st); money €246,719 or £172,014 (ranked 86th); Best finish, T4th, Caltex Masters.
2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.38 (ranked 51st); money €749,834 or £518,529 (ranked 27th); winner Celtic Manor Wales Open.
2005 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.86 (ranked 27th); money €560,346 or £378,738 (ranked 40th); Best finish, T5th, Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters.