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Brian Davis

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To Par: E
Total Strokes: 69 - 73 - 69 - 69 : 280
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: London, England
  • Residence: Orlando, FL
  • Age: 37
  • Turned Pro: 1994
  • Eligibility Code: ELIGIBILITY CODE: 12

Played on the European Team between 1997 and 2004. In 2004 won the PGA Tour Q-School which gave him privileges in America and he made the switch of tours. Played in 187 events up through 2004 on the European Tour. Won his first European title, the Open de España at the PGA Golf de Catalunya in May 2000 when he met his wife to be, Julie, a former air stewardess and daughter of former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence. Enjoyed his best season in 2003, breaking into the top 10 on the Order of Merit in ninth place assisted by 11 top-10 finishes, including third in the year-ending Volvo Masters. Began the next season on a high note, winning the ANZ Championship in Australia which set up appearances in all four majors in 2004. In 1998, he contracted chickenpox on flight home to the UK from South Africa. Taken ill with the virus in Dubai and spent a week in intensive care with seriously high blood clot levels. Became the first Englishman to win the PGA Tour Qualifying School finals at the end of 2004, shooting a 17-under-par total of 415 to win by one stroke. On his first season on the PGA Tour (2005), finished 98th on the money list. Also played in eight European Tour events. In 2005 finished T3rd in the Nissan Open, but it was shortened to 36 holes and was unofficial. His first top-10 finish on PGA Tour came at Shell Houston Open, T7th. In 2007 got his first runner-up finish at Stanford St. Jude Championship, and added another in 2008 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, then the 2009 HP Byron Nelson. In 2010 lost a playoff to Jim Furyk at the Verizon Heritage -- in that playoff on his third shot out of a greenside hazard, Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself after touching a loose impediment during his backswing (Rule 13-4), ensuring Furyk's victory. A month later had his fifth runner-up finish at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

International Victories

(2): 2000 Peugeot Open de Espana [Eur]. 2004 ANZ Championship [Eur].

PGA European Tour Victories

2004 Greg Norman Holden International; 2000 Open de Espana

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$740,915 (37)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T2-- *Tavistock Cup. P2-- Verizon Heritage.

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 3, Verizon Heritage. 66 at Round 2, Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Lost in a playoff to Jim Furyk at the Verizon Heritage after finishing regulation tied at 13-under, giving him runner-up finishes on TOUR in each of the last four years. Birdied the 18th hole to force the playoff, which went back to the 18th tee. Playing his third shot out of a greenside hazard in the palyoff, Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself after touching a loose impediment during his backswing (Rule 13-4), ensuring Furyk's victory. Posted just four bogeys during the week, but two came on Nos. 15 and 16 during the final round.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

2-- Stanford St. Jude Championship, HP Byron Nelson Championship, Verizon Heritage. T2-- Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.

2009 Season Highlights

Finished the season No. 58 on the FedExCup points list, with 19 made cuts in 32 starts. Finished a career-best No. 43 on the money list...Earned first top-10 of the season with a T5 at THE PLAYERS Championship with four sub-par rounds...Another T5 followed a week later at the Valero Texas Open with four rounds in the 60s...Made it three consecutive top-5 finishes with a second-place finish at HP Byron Nelson Championship, again posting four rounds in the 60s, and equaling his career-best TOUR finish. Final-round 64 marked his 20th consecutive round of par or better...A final-round, bogey-free 64 led to a T7 finish at the season-ending Children's Miracle Network Classic.

Career Highlights

2009: Finished No. 58 on the FedExCup points list, with 19 made cuts in 32 starts. Finished a career-best No. 43 on the money list...Earned first top-10 of the season with a T5 at THE PLAYERS Championship with four sub-par rounds...Another T5 followed a week later at the Valero Texas Open with four rounds in the 60s...Made it three consecutive top-5 finishes with a second-place finish at HP Byron Nelson Championship, again posting four rounds in the 60s, and equaling his career-best TOUR finish. Final-round 64 marked his 20th consecutive round of par or better...A final-round, bogey-free 64 led to a T7 finish at the season-ending Children's Miracle Network Classic. 2008: Held the 36-hole lead at The Honda Classic before weekend rounds of 73-73 left him four shy of eventual winner Ernie Els. T7 finish marked his first top-10 of the season...In a six-week span, posted four top-20 finishes beginning with a T13 at the Travelers Championship in June. Best finish was a T2 at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open in August, his best finish since taking solo second at the 2007 Stanford St. Jude Championship. 2007: Had a career-best three top-10 finishes and topped the $1-million mark for the first time in his career...Posted his best career finish, a second, at the Stanford St. Jude Championship to complete an emotional week. Had to fly home to Orlando on Tuesday of tournament week when wife and two children were rushed to the hospital following a carbon monoxide gas leak at their home. Returned to Memphis late Wednesday...Made the cut in his final two starts to close the season with 17 consecutive cuts made, which put him second behind Tiger Woods (23 in a row) to finish the season. 2006: In second season on TOUR, retained card on the strength of two top-10s...In fourth start of the season, collected his first top-10 with a T7 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am...Second top-10 was a T8 at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, thanks to a closing 7-under 65. 2005: In rookie season on TOUR, finished 98th on the money list...Posted second career top-10, a T3 at the rain-shortened, unofficial Nissan Open. Shot 65-69 to finish one shot out of Adam Scott-Chad Campbell playoff...Shared the first-round lead with three others after an 8-under 64 at the Ford Championship at Doral. Finished T44...Finished T7 at the Shell Houston Open to bump season earnings into top 50...Closing 3-under 69 at The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters earned a spot in a three-man playoff on European Tour with Thomas Bjorn and David Howell, eventually won by Bjorn. 2004: Earned his initial TOUR card by taking medalist honors in his first trip to the Qualifying Tournament since 1995. The first-timer at final stage posted the highest final round (2-over 74) by a Q-School winner since 1996 (Steve Jones, 75) and won by one stroke over Rob Rashell...Finished 31st on the European Tour's Volvo Order of Merit, where he had been a member since 1997, with three top-10s and his second career victory, at the ANZ Championship. 2003: T6 at the British Open, shooting 68-68 on the weekend. Recorded two seconds, a third and 10 top-10s on the European Tour. 2002: Married his wife Julie in October and the week of his honeymoon played in the Telefonica Open de Madrid, finishing T2, his best finish of the season. 2000: In May, won his first title, the Peugeot Open de Espana, at the PGA Golf de Catalunya, where he met his wife to be, Julie, a former flight attendant and daughter of former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence. Amateur: Represented England at boy, youth and senior levels as an amateur...Won the 1992 Peter McEvoy Trophy as an amateur.

Played on the European Team between 1997 and 2004. In 2004 won the PGA Tour Q-School which gave him privileges in America and he made the switch of tours. Played in 187 events up through 2004 on the European Tour. Won his first European title, the Open de España at the PGA Golf de Catalunya in May 2000 when he met his wife to be, Julie, a former air stewardess and daughter of former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence. Enjoyed his best season in 2003, breaking into the top 10 on the Order of Merit in ninth place assisted by 11 top-10 finishes, including third in the year-ending Volvo Masters. Began the next season on a high note, winning the ANZ Championship in Australia which set up appearances in all four majors in 2004. In 1998, he contracted chickenpox on flight home to the UK from South Africa. Taken ill with the virus in Dubai and spent a week in intensive care with seriously high blood clot levels. Became the first Englishman to win the PGA Tour Qualifying School finals at the end of 2004, shooting a 17-under-par total of 415 to win by one stroke. On his first season on the PGA Tour (2005), finished 98th on the money list. Also played in eight European Tour events. In 2005 finished T3rd in the Nissan Open, but it was shortened to 36 holes and was unofficial. His first top-10 finish on PGA Tour came at Shell Houston Open, T7th. In 2007 got his first runner-up finish at Stanford St. Jude Championship, and added another in 2008 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, then the 2009 HP Byron Nelson. In 2010 lost a playoff to Jim Furyk at the Verizon Heritage -- in that playoff on his third shot out of a greenside hazard, Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself after touching a loose impediment during his backswing (Rule 13-4), ensuring Furyk's victory. A month later had his fifth runner-up finish at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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Other Information

Rookie on the 2005 PGA TOUR after being the medalist in his first trip to Q-school since 1995. The first timer at final stage posted the highest final round (2-over 74) by a Q-School winner since 1996 (Steve Jones, 75) and won by one stroke over Rob Rashell. Member of the European Tour from 1997-2004. Finished 31st on the European Tour's Volvo Order of Merit with three top-10s and his second career victory, at the ANZ Championship. T6 at the 2003 British Open, shooting 68-68 on the weekend. Recorded two seconds, a third and 10 top-10s on the European Tour in 2003. Won his first title, the Peugeot Open de Espana, at the PGA Golf de Catalunya in May 2000 where he met his wife to be, Julie, a former flight attendant and daughter of former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence. The couple married in October 2002 and in the week of his honeymoon, Davis played in the Telefonica Open de Madrid and finished T2, his best finish of the season. Represented England at boy, youth and senior levels as an amateur. Won the 1992 Peter McEvoy Trophy as an amateur.

National Teams

Alfred Dunhill Cup (1), 2000; World Cup (1), 2000; Seve Trophy (1), 2003.