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Gordon Brand

  • Birthplace: Cambridge, England
  • Residence: Ilkley, Yorkshire, England
  • Birth Date: 08/06/1955
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 5' 10''
  • Eligibility Code: 14, 15

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Career Summary

2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 2; top-10 finishes -1; scoring average 74.17 (ranked N/A); money - $34,351 (ranked 114th); best finish, T-10th Senior British Open. Played in 17 European Seniors Tour events in 2008, won the DeVere Collection PGA Seniors Championship and Travis Perkins Pic Senior Masters. Won €257,744 which played him 2nd on the order of merit. Had nine top-ten finishes, including a T2nd in the Lake Garda Italian Seniors Open and Jersey Seniors Open.2008 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 2; top-10 finishes- 0; scoring average 77.17 (ranked N/A); money - $3,500 (ranked T202); best finish - T77th, Senior PGA Championship. 2009 European Seniors Tour record: The Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters T29th 74-71-71=216 +3 €2328.26 DGM Barbados Open T15th 68-73-74=215 -1 €2944.04 Son Gual Mallorca Senior Open T12th 72-74-67=213 -3 €5925.00

Career Victories

PGA European Tour Victories: 1 - 1989 Volvo Belgian Open. European Seniors Wins: 5 - 2006 OKI Castellon Open de Espana Senior and Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship, 2007 DGM Barbados Open, 2008 DeVere Collection PGA Seniors Championship, Travis Perkins Pic Senior Masters. Other Wins: 1981 Ivory Coast Open, 1983 Nigerian Open, 1986 Ivory Coast Open, Nigerian Open, 1987 Zimbabwe Open, 1988 Ivory Coast Open and 1990 Zambia Open

Player Notes

Won back-to-back Senior Tour events in 2008, landing The De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship when he defeated namesake Gordon Brand Jr. on the sixth extra hole, and the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters. Those victories, along with five other top ten finishes, helped him finish second in the Order of Merit in his best season to date on the Senior Tour. A consistent figure on the leader boards since turning 50 in August 2005, the former Ryder Cup player made his winning breakthrough the following year when he held off an illustrious list of challengers which included two time Open champion Greg Norman to win the OKI Castellon Open de Espana Senior. Said it was a huge confidence boost and duly responded by winning two events later at the season-ending Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship, closing with a six under par 66 before defeating Adan Sowa in a play-off. A successful and solid performer on The European Tour, he maintained his playing privileges on from 1977 to 1994 with victory in the 1989 Volvo Belgian Open. But perhaps his career highlight came when he was runner-up in the 1986 Open Championship at Turnberry, five strokes behind Norman. That result helped him finish a career best fifth on The European Tour Order of Merit. Is a former referee on the Senior Tour ... Competed in 8 European Seniors Tour events in 2005, best finish - T3rd in Bendinat London Seniors Masters. Won €81,804 which played him 26th on the order of merit ... Played in 17 European Seniors Tour events in 2006, won the OKI Castellon Open de Espana Senior and Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship. Won €196,002 which played him 4th on the order of merit ... Played in 19 European Seniors Tour events in 2007, won the DGM Barbados Open. Won €139,482 which played him 10th on the Order of Merit ... No relation to Gordon Brand Jr., who also is competing in the 70th Senior PGA Championship.

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