Who's who: Gordon Brand Jr

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Who's who: Gordon Brand Jr

  • Name:

    Gordon Brand Jr.
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Lived:

    [1958-2019]. Born on Aug 19, 1958 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. Died on July 31, 2019 in Ash, Kent (aged 60).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Kirkcaldy, Scotland
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1981

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (1979). Ryder Cup player (1987, '89). Multiple wins on the European Tour (8), Austrlasian Tour and European Senior Tr. European Tour Rookie of the Year (1982).

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Former European Tour and European Senior Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Gordon Brand Jr

2013
Europe
204 (-12)
€60,000
WinstonGolf

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€60,000

Title sponsor

WinstonGolf

Played as the WinstonGolf Senior Open (Sept 6-8; formerly the Pon Senior Open). Second-placed Ángel Franco (Para), Andrew Oldcorn (Scot) and David J. Russell (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Gordon Brand Jr (Scot), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Open course, Winston Golf, Vorbeck, nr Schwerin, Germany].

2010
Europe
201 (-15)
€25,081
Matrix

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Venue

La Moye

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

€25,081

Title sponsor

Matrix

Played as the Matrix Jersey Classic (June 4-6; next played in 2015). Second-placed Bobby Lincoln (RSA) and Carl Mason (Eng) finished 5 shots behind 51-year-old wire-to-wire winner Gordon Brand Jr (Scot), who recorded his first European Senior Tour win. [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].

1993
Europe
275 (-13)
£100,000
General Accident

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

General Accident

Played as the GA European Open (Sept 9-12). Second-placed Phillip Price (Wales) and Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) finished 7 shots behind Gordon Brand Jr (Scot), who recorded the last of his eight European Tour wins. [East course, East Sussex Natl GC, Little Horsted, nr Uckfield, E Sussex].

1989
Europe
272 (-12)
£50,000
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Venue

Fulford

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Derrick Cooper (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Brand Jr (Scot). [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].

1987
Europe
277 (-11)
£32,202
Scandinavian Enterprise

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Venue

Ullna

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£32,202

Title sponsor

Scandinavian Enterprise

Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (July 30-Aug 2). Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) beat Magnus Persson (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Ullna GC, Åkersberga, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

1987
Europe
272 (-16)
£30,000
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

KLM

Played as the KLM Dutch Open (July 23-26). Second-placed David A. Russell (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Brand Jr (Scot), who posted his fifth European Tour win. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].

1984
Europe
270 (-10)
£25,000
Panasonic

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

£25,000

Title sponsor

Panasonic

Played as the Panasonic European Open (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and Noel Ratcliffe (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Brand Jr (Scot). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1984
Europe
272 (-8)
£12,135
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

£12,135

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Celtic International Classic (Aug 9-12; one-off Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus), Sandy Lyle (Scot) and Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 3 shots behind Brand (Scot). [Galway GC, Co.Galway, Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£8,330

Title sponsor

Coral

Played as the Coral Classic (June 24-27). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 3 shots behind 23-year-old Brand Jr (Scot), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, S Wales].

1982
Awards
£38,842
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Venue

Score

£38,842

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Brand (Scot) won the European Tour 1982 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Brand finished seventh on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of £38,842.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Brand, Gordon Jr

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Bob Hope

Played as the Bob Hope British Classic (Sept 23-26). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Brand Jr (Scot), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

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