Gordon Brand Jr
Name:Gordon Brand Jr.
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
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).
Former European Tour and European Senior Tour player.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.
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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