Who's who: Jamie Donaldson

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Who's who: Jamie Donaldson

  • Name:

    Jamie Ross Donaldson
  • Country:

    Wales
  • Born:

    Oct 19, 1975 in Pontypridd, South Wales.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2000
  • Website:

    https://www.jamie-donaldson.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2014). Multiple wins on the European Tour.

Did you know?

Donaldson turned professional in 2000 aged 24. The following season was spent playing on the second tier Challenge Tour, from which he stepped up to the full European Tour in 2002. After some relatively modest years on the Tour, he started to become a much stronger and more consistent player in 2010.

Donaldson's maiden win on the Tour came at the 2012 Irish Open, his 255th start on the Tour. Further wins in 2013 and 2014 set up his appearance in the 2014 Ryder Cup, where he secured the winning point for Europe, beating Keegan Bradley 4 & 3 in the Sunday singles. In 2013 Donaldson became only the fifth player in Masters history to record a hole-in-one at Augusta National's par-3 6th hole.

Top tournaments won by Jamie Donaldson

2015
Asia
267 (-21)
US$180,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Donaldson, Jamie

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

US$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thailand Golf Championship (Dec 10-13; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Clément Sordet (Fra) and defending champion Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 3 shots behind first-time Asian Tour winner Donaldson (Wales). [Amata Spring CC, Bangkok, Thailand].

2014
Europe
274 (-14)
€166,660
D+D Real

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donaldson, Jamie

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

D+D Real

Played as the inaugural D+D Real Czech Masters (Aug 21-24; Eurpn Tr event; in 2012 and 2013 a Eurpn Challenge Tr event). Second-placed Bradley Dredge (Wales) finished 3 shots behind Jamie Donaldson (Wales), who claimed his third European Tour title. [Albatross Resort, Vysoký Újezd, nr Prague, Czech Rep.].

2013
Europe
274 (-14)
€336,726
HSBC

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donaldson, Jamie

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€336,726

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (Jan 17-20; European Tour event). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) and Thorbjørn Olesen (Den) finished 1 shot behind Jamie Donaldson (Wales), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donaldson, Jamie

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Irish Open (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Rafa Cabrero-Bello (Esp), Anthony Wall (Eng) and Fabrizio Zanotti (Par) finished 4 shots behind Donaldson (Wales), who claimed his first European Tour win at the 255th attempt. [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].

2001
Europe
270 (-18)
€27,146
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Donaldson, Jamie

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€27,146

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Russian Open (Aug 2-5; Eurpn Challenge Tr event). Second-placed Michael Archer (Eng) and Mikael Piltz (Fin) finished 3 shots behind Donaldson (Wales). [Moscow CC, Nakhabino, nr Moscow].

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