Who's who: Nick Dougherty

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Who's who: Nick Dougherty

  • Name:

    Nicholas "Nick" Dougherty
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    May 24, 1982 in Bootle, nr Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Shaw Hill GC, Chorley, Lancs.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; television commentator and analyst.
  • Turned Pro:

    2001

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (2001). Multiple wins on the European Tour. European Tour Rookie of the Year (2002).

Did you know?

After a glittering amateur career, in which Nick Faldo played a key mentoring role, Dougherty turned professional the week after playing in the victorious GB&I Walker Cup team in 2001. His playing career on the European Tour has been eventful, with some excellent wins interspersed with some lean years and loss of form.

Top tournaments won by Nick Dougherty

2009
Europe
266 (-22)
€333,330
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dougherty, Nick

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW International Open (June 25-28). Second-placed Rafa Echenique (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Nick Dougherty (Eng), who recorded the last of his three European Tour wins. Dougherty held on to win despite Echenique's albatross finish at the par-5 final hole, which gave the Argentinian a back-nine of 27 in a final round 62. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dougherty, Nick

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€562,625

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 4-7). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Nick Dougherty (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].

2005
Asia
270 (-18)
US$166,660
Caltex/Carlsberg

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Dougherty, Nick

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

US$166,660

Title sponsor

Caltex/Carlsberg

Played as the Caltex Masters presented by Carlsberg (Jan 27-30; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) and Maarten Lafeber (Neth) finished 5 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Dougherty (Eng). [Masters course, Laguna National G&CC, Singapore].

2002
Awards
€562,509
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Dougherty, Nick

Venue

Score

€562,509

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Dougherty (Eng) won the European Tour 2002 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Dougherty finished 36th on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €562,509.

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