Who's who: Paul Broadhurst

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Who's who: Paul Broadhurst

  • Name:

    Paul Andrew Broadhurst
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Aug 14, 1965 in Walsall, West Midlands, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Atherstone GC, Warwicks.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1988

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (2): The Senior Open (2016); US Snr PGA Championship (2018). Ryder Cup player (1991). Multiple European Tour, European Snr Tour and PGA Tour Champions wins. Rookie of the Year: European Tour (1989), European Snr Tour (2015), Champions Tour (2016). European Snr Tour Order of Merit winner (2016, '18).

Did you know?

Broadhurst's successful amateur career culminated in winning the Silver Medal as the lowest scoring amateur in the 1988 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes. He turned professional later that year and joined the European Tour in 1989. An early win in the Cannes Open and other good finishes saw him crowned the European Tour Rookie of the Year in 1989. Five further European Tour wins followed, the last two coming in the 2005 and 2006 Portuguese Opens.

At the 119th Open Championship played on the Old Course, St Andrews, Broadhurst shot a 9-under par 63, the lowest scoring round in relation to par in Open Championship history.

A win on debut in the Scottish Senior Open led to Broadhurst becoming the European Senior Tour's Rookie of the Year for 2015. The following year another win on debut, this time in The Senior Open at Carnoustie, gave him a first major championship title. It also tipped the scales for him to be voted the Champions Tour Rookie of the Year for 2016.

Top tournaments won by Paul Broadhurst

2018
Majors
265 (-19)
$585,000
KitchenAid

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$585,000

Title sponsor

KitchenAid

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship (79th) (May 24-27). Second-placed Tim Petrovic (USA) finished 4 shots behind Broadhurst (Eng), who won his second senior major championship title. [The GC at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Mich].

2018
Awards
€547,793
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Venue

Score

€547,793

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Broadhurst (Eng) won the European Snr Tour Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with 2018 earnings of €547,793 on the Tour. Phillip Price (Wales) was second with €279,627; Stephen Dodd (Wales) was third with €267,241.

2018
America
194 (-24)
$171,000
Bass Pro Shops

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

194 (-24)

Prize money

$171,000

Title sponsor

Bass Pro Shops

Played as the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (Apr 19-22; 49-hole two-man alternate shot & better-ball team event). Winning team of Paul Broadhurst (Eng) & Kirk Triplett (USA) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) & Tom Lehman (USA) with a bunker-shot birdie at the first playoff hole (par-3 9th). [Final round on Top of the Rock (par-3 course), Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri; 18-hole Buffalo Ridge and 13-hole Mountain Top courses used in earlier rounds].

2018
America
Warwick Hills
201 (-15)
$300,000
Ally Financial

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Ally Financial

Played as the inaugural Ally Challenge (Sep 14-16). Second-placed Brandt Jobe (USA) finished 2 shots behind Broadhurst (Eng), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour Champions win. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

€41,816

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Scottish Senior Open (Aug 4-6). Second-placed Mike Harwood (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Broadhurst (Eng), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Renaissance Club, Gullane, East Lothian].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€52,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Paris Legends Championship (Sept 28-30). Second-placed John Daly (USA) finished 2 shots behind Broadhurst (Eng). [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].

2016
Awards
$768,226
see Score
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Venue

Score

$768,226

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Broadhurst (Eng) won the PGA Tour Champions 2016 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. Broadhurst finished 30th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $768,226.

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€251,485

Title sponsor

Rolex

The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex (30th) (July 21-24). Second-placed Scott McCarron (USA) finished 2 shots behind 50-year-old Broadhurst (Eng), who claimed his first win in a major championship. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].

2016
America
204 (-11)
$300,000
Nature Valley

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

204 (-11)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Nature Valley

Played as the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 16-18). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) and Kevin Sutherland (USA) finished 1 shot behind Broadhurst, who claimed his second Champions Tour win and first on American soil. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Poppy Hills GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2016
Awards
€399,285
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Venue

Score

€399,285

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Broadhurst (Eng) won the Eurpn Snr Tr Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with 2016 earnings of €399,285 on the Tour. Magnus Persson Atlevi (Swe) was second with €211,557; Andre Bossert (Sui) was third with €144,866.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

€53,778

Title sponsor

PC UK

Played as the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open (Aug 27-29). Making his European Snr Tour debut, Broadhurst (Eng) beat Gordon Manson (Scot/Aut) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Fidra course, Archerfield Links, East Lothian].

2015
Awards
€85,510
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Venue

Score

€85,510

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Broadhurst (Eng) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2015 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Competing in just four events, he finished 12th on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €85,510.

2006
Europe
271 (-17)
€208,330
CGD

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Venue

Penina

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€208,330

Title sponsor

CGD

Played as the Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos (Mar 30-Apr 2). Second-placed Anthony Wall (Eng) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Broadhurst (Eng). [Penina Resort, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal].

2005
Europe
271 (-13)
€208,330
CGD

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

€208,330

Title sponsor

CGD

Played as the Estoril Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos (Mar 31-Apr 3). Second-placed Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Broadhurst (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win in 10 years. In the final round, Broadhurst benefitted from Lawrie's triple-bogey 7 at the 17th and co-leader Barry Lane's quadruple-bogey 9 at the 18th. [Oitavos Dunes, nr Cascais, Portugal].

1995
Europe
274 (-14)
£91,660
Peugeot

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£91,660

Title sponsor

Peugeot

Played as the Peugeot Open de France. Second-placed Neal Briggs (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Goosen (RSA). [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].

1993
Europe
276 (-12)
£91,660
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£91,660

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (May 6-9). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) and José María Olazábal (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Broadhurst (Eng). [Nicklaus course, St Mellion Intl Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Wang

Played as the European Pro-Celebrity (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) finished 7 shots behind Broadhurst (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

1989
Europe
207 (-9)
£34,851
Credit Lyonnais

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

£34,851

Title sponsor

Credit Lyonnais

Played as the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open (April 13-16). Second-placed Peter Senior (Aus), Brett Ogle (Aus) and Jimmy Heggarty (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old Broadhurst (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].

1989
Awards
£67,103
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Broadhurst, Paul

Venue

Score

£67,103

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Broadhurst (Eng) won the European Tour 1989 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Broadhurst finished 42nd on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of £67,103.

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