Who's who: Richard Boxall

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Who's who: Richard Boxall

  • Name:

    Richard Boxall
  • Also known as:

    Boxie
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    April 28, 1961 in Hampton Wick, nr Kingston upon Thames, Middlesex.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; television commentator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1982

Roll of Honour

European Tour wins (1).

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Boxall recorded his only win on the European Tour at the 1990 Italian Open. He is perhaps better remembered for a far more painful event, when he broke his leg during the 1991 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The stress fracture had been slowly but irritatingly building up during the previous three or four days. Teeing off at the ninth hole in the third round, just two shots off the lead, Boxall hit a solid 1-iron tee shot. The ball landed on the fairway alongside that of playing partner Colin Montgomerie, but Boxall had already collapsed to the ground. The solid hit was accompanied by his left leg painfully fracturing. The injury put Boxall out of action for the best part of a year, and probably affected his game for a long time thereafter.

After retiring from tournament golf some years after the 1991 injury, 'Boxie' took up television commentary. He has become a much-liked member of the Sky Sports team, known for his insightful analysis, wit and joviality.

Top tournaments won by Richard Boxall

1990
Europe
267 (-21)
£50,000
Lancia Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Boxall, Richard

Venue

Milano

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Lancia Martini

Played as the Lancia Martini Italian Open. Second-placed Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) finished 5 shots behind Boxall (Eng). [Milano GC, Villasanta, Monza, nr Milan].

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