Who's who: Rodger Davis

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Who's who: Rodger Davis

  • Name:

    Rodger Miles Davis
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    May 18, 1951 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1974

Roll of Honour

Multiple European Tour, Champions Tour and international tours winner.

Did you know?

Davis spent most of his regular career playing on the Australasian and European Tours, but as a senior played mainly on the US-based PGA Champions Tour.

Top tournaments won by Rodger Davis

2003
America
Newport Beach, CA
197 (-16)
$232,500
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

197 (-16)

Prize money

$232,500

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 21-23). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind 51-year-old Rodger Davis (Aus), who recorded his first and only Champions Tour win. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].

1993
Europe
271 (-13)
£66,660
Air France

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

£66,660

Title sponsor

Air France

Played as the Air France Cannes Open (Apr 29-May 2). Davis (Aus) beat Mark McNulty (Zim) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his seven European Tour wins. [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].

1991
Aus/NZ
273 (-11)
NZ$45,000
AMP

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

NZ$45,000

Title sponsor

AMP

Played as the AMP New Zealand Open (March 7-10; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Davis (Aus), who claimed his second win in this event. [Paraparaumu Beach GC, Paraparaumu, NZ].

1991
Awards
A$343,277
see Score
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Venue

Score

A$343,277

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Davis (Aus) won his second straight Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit, with 1991 season earnings of A$343,277 on the Tour. Greg Turner (NZ) was second with A$305,044; Peter Senior (Aus) was third with A$293,295.

1991
Europe
280 (-4)
£100,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 24-27; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Davis (Aus). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].

1990
Europe
277 (-11)
£50,000
Peugeot

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Peugeot

Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Peter Fowler (Aus) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Davis (Aus). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£36,500

Title sponsor

Wang

Played as the Wang Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity (June 14-17). Davis (Aus) beat Mike Clayton (Aus) with a par on the seventh playoff hole. Bill Malley (USA) and Mark McNulty (Zim) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Davis (Aus) won the Australia/NZ Tour 1990 Order of Merit.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Wang

Played as the Wang Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity (June 9-12). Second-placed Jose Maria Canizares (Esp) and Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Davis (Aus). [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1986
Aus/NZ
267 (-13)
NZ$21,500
Air NZ/Shell

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

NZ$21,500

Title sponsor

Air NZ/Shell

Played as the Air New Zealand Shell Open (Nov 27-30). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) and Bob Shearer (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Davis (Aus). [Titirangi GC, New Lynn, Auckland, NZ].

1986
Europe
281 (-7)
£35,000
Whyte & Mckay

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Whyte & Mckay

Played as the Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship (May 23-26). Davis (Aus) beat Des Smyth (Ire) in a playoff, to record his second European Tour win. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1986
Aus/NZ
278 (-10)
A$49,500
Natl Panasonic

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

A$49,500

Title sponsor

Natl Panasonic

Played as the National Panasonic Australian Open (Nov 13-16). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus), Graham Marsh (Aus) and Bob Shearer (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Davis (Aus). [Metropolitan GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Aus].

1986
Aus/NZ
262 (-18)
Nissan-Mobil

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

262 (-18)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Nissan-Mobil

Played as the Nissan-Mobil New Zealand Open (Dec 4-7). Second-placed Bob Shearer (Aus) finished 8 shots behind Davis (Aus), who broke the tournament record low score by 4 shots. [The Grange GC, Otahuhu, Auckland. Now part of Royal Auckland & Grange GC].

1981
Europe
283 (-5)
£11,000
State Express

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davis, Rodger

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£11,000

Title sponsor

State Express

Played as the State Express English Classic (July 8-11). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind 30-year-old Rodger Davis (Aus), who recorded the first of his seven European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].

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