Born:July 15, 1966 in Cardiff, South Wales.
Original/Home Club:Cardiff, Wales
SENIOR MAJORS (1): British Senior Open (2021). British Amateur champion (1989). Walker Cup player (1989). European Tour wins (3). European Senior Tour Order of Merit winner (2021).
Having won both the British and Welsh Amateur titles in 1989, Dodd clinched another hugely prestigious title when he won the British Senior Open in 2021. His three European Tour wins included the China Open (2004), Irish Open (2005) and European Open (2006).
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55-year-old Stephen Dodd (Wales) won the 2021 European Senior (Legends) Tour Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy. Dodd had a season-long tally of 1,830 points. Thomas Levet (Fra) was second with 1,435 pts; Markus Brier (Aut) was third with 1,379 pts.
Note: The 2021 season-ending event (MCB Tour Championship - Mauritius, scheduled for April 1-3, 2022) was rained out in first round, and didn't count towards the Order of Merit.
The Senior Open presented by Rolex (34th). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind 55-year-old Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first major championship title. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
Played as the WinstonGolf Senior Open (Jul 13-15). Second-placed Jean-François Remésy (Fra) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Stephen Dodd (Wales). [Links course, WinstonGolf, Vorbeck, nr Schwerin, Germany].
Played as the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters (Oct 20-22). Second-placed Clark Dennis (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stephen Dodd (Wales), who claimed his second European Senior Tour win. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Oct 21-23; last played in 2008). Second-placed Phillip Price (Wales; 50th birthday on first day of the tournament), finished 1 shot behind 50-year-old fellow countryman Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first European Senior Tour win. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Smurfit Kappa European Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Anthony Wall (Eng) and José Manual Lara (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Stephen Dodd (Wales). [Palmer South course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin; at the time called the Smurfit course].
Played as the Nissan Irish Open (May 19-22). Dodd (Wales) beat David Howell (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. This was the second straight week that Howell lost in a playoff. [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].
Played as the Volvo China Open (Nov 25-28; Asian/European Tours event; Eurpn Tr 2005 season-opener). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) finished 3 shots behind 38-year-old Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Shanghai Silport GC, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China].
The Amateur Championship (94th). Stephen Dodd (Wales) beat Craig Cassells (Eng) 5 and 3 in the final. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
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