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Name: - David Alexander Howell
Country: - England
Born : - June 23rd, 1975 in Swindon, County of Wiltshire, England.
Original Home/Club: - Broome Manor GC, Swindon
Occupation: - Professional golfer; occasional golf commentator.
Turned Pro: - 1995
Web Address: - http://www.davidhowellgolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Adams, Titleist, Eurocams.

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (1995). Ryder Cup player (2004, '06). Multiple wins on the European and Australasian Tours.

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In 1993, at the end of an excellent amateur career, Howell added his name to the impressive list of winners of the (British) Boys Amateur Championship. This prestigious amateur title (for golfers aged 18 and under) was secured on the same Glenbervie course where 10 years earlier Jose Maria Olzabal had triumphed in the same event.

Howell's first professional win came at the end of 1998 in the Australian PGA Championship. Back in Europe he scooped the Dubai Desert Classic at the start of 1999. A six year wait would ensue before the next two European Tour wins, which both came in 2005. Another win in 2006 was followed by an even longer winless streak that lasted until 2013, during which time Howell struggled with a recurring back injury. In September of 2013 things came right again and Howell won the Alfred Dunhill Links on the Old Course, St Andrews, one of the European Tour's richest events.

Top tournaments won by David Howell

2013Men EuropeAlfred Dunhill Links Ch'shipSt Andrews265 (-23)€589,562
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Sept 26-29). Howell (Eng) beat Peter Uihlein (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to claim his first European Tour win in seven years. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
2006Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipWentworth Club271 (-17)€708,330
Played as the BMW Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Simon Khan (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Howell (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2005Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenMunich Eichenried265 (-23)€333,330
Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 25-28). Second-placed John Daly (USA) and Brett Rumford (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Howell (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win since 1999. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
2005Men AsiaHSBC ChampionsSheshan Intl.268 (-20)US$833,300
Played as the inaugural HSBC Champions (Nov 10-13; Eurpn/Asian Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2006 season-opener). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots behind Howell (Eng), who enjoyed his biggest career victory to date. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
1999Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicDubai Creek275 (-13)€198,324
Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 11-14; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 4 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Howell (Eng). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
1998Men Aus/NZAustralian PGANew South Wales GC275x
Played as the Mastercard Australian PGA Ch'ship. First time professional tournament win for Howell (Eng).
1993Men AmateurBritish Amateur (Boys)Glenbervie3 & 1amateur
Played as the Boys Amateur Championship. Howell (Eng) beat Viktor Gustavsson (Swe) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final match. [Glenbervie GC, nr Falkirk, Scotland].


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