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Name: - Paul Andrew Broadhurst
Country: - England
Born : - August 14th, 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).


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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

2018Snr AmericaAlly ChallengeWarwick Hills201 (-15)$300,000
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].
2018Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Big Cedar Lodge194 (-24)$171,000
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].
2018Snr AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Snr€547,793see Score
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.
2018Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipHarbor Shores265 (-19)$585,000
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].
2017Snr EuropeParis Legends Ch'shipGolf National204 (-12)€52,500
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].
2017Snr EuropeScottish Snr OpenRenaissance Club200 (-13)€41,816
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].
2016Snr AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Snr€399,285see Score
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.
2016Snr AmericaPure Insurance Ch'shipPebble Beach204 (-11)$300,000
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].
2016Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - US Snr Tr$768,226see Score
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.
2016Snr MajorsSenior Open ChampionshipCarnoustie277 (-11)€251,485
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].
2015Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Snr€85,510see Score
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.
2015Snr EuropeScottish Snr OpenArcherfield Links209 (-7)€53,778
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].
2006Men EuropePortugal OpenPenina271 (-17)€208,330
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].
2005Men EuropePortugal OpenOitavos Dunes271 (-13)€208,330
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].
1995Men EuropeFrench OpenGolf National274 (-14)£91,660
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].
1993Men EuropeB&H Intl. OpenSt Mellion276 (-12)£91,660
Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open. Second-placed Mark James (Eng) and Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Broadhurst (Eng). [Nicklaus course, St Mellion Intl Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall].
1991Men EuropeBritish Pro-Celebrity ClassicRoyal Liverpool272 (-16)£41,660
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].
1989Men EuropeCannes OpenCannes Mougins207£34,851
Played as the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open. Won by Paul Broadhurst (Eng). Tournament reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather.
1989Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Tr£67,103see Score
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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