Height: 6 ft
Born: January 22, 1991
Year Turned Pro: 2011
Birthplace: Oxfordshire, England
Sponsor: Dionach Ltd.
Eddie Pepperell was a celebrated amateur player who turned pro at the tender age of 20. After failing to secure a European Tour or Challenge Tour card for 2012, Pepperell had to concentrate on mini-tours and possible sponsor invitations to Challenge Tour events.
Eddie received an invite to play the 4th event of the Challenge Tour Season –Allianz Open Cotes d’Armor Bretagne – and the tournament became his launching pad. Tied for the lead after 72 holes of regulation play, Pepperell prevailed in a sudden death playoff over Jeppe Huldahl. The victory was not only important for the big pay day, but also a Challenge Tour card for the remainder of the 2012 campaign. The importance of this win for Pepperell was life changing. His winnings before his win at Allianz were sparse and the financial realities were beginning to take their toll on his future in the game.
In 2013, Pepperell played in the European Tour’s purse-rich BMW PGA Championship, placing 6th. A few weeks later he won the local qualifier for the U.S. Open, which would become his first attempt at a Major championship. More importantly, Pepperell ended the season with European Tour card for 2014.
Pepperell played solidly on the European Tour in 2014, finishing in 47th place on the money list.
In 2015 at the Irish Open, Pepperell rallied from 7 shots down entering the final round to play his way into a three-man playoff for the title. Pepperell finished second in the playoff but secured his entry into the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews.
Halfway through the 2015 season, Pepperell finds himself in 38th place on the European Tour money list.
Pepperell was introduced to the game at the age of 3 by his father, who worked at the time as a club maker.