Mark Brown

    Mark Brown

    Height: 6 ft. 0 in 

    Weight: 172 lbs 

    Birthday:  02/09/1975

    College: -

    Turned Pro: 1996

    Birthplace: Lower Hutt, New Zealand

    Country:  New Zealand

    Sponsor: Srixon 

      

    Despite turning pro in 1996, Brown didn’t see much success for the next ten years or so. In those early years, he mainly played on the Australasian, Asian and Canadian Tours. He had a breakout year in 2008 when he won his first Asian Tour event at the SAIL Open Golf Championship at Jaypee Greens by four shots over Scott Hend, Seung-yul Noh and Jyoti Randhawa. He then proceeded to capture his first European Tour title (co-sanctioned with both the Australasian and Asian Tours) at the Johnnie Walker Classic where he closed with a round of 67 to defeat Greg Chalmers, Taichiro Kiyota and Scott Strange by three strokes. He would finish 2008 in 53rd position on the European Tour Order of Merit. As a result of his good year, Brown moved into the world top 70. He also finished number one on the Australasian Order of Merit and was honoured with the award for New Zealand Golfer of the Year.

    His best finish in a Major Championship to date was a tie for 24th in the first one he played, the 2008 PGA Championship. Despite earning a Web.com Tour card after attending the PGA Tour Q School, Brown only played in a single event on the Tour in 2014. Brown continues to plie his trade on the variety of Tours in Asia, Australasia and Europe.