Paul Broadhurst

    Paul Broadhurst

    Height: 5 ft. 11 in 

    Weight: 172 lbs 

    Birthday:  08/14/1965

    College:  -

    Turned Pro: 1988

    Birthplace: Walsall, England

    Country:  England

    Sponsor: Titleist

      

    Broadhurst was a successful amateur and won the Silver Medal for the low amateur at the 1988 British Open which was played at Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s Golf Club. He turned pro shortly after and successfully won his card for the 1989 European Tour season. He managed to win in his rookie year, capturing the three round, Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open by a single stroke. He also finished in 3rd place on two occasions and ended his rookie season 42nd on the money list and as the Henry Cotton European Tour Rookie of the Year.

    His second win would come in 1991 by an emphatic seven strokes at the European Pro-Celebrity. This win along with runner-up finishes at the Volvo German Open and the Renault Belgian Open helped him qualify for his first and only Ryder Cup. team in 1991. He played twice at Kiawah Island and finished the week with a 100% record having won his fourball match and having defeated Mark O’Meara 3&1 in the singles. The European team narrowly lost by a single point.

    His highest ever finish in the money list was 9th in 1996 having registered a total of ten top 10 finishes. In 1993 he won the Benson & Hedges International Open and in 1995 he captured the Peugeot Open de France by a huge eight shots. He would not win again until 2005 when he won the Portuguese Open by one shot over Paul Lawrie. He would successfully defend this title the following year in what was his sixth and last European Tour win. He lost four play-offs in his career, including two in the 1991 season. His best finish in a Major Championship was a tie for 12th in the British Open which he achieved in 1990 and 2007.