James Kingston

James Kingston
Personal information
Full name James Hubert Kingston
Born (1965-11-30) 30 November 1965
Ottosdal, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence Rustenburg, South Africa
Turned professional 1988
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
Former tour(s) Asian Tour
European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 16
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Asian Tour 4
Sunshine Tour 11
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T27: 2009
PGA Championship T55: 2008
Achievements and awards
Sunshine Tour
Order of Merit Winner

James Hubert Kingston (born 30 November 1965) is a South African professional golfer.

Kingston was born in Ottosdal, South Africa. He turned professional in 1988, and is currently a member of the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour. He has also competed on the Asian Tour, where he collected four tournament victories.

In 2007 Kingston finished top of the Order of Merit on the Sunshine Tour, aided by his victory at the European Tour co-sanctioned South African Airways Open. That win was his first on the European Tour, and helped him to his best Order of Merit finish of 17th in 2008.

Victory at the Sunshine Tour's Vodacom Championship in February 2008, lifted Kingston into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time.

Kingston secured his first win of 2009 with a playoff triumph against Anders Hansen at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship in Cologne.[1]

Professional wins (16)

European Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 16 Dec 2007 South African Airways Open
(co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour)
−4 (73-69-71-71=284) 1 stroke England Oliver Wilson
2 13 Sep 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship −13 (67-69-70-69=275) Playoff Denmark Anders Hansen

Sunshine Tour wins (11)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 12 Sep 1992 Lombard Tyres TVL Classic −12 (64-67-73=204) 4 strokes South Africa John Fourie
2 29 Jun 1995 FNB Pro Series: Royal Swazi −8 (70-68-70=208) 1 stroke South Africa Kevin Stone
3 8 Nov 1995 FNB Pro Series: Namibia Open −11 (64-70-68=202) 1 stroke South Africa Michael du Toit
4 6 Jul 1996 Bosveld Classic −7 (69-64-76=209) 2 strokes Swaziland Paul Friedlander, South Africa Mark Murless
5 28 Sep 2001 Randfontein Classic −11 (67-72-66=205) Playoff South Africa André Cruse, South Africa Sean Ludgater
6 12 Oct 2001 Atlantic Beach Classic −3 (72-69-72=213) 7 strokes South Africa Wallie Coetsee, South Africa Justin Hobday
7 19 May 2002 Royal Swazi Sun Classic −12 (70-70-64=204) 1 stroke South Africa Keith Horne, South Africa Bobby Lincoln
8 16 Dec 2007 South African Airways Open
(co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
−4 (73-69-71-71=284) 1 stroke England Oliver Wilson
9 17 Feb 2008 Vodacom Championship −17 (71-67-68-65=271) 2 strokes Brazil Adilson da Silva
10 20 Aug 2010 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour (Selbourne) −13 (66-65-72=203) 2 strokes Brazil Adilson da Silva
11 5 May 2013 Investec Royal Swazi Open 45 pts (10-9-17-9=45) Playoff South Africa Ruan de Smidt

Asian Tour wins (4)

Results in major championships

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Open Championship CUT DNP T57 DNP DNP DNP CUT T27

Note: Kinston never played in the Masters Tournament nor the U.S. Open.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also


  1. "Kingston claims play-off victory". BBC Sport. 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
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