Jim Rhodes (golfer)

Jim Rhodes
Personal information
Full name James Rhodes
Born (1946-01-29)29 January 1946
Cannock, England
Died 4 March 2015(2015-03-04) (aged 69)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
Nationality  England
Spouse Pauline (m. 1971)
Children Jenny
Turned professional 1963
Retired 2012
Former tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour 3
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1979
PGA Championship DNP

James Rhodes (29 January 1946 – 4 March 2015[1][2]) was an English professional golfer. He turned professional in 1963 and worked as a club professional, making only occasional appearances on the European Tour. In 1987 he won the European Club Professionals Championship in The Netherlands. He joined the European Seniors Tour when he turned fifty and has been one of its most consistent players, winning three tournaments and finishing fifth on the Order of Merit in his best season, which was 1997. As of the 2010 season, he was ninth on the tour's career money list.

Professional wins (5)

European Seniors Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 27 Oct 2001 SSL International Sodexho Match Play Championship 2 up Wales Craig Defoy
2 13 Jun 2004 Irvine Whitlock Jersey Seniors Classic −11 (66-67-72=205) 3 strokes Scotland John Chillas
3 10 Jul 2005 Nigel Mansell Sunseeker International Classic −8 (67-66-66=208) 3 strokes England Tony Charnley

Other wins (2)

Team appearances


  1. "Jim Rhodes thanksgiving service details". The PGA. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. "Jim Rhodes". PGA European Tour. 5 March 2015.
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