Philip Golding

Philip Golding
Personal information
Full name Philip Keith Golding
Born (1962-07-25) 25 July 1962
Luton, Bedfordshire
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality  England
Residence London
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 3
European Senior Tour 2
Other 1

Philip Keith Golding (born 25 July 1962) is an English professional golfer.

Golding was born in Luton, Bedfordshire. He was a promising cricketer who played for Middlesex Colts before he took up golf at the age of 17.[1] He turned professional in 1981, becoming an assistant at his local golf club.

Golding has been a regular fixture at the European Tour's qualifying school, where in 2007 he stretched his record to 18 appearances.[2][3] He has often won a tour card, but up to the age of forty he had never done well enough on the Tour to retain his card automatically.

In 2003 Golding won the Open de France, one of Europe's most prestigious events, on his 201st tour start.[4] His prize of 416,660 was more than twice as much as he had ever won in a complete season before that year, and he went on to finish the season in a career best 32nd place on the Order of Merit. After falling away again in 2004 he had a solid season in 2005, with a pair of top ten finishes, but he has struggled since, returning to qualifying school again in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, he was again unable to retain his place on the elite tour, and dropped back down to the second tier Challenge Tour for 2009.

Having won the Open de France in 2003, Golding is looking to use the two year exemption to play on the European Senior Tour in 2012. Golding would win on the European Senior Tour for the first time in August 2013 when he won the Speedy Services Wales Senior Open. He would win for a second time the following season by taking home the victory at the French Riviera Masters.

Professional wins (7)

European Tour wins (1)

No. DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner-up
1 29 Jun 2003 Open de France −15 (66-70-68-69=273) 1 stroke England David Howell

Challenge Tour wins (3)

Other wins (1)

European Senior Tour wins (2)

No. DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 16 Jun 2013 Speedy Services Wales Senior Open −2 (66-79-66=211) 2 strokes England David J Russell
2 5 Oct 2014 French Riviera Masters −15 (64-67-70=201) 4 strokes Argentina César Monasterio

See also


  1. Glover, Tim (15 November 1998). "Golf: An old hand at the cruellest cut". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  2. Farrell, Andy (29 June 2003). "Golding relives his School days". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  3. "Golding for golf event". Gulf Daily News. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  4. Davies, David (30 June 2003). "Golding lays duck with a gold nest egg". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
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