|Intro||English professional golfer|
|A.K.A.||James Ian Morrison|
|Birth||24 January 1985, Chertsey, United Kingdom|
James Ian Morrison (born 24 January 1985) is an English professional golfer.
Morrison played in the same England youth cricket teams as Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara and Tim Bresnan, with whom he remains friends. At the age of 16, he switched to golf and his handicap fell from 18 to scratch in less than a year. He subsequently accepted a scholarship to the University of South Carolina. On his return to the UK, Morrison played initially on the PGA EuroPro Tour, having turned professional in 2006.
At the end of 2007, he played all three stages of Qualifying School and finished 44th, earning a regular place on the Challenge Tour. He finished 18th in the 2009 Challenge Tour Rankings to secure his place on the 2010 European Tour.
In April 2010, he claimed his first win on the European Tour, winning the Madeira Islands Open BPI – Portugal, finishing on 20 under par. Three weeks later he finished second at the Open de España, having lost a playoff for the title to Álvaro Quirós.
Morrison has suffered from the chronic auto-immune condition Crohn’s disease since his mid-teens.
Professional wins (2)
European Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||11 Apr 2010||Madeira Islands Open BPI – Portugal||–20 (67-65-66-70=268)||1 stroke||Oliver Fisher|
|2||17 May 2015||Open de España||–10 (70-71-68-69=278)||4 strokes||
Édouard Espana, David Howell,
Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Francesco Molinari
European Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2010||Open de España||Álvaro Quirós||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Challenge Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2009||SWALEC Wales Challenge||Rhys Davies||Lost to par on third extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T23||T20||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
“T” = tied