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James Morrison’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro English professional golfer
A.K.A. James Ian Morrison
Is Athlete 
Golfer 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Gender male
Birth 24 January 1985, Chertsey, United Kingdom
Age: 35 years
Star sign Aquarius

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
victory
Runner(s)-up
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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Open de España Álvaro Quirós Lost to par on first extra hole

Playoff record

Challenge Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2009 SWALEC Wales Challenge Rhys Davies Lost to par on third extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship T23 T20 CUT
PGA Championship 77 CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
“T” = tied