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Encyclopedia > Gordon Brand, Jnr

Gordon Brand, Jnr (born in Kirkcaldy on 19 August 1958) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. Kirkcaldy is currently the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Travel guide to Scotland from Wikitravel Transport in Scotland Timeline of Scottish history Caledonia List of not fully sovereign nations Subdivisions of Scotland National parks (Scotland) Traditional music of Scotland Flower of Scotland Wars of Scottish Independence National Trust for Scotland Historic houses in Scotland Castles in Scotland Museums in... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...

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Career outline

Brand turned professional in 1981 and quickly achieved success. He won that year's European Tour Qualifying School, and went on to win two European Tour events in his rookie season. He went on to accumulate eight wins on the tour in total, the last of them in 1993. He also won the 1988 West End South Australian Open. He made the top ten on the European Tour Order of Merit six times, with a best placing of fourth in 1987. He last made the top one hundred on the Order of Merit in the 2000 season, during which he turned forty-two.


In 1979 Brand played in the Walker Cup amateur team competition. His two Ryder Cup appearances were in 1987, when Europe won on American soil for the first time, and in 1989 when Europe retained the trophy at The Belfry by tieing the matches fourteen all. Brand had a 2-4-1 win-loss-tie record, including one tie and one loss in his singles matches. He has represented Scotland in the amateur Eisenhower Trophy and the professional Alfred Dunhill Cup and World Cup many times. The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The De Vere Belfry is a prestigious golf club in Wishaw near Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. ... The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...


European Tour wins

  • 1982 Coral Classic, Bob Hope British Classic
  • 1984 Celtic International, Panasonic European Open
  • 1987 KLM Dutch Open, Scandinavian Enterprise Open
  • 1989 Benson and Hedges International Open
  • 1993 GA European Open

The KLM Open is an annual European Tour golf tournament played in The Netherlands. ... The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ...

Amateur wins

  • 1978 English Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship
  • 1979 British Youths' Amateur Open Championship, Swedish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship
  • 1980 Scottish Youths' Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship, Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship
  • 1981 Portuguese Amateur Open Championship

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1979
  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Scotland): 1978, 1980
  • St Andrews Trophy: 1976 (winners), 1978 (winners)

Professional The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ...

  • Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 1987 (winners), 1989
  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Scotland): 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
  • World Cup (representing Scotland): 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994
  • Four Tours World Championship: 1985, 1988, 1989

The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles

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BBC SPORT | Special Events | 2000 | The Open | 18 holes of solitude (581 words)
As a consequence of an injury to American, Dudley Hart, Brand Jnr was left to play his final round on his own, with only his caddy and a marker for company.
So, at 0820BST, Brand Jnr took to the 1st tee to begin his fourth round, returning in plenty time for a spot of lunch.
Brand Jnr declared himself happy with his rather unusual round but stressed that he would have preferred to have had a playing partner.
Gordon Brand, Jnr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (313 words)
Gordon Brand, Jnr (born in Kirkcaldy on 19 August 1958) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.
His two Ryder Cup appearances were in 1987, when Europe won on American soil for the first time, and in 1989 when Europe retained the trophy at The Belfry by tieing the matches fourteen all.
Brand had a 2-4-1 win-loss-tie record, including one tie and one loss in his singles matches.
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