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Encyclopedia > Nick Dougherty

Nick Dougherty (born in Bootle, Merseyside on 24 May 1982) is an English golfer. He is a protégé of Nick Faldo and had an exceptional amateur career with numerous tournament wins including the 1999 World Boys Championship and three in Faldo Junior Series events. He was a member of the victorious Great Britain and Ireland 2001 Walker Cup team. Bootle is a town in Sefton, Merseyside, North West England, within the traditional borders of Lancashire. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate 50... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... 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). ...

Dougherty turned professional in 2001 and gained membership of the European Tour via the 2001 Qualifying School. He won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award for 2002. He was hindered by glandular fever in 2003 and his 2004 season was also disappointing, but in early 2005 he achieved his first win on the European Tour at the Caltex Singapore Masters. He reached the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings in the middle of that year and ended it in 15th place on the European Tour Order of Merit. He made a positive start to the 2006 season before struggling later in the year. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... In professonal golf the term Qualifying school is used for the annual qualifying tournaments for leading golf tours such as the U.S. based PGA and LPGA Tours and the European Tour. ... // The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ... ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ...

Dougherty attended Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn. The QEGS school logo. ...

He was the leader after the first round of the 107th U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 14th 2007 with a two under par round of 68. The 2007 United States Open Golf Championship was the 107th U.S. Open, played from June 14 to June 17, 2007 at Oakmont Country Club. ... Oakmont Country Club is a prestigious country club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania just outside Pittsburgh. ...


Amateur wins

  • 1997 Faldo Junior Series, Golf Foundation Player of the Year
  • 1999 Faldo Junior Series, European Under 21 Championship, World Boys Championship, Polo Classic Under 19 Championship (United States)
  • 2000 Faldo Junior Series, Polo Golf Classic Stroke Play Championship (United States), Guatemalan Amateur Open Championship
  • 2001 Australian International Amateur Championship

European Tour wins


Team appearances


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 St Andrews Trophy is an biennial mens team golf tournament contested between teams of amateur golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe. ... The Jacques Leglise Trophy is an annual boys team golf competition between Great Britain & Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and the Continent of Europe. ...

  • Seve Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2005 (winners)

The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ...

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Results in ranking events over the last two years from the Official World Ranking site

  Results from FactBites:
Nick Dougherty - Official Site (218 words)
Nick Dougherty may only be 25 years old but he is already regarded as one of Europe’s and, indeed, the world’s best young players.
Nick has developed a unique relationship with Britain’s greatest golfer, Nick Faldo, who says about his young protégé: “I firmly believe that Nick has the ability to go all the way.
Nick secured his full European Tour card for 2002 through Qualifying School, winning Stage One and finishing 3rd in the Final Qualifying Tournament, underlining his ability to perform under the most severe pressure.
Dougherty welcomes the pressure as he prepares to defend his Singapore Open crown (725 words)
Young Nick Dougherty knows that his huge early promise must be turned into more wins and that delivering is the hard part.
But the presence of Nick Faldo, who spotted the outstanding talent at one of his junior golf schools, in Dougherty's life is a double-edged sword.
Dougherty, though, is keen to be his own man and stressed the lengths he has gone to carve his own niche in the sport.
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