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Encyclopedia > Raymond Russell

Raymond Russell (born 26 July 1972) is a Scottish golfer. Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...

Russell turned professional in 1993 and won a European Tour card at the 1995 Qualifying School. His only European Tour win came in his 1996 rookie season at the Cannes Open. 1996 and 1997 were his two best seasons, with 14th and 16th place seasons on the Order of Merit. He did not build on this early success, but stayed in the top 100 of the Order of Merit every season until 2004. In 2005 he finished 119 and lost full membership of the tour. His best finish in a major championship is tied fourth at the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Open Championship logo The Open Championship (sometimes referred to as the British Open to distinguish it from other national opens), is the oldest of the four major championships in mens golf. ... Royal Birkdale Golf Club in the town of Southport in Merseyside, England (but formerly in Lancashire), is one of the clubs in the Open Championship rotation. ...

Russell represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1993 Walker Cup and Scotland in the Alfred Dunhill Cup (1996 and 1997) and the 1997 World Cup. 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 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



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