Golf Professional Born On This Day: Richard Green (Feb 19, 1971)

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Richard George Green (born 19 February 1971) is an Australian professional golfer.

Green turned professional in 1992, and joined the PGA Tour of Australasia the same year.

Green has been a member of the European Tour in 1996, and received his first win at the 1997 Dubai Desert Classic. A left-hander hadn’t won on the European Tour since Bob Charles at the Swiss open in 1974.

In 2004, Green had a career best European Tour Order of Merit finish of 17th. He also he won the MasterCard Masters, in 2004, which is one of Australia’s most prestigious tournaments, and wound up on top of the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Order of Merit.

He won his second European Tour event at the BA-CA Golf Open in Austria, in  2007.

Green holds a share of the course record at Carnoustie with a 64, which he shot in the final round of the 2007 Open Championship. Not only did Green 27 places on the last day of the tournament, he finished in a tie for 4th with Ernie Els.

The others who hold the course record at Carnoustie are Peter O’Malley from Australia, who scored 64 on the 2nd day of the Dunhill Links Championship in 2007, the same year Green shot his 64.

Carnoustie has also given up a 64 on the Championship Course are Scotland’s Alan Tait (Scottish Open), Paul Lawrie (Dunhill Links 07) and Colin Montgomerie (Scottish Open), American Steve Stricker (Open 07) and most recently Oliver Wilson (Dunhill Links 2014).

2007 was a 64 kind of year at the Championship Course!

Green has made it into top 30 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Green is also a bit of a gear head and owns a Porsche 911 racing car, in which he has competed in the Australian GT Championship when his golf touring schedules allow.

My kind of golf guy!

You can see more info about Richard Green here.

As always my friends…Long and straight!

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