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Full name  David John Russell
Spouse  Krystyna Russell
Turned professional  1973
Name  David Russell
Height  1.85 m
Current tours  European Senior Tour
European seniors tour  2
Nationality  England
Children  Chris, Laura
Professional wins  7
Role  Golfer
Weight  102 kg
Former tours  PGA European Tour
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Born  2 May 1954 (age 61) Birmingham, England (1954-05-02)
Residence  Archerfield Estate and Links, United Kingdom

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David John Russell (born 2 May 1954) is an English professional golfer.

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Russell was born in Birmingham, grew up in Bromsgrove and was educated at North Bromsgrove High School. He turned professional in 1973 and spent many years on the European Tour, making the top one hundred on the Order or Merit twelve times between 1979 and 1992, with a best ranking of 24th in 1985. His two European Tour wins came at the 1985 Car Care Plan International and the 1992 Lyon Open V33. In which he managed to win playing the entire 72 holes without dropping a single shot

He retired from the European Tour to become the Club Professional at Kedleston Park Golf Club in 1996-2002.

In 2001, he designed and set up Archerfield Links in East Lothian where he still resides.

Russell joined the European Seniors Tour on turning fifty and finished as runner-up in each of his first two senior tournaments. In 2005, in his first full season on the European Seniors Tour, he had three more runner-up finishes and ended the season 8th place on the Order of Merit. In June 2010, he won his first event, the De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship.

Russell was selected by 2006 European Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam to be one of his assistants at the K Club.

Russell is a European Tour Board Member and is the European Senior Tour Chairman.

Russell's middle initial is almost always quoted in order to distinguish him from another English European Tour golfer of the same name, David A. Russell, who is three years younger.

Other wins (3)

  • 1994 Tournoi Perrier de Paris (with Peter Baker)
  • 2012 British Par 3 Championship, Fuji Film Senior Championship (Japan PGA Senior Tour)
  • Results in major championships

    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1973 and 1974 Open Championships)
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10.

    References

    David J Russell Wikipedia


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