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Full name  Gordon Sherry
U.S. Open  DNP
Height  2.03 m
Turned professional  1996
Masters Tournament  CUT: 1996
Role  Golfer
Professional wins  1
College  University of Stirling
Name  Gordon Sherry
Former tours  PGA European Tour
Nationality  Scotland
The Open Championship  T40: 1995
Education  University of Stirling

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Born  8 April 1974 (age 41) Kilmarnock, Scotland (1974-04-08)
Residence  Helensburgh, United Kingdom

Gordon Sherry (born 8 April 1974) is a Scottish professional golfer most recognised for winning The Amateur Championship in 1995.

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Sherry enjoyed his greatest moments as an amateur, winning The Amateur Championship, being a member of the victorious Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team, and appearing in The Open Championship and the Masters Tournament.

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Amateur

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In 1994 Sherry finished as runner up in The Amateur Championship and played in the Eisenhower Trophy, where the Great Britain team finished as runners up. The following year, he won The Amateur Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, and finished fourth overall in the Scottish Open, behind only Wayne Riley, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie.

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His win in The Amateur Championship gave Sherry the opportunity to play in both The Open Championship and the U.S. Masters, two of golf major championships. He gained significant attention during his participation in the 1995 Open which was played at St Andrews, starting when he made a hole in one during a practice round playing alongside Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Although he finished behind Steve Webster in the race for the Silver Medal as the lowest scoring amateur, he collected £1 from fellow amateur Tiger Woods, with whom he had a friendly wager over who would achieve the highest-placed finish.

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Sherry faced Woods again later that year as a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team. He again came out on top as Great Britain and Ireland recorded only their fourth win in the competition.

Professional

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After appearing in the U.S. Masters in April 1996, Sherry turned professional. Despite several visits to qualifying school he never won his European Tour card. As a result, he had to rely mostly on sponsors' invitations in order to compete. He never managed to win a tour event although he did win the Mauritius Open in 1997.

Sherry last attempted to qualify for the European Tour in 2002. After a four-year break from competition, he started playing on the Scottish Tartan Tour in 2009 and now splits his time between tournaments on the Tartan Tour and coaching. He has also been involved with Prodream USA, a consultancy assisting British golfers to obtain scholarships to American universities, run by fellow ex-Walker Cup golfer Lorne Kelly.

Personal life

Sherry was born in Kilmarnock. He graduated with a degree in biochemistry from the University of Stirling. He now lives in Helensburgh with his wife Alison and their three children.

Amateur wins

  • 1995 The Amateur Championship
  • Professional wins

  • 1997 Mauritius Open
  • Results in major championships

    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" = tied

    Team appearances

    Amateur

  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1994
  • St Andrews Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1994
  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1995 (winners)
  • References

    Gordon Sherry Wikipedia


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