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Full name  Richie Ramsay
Turned professional  2007
Height  1.75 m
Nationality  Scotland
Professional wins  5
Weight  70 kg

Residence  Edinburgh, Scotland
Name  Richie Ramsay
Current tours  PGA European Tour
Spouse  Angele (m. 2012)
Role  Professional golfer
Turned pro  2007
Richie Ramsay Scots star Richie Ramsay claims first European Tour win

Born  15 June 1983 (age 32) Aberdeen, Scotland (1983-06-15)
Parents  Sandra Ramsay, Iain Ramsay
Education  University of Stirling (2007), McLennan Community College

Richie Ramsay (born 23 June 1983) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.


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In 2006, Ramsay became the first British golfer in almost a century to win the U.S. Amateur. He also won several other amateur titles and played in the 2005 Walker Cup.

Richie Ramsay Ramsay flourishes at Valderrama European Tour

Ramsay turned professional in 2007, and played two seasons on the second tier Challenge Tour, winning twice in 2008. He finished 8th on the end of season rankings that year to graduate to the elite European Tour for 2009.

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Personal life

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Ramsay was born in Aberdeen. He is an honorary member of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and was a student at the Stirling University in Scotland, where he graduated in 2007.

Amateur career

Ramsay won the Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship in 2004, and the Irish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship in 2005. He went on to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup later that year.

In 2006, Ramsay won the U.S. Amateur, defeating American John Kelly 4 & 2 in the 36-hole final. He was the first British player to win the championship since 1911, and the first Scot since 1898. He topped the first edition of the World Amateur Golf Ranking, which was issued by the R&A on 23 January 2007.

After playing in the 2007 Masters Tournament, U.S. Open and Open Championship, for which he had qualified through his U.S. Amateur victory, Ramsay turned professional. The move meant that he would not be eligible to play in a second Walker Cup later that year.

Professional career

Ramsay made his professional début in August 2007 at the European Tour's Russian Open. He finished that event in a tie for 53rd place, and completed the remainder of the season playing tournaments on the second tier Challenge Tour. Having failed to come through final qualifying school at the end of the season, he again played on the Challenge Tour in 2008. He won his first professional tournaments during the 2008 season, the Vodafone Challenge in Germany and the AGF-Allianz Golf Open Grand Toulouse. He ended the year in 8th place on the Challenge Tour Rankings to graduate directly to the European Tour for 2009.

In 2009 Ramsay finished the season inside the top 100 of the Race to Dubai and secured his tour card for 2010. At the second event of the 2010 season, held at the end of 2009, he won his first title on the European Tour by defeating Shiv Kapur in a playoff for the South African Open.

By 2011 Ramsay was firmly established on the European Tour with 6 top ten finishes taking him to the top 30 of the Order of Merit for the first time.

Amateur wins (3)

  • 2004 Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship
  • 2005 Irish Amateur Open Championship
  • 2006 U.S. Amateur
  • European Tour wins (3)

    European Tour playoff record (1–0)

    Results in major championships

    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" indicates a tie for a place

    Team appearances


  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2005
  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Scotland): 2006
  • St Andrews Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2006 (winners)
  • Bonallack Trophy (representing Europe): 2006 (winners)
  • Palmer Cup (representing Europe): 2006 (winners)
  • References

    Richie Ramsay Wikipedia