Nathan Green (golfer)
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Nathan Green Golfer

Nathan Green
Personal information
Full nameNathan Andrew Green
Born (1975-05-13) 13 May 1975 (age 45)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceCoal Point, New South Wales, Australia
Plano, Texas, U.S.
Career
Turned professional1998
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Canadian Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking77 (7 January 2007)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
European Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament48th: 2010
PGA ChampionshipT23: 2007
U.S. OpenCUT: 2006, 2007
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2001, 2011

Nathan Andrew Green (born 13 May 1975) is an Australian professional golfer.

Born in New South Wales' second-most-populous city, Newcastle, Nathan Green turned professional in 1998. During his early career, he played mostly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and the Canadian Tour during the Australian winter. In 2000 he won the Queensland PGA Championship in Australia, and the Benefit Partners/NRCS Classic in Canada.

Having failed to gain his PGA Tour card through the qualifying school, Green competed on the second tier Nationwide Tour in the United States in 2002, 2004 and 2005. He ended the 2005 season 18th on the money list, which enabled him to graduate directly to the PGA Tour for 2006. He finished 5th in his first event on the PGA Tour, and in his second, the Buick Invitational, he made his way into a playoff for the title against Tiger Woods and José María Olazábal, but was eliminated at the first extra hole. He finished the year ranked inside the top 50 on the money list.

Green's victory at the New Zealand Open in December 2006 raised him into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.

Green's first PGA Tour victory came at the 2009 RBC Canadian Open where he defeated Retief Goosen on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Green almost lost on the first hole but Goosen missed a six-foot birdie putt that would have won the tournament. On the second hole, Green missed a twelve-foot birdie putt to win the tournament but it would not matter. Goosen had to sink a nine-foot par putt to extend the playoff but he missed it, giving Green the victory.[2]

After Green's exemption expired, he earned his PGA Tour card through Q School, but only finished 163rd on the 2012 money list. He split the 2013 season between the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour. Green has not played a PGA Tour-sanctioned event since 2015, instead choosing to compete on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 27 Jul 2009 RBC Canadian Open -18 (68-65-69-68=270) Playoff South Africa Retief Goosen

PGA Tour playoff record (1-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2006 Buick Invitational Spain José María Olazábal, United States Tiger Woods Woods won with par on second extra hole
Green eliminated with par on first hole
2 2009 RBC Canadian Open South Africa Retief Goosen Won with par on second extra hole

European Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 3 Dec 2006
(2007 season)
Blue Chip New Zealand Open1 -5 (71-67-76-65=279) 2 strokes New Zealand Michael Campbell, England Nick Dougherty,
Australia Marcus Fraser, Australia Jarrod Moseley,
Australia Wade Ormsby, Australia Brett Rumford

1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 3 Dec 2006 Blue Chip New Zealand Open1 -5 (71-67-76-65=279) 2 strokes New Zealand Michael Campbell, England Nick Dougherty,
Australia Marcus Fraser, Australia Jarrod Moseley,
Australia Wade Ormsby, Australia Brett Rumford

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Canadian Tour wins (1)

  • 2000 Benefit Partners/NRCS Classic

Other wins (1)

Results in major championships

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Masters Tournament 48
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship T49 T23 T63
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
The Players Championship T66 T16 CUT T71 CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 2007 2008 2009
Match Play
Championship T58
Invitational T64
Champions T62
  Did not play

"T" = Tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances

See also

References

  1. ^ "Week 1 2007 Ending 7 Jan 2007" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Perkins, Dave (28 July 2009). "It's not easy beating Green on 18". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009.

External links


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