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Richie Ramsay |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 154
College: Scotland

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Richie Ramsay produced a superb fightback to beat India's Shiv Kapur by 1 hole in the opening round of the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay.
Despite holding the course record at Murcar Links GC and growing up near the Aberdeen venue, Ramsay found himself three down to Kapur after losing the 4th, 5th and 7th. But the Scot clawed his way back into the match with winning birdies at the 8th and 11th before making it all square with a par at the 14th. After trading pars at the 15th and 16th, Ramsay edged in front for the first time with a birdie at the 17th and closed out victory with a 20-footer for another at the par-4 18th after Kapur had fired his approach to eight feet. The Aberdeen native, who will take on Italy's Edoardo Molinari (a 5&4 winner over Magnus A Carlsson) in the last 32, said, "The most pleasing thing is playing well under pressure. There is no better feeling." Jul 30 - 12:08 PM

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Richie Ramsay will have local knowledge on his side when he contests the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play at Mucar Links GC.

Not only does the tournament takes place in Ramsay's home town of Aberdeen, he also holds the course record, a 9-under-par 62. He shot that when Murcar Links held a Challenge Tour event in 2006, Ramsay eventually finishing in fourth. He gave this insight to, "The course really suits me because you’ve got to be straight off the tee, which is one of my main strengths. I played it about a month ago and the rough is really up so if you hit any wayward shots, you’re really going to be struggling to make par out there. There’s a lot of strategy involved in playing well there, and knowing the wind direction hopefully gives me a bit of an advantage." Ramsay heads to Aberdeen on the back of a T10 in last week's Omega European Masters.
Jul 28 - 4:14 AM

Richie Ramsay has been added to the field of 156 at this week's Open Championship.

The Scot was the first alternate when Tim Clark withdrew today. Ramsay will be making his fifth appearance. His only payday occurred in his last at Muirfield in 2013 when he placed T58. While he missed the cut at the Scottish Open, the 32-year-old won earlier this year in Morocco. It sparked a run of six top 15s in his last nine starts. Shawn Stefani is now first alternate.
Jul 12 - 3:33 PM

Richie Ramsay has a home game this week as he contests the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Gullane GC.

Ramsay suffered real disappointment 12 months ago when missing the cut at Royal Aberdeen, his local course growing up, and he also crashed out at halfway at Castle Stuart in the previous two editions. In fact, he's just 2-for-7 in his home Open so is due. Recent form suggests he'll turn the corner this week as the Scot has a win and five other top 15s from his last eight starts. Another plus is that Ramsay finished runner-up in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland last October so gamers have some reassurance that he can thrive in front of his own supporters.
Jul 8 - 8:03 AM

Richie Ramsay is 34th in the Race To Dubai heading into this week's Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National.

Since winning the Trophee Hassan II in late March, the Scot has finished outside the top 15 just once in six starts so is in the middle of his most consistent run of form since turning pro. Ramsay still has a way to go before being considered a future Ryder Cup contender but a win this week at the course which will host the 2018 event would thrust him into the picture. His form at Le Golf National is mixed but a top five in 2011 suggests he could feature prominently on Sunday.
Jun 29 - 4:23 PM

Richie Ramsay authored a 4-under-par 33-34=67 to assume joint ownership of the clubhouse lead at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

He's tied at the top on 3-under 139 with Bernd Wiesberger after equalling the Austrian's low 18 of the week. Ramsay had the chance to take the lead on his own but bogeyed his final hole of the day, the 9th, after failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker. Before that, the Scot had won his battle with Royal County Down and the changeable Irish weather by circling birdies at 12, 13, 16, 1 and 4. So far, he's 11-for-15 in scrambling over the first 36 holes so a hot short game is serving him well. Having grown up playing links golf in Aberdeen, Ramsay's strong showing so far should come as no surprise.
May 29 - 8:53 AM

Richie Ramsay is riding a hot run of form on the European Tour as he bids for another good week on Spanish soil.

The Scot won the Trophee Hassan II at the end of March and since then has finished T11 in the Shenzhen International and seventh at the Volvo China Open. Next up is this week's Open de España and the signs look good for another strong performance. Ramsay was T5 in this event at PGA Catalunya last year and T16 at Real Club de Golf de Sevilla in 2013 although he had to settle for a more modest T50 at this week's venue, El Prat, in 2011. Gamers should also note that his overall record in Spain is excellent and shows four top five finishes in his last six events there.
May 12 - 4:42 AM

With a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in his final round of the Trophee Hassan II, Richie Ramsay posted 10-under 272 and recorded a one-stroke victory over Romain Wattel.

This was anyone's title for the taking. The Scot was one of three to share the overnight lead, but only to capitalize on his position. He converted on seven birdies, including four in a row going out. His other three were also consecutive but on his inward nine. A bogey-triple bogey stumble at Nos. 7 and 8 kept the field alive, but only Wattel gave it a spirited run. After a ridiculous par at the par-5 15th, where the Frenchman flubbed his first chip-and-run from off the green and then holed his next, he closed par-birdie-par. His attempt to tie was all but lost when he missed the green at the par-4 last. Six others shared third place just two strokes adrift of Ramsay, who missed only 10 (of 52) fairways and 15 greens in regulation all week. It's his third European Tour title and fifth top-17 finish in this tournament. Overall, it's an astounding feat given he failed to cash in his first five starts of 2015.
Mar 29 - 1:20 PM

Richie Ramsay carded a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the Trophee Hassan II. With one round to play, his 7-under 211 total shares the lead with fellow Scot Andrew McArthur and Frenchman Romain Wattel.

Six-under and in a four-way tie for the lead after 36 holes, the 31-year-old Scot wasted no time in dropping out of the top spot with a bogey on the par-5 first. He steadied with birdies on holes 3, 5 and 6 before dropping a shot on the par-4 ninth, making the turn in 7-under. He sandwiched a bogey on No. 13 with birdies on holes 10 and 14 but missed a short birdie putt on the par-5 15th and settled for par. After pars on holes 16 and 17, he came to the final hole holding a one-shot lead but trouble off the tee led to bogey, costing him a place in the final two-ball on Sunday.
Mar 28 - 2:14 PM

Richie Ramsay arrived at the break of the Trophee Hassan II in 6-under-par 72-66=138 and shares the lead entering the weekend.

Course history buffs are getting their latest example of why success at a venue has so much value to them. Today's loop of Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco, was indicative of how comfortable Ramsay is on the track where he's finished inside the top 17 in all four trips. He hit 16 greens in regulation and connected for six birdies, five of which on his opening nine. The Scot is 0-for-5 this season with four missed cuts and a withdrawal. It's a rapid departure from the form that yielded a successful 2014 during which he finished 43rd in the Race to Dubai.
Mar 27 - 4:41 PM

Richie Ramsay makes his fifth visit to Doha Golf Club to challenge for this week's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Despite a second-round 69, the Scot missed the cut in last week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship so will be hoping to kick-start his 2015 campaign here. The 2006 U.S. Amateur winner is 2-for-3 in Qatar, registering his best finish of T32 on debut in 2010. He was T45 in 2011 but didn't make the weekend on his last appearance in 2012. The 31-year-old was 43rd on the Race To Dubai in 2014.
Jan 19 - 5:17 PM

Richie Ramsay makes his first appearance in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Ramsay qualified for the tournament by virtue of his win at the 2012 Omega European Masters. The 2013 campaign, largely on the European Tour, has seen him score top 10s at the BMW PGA Championship and the Volvo Golf Championships. Given the strength of the field this week, coupled with his lack of experience at Firestone and his modest form, expectations should not be set all that high.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:27:00 PM

Richie Ramsay has drawn the straw of facing Louis Oosthuizen in his first crack at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

The 2006 U.S. Amateur winner will play out of the Hogan Bracket. The bulk of his world ranking points came in his victory at the Omega European Masters late in 2012. He missed the cut in his last start.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 10:43:00 PM

Richie Ramsay closed out a four-stroke victory at the Omega European Masters with a 5-under-par 31-35=66 at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland.

The 29-year-old Scot slept on a one-shot margin over fellow countryman, Paul Lawrie, who was gunning for a second title in as many weeks. It was an advantage that ballooned to five at the turn today. (Lawrie would eventually settle for a share of sixth place at 11-under 272. The par-4 sixth hole played as a par 3 for the third round due to unplayable turf following considerable rain, thus dropping the aggregate par to 283.) After starting bogey-free 5-under through 12 today, Ramsay sandwiched an eagle hole-out at the par-5 14th hole with bogeys at 13 and 17. He'd par the last to post 16-under 268. Danny Willett, Fredrik Andersson-Hed, Marcus Fraser and Romain Wattel split runner-up honors. This is Ramsay's second career European Tour victory (2010 South African Open Championship).
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 10:48:00 AM

Scotland's Richie Ramsay defeated India's Shiv Kapur in a playoff to win the South African Open.

In the playoff, Kapur found trouble with his tee ball and couldn't recover on the par-5 18th hole while Ramsay two-putted from 12 feet for birdie and the title. It's the first European Tour victory for the 2006 U.S. Amateur champion. The Sunshine Tour's money leader, Anders Hansen, was already eligible for the British Open, so there were no additions to the 2010 major qualifiers today. The top-50 on next week's world golf ranking (December 28) will earn tee times at the Masters.
Sun, Dec 20, 2009 11:33:00 AM