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Richie Ramsay

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 154

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Richie Ramsay is the man to chase in this week’s Paul Lawrie Match Play at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Bavaria.
The bookmakers favorite this week, the Scot has plenty to back up those claims. First up he has a strong 5-2 record in the tournament. Moreover he has twice been defeated by players who went on to make the last four (his only other pro experience in head to head golf was a first round defeat to Louis Oosthuizen in the 2013 WGC World Match Play, but he was the 2006 U.S. Amateur champion). Add in his form and the picture is complete. He was a superb T2 in the Irish Open before contending both the Scottish Open and Open Championship and then recorded T8 in the European Open, coincidentally also in Germany. The only downside is his course experience which stretches to no more than one round (a 74 before a DQ last year). He plays Tom Lewis in round one. Aug 15 - 10:55 AM

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Richie Ramsay continued his impressive recent form with a 4-under-par 37-31=68 in round two of the Porsche European Open in Germany, good enough for the clubhouse lead of 6-under 138 before heavy rain caused suspension of play at 12:59 local time due to a waterlogged course.

Ramsay's round has lifted him 29 spots to T5 on the live leaderboard, two shots behind on-course leaders Jordan Smith (16 holes played) and Ashley Chesters (13). The Scot, who was runner-up in the Irish Open earlier this month and then prominent at Royal Birkdale before settling for T22, posted five birdies against a single bogey at Green Eagle GC in Hamburg today. His one blemish came at his first hole of the morning, the 10th, but he shook off the bad weather after that and collected red numbers at 11, 15, 5, 7 and 8 to surge up the leaderboard. Right now, Ramsay has a one-shot lead in the clubhouse over Michael Jonzon, Jose-Filipe Lima, Chris Paisley and Thorbjorn Olesen (all finished at 5-under).
Jul 28 - 7:50 AM

Richie Ramsay's hopes of a further forward leaderboard move in the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale stalled Saturday, the Scot posting even-par 34-36=70 to end 54 holes at 2-under 208 and in a tie for 11th.

That's eight swings behind leader Jordan Spieth after the Scot had gone into round three just four back. Ramsay said he felt his ball-striking in Friday's tough second round was as good as it's been for a couple of years but it wasn't quite on point today as he hit just half the 14 fairways and found 11 greens in regulation. His big day started poorly with an opening bogey although he joined the birdie party with gains at Nos. 2 and 4 to get some momentum. He ran into trouble after that though, dropping shots at 10 and 12 before at least ending on a high note. Ramsay birdied the par-5 17th and then, after a delay when his birdie attempt had hung on the lip at 18, watched his ball drop in for a closing red number. Having never even managed a top 50 in a major, this has been a breakthrough week for him but the 34-year-old will want to finish it off in style Sunday.
Jul 22 - 3:19 PM

Richie Ramsay coasted to an even-par 34-36=70 during round two of The 146th Open, jumping inside the top 10 as he heads into the weekend on 2-under 138.

Ramsay split eight (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens in regulation, actually quite impressive in the 20-to-40 MPH winds this morning. He took 30 swipes with the putter today, evidence that he left a few strokes out there today, but also shows that his proximity to the hole may not have been that low. The Scot arrived this week with a pair of good prep starts, finishing runner-up at the Irish Open and backing it up with a T35 at last week's Scottish Open. Despite the home country he resides from, Ramsay has yet to finish better than T58 in six attempts at The Open.
Jul 21 - 10:06 AM

Richie Ramsay raced through the field on Sunday to post a thrilling 7-under-par 33-32=65 to total 18-under 270 and finish T2 alongside Matthew Southgate in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart GC, finishing six strokes behind the winner Jon Rahm.

The Scot made a cosy journey to the turn, making three red numbers at 1, 4 and 7. His back nine was bookended by bogeys at 10 and 18, but in-between he he was one fire and has booked himself not only a season’s-best finish, but a place in The Open too. In that seven hole stretch he made four birdies at 11, 13, 16 and 17, the latter two from 15’0", plus an eagle-3 at the par-5 14th from 18’0". The result is his third top ten in the Irish Open and his first (in strokeplay) on the European Tour in exactly one year.
Jul 9 - 12:16 PM

Richie Ramsay will be looking to maintain a strong affinity for the Northern Irish seaside in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart GC in Co. Londonderry.

The Scotsman has three finishes of T16 or better in seven tournament starts – and two of them have come on the links in Northern Ireland. Two years ago he actually held a share of the halfway lead at Royal County Down before finishing T10, and he was T16 at Royal Portrush in 2012. Add a T2 and T4 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, plus T6 in last year’s Scottish Open at Castle Stuart and his game is strong by the sea. What of his form? Alas, after four solid appearances in late April and May when he was inside the cut mark at the end of every round, he missed the cut at the U.S. Open and then last week in France.
Jul 4 - 5:59 AM

Richie Ramsay is one of the golfers in this week's Nordea Masters field with experience of playing at Barseback Golf & Country Club, a course being used on the European Tour for the first time since 2009.

Ramsay posted T24 there eight years ago and it promised to be much better than that after he opened with a pair of 70s to sit tied third after 36 holes. This is his first return to Sweden since T53 in the 2014 edition at PGA Sweden National. The Scot is coming in off T30 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth where he topped the Driving Accuracy stats but was only T50 for Greens In Regulation. He's had a quiet season so far, with T12 at the Tshwane Open his best result in 10 starts.
May 31 - 7:17 AM

The Scottish duo of Richie Ramsay and Marc Warren eagled the closing hole to become the first team to secure a victory at the European Tour's new GolfSixes event at Centurion Club in England.

Amidst much fanfare, the tournament had opened with three straight draws as teams struggled to separate themselves in the six-hole Greensomes format. It looked all set for another as Scotland and Belgium (Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Detry) arrived at the last in a 2-2 tie but Ramsay and Warren produced a winning eagle to bank the three points on offer for a win and put themselves top of Group B after Thailand and Spain had drawn 1-1 shortly before. The Scots had twice taken the lead after winning the 1st with par and the third with birdie but Belgian levelled with decisive birdies at 2 and 4. The par-3 5th was halved before Scotland trumped Belgium's birdie at 6 with eagle-3. The top two teams from the four four-team groups qualify for Sunday's knockout phase and Ramsay and Warren can secure their spot with victory over Spain in Match 2 later this afternoon.
May 6 - 7:50 AM

Richie Ramsay is looking for a third consecutive top ten finish in the Volvo China Open when he plays at Topwin Golf & CC in Beijing this week.

If consistency in China is what a gamer is seeking this week, Ramsay might be the man. In a field full of players whose good record there is well-known, the Scotsman’s is one that has slipped under the radar. He’s 16-for-17 in the country with a T2 on the Challenge Tour plus a more impressive T3 in the 2010 HSBC Champions, T4 in the 2011 Hong Kong Open, then T7 and T6 in the last two renewals of this event. Obviously the latter of those returns holds relevant weight this week, since his position was clinched with a smart 66 round the course he’ll tackle again from Thursday. He was also quietly impressive last week, posting T21. His best this season was T12 in the Tshwane Open so he’ll be keen to get another good result under his belt.
Apr 25 - 12:15 PM

Richie Ramsay had an early alarm call Friday but looked wide awake in a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in round two of the Shenzhen International, nudging seven spots up the live leaderboard to T4 on 7-under 137.

Ramsay only managed 15 holes of his opener at Genzon GC yesterday due to a near two-hour delay for bad weather and resumed at 06:30 today. He signed for three straight pars to complete a 69, three back from R1 leader Bubba Watson. The Scot bogeyed the first hole of his second lap, the par-4 10th hole, but responded in style with red numbers at 11, 12 and 13. He made another gain at 17 before a lull in his round which featured five pars and a bogey at 5. However, Ramsay got his second wind and ticked 7 and 8 to finish round two placed in a tie for fourth and five behind pacesetter Bernd Wiesberger. He'd arrived in China on the back of three missed cuts in four starts but Genzon has been good to him (24-11-32 in his trio of starts there) so his bold showing so far is no real surprise.
Apr 21 - 3:36 AM

Richie Ramsay returns from a two-week break to contest the European Tour's Tshwane Open at Pretoria CC in South Africa.

It's his second appearance in the event, his first resulting in a missed cut after a pair of 72s in 2015. The Scot has a soft spot for South Africa as he won the SA Open at Pearl Valley in 2009 after a final-round 65. That was his first European Tour win and he's since added victories in the 2012 Omega European Masters and 2015 Trophee Hassan II in Morocco (northern Africa). Ramsay cashed in all three Desert Swing events but T57 in Abu Dhabi, T37 in Qatar and T60 in Dubai didn't give too much reward for gamers. He's since missed the cut in the Maybank Championship so will hope skipping the last two events has freshened him up after four straight weeks of action.
Feb 28 - 6:08 AM

Richie Ramsay boosted his chances of reaching next week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai by shooting a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his opener at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

The Scot is 69th on the Race to Dubai so needs to jump nine spots this week to have a crack at the season-ending jackpot. He had to wait until the fifth hole for his first par today after squeezing two birdies between bogeys at 1 and 4 before he made a move with back-to-back birdie-4s at 9 and 10. Ramsay dropped a shot at 11 but completed his clean sweep of birdies on the par 5s with another at 14. A final circle at 15 and three closing pars saw him match the early clubhouse lead of Victor Dubuisson. Ramsay has slid down the rankings after failing to post a top 30 in his last nine starts so he'll hope that drinking in the last-chance saloon will fuel him to a big finish.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 06:35:00 AM

Richie Ramsay torched Victoria Clube de Golfe for a 10-under-par 29-32=61 in his second round at the Portugal Masters, a leap of 73 spots on the live leaderboard to T10.

After four bogeys in a frustrating 71 on Thursday, the Scot got going in the right direction today with four birdies in his first six holes after beginning at 10. A dropped shot at 16 was negated by another circle at 17 before he connected five straight from Nos. 2-6. Three more birdies would have given Ramsay the European Tour's first official 59 but he could only add one further gain at 8. Still, today's low one puts him right back in the tournament at 10-under 132. That's four behind fellow Scot Marc Warren and England's Andy Sullivan, who also fired a 61. To give today's round context, his previous best in 12 previous laps of the course was a 68. The 61 also beats Ramsay's best round of the season by five shots.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 07:57:00 AM

Local man Richie Ramsay finished runner-up on his last start at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and will try to go one better this year.

That T2 in 2014 at the event played over the links courses at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns helped the Scot bank his place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and another good week will punch his ticket again. He's currently 58th on the Race to Dubai and needs to remain in the top 60. Ramsay certainly enjoys playing on home soil. As well as his near miss in 2014 he was fourth on debut in this event in 2009 while he's cracked the top 10 in his native Scotland twice this year with T6 in the Scottish Open and T9 in the Paul Lawrie Match Play. His very latest form isn't great with a couple of midfield finishes and a missed cut in the KLM Open but if he's going to bounce back this is as likely a spot as any.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 06:12:00 PM

Richie Ramsay sprinkled seven birdies on his first-round scorecard but had to settle for an opening 4-under-par 34-33=67 at the Made in Denmark.

That's three swings behind leaders Thomas Pieters, Joakim Lagergren and Tom Lewis and T10 on the leaderboard. And yet the Scot will feel he should be nearer the top after making a mess on two of the easiest holes on the course at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort. At the par-4 5th hole, where eagles were common and Scott Jamieson even recorded an albatross, Ramsay racked up a bogey-6 and that came after he'd scribbled in a double-bogey 7 at 11, his second hole of the day. There was plenty of good stuff in there too and he splashed red at 15, 16, 17, 2, 5, 6 and 9. Ramsay, who has two top 10s in his last three European Tour starts, piped 9 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 03:10:00 PM