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Richie Ramsay

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 154

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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. Oct 4 - 6:12 PM

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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.
Aug 25 - 3:10 PM

Richie Ramsay won the battle of Robert Karlsson's 2015 victims, when downing David Howell in the first round of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links Golf Club.

Twelve months ago Howell made the semi- and Ramsay the quarter-finals of this event, both of them defeated by the eventual runner-up Karlsson. They had clearly takne to the cut and thrust of head-to-head golf, and it stayed that way throughout a tightly fought match on the Fidra Links. Early birdies on 2 and 4 gave Ramsay the advantage, but Howell responded with one of his own at 5 only for Ramsay to post another winning pair of red numbers at 6 and 7. Ramsay's 3 hole lead was maintain right up until the 14th when Howell made back-to-back winning red numbers, but he could do no more and a pair of birdie-4s (Ramsay's from 20'0") on the last gave the Scot passage through to the next round where he will play Gregory Havret or Roope Kakko.
Aug 4 - 8:57 AM

Richie Ramsay caught a birdie-train that reaped him a T6 finish in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and a coveted place in next week's Open Championship.

The Scot's final round 5-under-par 33-34=67 for 11-under 277 grabbed the last of the 4 Open spots on offer and the key was a swath of red plasters across the middle of his front nine. He reeled off 4 birdies in 4 holes from the 3rd and although he added a bogey-5 at No. 7, the back nine made up for it. Birdies at 10 and 16 lifted him level with Jorge Campillo in the race for Troon and the Spaniard handed it to Ramsay with bogey at the last.
Jul 10 - 2:42 PM

Local man Richie Ramsay has extra incentive as he prepares to tee it up in this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness.

Ramsay has yet to secure a place in next week's Open Championship at Royal Troon but knows that the four highest non-exempt players can qualify via the Scottish Open as long as they finish in the top 12. That's something the man from Aberdeen has managed just once in 11 starts this season so he'll have to step up. In this event, Ramsay's record is surprisingly poor. He's missed six of eight cuts and never made the top 30. At least his best effort of T31 came at Castle Stuart in 2011 while he's shown he can excel in front of his own fans by finishing runner-up in the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Jul 6 - 8:29 AM

Richie Ramsay has struggled more than he has thrived when visiting Paris; he'll hope that changes in this week's 100th Open de France.

The Scot's course form is a real oddity: in 6 visits he has finished better than T41 just the once, but when he did he was T5. The question might be: what made the difference that year? The answer would appear to be his long game because no-one hit more greens in regulation than him that week, making up for what have been - year in, year out - some pretty grotty putting stats. He was T6 at the China Open in late April but subsequently things have gone badly: a best of T43 from his last 4 starts.
Jun 28 - 3:12 PM

Richie Ramsay missed the cut on his only previous start at Gut Larchenhof but will return to the German course to contest this week's BMW International Open.

Ramsay could only manage 71-74 when it last staged this event two years ago and is just 1-for-4 in this tournament having also struggled at alternative host venue Golfclub München Eichenried. He does though have a win in Germany having landed the Challenge Tour's Vodafone Challenge in 2008. The Scot is 74th on this year's Race to Dubai and has just two top 20s in his nine starts (T6 in the Volvo China Open his best). He'll want to put right a miserable performance in Austria last time when he signed for a pair of 77s in the Lyoness Open.
Jun 21 - 2:32 PM

Richie Ramsay has struggled on the West Course at Wentworth, but he's in decent nick as he heads to the BMW PGA Championship.

The Scotsman's season was disrupted by an eye injury which prompted a two month break after he left the Dubai Desert Classic and it’s been a solid return: T29 at the Open de Espana, T24 at the Shenzhen International, T6 at the China Open and then what on first glance seemed a step backwards with a T54 last week in Ireland. But he was T8 at halfway at The K Club so the form has not totally escaped him and there seems to be a good week on the horizon. His course form suggests this week won’t, however, be it. He did finish T9 in 2013, but that’s his only top 25 finish and he had four missed cuts in seven starts.
May 25 - 4:29 AM

Richie Ramsay was T10 in the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and heads to the K Club to contest this year's event.

The Scot's top 10 at Royal County Down 12 months ago promised to be so much better after he held the halfway lead and was fourth going into the final 18 holes but he stumbled on Sunday with a closing 77. Ramsay also posted T9 in the 2010 edition at Killarney and was T16 at Royal Portrush in 2012 so it's been a good event for him. He's pegged it up just six times in 2016 but has cashed in five of those and peaked with a T6 in the Volvo China Open on his last start after shooting 67-66 on the weekend. He sits 65th on the Race to Dubai.
May 17 - 6:14 PM

Richie Ramsay eased his way round Genzon GC early Saturday morning to complete a superb 6-under-par 33-33=66 which vaulted him into solo third at the halfway stage of the Shenzhen International.

The Scot is on 9-under 135 after 36 holes and his second round was a display of measured excellence. He missed just 1 of 14 fairways and hit every green in regulation, which helped him slot 3 birdies on either nine: at 1, 2 and 7 on the front, and at 10, 13 and 17 on the back. He is 4 back of leader Soomin Lee and 1 back of second placed Joost Luiten.
Apr 23 - 2:57 AM

Richie Ramsay painted a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round at the Shenzhen International in China and is just three shots off the early lead.

Ramsay finished T11 in this event last year and appeared to be heading to the top of the leaderboard after firing five birdies and eight pars over his first 13 holes at Genzon GC on Thursday. Those gains came at 1, 4, 10, 11 and 13. However, his smooth progress was interrupted by a bogey at 14 and he followed it with further dropped shots at 15 and 16. Ramsay responded with a birdie at 17 and a par at the last to slot in three behind pacesetter Alexander Levy. The Scot piped 11 (of 14) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation but only got up and down once in five attempts.
Apr 21 - 5:35 AM

Richie Ramsay made another good start on his return to Valderrama and is T4 on the live leaderboard after a first-round 2-under-par 34-35=69 at the Open de Espana.

The Scot had a piece of the lead on day one the last time it staged a European Tour event in 2011 and again broke 70 today despite swallowing a double bogey-6 at 8. That wiped out birdies at 1 and 4 but he responded in style with par breakers at 9, 10 and 12. Ramsey gave one back with a bogey at 13 but reeled off five closing pars to land just three behind clubhouse leader Alexander Levy. His straight hitting is a good fit for Valderrama and today he piped 10 (of 14) fairways. The 32-year-old hit 13 greens in regulation and was 3-for-5 in scrambling.
Apr 14 - 9:23 AM

Richie Ramsay made a swift start on his previous visit to Valderrama and he’s eyeing more success in this week’s Open de Espana.

It was the Scotsman’s only previous experience of Valderrama and it was a good one: in 2011 he shot a sparkling round one 65 to lead the field and a round two 72 helped him maintain top spot. 73 and 70 on the weekend may have seen him slip back to T3, but he’ll be keen to head back to the venerable course. An eye injury has kept him off tour since the Desert Swing, but he spent last week practising in southern Spain as he prepared to resume the season rust-free. Prior to that disruption, his seasonal best performance was T16 in Abu Dhabi when he needed fewer putts than anyone in the field. He was winner this time last year, when collecting the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco.
Apr 12 - 1:24 PM

Richie Ramsay is just 2-for-6 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship but will have another crack this week.

The Scot missed his first three cuts at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and also failed to cash last year. But there is a glimmer of hope in his form; in 2013 he was tied fifth going into the final day before after middle rounds of 68-67 before he slipped away to T23 after a closing 75. This is the Scot's first start on the 2016 Race to Dubai. Last year he posted a win at the Trophée Hassan II and four other top 10s to finish 54th on Europe's money list.
Jan 19 - 4:02 AM

Richie Ramsay broke 70 in his opening round for the first time this season after carding a 4-under-par 34-34=68 on day one of the BMW Masters in China.

Yes, you did hear that right. Even when he won the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco back in March, the Scot could only manage a 72 on day one and lacklustre Thursdays have clearly held him back this season. Even today, he broke par on just three holes although keeping a bogey off his card with 5-for-5 scrambling meant he finally shot in the 60s. After six opening pars, Ramsay made his move with an eagle-3 at the par-5 7th hole before adding birdies at 10 and 14 to finish the day in T9. That's four behind leader Sergio Garcia. He split 9 (of 14) fairways in round.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 04:18:00 AM