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David Horsey

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 154

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David Horsey has three top 10s in previous starts in South Africa although he's struggled to tame the Gary Player Country Club, the scene of this week's Nedbank Golf Challenge.
The Englishman was T10 at both the 2014 Joburg Open and 2015 Tshwane Open while he also finished third at the Africa Open three years ago. He first played Gary Player CC in 2008 when taking T35 in the local Sunshine Tour's Dimension Data Pro-Am and returned after an eight-year gap to post T44 (out of 72) last year after shooting 71-73-81-70. A better Saturday and he'd have been in the top 20 so there are some positives in last year's performance. Horsey shot a pair of 64s when taking T6 in the Italian Open two starts ago but couldn't follow that up when T61 in last week's Turkish Airlines Open. He sits 47th on the Race to Dubai. Nov 8 - 4:35 AM

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With his low round of the season, David Horsey thrashed an 8-under-par 32-31=63 in round two of the Italian Open and set up a weekend title bid at Golf Club Milano. UPDATE: The European Tour later downgraded his round to a 64, leaving him five off the halfway lead.

At 9-under 133, the Englishman is currently T3 on the live leaderboard and four shots behind joint-leaders Matt Wallace and Marcus Fraser. Horsey's lap today featured front-nine birdies at 2, 4, 8 and 9, along with another quartet of circles on the back at 12, 14, 16 and 17. The 63 is one lower than the three 64s he's posted this season. Those rounds helped him to a pair of T2 places (June's Lyoness Open and August's Made In Denmark) and a solo seventh on his last start in Italy at the Rocco Forte Open in May. Horsey was also T5 on this course last year so his strong first 36 holes makes plenty of sense.
Oct 13 - 8:59 AM

David Horsey is looking to kick on from last year's exciting experience of an Italian Open at the Golf Club Milano in Parco Reale di Monza.

With career European Tour top fives finishes at Golf Club Eichenried, Golf du Palais Royal, Saujana, Royal Park I Roveri (this event), Hilversumsche and Carya, it was not entirely surprising that Horsey was T5 last year on his course debut: He likes it in the trees. He's also got a pronounced fondness for the event. In addition to that good effort at Roveri (T2 on tournament debut in 2010) and last year's top five he has another three top 25 efforts in just six starts. He's also in a neat run of solid form after kicking off the year with a run of just 3-for-8. Since then he is 11-for-12 (the exception was The Open) with a pair of runner-ups at the Lyoness Open and Made in Denmark. Nine of his last ten weekend rounds have been sub-70.
Oct 10 - 8:10 AM

David Horsey came up just short of a second victory in the Made In Denmark tournament at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, fighting it out with the winner Julian Suri all day before a final hole implosion; he carded 1-under-par 35-35=70 for solo second and a 15-under total of 269.

The Englishman had opened the final day with a two shot advantage over playing partner Suri and they duly played out a head-to-head all day, never seriously threatened by anyone else in the field. Horsey made bogey at No. 1 and although he made birdies at 4 and 7 he was hit by Suri’s 5-under front nine. But the 2015 champion refused to wilt. He ticked 11, 12 and 14 to tie the lead only to then see Suri respond with a par breaker at 15 when Horsey himself had been in a better position from the tee. The one shot deficit remained until the 18th tee. Suri found the fairway, Horsey hooked into trees and then sprayed his provisional right into water on his way to a triple bogey-7.
Aug 27 - 10:48 AM

Five-time European Tour winner David Horsey fired a brilliant 7-under-par 33-31=64 to take a two-swing lead into the final round of the Made In Denmark tournament on 14-under 199 at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.

The Englishman holds his advantage over American rookie Julian Suri with John Daly, Gregory Havret, Chris Paisley and Robert Rock locked at 11-under. Horsey not only went bogey-free through his third lap, he is also 12-under for his last 27 holes – a scintillating run from the man who claimed the title here in 2015. He actually began his weekend with just one birdie in the first seven holes (at the fourth, his third there this week), but broke the shackles when pegging a hat-trick of ticks at 8, 9 and 10. He added three more at 13, 15 and 17 to stretch away from the field. On the European Tour he has only once before held a solo 54-hole lead – when winning here two years ago. He is 2-for-3 in converting shared leads with 18 holes to play.
Aug 26 - 11:10 AM

Former winner David Horsey swept into contention at the Made In Denmark tournament with a second round of 4-under-par 36-31=67 to hit halfway on 7-under 135, just one shot behind leader Steve Webster.

The Englishman is building a two-tone record at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort. In 2014 he opened with a 76 before finishing T39, in 2016 he pegged 75-77 to miss the cut, in between he carded 63-67-68-73 to win, and this year he has started 68-67 to give himself a fine chance of making it two wins. Although, having started on the back nine, he started with a birdie-2 at 10, he turned in 1-over due to a pair of bogeys at 15 and 16. But his front nine was sensational. He ticked 1, 2, 4, 6 and 9 without dropping a single shot to join fellow course winner Marc Warren, SSP Chawrasia and Paul Dunne in the back one behind the 36-hole leader. He’s looking for a fourth top ten finish of the season.
Aug 25 - 1:19 PM

David Horsey aced the par-3 11th hole in a second-round 4-under-par 36-32=68 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, the thunderclap moment helping him leap 31 spots to T4 with the afternoon wave heading out.

Horsey couldn't get anything to drop over his first 10 holes at Dundonald Links today, making pars all the way to remain at 1-under. But at the 119-yard 11th he didn't need his putter, the Englishman draining his 8-iron from the tee. He followed that with three pars and a bogey at 15 but then made a late surge with a hat-trick of closing birdies at 16, 17 and 18 taking him to 5-under 139. Right now, he's just one behind Matt Kuchar's clubhouse lead and four adrift of Padraig Harrington, who is playing the 17th. Horsey has some impressive form on links tracks (T11 at last October's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship) and was also a recent runner-up at the Lyoness Open in Austria last month so don't expect him to reverse over the final 36 holes.
Jul 14 - 8:41 AM

David Horsey will be seeking to turn around a poor record in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open when he tees it up at Dundonald Links in Troon, Ayrshire this week.

After a sluggish start, the Englishman is in neat form this year, notching three top ten finishes heading towards this mini-links swing. However he managed only T77 in the BMW International Open and after a strong start in Ireland (67-69 for T12 at halfway) he stumbled to 78-66 and T48. But in theory there was only one bad round last week and he’s no mug on the links, as three top 20 finishes in the last four Dunhill Links Championships suggests (best of T9 in 2015). That said, his tournament record is not too hot. He’s just 4-for-8, 3-for-6 on the links, has not one top 20 finish and has missed the cut on his last three appearances.
Jul 11 - 4:19 PM

David Horsey is all set to canter round the links swing which begins with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart GC in Co. Londonderry.

Quietly the 32-year-old four-time winner on the European Tour must be bubbling with excitement about a return to Royal Birkdale in three weeks time. In fact, he’s prepped himself by taking a couple of visits there. But why an underlying sense that there might be more to it? Memories of a good time in his career. Back in 2008 he arrived at Birkdale as a recent two-time winner on the Challenge Tour (as a rookie) and was T16 at halfway in The Open. He drifted, but he fancies it. Three recent top tens, including T2 at the Lyoness Open, make him doubly confident heading into this links swing. T9 and T11 in the last two Dunhill Links Championships.
Jul 4 - 5:58 AM

David Horsey galloped to the finish at the Lyoness Open with a final round of 7-under-par 31-34=65, but he came up just short with a total of 11-under 277 for T2, one behind the winner Dylan Frittelli at Diamond CC.

The Englishman had a Jekyll and Hyde week in Austria. He opened with a birdie-free round of 75, followed it with a bogey-free contrasting 64, added a third round 73, before flying home with another flawless lap, this time a 65. It began in sensational style with four straight birdies at 1, 2, 3 and 4. He then added another at No. 7 (a hole which was much like his week; two birdies, one bogey, on double bogey). On the back nine he circled 13 (from 10’0") and 15. But failure to turn 16 red (only the second time all week he didn’t birdie the Diamond Country Club’s four par-5s) meant he could not apply pressure on those behind him and the winner just did enough.
Jun 11 - 9:37 AM

David Horsey jumped over 100 places on the live leaderboard at the Lyoness Open with a spectacular course record equalling 8-under-par 32-32=64; good for T3 on 5-under 139 in Vienna.

When the Englishman signed his card he was five swings behind the on-course leader Felipe Aguilar, yet he'll be quite happy having utterly transformed his weekend aspirations on Friday morning. His first lap of 75 witnessed not one birdie, instead having one bogey and one double bogey. In stark contrast he ripped the Diamond Country Club layout to pieces on his second circuit. He made his first tick at the 11th, then hit a scintillating spell in which he made six birdies in eight holes. There were three in four to end the back nine (15, 16 and 18) then another three in four to start the front nine (at 1, 3 and 4). A final birdie came at No. 7 and there could have been another at the 9th, his final hole, when he gave himself an 18'0" look, but the ball rolled by the hole's edge.
Jun 9 - 6:54 AM

David Horsey cruised Verdura GC in 5-under-par 33-33=66 on day two of The Rocco Forte Open in Italy, climbing five spots on the live leaderboard to T2 and just a shot behind halfway leader Michael Hoey.

The Englishman, who opened with a 64, arrived at 12-under 130 after a morning lap featuring six birdies against a single bogey. Horsey started his day at the 11th hole on the composite course on the Sicilian coastline and made pars all the way to the 17th where he snapped the sequence with birdie-3. After a par at 18, Horsey made a surge with red circles at 1, 2 and 4 before dropping his first shot of the week with a bogey-4 at No. 5. No matter, he picked up another shot at 8 and added a walk-off birdie at 10 to pull to within one of the lead. This is his first look at Verdura GC but Horsey was T8 in the Indian Open two starts ago and has form of 5-14-16 in his last three visits to the Italian Open.
May 19 - 7:44 AM

David Horsey grafted a 2-over-par 36-38=74 which kept him just one back of the clubhouse leader S.S.P. Chawrasia in the second round of the Hero Indian Open at DLF Golf & CC; he hit the halfway mark on 4-under 140.

On first glance Horsey's 74 seems poor, but on a day of tough scoring it was not surprising that it kept him close to the leader, whose own 67 was nothing short of sensational. For much of the day Horsey held the lead, birdies at 12, 15 and 4 being off-set by bogeys at 13 and 18. The advantage over the field was briefly three shots only for him to come a cropper, as so many others have across the Gary Player design. A double bogey-5 at the 5th started the drain, it was completed with a bogey-6 at the 8th. The Englishman has previous in India - he was T6 in the 2013 Avantha Masters and whilst his season has been underwhelming (2-for-6) it is not so long ago he was flushing it through to the end of the 2016 campaign.
Mar 10 - 4:27 AM

David Horsey topped the leaderboard on 5-under after 15 holes before play was suspended for the day in round one of the Hero Indian Open at DLF Golf and Country Club due to fading light.

Horsey held a one-shot advantage over clubhouse leader Matteo Manassero but will be one of 66 players who will have to return at 07:00 Friday to complete their opening laps after an hour and 34 minutes was lost in the afternoon due to the threat of lightning. Pace of play was also snail-like as the field struggled to come to terms with the new Gary Player layout. Englishman Horsey had posted five birdies and 10 pars before the action was halted. He splashed red at 2, 6 and 9 on his front nine, added two more birdies at 11 and 12 and stayed in front with a trio of pars. Eddie Pepperell is two shots back after a 69 while Carlos Pigem and Gregory Havret share third place on 3-under having played 16 and 12 holes respectively. Of the 77 players who completed their rounds, only nine managed to break par and there was a 12 recorded as well as two 10s.
Mar 9 - 8:54 AM

David Horsey will be keen to return to Saujana G&CC, the new venue for the Maybank Championship, this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Back in 2009 the Englishman thrashed a superb final round 64 at Saujana for a 272 total only the winner Anthony Kang could better so he'll return to the club with fond memories; it was a week when no-one putted better than he (statistically at least, he topped every ranking). He'll be especially pleased to see the venue change because four subsequent visits to Malaysia have seen him fail to crack the top 50. In terms of form he has struggled to rediscover the consistency he ended 2016 with. A T29 in Abu Dhabi was sandwiched by missed cuts in the South African Open and Dubai Desert Classic.
Feb 7 - 5:14 AM