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David Horsey

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 154

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David Horsey returns to The Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates looking for a first top 25 finish in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
The feeling, backed up by the identity of past winners, is that The Earth Course favours long hitters which might explain why Horsey, 178th on the Driving Distance rankings, has struggled to hit many greens in regulation in his previous three visits. He's not once ranked inside the top 40 of the field (always limited to a maximum of 60) and that has contributed to his inability to finish better than T29 (with only two sub-70 rounds in 12 attempts). That said, if he is to turn things round now is as good a time as ever because he's in a rich vein of form with his first round 71 last week in the Nedbank Golf Challenge his 28th round of par or better, the Tour's longest streak two years. With grim inevitability, when this was announced he promptly fired 73-81, but did close the week with a 2-under 70. Nov 15 - 5:43 AM

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A stunning round of 6-under-par 29-36-65 saw David Horsey very nearly hunt down the eventual winner Thorbjorn Olesen in the Turkish Airlines Open before he settled for T2 on 17-under 267.

The Englishman began the day seven shots in the wake of Olesen, but his front nine dismantled the Dane's advantage in supreme style as he blitzed the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. He made six birdies in the first 12 holes, draining putts from 40'0" at nine and 25'0" at four, plus lengthy par-savers at the 6th and 8th. For a brief moment the lead was down to just one and Horsey sniffed a win, but Olesen staged a recovery and Horey could make no further headway (a birdie at 15 was followed by his only bogey at 16). The lucrative finish will guarantee his participation in the season finale in Dubai however. He finished in a tie with playing partner Hao Tong Li.
Nov 6 - 8:43 AM

David Horsey plotted his way round Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort to card a second lap 4-under-par 35-32=67, good enough for a 36-hole total of 8-under 134 in the Turkish Airlines Open.

His front nine was relatively quiet, if composed, with birdies at the 4th and 9th, but no dropped shots. He opened the return journey with a bogey-5 at the 10th, before responding with a birdie-4 at No. 12 and back-to-back red numbers at 16 and 17. A calm par at the final hole saw him complete a second consecutive 67 and leave him T5 on the live leaderboard. The Englishman has posted five top 25 finishes in his last six starts and is on track to make it six in seven as he heads into the weekend. It should be no surprise he is thriving on a tight track - three of his four European Tour wins have come on tree-lined layouts.
Nov 4 - 9:34 AM

David Horsey got off to yet another good start with a first-round 4-under-par 33-34=67 in round one of the Turkish Airlines Open, the opening event of the European Tour's Final Series.

This is the fourth time in his last seven events that Horsey has opened with a 67 while he's shot in the 60s in two of the other three. Today's lap at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort puts him in T7 after 18 holes, that's three shots behind pacesetter George Coetzee. Beginning his round at No. 11, the Englishman made par and then scribbled four circles in the next five holes. Another birdie at No. 2 took him to 5-under but he dropped his only shot in frustrating circumstances five holes later after taking six swishes at the 553-yard par-5 7th. Horsey is 53rd on the Race to Dubai so on target to make the top 60 who will contest the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in a fortnight.
Nov 3 - 10:58 AM

David Horsey made it two home Englishmen atop the first-round leaderboard at the British Masters after compiling a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in his opener on Thursday.

Horsey shares the clubhouse lead with compatriot Lee Westwood after that impressive morning lap of The Grove which featured five birdies against a single bogey. The four-time European Tour winner set the tone with par breakers at 1 and 2 before adding another at 10 to break a run of seven pars. He dropped his only shot of the day with a bogey-5 at 11 but finished strongly by splashing red at 16 and 18. It's no surprise to see Horsey starting fast given his strong recent form. He recorded back-to-back top fives in the KLM Open (T4) and Italian Open (T5) last month (matching today's opening 67 in both) and added T11 in last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. On the live leaderboard, he's T2 with five others and one behind leader Marc Warren (17).
Oct 13 - 8:15 AM

David Horsey will be hoping to maintain his run of late season form at the British Masters hosted by The Grove in Hertfordshire.

Back in late 2008, having ensured graduation to the European Tour with two victories on the Challenge Tour, Horsey was handed an invitation to this event. So although it did not mark his European Tour debut, it was his first start knowing he had earned his passage to that level. His only appearance in the tournament since was last year when he again made the cut but failed to kick on (T46). It's something of a theme when he plays on home soil: 12 starts in England, 9 cuts made, just one top 30 finish (T7 2011 BMW PGA Championship). The form is strong however: T4 at the KLM Open, T5 in the Italian Open and last week's T11 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship have vaulted him to 60th on the Race to Dubai and primed to attack the Final Series.
Oct 11 - 5:23 AM

David Horsey travels north to St. Andrews with something of a wishy-washy record in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

A month ago the Englishman's season was looking a little shoddy and make-piece as he stood outside the top 100 in the Race to Dubai rankings, but T4 at the KLM Open and T5 the following week at the Italian Open have transformed his end-of-season aspirations in no time. At 66th in those rankings he is now closing in on the lucrative events which funnel towards the DP World Tour Championship. There's an element of two steps backwards, one step forward about his record in this event. He started with two missed cuts before finishing T58; missed another cut and then logged a T20; finally there was yet another truncated week before last year he improved with every round to end the tournament T9. That result was the first time he had notched a linksland top ten in Great Britain and Ireland.
Oct 4 - 2:54 PM

David Horsey accelerated to the chequered flag at Golf Club Milan in Monza, claiming T5 in the Italian Open on 16-under 268 with a final round of 6-under-par 35-30=65.

The Englishman found a mere 6 of 14 fairways and just 12 greens in regulation in his final round, but 5-from-6 successful scrambles and a mere 25 putts saw him home. He ticked 4 and 7 on the front nine, alongside a bogey at six, before opening the back nine with three straight pars. Suddenly he burst into life: he painted red at 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18 to confirm last week's T4 in the KLM Open was no flash in the pan and vault him 15 places up the leaderboard on the final afternoon. What was a run of the mill season has been transformed in a fortnight and he can now aim for a place in the Finals Series.
Sep 18 - 11:54 AM

Despite two suspensions for lightning, David Horsey made six birdies in his opening round at the Italian Open, carding 4-under-par 32-35=67.

Just five minutes had been possible at Golf Club Milano when heavy rain and the threat of a t-storm halted play and, after the action resumed at 0900 local time, there was another delay at 1005. Play finally restarted at 1330 although that meant there would be a four-hour-and-55-minute delay to the morning games yet to tee off and a five-hour delay to the afternoon tee times. Horsey ignored the chaos by making birdie at his opening hole, the 10th, and added further red at 15 and 16. A bogey at 1 halted his move but he broke out of a tie for first place with birdies at 2 and 3 to lead on his own at 4-under. He closed with bogey at 6 and birdie at 9, but by that time had been passed by Rickard Karlberg who ended the round on 7-under, Horsey was T5 in a pack of nine.
Sep 15 - 9:52 AM

David Horsey sprinkled eight birdies on his scorecard in a 4-under-par 33-34=67 to nudge up five spots to T3 after the third round of the KLM Open in the Netherlands.

The Englishman has now made 15 birdies over the last 36 holes although four bogeys today along with two and a double yesterday have kept his charge in check. That said, at 11-under 202 he'll go into the final round at The Dutch just three shots behind leader Scott Hend. Horsey traded four birdies and two bogeys on each nine and closed his rollercoaster round with a pair of par breakers after he'd dropped shots at the previous two holes. The story so far this week is his failure to save par when missing greens. He hit 13 and 12 respectively on Friday and Saturday but is just 4-for-11 in scrambling over those 36 holes. Horsey split 9 (of 13) fairways today.
Sep 10 - 11:59 AM

A late error prevented David Horsey from sharing the lead at the end of the first round of the KLM Open after a 4-under-par 31-36=67 at The Dutch.

The Englishman began Thursday in spectacular style, posting six birdies in the opening 11 holes. He opened and closed that run with a brace of red at 1 and 2, then 10 and 11. In between he added two more at 4 and 6. He looked set to equal leader Ben Evans' 6-under only to make double bogey-6 on the 402-yard par-four 17th. He hit 15 greens in regulation and needed 28 putts in round one as he seeks a fourth career top 10 in the event.
Sep 8 - 1:23 PM

David Horsey has concerns about his scoring ahead of the 2016 KLM Open at new venue The Dutch in Spijk.

The Englishman boasts a strong record in this event, going 5-for-7 and kicking on when he does make the weekend: he's never ended a Sunday worse than T35 and has three top ten finishes, but they were all on traditional venues rather than a modern test like The Dutch. If experience on Montgomerie designs means anything Horsey was T13 on the Royal in Bahrain during the 2011 Volvo Golf Champions event, but has finishes of only T74-T36-T61 at Maxx Royal in Turkey. Just two top tens this season leave him with a lot of work to do if he wants to participate in the Finals Series (he is currently 115th on the Race to Dubai). But in ten strokeplay rounds since his T7 in the BMW International Open he hasn't broken 75 half the time and not gone sub-70 once.
Sep 6 - 6:47 AM

David Horsey coasted clear of big-hitting Frenchman Sebastian Gros, winning 6&4 in round one of the Paul Lawrie Match Play on the Fidra Links at Archerfield Links GC.

The Englishman had assumed early control to reach the turn with a 2 hole advantage, but a back nine birdie blitz killed off the chances of Gros, who had no answer for 4 birdies in the 5 holes they played on the homeward nine. Earlier Gros had eagled the par-five second to take a 1 hole lead which he maintained until a bogey on the fifth handed parity back to Horsey. He also lost No. 7 to par before Horsey doubled his advantage ticking red at the eighth. It was Horsey's first solo win in match play golf (previously 0-1-1) and he will play Haydn Porteous in round two.
Aug 4 - 6:15 AM

David Horsey heads to this week's 100th Open de France on the back of his best result of the season, a T7 at the BMW International Open in Germany.

That top 10 still leaves the Englishman outside the top 100 on the Race to Dubai but, hey, it's a start. Can he improve again in Paris? This is where it takes a rather giant leap of faith as Horsey has missed his last six cuts at Le Golf National. It didn't look as if he'd struggle like that when posting a decent T31 on debut in 2009 but despite starting with 70 in both 2010 and 2014 he hasn't been able to solve the puzzle. Having topped the Putting Average stats in Germany last week, perhaps this is the week when he finds the solution.
Jun 28 - 5:07 PM

David Horsey eagled his fourth hole of the day and signed for a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the opening round of the Lyoness Open.

That's good enough for T7 after day one and puts him five behind leader Adrian Otaegui. Starting at 10, Horsey made two pars and then surged with a birdie at 12 followed by an eagle-2 at 13. After missing out on the opportunity to make further gains on the par 5s at 15, 16 and 1, the Englishman moved to 5-under with circles at 3 and 4. That put him out in front but he wobbled at the finish with bogeys at 5, 7 and 8 against a birdie at 6. Horsey hit just 4 (of 14) fairways in his opener and was 2-for-6 in scrambling after hitting 12 greens in regulation. He was T9 at this course two years ago.
Jun 9 - 2:18 PM