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Marc Warren

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 168

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Marc Warren tacked on a second-round 6-under-par 33-32=65 to his opening 63 and shares the halfway lead on 14-under 128 with defending champion Andy Sullivan in the Portugal Masters at Victoria Clube de Golfe.
One clear overnight, the Scot enjoyed another cruise around the par 72 on Friday, picking off seven birdies to add to the nine he posted on day one which included six straight. Starting with a par at 10, Warren made his first move with a birdie at 12 and added two more at 14 and 15. On the front nine he splashed further red at 2, 3, 6 and 9. The only hole to trouble him so far this week is the 466-yard 7th and today he made his only bogey of the round there for the second day running. "I'm really pleased," said Warren. "It's always tough to follow up a really good score like yesterday. It was good, I tried to stay as patient as I possibly could out there and nice to finish with a three at the last." The third round will begin at 11am local time in three-balls off two tees. Warren goes off alongside Sullivan and Sweden's Jens Fahrbring in the final match at 1pm. Oct 21 - 8:21 AM

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Marc Warren started his opening lap at the Portugal Masters with six straight birdies, eventually signing for a sparkling 8-under-par 29-34=63 to take a one-shot lead after Thursday's first round.

A pleasing start turned into an excellent one turned into #59watch as the Scot kept scribbling circles to charge to 6-under through 6. He came back to earth with a bogey at 7 but made sure he broke 30 for the outward nine with another birdie two holes later. Although the sparks didn't fly in the same way coming home and hopes of the the elusive 59 vanished, further red at 13 and 15 was enough to elevate him into a one-shot lead over David Lipsky, Mikko Korhonen, Callum Shinkwin, Matthew Baldwin and Eddie Pepperell. This continues a recent return to form from Warren who has three top 25s in his last four starts, including T5 at his home Alfred Dunhill Links Championships earlier this month. The 35-year-old, who was also co-leader after round one of last week's British Masters, hit 17 greens in regulation and took just 24 putts. "I think I've had six or seven (birdies) in a row but never at the start of the round," he said.
Oct 20 - 12:52 PM

Marc Warren built on last week's top five at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with an opening 5-under-par 33-33=66 in round one of the British Masters at The Grove and is tied for the clubhouse lead with Finland's Mikko Ilonen. UPDATE: Ilonen and Warren were joined in the lead by Tommy Fleetwood and Richard Sterne.

Warren ignited a disappointing season in his native Scotland by playing the final 54 holes in 16-under and rode that momentum at The Grove on Thursday. Starting with a birdie at 10, he added a pair of deuces on the par 3s at 13 and 16 before surging into the lead on his own with an eagle-3 at 2 and another birdie at 3. Two clear at one point, a walk-off Warren bogey at 9 along with an Ilonen birdie at 18 meant he had to settle for a share of the clubhouse lead. The pair are a shot clear of home English quartet Lee Westwood, David Horsey, Richard Bland and James Morrison.
Oct 13 - 8:51 AM

Marc Warren cruised The Old Course, St. Andrews in 5-under-par 33-34=67 to end the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship alone in fifth on 16-under 272.

The Scot secured the his best finish of the 2016 season on home soil with a round that was flawless, as he negotiated the most historic test in golf in fine style. He opened with four straight pars before taking advantage of the easy par-5 fifth, making his first birdie of the day. Another two followed at 8 and 9, but he had to wait a while before he added to the tally. He made three at the par-4 16th and repeated the trick in front of the crows on the final green to slot into fifth place on his own. The result equalled his previous best finish in the event (in 2011).
Oct 9 - 12:14 PM

Marc Warren toured the Old Course at St. Andrews in 6-under-par 32-34=66 to jump up to T6 after two rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Scotland.

At 6-under 138, the local man is the leading Scot after 36 holes and sits five shots behind leader Ross Fisher. Warren has been in poor form this season but should always be in the crosshairs for gamers when teeing it up at home. He finished T5 in this event in 2011 and has also made the top four in two of the last three Scottish Opens. Today, he cashed in on the Old Course's scoring holes with birdies at 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 and 12. He gave one back at the tough 17th (Road Hole) but rounded off a fine day's work with a birdie at 18 to put himself in contention. He'll travel to Carnoustie for round three before returning to St. Andrews for Sunday's concluding round.
Oct 7 - 2:06 PM

Marc Warren has missed his last two cuts on the European Tour but will look to find a spark when he has another crack at the KLM Open.

It's a new course on show this week, a sub-7000 yard par 71 called The Dutch which was designed by Warren's fellow Scot Colin Montgomerie. This will be the 35-year-old's 10th start in the event and he's had his moments, the highlights a fourth place at Kennemer in 2008 and T12 at Hilversumsche in 2012. He has another top 15 from a Challenge Tour event at Broekpolder so Warren has played well on various courses in the country. It's his current form that remains a problem though and the hope of a T11 at the recent Czech Masters (his first top 15 in over a year) has been quelled by back-to-back halfway exits in Denmark and Switzerland. At least he managed a 68 in round two at the Omega European Masters last week which is something to build on.
Sep 7 - 4:44 AM

Marc Warren is seeking the elusive secret of success in the mountains of Switzerland for the 2016 Omega European Masters.

On his last visit to Crans-sur-Sierre GC, two years ago, the Scot blasted a second round 63 to find himself T8 heading into the weekend – it was the first time in ten appearances that he found himself in contention during the heart of the tournament. True, he had pegged a T4 in 2006, but only after a final round 67 vaulted him from T17; and another Sunday 67 in 2010 sprung him from T19 to T9. He actually bettered both those last day efforts in 2014, carding 66, but ended the week T13. All in all, at 4-for-10 his claims are not too strong. Nor is his form. He was T11 in the Czech Masters but that was his first top 15 finish since July 2015 and he missed the cut last week on a course that witnessed his last win in 2014.
Aug 30 - 12:27 PM

With a winning birdie-3 at 16, Marc Warren beat Magnus Carlsson 3&2 and secured a place in the last 16 of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links Golf Club

So far so good for the Scotsman, who had come into the event in poor form. Warren, who made the last four in 2015, lost the first hole to the Swede's birdie-3 but won 2 and 3 with circles of his own and led all the way from there. He extended his lead to 3 up at the turn and, after losing 10, hit back with an eagle at 11 to open up further daylight again. Carlsson twice cut the the deficit to 2 down but Warren completed the job with birdies at 14 and 16. He'll now take on Haydn Porteous later today for a place in the final eight.
Aug 5 - 6:42 AM

Marc Warren defeated Jorge Campillo 3&2 to progress to the second round of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links Golf Club.

The Scotsman was a semi-finalist 12 months ago at Murcar Links and he continued that form on the Fidra Links layout. He made 4 birdies on the front nine and 3 of them were good enough to win the hole; his one bogey cost him the fourth. He started the back nine with 3 red numbers in 4 holes and although he lost the 12th to a bogey-6 he found himself secure at 4 up with 5 to play. Campillo refused to lie down, nicking the 13th with a birdie-4, but he could eat into Warren's lead no further and the match was closed out on the 16th green. Warren is now 9-4 in individual match play and takes on Magnus A Carlsson in round two, a 4&3 victor over Chase Koepka.
Aug 4 - 7:49 AM

Marc Warren is one of the local contingent contesting the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open this week.

This is the fourth time Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness has played host and Warren is 3-for-3 with a standout third place in 2012 when he posted a 64 in round three. With a trio of top four finishes in his last six starts on home soil, Warren deserves respect but he's been scratching around to find some decent form for most of the season. Some consistency is starting to emerge at last (he's made five of his last five cuts) but a 79-77 weekend in Paris last time suggests his confidence is still brittle. Still, if he is to find a spark, the Scot is in the right place.
Jul 4 - 5:19 PM

Marc Warren defied his course history to post a sparkling 5-under-par 34-33=67 and tie the lead in the opening round of the Nordea Masters.

The Scot is a former winner of this event in 2006, but his fortunes at Bro Hof Slott GC have rarely been good. Indeed, he's missed all three weekends he's aimed at and never before broken 71. He made a mockery of the record books Thursday however, painting both nines with red numbers. On the outward half he ticked birdie at 3, 6 and 9, alongside one dropped shot at the 5th. The inward half saw him make bogey at 14, but make 4 birdies at 12, 15, 17 and 18. His 67 drew him alongside the morning leaders Andrew Johnston, Sebastien Gros, Scott Henry and Clement Berardo. Late in the day they were all joined by Florian Fritsch. The six players are one ahead of a pack of 9 on 4-under.
Jun 2 - 12:41 PM

With three birdies in his final four holes, Marc Warren completed a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in round two of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to take a share of the 36-hole lead with Danny Willett on 8-under 136, one ahead of Rory McIlroy.

The Scot has cashed just three times in nine starts in a disappointing start to the year, with a T19 in Thailand his only top 30. But he found his mojo today with a lap of the K Club which featured seven birdies against a single bogey. Warren circled red at 13, 15 and 18 on his opening nine and added another at 3 before dropping his only shot of the day two holes later. But with par breakers at 6, 8 and 9 he surged to the top of the leaderboard. Warren upped his fairways hit count from 5 to 11 on Friday but only managed to hit 10 greens in regulation. A hot short game is keeping the errors off his card and he was 6-for-8 in scrambling in round two (11-for-15 overall). The 35-year-old has three top 20s from nine starts at the Irish Open, with a best of fourth place at County Louth in 2009. "I feel as if I'm starting to get into a little bit more of a run now," he said after the round, "so hopefully that's the reason for the good form and hopefully it continues."
May 20 - 8:35 AM

Marc Warren will hope to find a spark in this week's Shenzhen International at Genzon GC after missing four of his last five cuts on the European Tour.

The Scot has finished in the top 30 on the Race to Dubai for the last two years and looked to be playing the most consistent golf of his career but he's hit a bump in the road in recent times. In 2016 he's cashed just twice in seven tournaments and his struggles continues in last week's Open de Espana when shooting 75-77. He also made a halfway exit at Genzon on his only start there in 2014 although his last competitive round in China was a 66 that lifted him to T37 in November's BMW Masters. Another spot of encouragement is that Warren was T19 in last month's Thailand Classic on his most recent trip to the Far East.
Apr 20 - 3:31 AM

After showing some improved form in last week's True Thailand Classic, Marc Warren will look to kick on further in the Hero Indian Open.

Since a pair of top four finishes on home soil (Scottish Open and Paul Lawrie Match Play) last summer, Warren hadn't registered a single top 20. He was also just 1-for-4 on this year's Race to Dubai before he finally showed signs of life with a T19 in last week's True Thailand Classic at Black Mountain. This will be the Scot's first start in an Indian Open but he's cashed on all four previous visits to the country, a run which took in the 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic and three successive Avantha Masters (2011-2013). His best result was a T29 in 2012.
Mar 16 - 4:30 AM

Marc Warren made the top 10 on his last trip to Malaysia but is struggling to find another ahead of his return to the country this week.

Warren lines up in this week's Maybank Championship Malaysia without so much as a top 30 in any of his last 13 worldwide starts. He has managed to cash in 10 of those and was T35 in Qatar two starts ago but the Scot still can't change gears and get himself on a leaderboard. Warren was T9 in last year's Malaysian Open but faces a new tournament and a new course this week.
Feb 16 - 3:27 AM