Matthew brings with him a wealth of experience and an impressive record on the DP World Tour, with his maiden victory coming at the 200th time of asking with a seven shot victory at the SDC Championship at the start of the 2023 season.
The 37-year-old began the final round of the SDC Championship with a four-shot advantage going into the final 18 holes and kept his foot on the gas, stretching his lead to six strokes at the turn courtesy of three front-nine birdies, before recovering from his first bogey of the day at the 11th with gains on the 13th and 14th to finish the week 18 under par.
Matthew started playing golf aged three when his grandfather took him to a local field to hit balls which was the start of a highly successful amateur career, playing for England Boys and being part of the Great Britain and Ireland team which won the Jacques Léglise Trophy in 2004.
He then spent three years in the England elite squad and took part in the Home Internationals in 2007 before turning professional the following year.
Since turning pro, Baldwin has split his time between the DP World and Challenge Tour’s, which he first graduated from in 2011 courtesy of his win at the Fred Olsen Challenge de España.
He has experienced a host of ups and downs on his journey to the winner's circle. He enjoyed an impressive first three seasons on the DP World Tour, making the cut in both the U.S. Open and the Open Championship.
He lost his card in 2016 but was back for the 2018 season after coming through qualifying school and would have been back in 2021 via the Challenge Tour but missed out after the categories were frozen due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A 19th-placed finish on last season's Road to Mallorca now sees him in his seventh full season on the DP World Tour and he can finally call himself a champion.
PING, TITLEIST, FOOTJOY
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