AGE

48

COUNTRY

JAMIE
DONALDSON

WALES

Donaldson turned professional in 2000, following a fantastic amateur career, winning The Welsh Amateur Championship and a runner up finish at The Eisenhower Trophy. 


In his second season as a pro, he won the Russian Open and the Telia Grand Prix on the Challenge Tour, as well as making five cuts from seven starts on the Main Tour which saw him finish inside the top 100 on the order of merit to earn his European Tour Card for 2002. 


During the next 10 years, he performed consistently on the European Tour, before his maiden title came in 2012 at the Irish Open, on his 255th time of asking. 


This was the start of a highly successful period for Jamie which saw him play in all four Majors and climb inside the top 30 in the Official Golf World Ranking as well as gain PGA Tour status for the first time. 

The most lucrative win of his career came at the Abu Dhabi HSBS Golf Championship in 2013, holding off Justin Rose and Thorbjørn Olesen to win by one shot. 

The following year, victory at the D+D Real Czech Masters secured his position as a member of the 2014 Ryder Cup Team. 


The 48-year-old will be forever remembered for his winning point for Europe at Gleneagles, with a wedge shot onto the 15th green, voted Shot of the Year. 


He now enters his 24th season on Tour with full playing rights and will surpass his 500th DP World start later in the season. 

BMW PGA Championship – Day One


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