Richie Ramsay

Richie is one of Scotland’s most successful golfers in the last 20 years, having chalked up some notable successes as both an amateur and professional.

He first gave a glimpse of his potential when winning the 2004 Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship then adding the Irish Amateur Open Championship the following year, when he also played in the Walker Cup.

In 2006, he landed the US Amateur Championship at Hazeltine, beating American John Kelly 4&2 in the 36-hole final to become the first British player to achieve that feat in more than a century and the first Scot since 1898.

Before leaving the amateur ranks, he earned a place in the record books by being the first player to top the World Amateur Golf Ranking when it was launched by the R&A in January 2007.

He won twice on the Challenge Tour in 2008, making his breakthrough on the second-tier circuit in the Vodafone Challenge then adding the AGF-Allianz Golf Open Grand Toulouse, in finishing eighth in the rankings.

In his first season on the European Tour, he finished just inside the top 100 on the money-list before getting the 2010 campaign off to a flying start with a win in the South African Open in his second event of the new season as he beat India’s Shiv Kapur in a play-off.

His second success on the main tour came in 2012, winning the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland following brilliant rounds of 69-68-64-66 as he finished four shots clear of the field.

Ramsay completed his hat-trick of European Tour title triumphs in the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco in 2015, winning by a shot on this occasion on one of the toughest courses on the circuit.

He has held a European Tour card for 12 consecutive seasons, enjoying his best campaign in 2012 as he finished 26th in the Race to Dubai.

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