James Morrison – Biography
James Morrison, from Weybridge in England, had a tough decision to make between golf and cricket as a youngster, having been a member of the England cricket set up as a junior. His decision to concentrate on golf has proven to be the right one, having dropped his handicap from 18 to scratch in a 10 month period at the age of 16.
Having completed a scholarship in America at the University of South Carolina, James turned to the professional ranks of golf in 2006. He competed on the EuroPro Tour followed by the Challenge Tour where he secured his European Tour card for 2010 having finished 18th in the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2009.
James’ breakthrough year as a professional came in 2010, his first full year on the European Tour. He finished 6th at the Open de Andalucia, won the Madeira Open and then finished runner up at the Open de Espana – all within the space of four weeks. This incredible run shows that James has a huge future ahead of him and has the ability to not only contend with the best in Europe but also to close out a victory when he is in contention. He also recorded two further top 10 finishes in 2010 at the Nordea Scandinavia Masters and the Vivendi Cup.
In 2011, James continued his good form having finished inside the top 15 at five European Tour events. This included a 3rd place finish in Malaysia, 7th place at the Alstom Opend de France, and 8th place at the Barclays Singapore Open.
Off the course it is clear to see that James has a maturity way beyond his years and has the natural communication skills to host golf days and coaching clinics, making him an excellent prospect for the corporate world of sponsorship.
|Place of Birth:||Chertsey, England|
|2012||10th - Hero Indian Open|
|2011||3rd - Iskandor Johor Open|
|2011||8th - Barclays Singapore Open|
|2011||7th Alstom Open de France|
|2011||7th Ballantines Championship|
|2010||Winner Madeira Islands Open|
|2010||Runner-Up Open de Espana|
|2010||4th Africa Open|
|2010||6th Open de Andalucia de Golf|
|2009||8th Vivendi Cup|
|2009||8th Nordea Scandinavian Masters|
|2009||7th Saint Omer Open|
|2009||2nd SWALEC Open|
|2009||5th Rolex Trophy (Challenge Tour)|
|2008||19th Austrian Open|
|2008||5th Piemonte Open (Challenge Tour)|
|2008||5th SWALEC Open|
|2006||Winner Italian Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship|
|2006||Runner-Up Peruvian Amateur Championship|
|2006||Semi-Finals English Amateur Championship|
|2005||Winner Victorian Amateur Open Championship, Australia|
|2006||Member of England Elite Squad|