Gordon Brand, Jnr

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Gordon Brand, Jnr
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Gordon Brand, Jnr
Born (1958-08-19) 19 August 1958 (age 63)
Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg; 11.5 st)
Nationality  Scotland
Residence Bristol, England
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 8
European Seniors Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T39: 1994
The Open Championship T5: 1992
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year

Gordon Brand, Jnr (born 19 August 1958) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Brand was born in Kirkcaldy. His father, Gordon Brand, Snr, was a club professional from Bristol.[1] The son turned professional in 1981 and quickly achieved success. He won that year's European Tour Qualifying School, and went on to win two European Tour events in his rookie season. He went on to accumulate eight wins on the tour in total, the last of them in 1993. He also won the 1988 West End South Australian Open. He made the top ten on the European Tour Order of Merit six times, with a best placing of fourth in 1987. He last made the top one hundred on the Order of Merit in the 2000 season, during which he turned forty-two.

In 1979 Brand played in the Walker Cup amateur team competition. His two Ryder Cup appearances were in 1987, when Europe won on American soil for the first time, and in 1989 when Europe retained the trophy at The Belfry by tying the matches fourteen all. Brand had a 2–4–1 win-loss-tie record, including one tie and one loss in his singles matches. He has represented Scotland in the amateur Eisenhower Trophy and the professional Alfred Dunhill Cup and World Cup many times.

English golfer Gordon J. Brand began using his middle initial to distinguish himself from Gordon Brand, Jnr.[1]

Amateur wins

  • 1978 Brabazon Trophy
  • 1979 British Youths' Amateur Open Championship, Swedish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship
  • 1980 Scottish Youths' Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship, Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship, Golf Illustrated Gold Vase
  • 1981 Portuguese Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins

European Tour wins (8)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 27 Jun 1982 Coral Classic −15 (69-70-66-68=273) 3 strokes Australia Greg Norman
2 26 Sep 1982 Bob Hope British Classic −16 (65-73-65-69=272) 3 strokes England Mark James
3 12 Aug 1984 Celtic International −8 (67-67-68-70=272) 3 strokes Australia Ian Baker-Finch, Argentina Vicente Fernández,
Scotland Sandy Lyle
4 9 Sep 1984 Panasonic European Open −10 (67-66-74-64=270) 3 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros, Australia Noel Ratcliffe
5 26 Jul 1987 KLM Dutch Open −16 (69-67-67-69=272) 1 stroke England David A. Russell
6 2 Aug 1987 Scandinavian Enterprise Open −11 (64-71-71-71=277) Playoff Sweden Magnus Persson
7 13 Aug 1989 Benson & Hedges International Open −12 (64-72-72-64=272) 1 stroke England Derrick Cooper
8 12 Sep 1993 GA European Open −13 (65-68-71-71=275) 7 strokes Wales Phillip Price, Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty

Other wins (2)

European Seniors Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 6 Jun 2010 Matrix Jersey Classic −15 (63-66-72=201) 5 strokes South Africa Bobby Lincoln, England Carl Mason
2 8 Sep 2013 WINSTONgolf Senior Open −12 (68-68-68=204) 1 stroke Paraguay Ángel Franco, Scotland Andrew Oldcorn, England David J Russell

Results in major championships

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT DNP T47 CUT T26 T20 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
The Open Championship CUT T32 T5 CUT T60 DNP CUT CUT 14 DNP T68 T62

Note: Brand never played in the Masters Tournament nor the PGA Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances




  1. 1.0 1.1 Bonk, Thomas (17 July 1988). "Golf : Fans Foul Up When Names Are the Same". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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