OLIVER WILSON

BIOGRAPHY

Height: 5 ft 11”
Date of birth: 14th September, 1980
Turned Pro: 2003
Family: Wife – Lauren. Son – Levi
Residence: Surrey, England
Manager: Rory Flanagan

England’s Oliver Wilson has played and excelled at every level in professional golf.

 

Having played college golf at Augusta State University, he went on to become the No.1 ranked collegiate player in the US and turned professional in 2003 after victory with Great Britain and Ireland at the Walker Cup.

 

Oli finished 15th in his rookie year on the Challenge Tour and joined the European Tour in 2005, posting three top ten finishes during his rookie season. A runner-up on three occasions over the next two years, he enjoyed victory at the Seve Trophy for Great Britain and Ireland in 2007.

 

Four more runner-up spots, including the BMW PGA Championship, and an 11th place finish on the European Tour in 2008 earned Oli a place on the European Ryder Cup team, the first person in history to qualify for either team without a professional victory. 

 

In 2009, Oli was ranked 33rd in the World. Another victory for Great Britain and Ireland at the Seve Trophy and six top ten finishes, including two in WGC events and two more runner-up spots at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and the HSBC Champions, saw him end the season ranked 7th on the European Tour. Six more top tens followed over the next few seasons plus victory in the team and individual events at the 2011 Tavistock Cup.

 

Following a period off the Tour, over 200 starts including nine runner-up finishes and a sponsor’s invite, Oliver was finally able to celebrate an emotional maiden Tour victory at the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the ‘Home of Golf’, St. Andrews, Scotland.

 

In 2016, Oli finished the year in 175th position on the Race to Dubai. He went on to compete at the Final Stage of European Tour Q-School in November at PGA Catalunya where he finished in 47th position and took up membership of the Challenge Tour.

 

Oli had a very successful 2018 season on the Challenge Tour, due to victories at the Swedish Challenge and the Monaghan Irish Challenge. 

 

He finished his season ranked 17th on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah Rankings and will compete on both the European Tour and Challenge Tour for the 2019 season. 

DID YOU KNOW?

Oliver is a proud patron of The National Golf Club Challenge in support of the On Course Foundation, helping the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans through golf. Oli is also a patron of The Armchair Club, a small group from his home town of Mansfield who provide financial support for local sportsmen and women.

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