Victor Dubuisson
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Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
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18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
6
4
3
4
5
4
3
3
5
37
71
2
5
5
5
4
4
3
3
4
4
37
4
5
4
4
4
4
3
4
4
36
73
3
4
5
4
4
5
4
3
3
4
36
4
3
3
3
4
4
3
4
4
32
68
4
4
5
4
2
3
3
3
4
6
34
4
5
3
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
68
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
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3
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9
OUT
1
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
2
5
5
5
4
4
3
3
4
4
37
3
4
5
4
4
5
4
3
3
4
36
4
4
5
4
2
3
3
3
4
6
34
Par
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5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
6
4
3
4
5
4
3
3
5
37
71
2
4
5
4
4
4
4
3
4
4
36
73
3
4
3
3
3
4
4
3
4
4
32
68
4
4
5
3
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
68
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
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ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
12
Birdies
3
4
6
6
19
3
Pars
13
9
10
10
42
25
Bogeys
2
5
2
2
11
9
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
0
0
0
22
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
27
28
27
27
27
27
Putts per GIR
1.8
1.75
1.62
1.75
1.73
22
Greens in regulation
55.56 %
66.67 %
72.22 %
66.67 %
65.28 %
13
Sand Saves
2/2
0/1
1/1
1/1
4/5

Born: 22 April 1990.

Turned pro: 2010.

Country: France.

Special interests: Tennis, socialising, squash.

Career highlights: A member of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles in 2014, the same year that he had his best performances in the Majors with top-10s in two of the four. Won his first European Tour title in the 2013 Turkish Airlines Open.

2015 highlights: Won the Turkish Airlines Open again for his second European Tour title.

2015 Majors: The Masters - MC. The US Open - MC. The Open - MC. The PGA Championship - T18.

NGC record: Third appearance. 2013 - T20, 2014 - T20.

Story

A simple man.

That's how Victor Dubuisson describes himself. But it's far from the truth in describing one of the most talented yet complex and always intriguing golfers in the game.

Dubuisson is the ultimate closed book when it comes to knowing anything about his personal life.

After his Turkish Airlines Open win this year, his second European Tour title after also winning this event in 2013, Dubuisson told the media there were a number of personal reasons for him not having played well this year.

Asked for details, the Frenchman responded, "No, I just keep it for me. But yeah, for personal reasons, I didn't play a lot, and not very great. I was expecting more compared to 2014 and 2013 season."

By his high standards it hasn't been the kind of season Dubuisson would have wanted.

Apart from his victory, he had only two other top-10s on the European Tour this season. And his PGA Tour season yielded highs of tied 17th in the Shell Houston Open and tied 18th in the PGA Championship.

For various reasons, Dubuisson has decided not to take up his PGA Tour playing privileges again and instead return to his roots on the European Tour.

"I played a few events at the beginning of the year, and for personal reasons at home, I was just feeling not good to be far away from my family. And, I don't know, I was just not feeling good on the PGA Tour. I decided I will come back to the PGA Tour in a few years, but probably just buy a place there. If I play the PGA Tour, I will play the full season. Now, for the next three or four years, I will just stay in Europe 100%"

It may be a decision that his 2014 Ryder Cup team mate Graeme McDowell may applaud, given his high estimation of the kind of talent Dubuisson has.

"This kid is the next superstar in Europe," McDowell said of Dubuisson following that Ryder Cup. "He might be the best kid I've played with since Rory McIlroy".

It's been an interesting journey for Dubuisson to this point in his career.

Born in Cannes, he started playing golf at the age of eight and by the age of 15 he'd already decided to become a professional.

His amateur career included victories in the 2009 European Amateur Championship as well as the French and Mexican Amateur Championships. He also finished third in the Allianz EurOpen de Lyon on the Challenge Tour while still an amateur.

After turning professional in 2010, Dubuisson made steady progress before his breakthrough in the 2013 Turkish Airlines Open.

Dubuisson was ranked 108th in the world going into that tournament, and came out of it with a place inside the top 50 and every door in the golf world suddenly open to him, including all four Majors in 2014.

His best performance that year was tied ninth in the Open and tied seventh in the PGA Championship.

He's also most remembered for his amazing recovery shots during an incredible 2014 Accenture Match Play Championship final against Jason Day, which Day ended up winning.

Tom Watson has described him as a sensation.

But Dubuisson won't have any of it, insisting he is just "a simple man".

And he returns to the Nedbank Golf Challenge for a third showing of his unbelievable talent.