David Lynn
5

Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
4
5
3
4
5
2
5
6
38
5
5
3
4
4
4
2
4
4
35
73
2
4
4
5
3
3
4
2
5
5
35
4
4
4
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
71
3
4
5
5
3
4
4
4
4
4
37
5
4
4
5
5
4
2
5
4
38
75
4
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
6
6
38
4
4
3
4
4
4
4
4
5
36
74
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
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
4
5
3
4
5
2
5
6
38
2
4
4
5
3
3
4
2
5
5
35
3
4
5
5
3
4
4
4
4
4
37
4
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
6
6
38
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
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
5
5
3
4
4
4
2
4
4
35
73
2
4
4
4
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
71
3
5
4
4
5
5
4
2
5
4
38
75
4
4
4
3
4
4
4
4
4
5
36
74
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
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
14
Birdies
4
4
2
3
13
18
Pars
9
11
11
11
42
26
Bogeys
5
3
5
3
16
1
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
0
1
1
9
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
31
27
27
29
29
15
Putts per GIR
1.75
1.6
1.86
1.75
1.74
19
Greens in regulation
66.67 %
55.56 %
38.89 %
66.67 %
56.94 %
27
Sand Saves
1/1
0/0
2/3
0/0
3/4

Born:20 October 1973

Turned pro: 1995.

Country: England.

Special interests: Socialising, fitness, food, wine, dance music.

Career highlights: Has won twice on the European Tour and once on the Challenge Tour. Finished 18th on the European Tour Race to Dubai in 2012. Finished second in the 2012 PGA Championship.

2013 highlights: Won the Portugal Masters with a final round of 63.

Story

It was an interesting moment for David Lynn.

He was standing on the 10th tee of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island during the 2012 PGA Championship.

He had already ticked off one major goal by just making the cut. Then he shot 68 on the Saturday, so that when he teed off on Sunday and made it through the first nine holes of the final round, the Englishman who loves a practical joke suddenly realised the seriousness of being in the top 10 on the leaderboard of a Major championship.

"I remember standing on the 10th tee and going, alright, this is going to be interesting to see how my body reacts to this final nine holes being so high up on the leaderboard because you sort of half expect yourself to drop a few shots from nerves, but it was the opposite, I was picking them up", said Lynn.

Lynn went on to finish second behind Rory McIlroy for what remains his best finish in a Major. The prize money he earned that week was enough to see him circumvent the PGA Tour's Qualifying School and secure himself a card for the 2013 season.

Lynn was initially not sure he wanted to play on the PGA Tour.

"I was quite happy playing the European Tour. My initial thought was that I wasn't going to come over because I believed that the European Tour was what made me what I am and I should stay there to support them. But talking to more people who said, why wouldn't you"

His finish in the 2012 PGA Championship also earned him his first invitation to Augusta National for the Masters this year, where he finished tied 46th.

Lynn turned professional in 1995 after a solid amateur career in which he represented England and won the Greek Amateur Open Championship in 1994.

His first professional victory came in the 1997 Danish Open on the Challenge Tour. That saw him graduate to the European Tour, but Lynn missed eight cuts by just a single shot to lose his card.

The Englishman then won it back at the 1999 European Tour Qualifying School, and has enjoyed a very solid career on the Tour ever since.

His first European Tour victory came in the 2004 KLM Open. Lynn had lost his Wedgewood China lucky ball marker he had used for 10 years, but used another bit of luck to claim his first title. His father gave him an 1891 Queen's Shilling that soldiers were given before they went to war.

This year Lynn ended a nine-year title drought when he beat South Africa's Justin Walters by a single stroke to win the Portugal Masters with a final round of 63.

His best finish on the European Tour Race to Dubai of 18thcame in 2012, and it also marked his 13th consecutive season that Lynn had finished within the top 90 on the Race to Dubai.

Playing the PGA Tour has been a welcome change for Lynn, and one which he admits has revitalised his career.

"It's given me a second wind at the moment. Obviously everything's new. I'm going to a different place every week, a different course, and it's like I've started my career again almost. So I'm having to knuckle down and do my homework when I get to places, and just enjoying what the PGA Tour has to offer at the moment, which is really good."