Tournament Professional - Paul Broadhurst
Congratulations to our Tour Professional, Paul Broadhurst, winner of this year’s British Seniors Open, one of golf’s “Majors”.
Paul won his first major title at the Senior Open at Carnoustie as Miguel Angel Jimenez's form collapsed in Sunday's final round. Broadhurst, 50, who won the Scottish Senior Open last year, started four shots behind overnight leader Jimenez. But he led the Spaniard by a shot heading down the 18th and parred it for a round of 68 as Jimenez had a double bogey which dropped him to joint-third.
"It's incredible to be honest. I never dreamed this would ever happen, it is seriously beyond my wildest dreams. It hasn't really sunk in yet."
Paul’s last events on the main European Tour were in 2012. He has spent the last few years playing PGA Midlands tournaments, mostly Pro-Ams. "I had a decision to make; either stop playing and perhaps go into teaching or find a job - I was only 45-46," he explained. "But I decided I wanted to carry on playing. I was working with Tim Rouse, the Pro at Northants County Golf Club, and he has turned my game around really.
"That was my remit when we first met - 'I want to be playing well when I get to 50 - we have got three years to sort my game out'. So a massive thankyou to Tim, without his help, this wouldn't have happened."