Branden Grace

RSA
 
RepresentsFancourt
Date of Birth20th May 1988
Marital StatusSingle
Turned Pro2007
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Results

Date Tournament Pos Round Scores Total Winnings
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Order of Merit

Season Pos Winnings Played
2015 Sunshine Tour 11 1,211,091.08 7
2012 Sunshine Tour 1 2,760,319.00 8
2011 Sunshine Tour 7 933,455.50 9
2010 Sunshine Tour 13 792,615.76 11
2009 Sunshine Tour 11 702,070.30 9
2008 Sunshine Tour 23 503,822.27 12

Biography

Although Branden was born in Pretoria, his amateur career blossomed at the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation in George. His amateur career was capped off with victory in the South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 2006, and he turned pro the following year. Grace played on the Challenge Tour in 2007, and recorded two top-10 finishes in eight events. In 2008 he played on the Challenge Tour and the Sunshine Tour. He finished 35th on the Challenge Tour's Order of Merit and earned his European Tour card for 2009 through qualifying school. Despite struggling on the European Tour that year, he was able claim a finish in a tie for second at the Africa Open on the Sunshine Tour, and also finished in the top 10 in seven of the nine Sunshine Tour events that he played in en route to a 11th place finish on the Order of Merit. His maiden victory as a professional came in 2010 at the Coca-Cola Charity Championship on the Sunshine Tour. He consolidated in 2011, finishing 7th on the Sunshine Tour's Order of Merit and decided to go back to qualifying school to earn his European Tour card for 2012. And it paid rich dividends as 2012 was without question his breakthrough year. He claimed four European Tour wins including the the Joburg Open , Volvo Golf Champions (the following week to make it back-to-back European Tour victories, beating his veteran compatriots Ernie Els and Retief Goosen in a playoff), the Volvo China Open and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Grace became the first player since Fred Couples in 1995 to follow his first victory with another consecutively. His victory at the Dunhill included a European Tour record equaling 60 at Kingsbarns during the first round. Grace moved to third in the Race to Dubai and also to a career high 37th in the Official World Golf Ranking after the win.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
15/01/09 Africa Open Golf Challenge 2= 268 -20 69 68 66 65 343,250.00
29/01/09 Nashua Masters 3= 268 -12 68 70 68 62 63,840.00
29/10/09 Platinum Classic 5= 204 -12 66 67 71 18,535.00
11/02/10 Dimension Data Pro-Am 4= 278 -11 68 69 68 73 126,560.00
04/11/10 Nashua Masters 2= 269 -11 62 67 69 71 93,320.00
16/11/10 Coca Cola Championship 1 209 -7 68 71 70 89,870.00
17/02/11 Dimension Data Pro-Am 4= 280 -9 73 67 69 71 135,600.00
24/02/11 Telkom PGA Championship 3= 265 -23 65 64 67 69 192,237.50
12/01/12 Joburg Open 1 270 -17 67 66 65 72 2,142,920.00
26/09/12 Vodacom Origins Final 1 209 -10 69 72 68 95,100.00
11/12/14 Alfred Dunhill Championship 1 268 -20 62 66 72 68 3,566,250.00
19/02/15 Dimension Data Pro-Am 1 278 -11 71 68 69 70 673,625.00
05/11/15 WGC - HSBC Champions 5 272 -16 63 71 70 68 32,529.41
03/12/15 Nedbank Golf Challenge 4= 280 -8 68 74 67 71 29,120.00
07/01/16 BMW SA Open-City of Ekurhuleni 4= 279 -9 69 68 72 70 582,375.00
11/01/18 BMW SA Open Championship 2018 2 270 -18 65 71 66 68 1,650,000.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 13,467,777.96
Best Single Prize Money 3,566,250.00
Tournament Wins 5
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 23
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 11
Low Round Score 62
Stroke Average 69.86
Average against Par -1.92
Total Number of Eagles 51
Total Number of Birdies 857
Average Birdies per Round 4.24
Total Holes in One 0

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
1999 Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation
2006 Freddie Tait Cup
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
2010 Coca-Cola Championship hosted by Gary Player
2012 Joburg Open
2012 Vodacom Origins of Golf Finals
2014 Alfred Dunhill Championship
2015 Dimension Data Pro Am
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
2012 Volvo Golf Champions (European Tour)
2012 Volvo China Open (European Tour)
2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (European Tour)
2015 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters (European Tour)
2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters (European Tour)
2016 RBC Heritage (PGA Tour)
Other Victories or Awards
Team Events