James Kingston

RSA
 
RepresentsRustenburg Golf Club
Date of Birth30th November 1965
ResidenceRustenburg, SA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro1988
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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
2018/19 Sunshine Tour 110 26,000.00 5
2016/17 Sunshine Tour 75 162,804.17 10
2014 Sunshine Tour 48 311,769.00 11
2013 Sunshine Tour 11 1,159,890.08 15
2012 Sunshine Tour 43 364,849.77 11
2011 Sunshine Tour 10 717,936.60 6
2010 Sunshine Tour 18 632,640.41 8
2009 Sunshine Tour 10 725,093.38 6
2008 Sunshine Tour 5 775,903.20 7
2007 Sunshine Tour 1 1,980,688.65 10
2006/07 Sunshine Tour 28 295,671.91 9
2005/06 Sunshine Tour 24 248,227.86 4
2004/05 Sunshine Tour 17 282,919.97 5
2003/04 Sunshine Tour 8 336,762.17 8
2002/03 Sunshine Tour 26 193,323.25 6
2001/02 Sunshine Tour 5 706,234.01 10
2000/01 Vodacom Tour 39 118,949.45 8
1999/2000 Vodacom Tour 26 102,020.65 6
1998/99 Vodacom Tour 16 194,538.66 9
1997/98 Vodacom Tour 6 253,794.10 23
1996/97 First National Bank Tour 14 129,639.03 21
1995/96 First National Bank Tour 21 96,441.02 27
1994/95 First National Bank Tour 33 48,513.81 8
1993/94 First National Bank Tour 11 75,737.50 9
1992/93 First National Bank Tour 11 83,955.21 9
1991/92 Summer Tour 52 13,794.42 10
1991 PGA Winter Tour 80 0.00 1

Biography

James Kingston has been applying his trade on the Sunshine Tour for the last 20 years. Since his debut season James has never finished outside the top 40 on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. In that time he has won 10 events, including his most prized victory, the 2008 edition of the South African Open at Pearl Valley. James has also spent time on the European (where he is currently also a member) and Asian Tours (where has he won four times). He proved that age is but a number by following up his win at the SA Open with a win at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship in a playoff against Anders Hansen at the age of 43. In 2002 James famously won an Audi TT at the Alfred Dunhill Championship with an amazing hole-in-one. Using a 4-iron, he pulled his tee shot in to some trees left of the green: the ball then dropped onto the green and rolled into the cup, earning him instant global fame as the bizarre ace was CNN's Play of the Day. James also has a keen interest in wildlife and nature.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
25/11/93 Zimbabwe Open 2= 281 -7 70 70 73 68 27,630.00
27/06/95 FNB Pro Series: Royal Swazi 1 208 -8 70 68 70 15,000.00
06/11/95 FNB Pro Series: Namibia Open 1 202 -11 64 70 68 15,000.00
11/04/96 Kalahari Classic 2 209 -7 71 67 71 7,000.00
04/07/96 Bosveld Classic 1 209 -7 69 64 76 11,250.00
26/09/96 IDC Development Tourism Clas. 2= 208 -8 70 68 70 9,250.00
13/11/96 Lombard Tyres Classic 2= 206 -10 71 68 67 10,000.00
15/09/00 Emfuleni Classic 2= 204 -12 68 68 68 19,500.00
26/09/01 Randfontein Classic 1 205 -11 67 72 66 31,400.00
10/10/01 Atlantic Beach Classic 1 213 -3 72 69 72 31,400.00
17/05/02 Royal Swazi Sun Classic 1 204 -12 70 70 64 31,400.00
25/06/03 Parmalat Classic 2 209 -7 67 70 72 23,000.00
20/11/07 Coca-Cola Charity Championship 2= 215 -1 69 73 73 39,600.00
26/11/07 Nedbank Affinity Cup 2= 203 -13 67 65 71 48,750.00
13/12/07 SAA Open 1 284 -4 73 69 71 71 1,554,901.00
24/01/08 Dimension Data Pro-Am 2 280 -8 65 69 72 74 207,000.00
14/02/08 Vodacom Championship 1 271 -17 71 67 68 65 380,400.00
18/08/10 Vodacom Business - Selborne 1 203 -13 66 65 72 80,835.00
17/02/11 Dimension Data Pro-Am 2 277 -12 67 72 70 68 345,000.00
01/05/13 Investec Royal Swazi Open 1 45(pts) 10 9 17 9 158,500.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 10,028,669.48
Best Single Prize Money 1,554,901.00
Tournament Wins 12
Playoff Wins 2
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 95
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 28
Low Round Score 61
Stroke Average 71.36
Average against Par -0.45
Total Number of Eagles 101
Total Number of Birdies 2,203
Average Birdies per Round 4.01
Total Holes in One 2

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
9999 Winner Transvaal Amateur Matchplay
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
1992 Lombard Tyres Classic
1995 FNB Pro Series: Royal Swazi
1995 FNB Pro Series: Namibia Open
1996 Bushveld Classic
1996 FNB Pro Series: Namibia Open
2001 Randfontein Classic
2001 Atlantic Beach Classic
2002 Royal Swazi Sun Classic
2007 SAA Open
2007 Sunshine Tour OoM winner
2008 Vodacom Championship
2010 Vodacom Business Origins of Golf Tour at Selborne
2013 Investec Royal Swazi Open
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
1998 Thailand Open (Asian Tour)
1999 Makyueng Daks Open (Asian Tour)
2000 London Myanmar Open
2000 Ericsson Classic (Asian Tour)
2000 Myanmar Open (Asian PGA Tour)
2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship (European Tour)
Other Victories or Awards
Team Events