Residence: Weybridge, UK
After working his way up through the County Teams and into the England Boys Team, Oliver was offered a golf scholarship in America. He became a member of the Augusta State University Jaguars from 2000-2003. Oliver is considered one of the top players in Augusta State Golf history. During this time he improved significantly becoming the #1 ranked collage player during his senior year. On the way to the top of the rankings Oliver recorded 4 tournament titles and was a 3 time All-American.
Oliver turned professional in 2003 and played on the Challenge Tour in 2004. He finished 15th on the Order of Merit and moved up to the European Tour. He has improved year-on-year and finished 71st in 2006 and 30th in 2007.
In his rookie season on the European Tour in 2005, he had 3 top-10 finishes. In 2006 he lost in a play-off to Paul Casey in the Volvo China Open and in 2007 he had two 2nd place finishes.
In 2008, Nick Faldo named the 2008 European Ryder Cup team. Wilson was named in the team after automatically qualifying earlier that day by finishing 10th in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. He became the first player in history to be chosen to represent Europe against the Americans without first winning a professional tournament.
In 2008 Oliver managed 4 2nd place finishes. He finished 2nd at the BMW PGA Championship where he lost in a play-off to Miguel Ángel Jiménez. In April he reached the top-100 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time, the next month after his runner-up spot at the PGA Championship he reached a new high position of 45th.
Oliver Wilson Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Oliver Wilson throughout his career
Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrid Fairway
Oliver Wilson Tournament History