Residence: Greensboro, North Carolina
Andrew was born in Zimbabwe but, as the name suggests, comes from strong Scottish stock. His parents, Ron and Mary, are from Helensburgh in the West of Scotland. He was twice an Eisenhower Trophy player as an amateur. After turning professional in 1997 when playing off a plus 2 handicap, Andrew won his European Tour card at the 1998 Qualifying School – Final Stage. After 2 years on the European Tour where his best finish was a tie for 5th he decided to try his hand on the PGA Tour where he played for two years after finishing fifth at their 2000 Qualifying School.
A glorious run of three top ten finishes in April 2007, perfectly timed in the weeks leading up to the birth of his first child, helped him to a career high of 62nd on the Order of Merit. Started his 2008 season in fine style with an eighth place finish in the HSBC Champions, but a subsequent struggle for consistency saw him slip to 78th on the Order of Merit. The 2009 season got off to a cracking start after a second place finish at the Joburg Open - his best finish on the European Tour.
Andrew McLardy Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Andrew McLardy throughout his career
Andrew McLardy Tournament History
2008 Portugal Masters
16-19 October - Portugal Masters - Oceânico Victoria Golf Course. Spain’s Alvaro Quiros was victorious at the Portugal Masters after holding off a determined challenge from Europe’s form player, Robert Karlsson. The 25 year old from Cadiz pocketed the €500,000 winner’s cheque - the largest of his career - after a final round 68 (a 19 under par total); he immediately dedicated his win to Seve Ballesteros, who was recovering in hospital from an operation to remove a brain tumour at the time. European Order of Merit leader Karlsson, who had begun the final round only a shot behind the Spaniard, had to settle for a share of third place after carding a 71.
In Andrew McLardy's bag...Rounds of 66,67 and 69 were spoilt by a uncharacteristic 75 in the second round. Despite this though Andrew was able to cling onto a top-15 finish, ending the week in 13th place. We've got our photographer back on the straight and narrow after a blip a the Australian Masters. Here we can see that Mizuno professional Andrew is using the Mizuno F-60 fairway wood. He has accompanied this with a combination of Mizuno CLK Fli-Hi and then a more traditional driving iron in the Mizuno MP Fli-Hi. The rest of his irons are the Mizuno MP-52's that are accompanied by a set of Mizuno T-Series wedges. His putter head cover tells us that he is using a Bettinardi but we're not sure on the model.
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