Residence: Cardiff, Wales
Bradley Dredge had a strong amateur career – was runner-up to Stephen Dundas in The Amateur Championship at Carnoustie in 1992 but gained some consolation with a place in the Walker Cup team of 1993. Bradley has twice graduated from the Challenge Tour before establishing himself as one of the most consistent performers on The European Tour.
He turned professional in 1996 and won his full card to the European Tour in 1998. He has since won twice – in 2003 the Madeira Open and in 2006 the Omega European Masters at Crans Montana. Came within a whisker of adding to his two European Tour titles in 2007 when he lost out to Padraig Harrington in a play-off for the Irish Open, missed out on winning his national Open by a shot in finishing joint second in The Celtic Manor Wales Open, and lost out by the same margin in the defence of his Omega European Masters title. Emerged as leading points scorer in the 2007 Seve Trophy.
Bradley also partnered Stephen Dodd in Wales’ victory in the World Cup in Portugal in 2005, emulating the feat of David Llewellyn and Ian Woosnam in leading Wales to World Cup glory.
Two top ten finishes at The Irish Open and SAS Masters were among the highlights of Bradley’s 2008 season. The top highlight came at the Johnnie Walker Championship where despite a 73 in the final round he finished in a tie for 7th. Bradley won just over €400,000 in 2008 and finished the season in 74th place on the Order of Merit.