Residence: Sunningdale, UK
Nick is a protégé of Nick Faldo. The 6-time Major Champion recognised his name-sake as a special talent during the Faldo Series and took him under his wing. Nick (Dougherty) had an exceptional amateur career with numerous tournament wins including the 1999 World Boys Championship and a trio of victories in Faldo Junior Series events. He was also a member of the victorious Great Britain and Ireland 2001 Walker Cup team before turning professional the following week.
He gained membership of the European Tour via the 2001 Qualifying School. He completed a highly successful rookie season on The European Tour in 2002. He finished 36th on the Order of Merit and was awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award for 2002.
Nick was struck by glandular fever in 2003 and it affected his golf. In early 2005 he achieved his first win on the European Tour at the Caltex Singapore Masters. He ended 2005 in 15th place on the European Tour Order of Merit. He was the leader after the first round of the 107th US Open at Oakmont Country Club. He finished the tournament in a tie for 7th place. This is his best finish in a major championship. Later in 2007 he secured his second European Tour victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He finished 2007 placed 11th on the Order of Merit.
Nick’s best finish of the 2008 season came at the SAS Masters. A pair of 66’s followed by 70’s over the weekend secures a tie for 2nd. He secured further top-10 finishes at the Johnnie Walker Classic, Welsh Open and Qatar Masters. These finishes have seen Nick finish the season inside the top-50 on the European Tour Money List with over €650,000 in prize money.
Nick Dougherty Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Nick Dougherty throughout his career
Nick Dougherty Tournament History
2008 Wales Open
29 May - 1 June - The Welsh Open - Celtic Manor. Scott Strange completed an emphatic wire-to-wire victory at The Celtic Manor Wales Open with a sensational final round 64. Strange’s winning total of 262 was 22 under par and 4 shots better than the next best golfer, Robert Karlsson who was champion in 2006. The Australian becomes the third player to make The Celtic Manor Wales Open his maiden victory on The European Tour following in the footsteps of Steen Tinning (2000) and Simon Khan (2004). Karlsson did close to within a shot at one time with a spectacular run of 6 successive birdies around the turn. Strange was ignoring the leader boards dotted around the Twenty Ten course and seemed oblivious to the cheers ringing out from the group in front as he promptly pulled away.
In Nick Dougherty's bag...Breaking 70 in every round is always going to result in a good finish. This was no different with Nick finishing in a tie for 4th place. Nick, like Oliver Wilson, is one of Callaway's leading European Tour pros. His driver was a Callaway FT-5 and was complimented by a Callaway Fusion FT. He carried a set of Callaway X-Forged (3-P) that were completed with a pair of Callaway X-Tour wedges. His putter was an Odyssey White Hot #6.
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