About Rhys Davies
Davies' best finish was T6 at the Open de Andalucia de Golf in 2009. He qualified for play on the tour by finishing T4 at Q School in 2008. Davies has played in two British Opens, finishing T96 in 2009; he did not make the cut in 2008.
Davies' Challenge Tour victory made him the first Welshman to win on that tour since 2007. Two weeks later, Davies finished second at the SK Golf Challenge, losing to Nicolas Colsaerts in a playoff.
Davies played college golf at East Tennessee State, where he was ranked as high at No. 4 nationally. He was a first-team All-American three times and the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year in 2005-06. Davies represented Europe on the Palmer and Walker Cup teams and won the 2003 British Boys Amateur.
During his single full season on the European Tour, Davies averaged about 275 yards off the tee, 72 strokes per round and 1.79 putts per hole. Davies struggles with accuracy, averaged just 59.42 percent in fairways in regulation and 63.33 percent in greens in regulation.
Davies was born Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 28, 1985, and resides in Bridgend, Wales. He was a sports management major at East Tennessee State.