About Gregory Bourdy

By Darin McGilvra

Gregory Bourdy is a professional golfer from Bourdeaux, France who competes on the PGA European Tour. He was born April 25, 1982 and turned pro in 2003. Bourdy has five pro victories on his resume as of August 2009 and has earned $2.6 million in his career to date. His cousin, Nicolas Beaufils, is a professional golfer on the Challenge Tour, a second-tier men's pro golf tour in Europe. Bourdy is coached by Olivier Leglise.

Major Tournaments

Bourdy has competed in two British Opens, making the cut both times, as of 2009. He shot a 10-over-par 294 in July 2007 at Carnousite, Scotland, to finish tied for 53rd place. The next year in Southport, Lancashire, England, he shot a 16-over 285 to finish tied for 39th.

European Tour

Bourdy became the ninth Frenchman to win on the European Tour when he shot a 12-under 268 to win by two strokes at the Mallorca (Spain) Classic in October 2007. He added a second tour victory in April 2008 by defeating Alastair Forsyth and David Howell on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Estoril Open de Portugal in Cascais. Bourdy shot an 18-under 266 in regulation. The victories helped him to his two best seasons on the tour to date, finishing ranked 39th in 2007 and 46th in 2008.

Statistics

Bourdy was averaging 72.06 shots per round in 2009 through the end of July. He was also hitting 69.89 percent of greens in regulation. His drives were finding the fairway 58.37 percent of the time, and he was averaging 285 yards in distance. He was ranked 110th on tour and 214th in the World Golf Ranking.

Other Pro Highlights

Bourdy's first two pro victories came at the Lyon Open and the Bourdeaux Open in 2003. His other victory came in 2005 at the Open International Stade Français. Bourdy began his career on the Challenge Tour with his best season coming in 2004. He finished the season ranked 26th and went on to play on the European Tour full time.

Amateur Career

The highlight of Bourdy's amateur career was winning the Scottish Youths Amateur Open Championship in 2002. Bourdy was also a member of the French team, which finished second at the Eisenhower Trophy in 2002.

About The Author

Darin McGilvra is a writer in Southern California. He has been a writer since 1997. He worked as a sports writer and copy editor for newspapers for more than 12 years before becoming a freelance writer. His articles have appeared recently in "The Californian" newspaper in Temecula, Calif. McGilvra holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics education from Northwest Nazarene College.

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