Raymond RUSSELL

Raymond Russell - Scotland - 1998 Open Golf Champioship 4th. equal.

Photo/Foto: Nigel French

Date: 17 July 1998

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 26 July 1972
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Edinburgh, Scotland
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Scotland
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Raymond RUSSELL - Scotland - 1998 Open Golf Champioship 4th. equal.

Raymond Russell pictured above at the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale
where he finished equal fourth.


The Open 1998

1. Mark O'Meara (USA) Even 72-68-72-68=280 £300,000
2. Brian Watts (USA) Even 68-69-73-70=280 £188,000
3. Tiger Woods (USA) +1 65-73-77-66=281 £135,000
4. Jesper Parnevik (SWE) +2 68-72-72-70=282 £76,666
Jim Furyk (USA) +2 70-70-72-70=282 £76,666
Justin Rose (ENG) +2 72-66-75-69=282 Amateur
Raymond Russell (SCO) +2 68-73-75-66=282 £76,666
8. Davis Love III (USA) +5 67-73-77-68=285 £49,500
9. Costantino Rocca (ITA) +6 72-74-70-70=286 £40,850
Thomas Bjorn (DEN) +6 68-71-76-71=286 £40,850

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Russell turned professional in 1993 and won a European Tour card at the 1995 qualifying school.

His only European Tour win came in his 1996 rookie season at the Air France Cannes Open. 

1996 and 1997 were his two best seasons, with 14th and 16th place seasons on the Order of Merit. 

He represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1993 Walker Cup and Scotland in the

Alfred Dunhill Cup (1996 and 1997) and the 1997 World Cup.