• David GLEESON

    AUS

    • Date of birth Feb 02, 1978
    • Turned Pro 1998
    • Residence Taipei
    • Family Married

Biography

Played alongside the likes of Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Brett Rumford during his amateur days. Admitted he has failed to keep pace with them after joining the professional ranks prior to victory in China. Said his dip in form after his China success was due to the fact that he tinkered with his game and equipment constantly. Credits his return to form to fatherhood, saying he has less time now to fiddle with his swing and equipment. He is also an accomplished guitarist, pianist and singer, often entertaining players with his musical gifts.

Career Highlights

  1. Rated as one of the best ball strikers on Tour, David is a three-time winner in Asia
  2. In 2011, he ended a three-year title drought, winning the Hero Indian Open by three shots thanks to a tournament record of 20-under-par 268
  3. After a lukewarm start to 2011, he finished second at the Macau Open presented by Cityneon before winning in India
  4. In 2010, he posted a tied-fourth finish at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Taipei for his best result of the season
  5. He enjoyed his best season in 2008 when he finished fifth on the Order of Merit with one victory and six other top-10s
  6. As an amateur, he was highly rated
  7. David won the Australian Amateur Championship in 1996 and was a member of the team that won the Eisenhower Trophy in the Philippines in 1996.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victories: (3)
  2. 2002 Volvo China Open
  3. 2008 Macau Open
  4. 2011 Hero Indian Open.

Other wins

  1. Other wins: (3)
  2. 1996 Australian Amateur Championship, 1996 Eisenhower Trophy
  3. 2001 PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School.
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
Hero Indian Open T53 75 70 77 78 300 12 US$ 6,650

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