With the end of Day 2 of the 2021 US Open, there is a name On the leaderboard Many people will find it unfamiliar.
Richard Brand of England tied for the lead in the first 36 holes of the U.S. Open with a score of 5 under par. On Friday afternoon, he shot a 4-under 67 at Torrey Pines and took the lead for most of the day. Russell Henry briefly surpassed him, but eventually tied with Brand.
Brand may not be a well-known name, but he has been for a while. See how the 48-year-old player’s career so far has played out in his search for his first Grand Slam victory.
Who is Richard Brand?
Brand has been a professional golfer since 1996. In 1998, he won his card in the Challenge Tour. He won the 2001 Challenge Tour finals, thus qualifying for the European Tour. Since then, Brand has been a frequent visitor on the European stage.
Sometimes it is difficult for him to get enough money to continue to participate in the European Tour, but he managed to stay in the game. In 2004, 2008 and 2019, Brand achieved high enough results in the Challenge Tour rankings to regain his qualifications for the European Tour. He did the same thing in qualified schools in 2007 and 2011.
Despite playing on the European Tour for nearly 20 years, Brand did not win a game until this year. On May 15, he won his first victory at the Betfred British Masters.
Brand made his 478th career start, becoming the oldest player to win the championship for the first time in European Tour history. Only Malcolm MacKenzie had more starts (509) before winning his first European Tour victory.
But even before winning, Brand had no complaints about his career.
“I think any amateur golfer will probably live by playing,” Brand said. Jay Hart of Yahoo Sports“I think if they make a living playing football, they might have different ideas, but yes, I always… think this is because I am lucky I can travel the world and participate in some of the best Course world and some of the biggest tournaments in the world.
“I certainly don’t view my career as a lack of success or something similar. I just feel honored that I can do what I can.”
Has Richard Brand ever won a major game?
Richard Brand has never won a major event in his career. Although he has been a professional golfer since 1996 and has participated in the European Tour for a long time, the 2021 US Open is only the fourth major event Brand has participated in in his career.
So far, Brand’s best result is a tie for 22 at the 2017 British Open. The following is a brief history of his performance in these tournaments.
|U.S. Open||Year 2009||cut|
|U.S. Open||2021||To be determined|
What is Richard Brand’s net worth?
according to European Tour website, Brand earned less than 6 million euros in his career. This means that the total prize money is approximately 7 million USD.
Therefore, Brand’s net worth makes sense Estimated to be between US$3 million and US$5 million.