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Andrew Coltart
Personal information
Full name Andrew John Coltart
Born 12 May 1970 (1970-05-12) (age 51)
Dumfries, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality  Scotland
Residence Edinburgh, Scotland
Spouse Emma Coltart
Children Bonnie, Florence, Iona
Career
College Midland College
Turned professional 1991
Former tour(s) European Tour (1993–2010)
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
PGA Tour of Australasia 2
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T75: 1997
The Open Championship T18: 1999
PGA Championship T37: 2001
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
1997/98

Andrew John Coltart (born 12 May 1970) is a Scottish professional golfer and TV commentator. He had a successful amateur career and played in the 1991 Walker Cup. As a professional he won twice on the European Tour, the 1998 Qatar Masters and the 2001 Great North Open, and played in the 1999 Ryder Cup.

Junior and amateur

Coltart was born in Dumfries. As an amateur, he won the 1987 Scottish Boys Championship. In 1989 he won the Standard Life Amateur Champion Gold Medal with a 4 under total of 280. He won the 1991 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship and participated in the 1991 Walker Cup.

Professional

Coltart turned professional in 1991 and has been a member of the European Tour since 1993. His first professional win came at the Scottish Professional Championship in 1994, which was a non sanctioned event. He has two wins on the main European Tour, the 1998 Qatar Masters and the 2001 Great North Open. In 1995 he was a member of the winning Scottish team in the Alfred Dunhill Cup. He also won the Australian PGA Championship in 1994 and 1997. He won the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit in 1997/8.

Coltart's best finishes on the European Tour Order of Merit are seventh place in 1996 and ninth place in 1998. He was a member of the European 1999 Ryder Cup team playing in the singles against Tiger Woods.

Off the course

Since 2011, Coltart has been part of the Sky Sports commentary team, covering golf around the world.

His sister Laurae married fellow professional golfer Lee Westwood in January 1999.

Coltart is a fan of Dumfries football club Queen of the South and has been interviewed for the club's website as a fan.

Amateur wins

  • 1987 Scottish Boys Amateur Championship
  • 1991 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Professional wins (5)

European Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 8 Mar 1998 Qatar Masters −18 (68-70-65-67=270) 2 strokes England Andrew Sherborne, Sweden Patrik Sjöland
2 24 Jun 2001 Great North Open −11 (68-68-69-72=277) 1 stroke England Paul Casey, Scotland Stephen Gallacher

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1996 Johnnie Walker Classic Wales Ian Woosnam Lost to birdie on third extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Nov 1994 Reebok Australian PGA Championship −7 (67-67-77-70=281) 2 strokes Australia Terry Price
2 23 Nov 1997 MasterCard Australian PGA Championship (2) −3 (72-71-66-76=285) 4 strokes Australia Stephen Allan, Australia Stuart Appleby

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1996 Johnnie Walker Classic Wales Ian Woosnam Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 15 May 1994 Scottish Professional Championship −7 (73-71-69-68=281) Playoff Scotland Gary Orr

Results in major championships

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
U.S. Open T75
The Open Championship CUT CUT T24 T20 CUT CUT T44 T18
PGA Championship 69 T65
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T55 T37 T37 72
PGA Championship T51 T37

Note: Coltart never played in the Masters Tournament.
     Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 1999 2000 2001
Match Play R16
Championship T17 NT1
Invitational T33 T17

1Cancelled due to 9/11
     Top 10      Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
NT = No tournament

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1987 (winners)
  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1990
  • St Andrews Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1990 (winners)
  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1991

Professional

  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Scotland): 1994, 1995 (winners), 1996, 1998, 2000
  • World Cup (representing Scotland): 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001
  • Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 1999
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