George MURRAY


Date of Birth - 10 June 1983

Place of Birth - Anstruther, Fife

Turned Pro - 2006

European Tour Profile - George Murray


Secured his first professional victory in his homeland at the Scottish Hydro

 Challenge with a superb five under par final round of 66. The victory

 came less than two years after he feared his career could be over due

 to a serious back injury. But he was rewarded for listening to some sound

 advice from Stuart Barton, the former British Lions and Scotland

 physiotherapist. He explained: “I had a bulging disc, and one of the

 doctors wanted to operate on it. But Stuart advised against it, and he’s

 been proved 100% right. He said I should have a steroid injection into the

 disc, and it’s been great ever since.” After an impressive amateur career

 – which took in two appearances at the Eisenhower Trophy in 2004 and

 2006, when he played alongside fellow European Tour Members Scott

 Jamieson and Richie Ramsay – he turned professional just before the

 2006 Qualifying School Final Stage, where he made the cut to earn his

 first full season on the Challenge Tour. Achieved moderate success over

 the next three seasons, before the pain in his back subsided and the

 penny dropped in 2010, and he ended the year tenth in the Rankings

 thanks largely to his victory on home soil.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Eisenhower Trophy  2004, 2006


2010  Scottish Hydro Challenge