15 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Horsfield

Get to know Englishman Sam Horsfield a little better...

Things You Didn't Know About Sam Horsfield
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Get to know Englishman Sam Horsfield a little better...

15 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Horsfield

1. He was born in Manchester but moved to Orlando at the age of five

2. He played his first ever round of golf aged five and shot 167 from the men's tees

3. He turned professional in 2017 off +7

4. He is a Manchester United fan

5. He spent two years at the University of Florida

6. He shot 59 at the age of 13

7. He beat Ian Poulter over nine holes at the age of 14, and Poulter said Horsfield “was the best young player I’ve ever played with”

8. Poulter has been his mentor ever since

9. Horsfield is co-managed by Terry Mundy, who has been Ian Poulter's caddie for large parts of his career

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10. He finished runner-up at the 2016 Western Amateur, a high-profile amateur tournament that the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Justin Leonard and Hal Sutton all won before turning pro

11. He won the 2017 European Tour Q-School by eight strokes to earn his 2018 European Tour card

12. He won the 2013 Florida State Amateur at the age of 16, becoming the youngest winner in the tournament's 96-year history

13. In May 2020, he shot 59 at Streamsong in Florida during the Covid-19 break and also carded a 58 at Champions Gate in Florida

14. His maiden European Tour victory came at the 2020 Hero Open at the Forest of Arden

15. At the 2020 Celtic Classic, he became the first man to go Win-MC-Win in three consecutive European Tour starts

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5