Get to know Englishman Tom Lewis a little better...
15 Things You Didn't Know About Tom Lewis
1. He was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England - the same town where Sir Nick Faldo was born
2. Lewis had a glittering amateur career, winning the Boys Amateur Championship and Carris Trophy in 2009 and the St Andrews Links Trophy in 2011
3. At the 2011 Open, still as an amateur, he shot an opening 65 to co-lead - which was the lowest ever round in The Open by an amateur and the joint-lowest amateur round in a Major. He also was the first amateur to lead The Open since the great Sir Michael Bonallack in 1968, and went on to win the Silver Medal after a T30 finish
4. Also at the 2011 Open, Tom played with Tom Watson, whom he is named after
5. He was part of the winning GB&I Walker Cup team in 2011 at Royal Aberdeen. The US team featured the likes of Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay, Harris English, Peter Uihlein, Russell Henley and Patrick Rodgers
6. He won in his third start as a professional at the Portugal Masters
7. He had to wait seven years for his second pro title, coming at the 2018 Bridgestone Challenge on the Challenge Tour, before winning the Portugal Masters for the second time just two starts later
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8. He won the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in 2019 to earn his 2020 PGA Tour card, having only been eligible for the event due to his T11 at The Open - which earned him enough FedEx Cup points. It was his first and only Korn Ferry Tour start to date
9. When back home in England, Lewis plays most of his golf at the exclusive surrey club Queenwood
10. He lives in Jupiter, Florida
11. His girlfriend is Quiggle Ignacio, an Asian model and actress who has around 900,000 followers on Instagram
12. He was T2nd at the 2020 WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, where he won $695,000
13. His highest world ranking to date is 46th
14. His putting coach is Brad Faxon
15. He plays Callaway clubs and wears Nike apparel and shoes
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer 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. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, 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 2-6. 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: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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