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In a quiet moment, Jeremy Ellwood has a bit fun conjuring up a list of golfers with weather-related surnames from the obvious to the slightly more tenuous
We’re leading with our strongest suit - no-one meets our brief better than the 2007 French Open champion from Hartlepool…
… except perhaps this seven-time European Seniors Tour winner, and one-time Western Australian cricketer.
After plying his trade on the PGA Tour for much of his career, the wine-loving South African came in from the cold to make the European Tour his home once more just before joining the Senior Tour.
“An abnormal warming of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical Pacific” - or Sergio Garcia’s longtime nickname.
Forget the spelling – we simply couldn’t leave out the Champions Tour’s most prolific money-winner… by the odd $6.5 million still!
Bruce (or Daniel) Summer-haze
Okay, we’re starting to push the boundaries a little now, but this is a nice thought as we hit the depths of winter, isn’t it?
How fitting that the surname of one so prone to tears should conjure up images of flowing water, give or take a slight re-spelling.
The Scot plied his trade on the European Seniors Tour for over a decade, picking up three titles and over a million euros along the way.
Who cares about the odd misplaced sunshine-related vowel if you can get to include the third best “total driver” from the European Tour’s 2005 stats in this list? The Argentinean last played on tour in 2008.
Luna means moon in Spanish; the moon affects the weather. We know – clutching at straws, but we’re really struggling now…
Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and even instruction despite his own somewhat iffy swing (he knows how to do it, but just can't do it himself). He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 89 of the Next 100. He has played well over 900 courses worldwide in 35 countries, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content. On his first trip to Abu Dhabi a decade ago he foolishly asked Paul Casey what sort of a record he had around the course there. "Well, I've won it twice if that's what you mean!" came the reply...
Jezz can be contacted via Twitter - @JezzEllwoodGolf
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