Who Is David Skinns? 16 Facts You Didn't Know About The PGA Tour Player

Get to know Englishman David Skinns better with these 16 facts about his life and career in the game

Englishman David Skinns celebrates winning the Club Car Championship at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club on March 26, 2023
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David Skinns might not be top of your list when you're asked to name English golfers, but he is immensely talented and can certainly chop it up with the likes of Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick.

Yet, if you don't know very much about Skinns, keep reading to find out a little more about his life and career in the pro game.

1. His full name is David Andrew Skinns.

2. He was born in Lincoln, England on February 1, 1982 and went on to attend high school there.

3. Skinns attended the University of Tennessee where he majored in psychology.

4. After college, he worked as a bartender alongside playing golf.

5. Skinns lost to Scotland's David Inglis in the final of the 2000 Boys Amateur Championship - an annual event hosted by the R&A.

6. The Englishman turned professional in 2005 and has since gone on to compete on the NGA Hooters Tour, PGA Tour Canada, and the Korn Ferry Tour.

7. Skinns won seven times on the NGA Hooters Tour between 2008 and 2012.

8. His first Korn Ferry Tour victory (or Web.com as it was at the time) arrived in 2018 at the Pinnacle Bank Championship.

David Skinns holds up his replica PGA Tour card after qualifying through the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in 2023

David Skinns holds up his PGA Tour card after qualifying through the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in 2023

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9. After winning the same event again in 2021, Skinns secured his PGA Tour card for the first time.

10. He was unable to maintain his status, however, but later returned to the PGA Tour ahead of the 2024 campaign after qualifying as part of the top-25 at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

11. Skinns said that if he did not play golf, he would like to be a pilot. His bucket-list aspiration is to fly in a fast jet.

12. Among the sports teams he follows are Manchester United (soccer), the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), the Atlanta Braves (MLB), and the Tennessee Volunteers (college football).

13. Skinns' favorite food is a full English breakfast - which generally consists of bacon, sausage, black pudding, beans, mushroom, tomato, hash browns, eggs, and toast.

14. His favorite genre of music is 'House' - a version of electronic dance music.

15. Skinns' wife is called Kristin, and the pair have three children called Brayden, Bennett, and Colt.

16. The family live in Suwanee, Georgia - which is just north-east of Atlanta.

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David Skinns Bio
Full nameDavid Andrew Skinns
BornLincoln, England
BirthdayFebruary 1, 1982
Height5ft 11in (180cm)
CollegeUniversity of Tennessee
Turned professional2005
Professional wins10
Career earnings$1,412,809
Best OWGR position278th
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Jonny Leighfield is our Staff News Writer who joined Golf Monthly just in time for the 2023 Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup. He graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Sport Journalism in 2017 and spent almost five years as the sole sports reporter at his local newspaper. An improving golfer who still classes himself as ‘one of the worst players on the Golf Monthly team’, Jonny enjoys playing as much as he can and is hoping to reach his Handicap goal of 18 at some stage. He attended both the 150th and 151st Opens and is keen to make it an annual pilgrimage.