Oliver Wilson is an English professional golfer who was born on September 14, 1980 at Mansfield, England. He began his golfing career playing at the Coxmoor Golf Club. He went to college at Augusta State University, and enjoys sports, music, and fitness.
As an amateur, Wilson had 4 wins. He was representing Europe in three of those wins – 2001, 2002, and 2003 – in the Palmer Cup. And he was representing Great Britain and Ireland for the 2003 win of the Walker Cup.
Wilson turned pro in 2003 and participated on the 2004 Challenge Tour. He managed to finish on 15th place on the list of Order of Merit, and moved up to play in the European Tour. During his rookie season on the European tour, Wilson managed to finish with on the top ten three times. In 2006, he lost in a play-off against Paul Casey in the 2007 Volvo China Open.
He almost claimed his first European Tour title on two events in 2007. However, he lost against Anton Haig for the Johnnie Walker Classic, and again placing second after Andres Romero won the Deutsche Bank Players’ Championship of Europe.
In 2008, Wilson managed to land four second place finishes. The most notable of these events was the BMW PGA Championship, where he landed second after being bested by Miguel Angel Jimenez. In April of the same year, Wilson reached Top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Months after, his rank rose to a new position at 45th after he landed in another second place.
Wilson has a charitable streak in him. He has pledged his support to Dare UK, a part of a worldwide anti-drugs program, and he is a Youth Ambassador for the Golf Foundation.
To date, he has had no titles won yet for either PGA Tour or Major Championship. 2010 proved to be rather unsuccessful for Wilson as he was not able to finish a single tournament higher than 5th. Nevertheless, he was still able to finish among the Top 50 golfers of the Order of Merit.
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