Mark Brown is a professional golfer from New Zealand. He plays mainly on the PGA Canadian Tour, Asian Tour and Tour of Australasia. Brown was born on February 9, 1975. He first started playing golf in 1986. It was ten years after in 1996 that he finally turned professional. He is coached by Mal Tongue who was his coach since 1991.
As an amateur golfer, Brown has been winning several awards. He has had several wins as an amateur golfer including the Greg Norman Junior Masters Championship in 1992, Amateur Section Cable & Wireless Classic in Fiji 1993, Amateur Section Fiji Open in 1993, International Teams Event in New Caledonia 1993, Australian Amateur Foursomes in 1993 and 1995, International Teams Event in Argentina 1995, and he as 7th overall in the Bledisloe Cup – Top Amateur NZ Open in 1995.
Brown gave quite a performance as a professional with several top ten finishes. He was even voted as Tui Sportsman of the Year and Dominion Post Sportsperson of the Year. He has also agreed to be the spokesperson for the Men’s Health Challenge as he regards health and fitness as important matters in life.
Though Brown has been playing as a professional golfer for quite some time, it wasn’t until the year 2007 that he was at his best. In 2007 alone, he had four tip finishes on the PGA Asian Tour and even made it at number 15th on the Order of Merit. His recent tour win happened at the Asian Tour. Brown finished first at the SAIL Open Golf Championship that was held in India. It was a highlight moment for Brown as it was his first Asian Tour event win. After bagging this victory, Brown jumped to number 64 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Not only that, he also became the highest ranked golfer in New Zealand.