A record-breaking tournament. This is the only way to define what the Englishman Jordan Smith managed to achieve at the Portugal Masters 2022 in Vilamoura, on the Dom Petro Victoria Golf Course. The 29-year-old from Bath, at the second hurray on the DP World Tour / European Tour, becomes the absolute record holder in terms of the lowest score in the history of the continental circuit. His -30 (62 67 62 63, 254 shots), in fact, improves on the -29 of South African Ernie Els in 2003 at the Johnnie Walker Classic. Furthermore, the 254 shots are also an unmatched record (up to now, the maximum had reached 255). With this great result, Smith goes to install himself in the first 80 positions of the world ranking.
Jordan Smith, results
Second position three shots away, with a no less impressive performance, was the Malaysian Gavin Green, who was also extremely constant throughout the week (64 65 64 64). All the others are widely spaced, with Finnish Tapio Pulkkanen third at -22.
This is the situation of the top ten: fourth at -21 the English Eddie Pepperell, fifth at -19 the Germans Hurly Long and Sebastian Heisele, sixth at -18 the Dutch Joost Luiten, eighth at -17 the Scotsman David Drysdale, the Finnish Mikko Korhonen, Antoine Rozner from France and Marcel Schneider from Germany.
As for the Italian colors, the best is Edoardo Molinari with his 15th place at -15, which allows him to be 57th in the Race to Dubai. For Renato Paratore the 18th place at -14, with birdie at the 18th hole, is almost mocking, because in the current state of things the 118th place in the aforementioned Race does not allow you to have a full card for the DP World Tour 2023. Closes well, 27 ° to -13, also Filippo Celli.
Jordan L Smith (1992) is an English golf professional.
Jordan studied in the United States from 2010 to 2014 and played college golf.
In 2012, he reached the semi-finals of English Amateur match play. In 2013, he won the Brabazon Trophy (English Amateur Stroke Play) and later placed 7th in French Amateur and 9th in Portuguese Amateur. Because of his achievements in amateur tournaments, he was asked to join the Walker Cup team.
In 2014 Smith was allowed to participate in the Austrian Open, where he shared 32nd place and also made his debut on the European PGA Tour. Six weeks later, he was invited to the Russian Open, where he tied for 38th.
In 2016 he obtained his tour card for the first time on the Challenge Tour and immediately won two tournaments. Promotes to the European Tour in 2017 and immediately receives a tour card at this highest level, because he is in first place in the standings at the end of October and can no longer be overtaken. The first fifteen will receive a tour ticket.