European Tour

Ex-Ryder Cup player Gordon Brand jnr dies

2019-08-01 13:36
Gordon Brand jnr (Getty Images)
Gordon Brand jnr (Getty Images)

London - Two-time Ryder Cup player Gordon Brand jnr has died at the age of 60, the European Senior Tour announced on Thursday.

The Scot, who turned professional in 1981, won eight titles on the European Tour, the last of them in 1993, and was part of the European Ryder Cup team in 1987 and 1989.

The 1987 triumph represented a historic first victory for Europe on American soil at Muirfield Village in Ohio, while the cup was retained after a 14-14 tie at the Belfry two years later.

A tweet from the European Senior Tour said: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gordon Brand Jnr. Our deepest sympathies are with his family at this time."

Sam Torrance, Brand's Ryder Cup playing partner at the Belfry, said on Twitter: "Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Gordon Brand Jnr - one of my dearest friends for over 40 years. I will miss you RIP."

Brand won two senior tour titles and made his most recent appearance at the Swiss Open last month.

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