Meet the man who is quietly crushing the European Tour

What if I told you that the man holding on to a 27 round streak of par or better doesn’t hold a place in the Top 100 Golf World Rankings? Would you say I was crazy, or do you know David Horsey?

At 107 in the Official Golf World Rankings, David Horsey is crushing balls like he’s shooting them with a trebuchet.

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David has four wins on the European Tour since 2015, with 23 of his rounds scoring under 70. He hits 72% of greens and putts an average of 27 times per round. This all sounds like a golf statisticians fantasy, so am I dreaming?


Last week in Turkey, Horsey put up a 29 on the front 9 to come within a stroke of Thorbjørn Olesen, finishing second. Not too shabby since he brought home a personal best of 557,000 Euros and change.

Upon receiving his PR check Horsey stated:

“A lot of confidence. It’s probably as relaxed as I’ve ever felt playing in contention. If I can tidy up in a few areas, there’s no reason why I can’t continue contending in the near future.”

To me, that sounds like someone who doesn’t let articles like this one get to his head. Is this what golf needs? With the Big Three dream debunked after only one year, the future of golf is ripe for a dark horse. I think David Horsey is the guy. Golf isn’t a game of power moves; instead golf plays more like Battleship.

I have to give a shoutout to David Horsey’s Twitter, because here is where I found out he’s a huge fan of my favorite football team, Man U. Clearly, Dave knows a thing or two about dominating sports.

Horsey will start his quest for a Euro shakeup again this week in South Africa at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The man with the Happy Gilmore numbers, is exactly the man we need.