Former Ryder Cup golfer Gordon Brand Jr dies aged 60

Former Ryder Cup golfer Gordon Brand Jr dies aged 60… less than TWO WEEKS after commentating on Shane Lowry’s win at The Open

  • Former Ryder Cup golfer Gordan Brand Jr died at the age of 60 on Thursday
  • The Scot starred in the 1987 Ryder Cup and helped Europe retain it in 1989
  • Brand was a regular on the European Tour during the 1980s – winning eight times
  • Brand beat legendary Greg Norman by three shots at the Coral Classic in 1982

Former Ryder Cup golfer Gordon Brand Jr has died aged 60.

The Scot starred in the 1987 and 1989 Ryder Cups and commentated as Shane Lowry won The Open just two weeks ago.

Brand was recently playing on the StaySure Tour who tweeted on Thursday morning: ‘We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gordon Brand Jnr. Our deepest sympathies are with his family at this time.’

Gordon Brand Jr, who starred in the 1987 and 1989 Ryder Cups, has died at the age of 60

The Scottish golfer beat legendary Greg Norman by three shots at the Coral Classic in 1982

Brand was commentating as Irish golfer Shane Lowry won The Open just two weeks ago

Brand was a regular on the European Tour during the 1980s. 

The Scottish golfer beat legendary Greg Norman by three shots at the Coral Classic in Wales in 1982 to claim his first victory on the Tour. 

This was the first of eight wins on the European Tour and reached the milestone of 500 events at the 2002 PGA Championship. 

In 1987 he helped Europe to win the Ryder Cup in the United States for the first time. 

Two years later, Brand also playing a starring role as Europe retained the trophy in a draw at the Belfry.

In 2010, Brand joined the Senior Tour and went on to win the Matrix Jersey Classic at La Moye Gold Club. 

That was the same venue where he set the course record in 1996 (62) after carding four eagles in one round. 

Brand holding the trophy after winning the Benson and Hedges International tournament

Brand (left) is presented with a cheque by comedian Bob Hope after winning the Bob Hope British Classic Golf Tournament held at the Moor Park Gold Club in 1982

Brand holding the trophy after winning the European Open tournament held at Sunningdale

Brand (third from the right on the back row) celebrating retaining the Ryder Cup in 1989




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