For many professionals when they turn 50 they move into the twilight of their career, however this couldn't be further from the truth for Total Motion Fleet Management ambassador Paul Broadhurst.
Paul boasts 6 European Tour victories, a 100% record in the Ryder Cup and over 600 European Tour appearances, not to mention the joint lowest score in a major championship, 63 at St Andrews. However Paul, unlike others, has added to this impressive resume since turning the big 5-0 in August 2015. Paul's first event of his European Senior Tour was a remarkable one, the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield, and Paul claimed victory, further adding to his trophy cabinet not only that piece of silverware but also the Rookie of the Year title to boot, one of only a handful of people to claim that feat on both the main and senior tours.
However for the man from Northants County Golf Club, the biggest win of his career was to come. July saw Paul head into his first Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex, and thanks to a Friday back nine of 30 to shoot 66, Paul made the cut and headed into the weekend, where the action really started.
When Sunday morning came, Paul was 4 shots behind Miguel Angel Jimenez, the overnight leader. However with only a handful of holes to play Paul was right in contention for the title and with an untidy finish to his round Jimenez made way for Paul to finish consistently strongly and claim the major title, the first of his career.
With this victory many doors have now opened for Paul. Not only does he gain entry into the 2017 Open Championship at Birkdale but also he gains exemption for the 2016/17 PGA Champions Tour season in America.
Everyone at Champions of Golf wants to pass on their sincere congratulations to Paul for his victory and we wish him all the best for the rest of his season and beyond.