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Rookie of the Year is not a one time thing for Paul Broadhurst

After a stellar year on the European Senior Tour, Champions of Golf ambassador Paul Broadhurst has recorded a feat so rare that only one other player in the history of the game has matched it.

In 1989 Paul joined the European Tour and in his debut year won the Cannes Open, eventually finishing 42nd on the Order of Merit, a position that was enough to succeed Colin Montgomerie, one of his current European Senior Tour rivals. Traditionally Rookie of the Year is awarded to a player that has had the most success in their first professional year, so something you have the opportunity to win only once, however following the conclusion of the MCB Tour Championships in Mauritius, Paul added the Sir Henry Cotton European Senior Tour Rookie of the Year trophy to the one he claimed 26 years ago.

There is only one other person who boast the same achievement, Carl Mason who won the respective titles in 1974 and 2003.

An achievement that is all the more notable for only turning 50 in Mid August but winning in his debut outing at the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield.

Congratulations Paul from everyone at Champions of Golf.