Richard Boxall

Richard Boxall
Personal information
Full nameRichard Boxall
Born (1961-04-28) 28 April 1961 (age 62)
Hampton Wick, Middlesex, England
Height5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
Weight196 lb (89 kg; 14.0 st)
Sporting nationality England
ResidenceCamberley, Surrey, England
Turned professional1982
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT44: 1996

Richard Boxall (born 28 April 1961) is an English professional golfer.

Golf career[edit]

Boxall turned professional in 1982 and won a place on the European Tour at that year's final qualifying school. He played on the Tour until 2000, and won one Tour event, the 1990 Lancia Martini Italian Open. He also had his best finish on the Order of Merit that year, placing seventeenth. He represented England in the Alfred Dunhill Cup and the World Cup of Golf in 1990.

During the third round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in 1991, Boxall was just two strokes off the lead when he suffered a stress fracture of his left leg while playing his tee shot on the ninth hole.[1]

Media work[edit]

Boxall now works as a golf commentator, mainly on Sky Sports coverage of the European Tour.

He started on the BBC.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 20 May 1990 Lancia Martini Italian Open −21 (65-64-70-68=267) 5 strokes Spain José María Olazábal

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1990 Vinho Verde Atlantic Open Northern Ireland Stephen Hamill, Scotland Stephen McAllister,
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty, Denmark Anders Sørensen,
England David Williams
McAllister won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
The Open Championship CUT CUT T52 CUT T52 CUT WD CUT CUT CUT T44 T48

Note: Boxall only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]




  1. ^ "Painful memories for Boxall 17 years on". The Scotsman. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2009.
  2. ^ Nordlund, Anders (September 1982). "Sveriges öde i junior-EM hängde på ett sprinklerlock, Junior-EM, pojkar" [Swedens destiny in the Junior Europeans depended on a sprinkler cover, European Youth's Team Championship]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 7/1982. pp. 50, 65. Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Scots beat odds to reach youth's final". The Glasgow Herald. 3 September 1982. p. 23. Retrieved 2 January 2023.

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