Grégory Bourdy is a French golfer with many credits to his name, including a victory over Rory McIlroy in the UBS Hong Kong Open, and rose to the position of highest ranked French golf player in the Official World Rankings. Grégory Bourdy is available for booking to appear at private or corporate events as an after dinner speaker or for a brand opportunity, through London based talent agency MN2S.
One of Bourdy’s most high profile wins came in 2009 as he held a lead of two shots over Rory McIlroy to take first place and the UBS Hong Kong Open. His other significant triumphs include the Estoril Open de Portugal, where he emerged victorious from a three way play off, and the ISP Handa Wales Open in 2013.
Bourdy boasts the impressive statistic of being the highest ever ranked French golfer, achieving his highest spot at 81 in the world rankings in 2011. Bourdy’s 2014 season was disrupted by a wrist injury, but, a testament to his determination to succeed in the game, Bourdy returned strongly, finishing strongly in the Laguna National, Irish Open and Portugal Masters. More recently, he has picked up several top 10 finished in 2015 in Austria, South Africa, Malaysia and Qatar.
Bourdy’s experience at the Lyoness Open in June 2015 however was an unfortunate one; carrying a two shot lead into the final round, he went on to shoot a six over par 78 in the final, leaving him to finish in tied 6th place.
Born in Bordeaux, he lives and trains there still, turning professional in 2003. He has played full-time on the European Tour since 2005, previously competing on the second-tier challenge tour. His first victory came in 2007 at the Mallorca Classic, which elevated him to finish 39th on the European Tour’s Order of Merit list, he first appearance in the top 100.
Beginning to play golf at young age in Bordeaux, it quickly became Bourdy’s passion. Having finished his homework for the day, he would desperately try and practise a few chips before dinner time, his room at home adorned with posters of golfing legends like Norman, Ballasteros and Faldo. A dream of acquiring the infamous green jacket possessed him, and attaining his baccalaureate was merely an obstacle to move out of the way of his subsequent pursuit of his golfing dream.
Bourdy’s fascinating path in the world of professional golf is one worth hearing first hand – a dedicated and determined professional, he is a fine choice as an after dinner speaker at any corporate or private event. His consistency and humility mark him out as a remarkable individual, and his ascent to the record of highest ever ranked French golfer is a strong achievement worth widespread recognition. To enquire about booking Bourdy at an entertainment event, please contact an agent at MN2S Talent Agency.