Robert Dinwiddie (born 29 December 1982) is an English professional golfer.Dinwiddie was born in Dumfries, Scotland. He went to college in the United States, where he attended Tennessee State University, and was the number one ranked English golfer. He won Welsh and Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championships in 2005, and when he also claimed the English Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship, otherwise known as the Brabazon Trophy, in 2006, he became the first person to hold all three titles at the same time.Dinwiddie turned professional towards the end of 2006 and joined the Challenge Tour. He had an immediate impact, finishing tied 11th in just his second tournament. He went on to end the season in 8th place on the rankings, aided by back to back victories in August at the Scottish Challenge and the Rolex Trophy, which was enough to gain automatic promotion to the European Tour.In his first season on the European Tour, Dinwiddie had five top ten finishes, including tied 3rd at the BMW Asian Open and tied 6th at the Barclays Scottish Open, on his way to 72nd on the final Order of Merit. He also qualified for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, through final qualifying at Walton Heath. He made an impressive major championship début, finishing in a tie for 36th place.
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