Paul Friedlander (golfer)

Paul Friedlander (born 1970–71) is a Swazi professional golfer.

Friedlander is from Swaziland. He attended college at Oral Roberts University in the United States. He had a very successful college career. He won the 1992 Elkins Lake Fall Classic,[1] was medalist at the 1993 Oklahoma State Amateur tournament,[2] and won the 1994 UALR Intercollegiate.[3]

Friedlander turned pro shortly afterwards. He won the 1995 IDC Development Classic in South Africa by 8 strokes.[4] The following year he won the Asian PGA Tour's Gadgil Western Dubai Creek Open in 1996.[5] In 1998 he won the Stenham Royal Swazi Sun Open, an official event on the Sunshine Tour in his home country of Swaziland.

Despite these victories Friedlander did not have much else success, rarely recording other top ten finishes.[6] His world ranking peaked at #371.[7] In February 1999, frustrated after years of "wallowing in mediocrity," Friedlander announced his retirement from tournament golf at the age of 28.[8]

Friedlander is now a businessman. As of 2015, he worked as an executive for Galito's Flame Grilled Chicken.[9]

Friedlander is Jewish.[10]

Professional wins (3)

Sunshine Tour wins (2)

  • 1995 IDC Development Classic
  • 1998 Stenham Royal Swazi Sun Open

Asian Tour wins (1)

  • 1996 Gadgil Western Dubai Creek Open


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  2. ^ "Hard Work's All Gravy". 8 June 1993. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ "ORU Golf Record Book ORU Men's Golf Records (as of 4/28/14)" (PDF). Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ "1995/96 First National Bank Tour IDC Development Classic". Sunshine Tour. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  5. ^ "October 18, 1996: Friedlander lifts Dubai Open". Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Paul Friedlander". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Paul Friendlander – 1999". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Paul Friedlander". New York Daily News. 21 February 1999. p. 104 – via
  9. ^ "Swazi Businessman Friedlander Takes Galitos To Los Angeles". Footprint to Africa. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  10. ^ O'Kane, Dan. "ORU Golfer Friedlander Tops Match Play Qualifier". Tulsa World. Retrieved 8 October 2019.

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