In his 478th start on the European Tour, Richard Bland finally broke into the winner's circle, capturing the Betfred British Masters, which was part of a three-event European Tour series to determine the top 10 points leaders not previously exempt for the U.S. Open. Only Malcolm MacKenzie had played more European Tour events (509) before winning his maiden title. This will be his second U.S. Open start after missing the cut in 2009 at Bethpage State Park's Black Course. As an amateur, the Englishman won the European Amateur Under 21 title in 1994.
|2009||Bethpage State Park (Black Course)||77-70||+7||MC|