Matthew Baldwin Golf Wife, Net Worth, Career Earnings, Caddie, WITB, Wiki, Age, Parents, Family, Height
Matthew Baldwin Biography – Matthew Baldwin Wiki
Matthew Baldwin is an English professional golfer who has played on the European Tour and Challenge Tour. He secured his maiden victory on the second tier European Challenge Tour at the Fred Olsen Challenge de España in 2011.
Baldwin turned professional in July 2008. He has split his time between the European Tour and Challenge Tour, which he first graduated from in 2011 courtesy of his win at the Fred Olsen Challenge de España.
Baldwin started playing golf aged three when his grandfather took him to a local field to hit balls. He played for England Boys for two years, and was part of the Great Britain and Ireland team which won the Jacques Léglise Trophy in 2004.
In 2014 he made the breakthrough into the top 60 on the European Tour Order of Merit thanks to a number of impressive top ten finishes, including runner-up at The Nelson Mandela Championships and fifth at the Joburg Open in South Africa at the start of the year. He followed that up with third at the Irish Open and fifth at the French Open against much stronger fields, while also appearing in the Open at Hoylake.
He spent three years in the England elite squad and took part in the Home Internationals in 2007 before turning professional the following year.
Matthew Baldwin Age
He was born Matthew David Baldwin on 26 February 1986 in Southport, England, United Kingdom. He is 37 years old as of 2023. He will turn 38 in February 2024.
Matthew Baldwin Wife
Is Matthew Baldwin married? He is engaged to Claire Boaler. Baldwin proposed to his girlfriend, Claire Bear, on 15 January 2023 in Dubai.
Baldwin announced the news of his engagement on Instagram, writing, “January 15th… what a day! Morning @skydivedubai over the Palm in Dubai! Absolutely exhilarating! Followed by an evening to remember with the most incredible human being ever saying yes!”
The former England amateur international previously dated ex-girlfriend Sophie.
Matthew Baldwin Family
His grandfather, Ronald Ryder, represented England and Great Britain at rugby league, making his name at Warrington.
Matthew Baldwin Net Worth
Southport-born golfer Matthew Baldwin’s net worth is estimated to be €3 million. He has sponsorship deals worth millions with Ping, Titleist & Footjoy, Cross Sportswear, Eurocams and Octagon Golf.
Matthew Baldwin Career Earnings
European Tour golfer Matthew Baldwin has earned €1,726,656.04 in career earnings. In 2023, Baldwin’s earnings amount to €53,749.96 (so far). He earned €89,802.56 in 2022, €44,241.86 in 2021, €39,593.28 in 2020, €17,836.70 in 2019 and €141,569.15 in 2018. Additionaly, he earned €14,850.00 in 2017, €67,106.64 in 2016, €561,347.23 in 2014, €324,140.78 in 2013 and €372,417.89 in 2012.
Matthew Baldwin Caddie
Golfer Matthew Baldwin works with caddie Julian Phillips.
Matthew Baldwin Illness
In January 2016, Southport-born golfer Matthew Baldwin returned to the European Tour full-time after six months out through illness. It took two visits to a specialist surgeon to deliver a clean bill of health for the former England amateur international.
“It was a childhood condition that flared up again at the age of 29,” explained Baldwin while sitting in the clubhouse at his home club, Royal Birkdale. “It wasn’t life-threatening, It had just reached a point where it needed treating.
“To be honest, the way I feel now makes me think I had probably been living with the condition’s effects for three or four years, but it had become my norm.”
A stop-start opening to 2015 saw Baldwin travel to China for an event, but he never teed up after falling sick again, while he also tried to play at the BMW PGA Championships in May, but after missing the cut he ended up in hospital after another bout of illness.
“I ended up spending a couple of weeks in China without playing because I was not well enough for the long-haul flight home,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “While I tried to play in the BMW event but that was a waste of time. I was just not right by then and was waiting for an operation date.”
Baldwin stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in/1.80 m.
Baldwin’s Instagram handle is @mattbaldwin26.