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Hot on the heels of finishing in a tie for fifth at the British Masters, Richie Ramsay has revealed that he is considering quitting golf.

The three-time European Tour winner has told the BBC that he may retire from the game when he turns 40 to spend more time with his daughter, Olivia.

“It’s a tough decision to make but I would make it,” said the 35-year-old Aberdonian. “She’s number one in my life.

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“I was fighting with being away so much from Olivia. I made a plan that if my motivation is not there and I don’t feel I’m spending enough time with my daughter then at 40 I can retire and be okay.

Richie Ramsay British Masters 1

“I put a lot into this game and 99% isn’t good enough for me. It has to be 100%.”

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Ramsay’s impressive performance at Hillside at the weekend was his best result since he finished in a tie for second at the 2017 Irish Open. It also continues his good recent form, following his top-15 finish at the Volvo China Open.

He has now climbed to 72nd on the Race To Dubai and to 333rd on the Official World Golf Ranking.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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