Richard Bland WITB 2024 | Oldest First-Time Tour Winner

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Richard Bland WITB 2024 is a professional English golfer that has experienced a bumpy road most of his golfing career.

It wasn’t until 2021, he became the oldest first-time winner of the Betfred British Masters. He immediately called his parents (in tears) and shared the good news. As a golfing mom, this story resonated, so when I was in Miami in April this year, I had to catch up with Richard Bland.

In a recent interview, he shares that thanks to LIV Golf he’s a better golfer today than he ever was…

Do you know why? I wanted to know that too…

Showing the clubhouse at Trump Doral in MIami with LIV Golf Flags out front
LIV Golf Miami at Trump National Doral

Every tournament at LIV, he plays amongst some of the best golfers in the world, rubbing shoulders with John Rahm, Bruce Koepka, and Phil Mickelson. Besides that, when you play on a team, you work together and brainstorm with one another.

While Blandy freely admits to never being able to hit a drive nearly as far as say John Rahm, he’s greatly improved his course management skills for those shots 150 yards and in. And since half of strokes usually come from putting, he’s been able to put up a good fight.

Who doesn’t love a comeback story? Let’s take a look at what the Englishman is carrying in his golf bag these days. You may be surprised to learn that he’s not playing all brand new clubs, and it’s an eclectic mix.

Richard Bland Quick Stats & Overview

Richard Bland getting ready to tee off on hole 10 at Doral Miami for LIV Golf.
Full NameRichard Bland
BirthdayFebruary 3, 1973
BirthplaceBurton upon Trent, England
Year Turned Pro1996
Tournament Wins(2)
Betfred British Masters (2021)
Challenge Tour Grand Final (2001)
PGA Wins Breakdown0
World RankingN/A – Senior World Ranking

Richard Bland Wife & Caddie

Richard Bland looking at the hole with his caddie in the background reviewing yardages.

Richard Bland has been married twice. His first marriage was to Caroline that ended in divorce. After dating a couple years, he married Cartrin Nystrom, a flight attendant from the UK in a simple wedding ceremony on July 23, 2022. Dating during the COVID years, the two became inseparable and she was seen caddying for him.

Despite her lack of golf knowledge, she did her best on the bag. These days Richard Bland’s caddie is Greg Milne, and his brother, Rory.

Richard Bland WITB 2024

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond, Mitsubishi Rayon S+ Diamana Graphite Shaft

Richard Bland teeing off at LIV Miami in 2024 on Pro Am Day
Richard Bland teeing off with his driver at LIV Miami 2024

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15 degrees) & TaylorMade Stealth (21 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Red 8 X

Richard Bland WITB 2024 with his TaylorMade Stealth
Richard Bland WITB 2024 with his TaylorMade Stealth on the fairway

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 21′ (5-P)

Callaway Apex Pro 21
Richard Bland carrying his golf iron in his hand on the fairway with pond in the background.

Wedges: TaylorMade Hi-Toe RAW (50-09°, 54-10°, 58-10°)

TaylorMade Hi-Toe RAW showing the wedges in his bag

2024 Putter(s): L.A.B. DF 2.1 Custom, L.A.B. MEZZ. 1 (most recent)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet
Glove: Foot Joy

Richard Bland's caddie carrying his clubs in April 2024 at Miami Doral on hole 5.

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We hope you enjoyed our detailed look at what’s in bag for Richard Bland. Since Blandy seems to be aging like a fine wine, we anticipate more great things to come as he joins PGA TOUR Champions major events.

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Erin has spent over 17 years as a healthcare executive working with seniors in nursing homes, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living communities. She also holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and other advanced degrees related to seniors.

Erin grew up playing golf in a family of golf fanatics. She started this site to help others add more enjoyment to the game of life through golf.

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