Nick James Dougherty, commonly known as Little Nick in the world of golf, is a retired European English tour golfer. Nick can be now seen as a presenter at Sky Sport’s Golf.
He is married to the beautiful wife, Di Stewart who is a gold commentator. The couple has a son and a daughter together. He is the apprentice of the golf giant and superstar of the golfing world, Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo.
Nick Dougherty Early life, Education, and Early Career
Nick was born on 24th May 1982 in Bootle, Merseyside, UK. Nick did his schooling at the Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Blackburn. He is of white ethnicity and of English nationality.
Having an interest in golfing since his early childhood, Nick has played and won several tournaments. He was budding into notice after his win in 1997 Faldo Junior Series where he was awarded Golf Foundation Player of the Year.
Nick’s amateur early professional wins are 1999 Faldo Junior Series, European Under 21 Championship, World Boys Championship, Polo Classic Under 19 Championship (United States), 2000 Faldo Junior Series, Polo Golf Classic Stroke Play Championship (United States), Guatemalan Amateur Open Championship and lastly 2001 Lake Macquarie Amateur.
Nick Dougherty Career
After his multiple wins in amateurs games, Nick was coming into the spotlight and finally, in 2001, Nick’s professional career as a golfer began.
He later on 2002 gained the membership to the European Tour. Nick’s exceptional performance on his debut game was highly applauded and was gifted with Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.
Youtube: Nick's master shot in slow motion;
In the year 2003, his career came to a pause after he was diagnosed with glandular fever. Still recovering from his affliction, Nick couldn’t perform well in 2004 too. Determined to do well, Nick was seen on his exceptional form in 2005 where he managed to land on the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking after his first win on the European tour.
He was seen on his form in 2007 and landed 7th place in a tie at Oakmont Country Club. Being Nick’s best performance of his career, Dougherty was given direct entry to the US Master’s. Nick also secured his second victory on European Tour and third in 2009.
Twitter: Nick's coverage on the sky sports;
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) April 15, 2018
Due to his declining performance, Dougherty lost his European Tour card in 2011. Success seemed to be away from Nick’s grasp, after a series of downfall and attending Q school on the Challenge Tour, Nick decided to retire.
Nick can be now seen as a presenter at Sky Sport’s Golf.
Nick Dougherty Personal life
Currently, Nick Dougherty lives in Sunningdale, Berkshire, England with his beautiful wife, Di Stewart. The romantic couple got married in 2010’s New Year’s Eve and are blessed with a son, Max and a daughter. The family enjoys vacationing together.
Instagram: Nick with his family;
Such an awesome family holiday @qdlresort ... amazing golf, food, drink, beaches and accommodation all in the most idyllic family environment... thank you for having us, we will be back! I couldn’t recommend a trip to Quinta do Lago more if you haven’t been before folks...and if you do, make sure to pop in to see my pal, Brian Evans, the director of Golf @golfquintadolago , for a lesson!! ?? . . . . . #vacation #instagolf #holiday #golfholiday #portugal #algarve #quintadolago #golf #familyholiday #family #golfstagram #TeeTimeTip #travel #easter #golfer #food #restaurant #beaches
He is the apprentice of the golf giant and superstar of the golfing world, Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo. He still plays golf personally and posts the videos of him shooting on his Instagram page.
Nick Dougherty Net Worth
The net worth of the former professional European tour golfer is $7.5 million USD. In 2009, Nick won £ 333,330 from BMW International Open and he earned £ 562,624.90 from Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2007. He earned, from Caltex Masters in Singapore in 2005, £ 127,718.10.
Instagram: Nick enjoying a vacation with his family;
Through Nick’s Instagram page we can see that he keeps frequenting to exotic places. He must have enough earnings to support such a lifestyle.