Wade Ormsby was born on this day in 1980 in Adelaide, Australia. He attended the University of Houston in the United States for three years before turning professional in 2001.
Ormsby began his career on the PGA Tour of Australasia in his home country, while also trying to play in Europe. He played his first full season on the European Tour in 2004, having earned his place via qualifying school at the end of 2003. He finished 112th on the Order of Merit in his first season to retain playing rights, and improved to 71st in 2005, but he hasn’t retained his card automatically since then. However, he has regained it several times via return trips to qualifying school, in 2006, 2008 and 2010. In December 2006 (though on the 2007 season schedule) he finished joint runner-up in the Blue Chip New Zealand Open, which remains his best result in a European Tour event.
In 2008, Orsmby played on the second-tier US-based Nationwide Tour, recording two top-10 finishes. His best year in his home country was 2006, when he ended sixth on the Order of Merit.