ROE Mark

Mark ROE



ResidenceGreat Bookham, Surrey, England
Date of Birth:20/02/1963
Place of Birth
Height & Weight6ft 1¼in 11st 7lbs (183cm 73kg)
FamilyWife: Julia (m.1998); Children: Alexandra and Emily (twins) (2000)
InterestsAntiques, interior design, golf history, Sheffield United FC, poetry, boxing
Turned Pro1981 (1)
Qualifying School1981, 82, 83, 84*

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  • Mark Roe pictured after his win at Le Golf National in the 1994 Open de France


One of the great characters on The European Tour, he began his sporting career as a school high board diving champion but perforated an eardrum and took up golf while convalescing. His accidents continued when he suffered severe headaches after being hit on the head by a golf ball struck by an amateur in 1995. An avid follower of Sheffield United FC, he is also a knowledgeable collector of golfing memorabilia and antiques. His beloved springer spaniel, Mookie, caused a dramatic suspension to his career in July 1999, just two days prior to the Irish Open. Tore ligaments in his ring finger and little finger of his left hand after grabbing the dog collar. Missed the rest of 1999 and the whole of 2000. Saw a specialist and underwent an operation to release the ligaments. Won worldwide acclaim for the dignified way he handled his disqualification from The 132nd Open Championship at Royal St George’s following a scorecard mix-up with playing partner Jesper Parnevik moments after completing what he thought was a stunning 67, four under par, to put himself leader in the clubhouse after the third round. Looked in danger of losing his playing privileges as the 2005 season drew to a close before finishing joint fourth in the Abama Open de Canarias to climb to safety.

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European Tour Wins3
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 128,324 (1994)


AMATEUR Boys 1979-81 PROFESSIONAL Alfred Dunhill Cup 1994 World Cup 1989, 94, 95

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