ResidenceVirginia Water, England
Date of Birth:24/08/1953
Place of BirthLargs, Scotland
Height & Weight6ft 0in 13st 7lbs (180cm 86kg)
FamilyWife: Suzanne; Children: Daniel (1988), Phoebe (1992), Anouska (1995)
InterestsFamily, all sports
Turned Pro1970 (scratch)
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Signed off the 2011 season in style with a closing 66 in the MCB Tour Championship to finish fourth – his joint best performance of the campaign along with the Van Lanschot Senior Open. Won the 2009 European Senior Tour Order of Merit with a third place finish at the season-ending OKI Castellón Senior Tour Championship. That was good enough to see him leapfrog Ian Woosnam at the top of the Order of Merit to secure the third John Jacobs Trophy of his Senior Tour career. Victory in the 2009 DGM Barbados Open, the 11th Senior Tour win of his career, was the highlight of a season that yielded a further five top six finishes, including fifth spot at The Senior Open Championship presented by MasterCard over his home course of Sunningdale. His resurgence following an arm injury that troubled him for two seasons can be traced back to the final event of 2008 when he won the OKI Castellón Open España Senior - Tour Championship. That win moved him up to eighth in the Order of Merit and took him past the €1million career earnings mark on the Senior Tour. His ninth Senior Tour victory, in the 2007 Bendinat London Seniors Masters, was all the sweeter given that son Daniel had only taken on his caddie duties four weeks previously. Topped the Order of Merit for the second year in succession in 2006 after a hugely impressive season, during which he notched four victories and four runner-up finishes en route to earnings of €347,525. Captained the European Ryder Cup Team to victory in The Ryder Cup at The Belfry in 2002, 17 years after holing the winning putt at the same venue which ended a 28 year drought in the event. An early pioneer of the broom handle putter, was awarded an MBE in 1996 for services to golf and the OBE in the 2003 New Year Honours List for his inspired Captaincy of Europe’s Ryder Cup Team. Won 21 times in a glittering European Tour career and won the team event at the 2003 Dunhill Links championship at St Andrews in partnership with his son Daniel.

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European Tour Wins21
Senior Tour Wins11
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 175,315 (1995)


Amateur Boys 1970 Professional Ryder Cup 1981, 83, 85 (winners), 87 (winners), 89, 91, 93, 95 (winners), 02 (winners) (Captain) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1985, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 95 (winners), 99 World Cup 1976, 78, 82, 84, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 95 Four Tours World Championship 1985, 91 (Captain) (Winners) Seve Trophy 2013 (Captain) Hennessy Cognac Cup 1976 (winners), 78 (winners), 80 (winners), 82 (winners), 84 Double Diamond 1973 (winners), 76, 77 UBS Cup 2001, 02, 04

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