ResidenceWindermere, Florida, USA
AttachmentBluejack National
Date of Birth:13/01/1957
Place of BirthGoldsboro, North Carolina, USA
Height & Weight6' 1" 12st 8lbs (183cm 80kg)
FamilyWife: Alicia; Children: Michelle (1987), Shaun (1989)
InterestsGolf course architecture, hunting, fishing, skiing
Turned Pro1980
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  • Mark O'Meara is given honorary membership of the Royal Birkdale Golf Club by Captain Jonathan Seal


Named Player of the Year in United States in 1998 after winning the Masters Tournament and the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Wound up a spectacular season in style by beating close friend Tiger Woods in the final of the World Match Play Championship at Wentworth Club in October. Reached the final again in 1999 at the end of an otherwise disappointing year. However this time he went down 3 and 2 to Colin Montgomerie. Took up game aged 13 when family moved close to a golf course in California. Won 1979 US Amateur and turned professional following year. Won 1987 Lawrence Batley International at Royal Birkdale, twice holing full seven iron shots in the final round. Birdied last two holes to win the Green Jacket and won a play-off with Brian Watts to capture the Open title back at his favourite haunt, Royal Birkdale. Went through a fallow period but bounced back to claim his first win since 1998 at the 2004 Dubai Desert Classic.

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European Tour Wins5
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 420,000 (1998)


Ryder Cup 1985, 89, 91 (winners), 97, 99 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1985, 86, 87, 96 (winners), 97, 98, 99 World Cup of Golf 1999 (winners) Four Tours World Championship 1985 (winners) Presidents Cup 1996 (winners), 98 UBS Cup 2003, 04 (winners)

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