Biggest Gap Between First and Last European Tour Victories

11/21/2016 3:38:00 PM
BIGGEST GAPS BETWEEN FIRST AND LATEST VICTORIES
SAM TORRRANCE – 22 years and 44 days
First win: 1976 Piccadilly Medal – May 15
Latest win: 1998 Peugeot Open de France – June 28
BERNHARD LANGER – 22 years and 37 days
First win: 1980 Dunlop Masters – October 4
Latest win: 2002 Volvo Masters – November 10
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ - 21 years and 233 days 
First win: 1992 PIAGET Open - September 27 
 Latest win: 2014 Open de Espana - May 18
 
DES SMYTH – 21 years and 225 days
First win: 1979 Sun Alliance European Match Play Championship – August 5
Latest win: 2001 Madeira Island Open – March 15
MARK McNULTY – 21 years and 218 days
First win: 1979 Greater Manchester Open – June 24
Latest win: 2001 Mercedes-Benz South African Open – January 28
PADRAIG HARRINGTON - 20 years and 164 days 
First win: 1996 Open de Espana - May 12 
Latest win - 2016 Portugal Masters - October 23 
 
JOSÉ MARIA CAÑIZARES – 19 years and 200 days
First win: 1972 Lancia D’Oro Open – October 22
Latest win: 1992: Roma Masters – April 5
ERNIE ELS - 19 years and 144 days
First win: 1994 Dubai Desert Classic - January 30
Latest win: 2013 BMW International Open - June 23
 
VIJAY SINGH - 19 years and 123 days 
First win: 1989 Volvo Open - April 2 
Latest win: 2008 WGC - Bridgestone Invitational - August 3 
 
JOSÉ MARIA OLAZÁBAL – 19 years and 16 days
First win: 1986 Ebel European Masters – Swiss Open – September 7
Latest win: 2005 Mallorca Classic – September 23
SEVE BALLESTEROS - 18 years and 286 days 
First win: 1976 Dutch Open - August 8 
Last win: 1995 Open de Espana - May 21