ResidenceAuckland, New Zealand
Date of Birth:14/05/1960
Place of BirthAuckland, New Zealand
Height & Weight6ft 1¼in 14st 0lbs (183cm 89kg)
FamilyWife: Selena (m.1998); Child: Bianca (1990)
InterestsSquash, karting, motor racing
Turned Pro1979 (plus 2)
Qualifying School1985*

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Becomes eligible for the Senior Tour after turning 50 in May 2010, where he will look to continue the success he enjoyed earlier in his career. A seven time winner on The European Tour he joined US PGA Tour in 1997, winning the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic that season. Victim of a freak accident at Lake Nona one week after marrying Selena Syer in 1998. Errant tee shot struck him above the left eye, requiring 30 stitches and affecting his subsequent play. The great grandson of a marauding Italian pirate, he is easily identified by his beard and a swing that is regarded as being one of the best on Tour despite the fact that he was born with his right leg shorter than his left, which gave him some back problems. Was Assistant Captain to Greg Norman in the Presidents Cup in 2009. Also works as a commentator on the Golf Channel.

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European Tour Wins5
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 169,162 (1996)


Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1978 Youths 1976-78 Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1985, 86, 87, 89, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 World Cup 1982, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 98, 99, 00 Presidents Cup 1994, 96, 98 (winners)

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