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POLLAND Eddie

Eddie POLLAND

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Biography

ResidenceCadiz, Spain
AttachmentSan Roque Club
Date of Birth:10/06/1947
Place of BirthNewcastle, Northern Ireland
Height & Weight5ft 11in 12st (181cm 76 kgs)
FamilyPartner: Yolanda
InterestsBird-watching, stamp collecting
Turned Pro1968
Qualifying School

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  • Ryder Cup shoot out at De Vere Slaley Hall

Biography

A stalwart of the Senior Tour, will be playing in his 14th season in 2010. The wise-cracking Northern Irishman has not won since 1999, but came close in October 2005 when he left his birdie putt an inch short of the cup at the Algarve Seniors Open. Could only watch as, moments later, American Jerry Bruner holed from 30 foot to claim the title and leave him tied for second place with José Rivero of Spain and Scotland’s Sam Torrance. His best result prior to that was another second place, this time after losing to America’s Hank Woodrome in a play-off for the 2003 Wallonia Open in Belgium. Lost a play-off in the 1998 Senior British Open to Brian Huggett. Won four European Tour titles in the 1970s and early 1980s, including the 1975 Sun Alliance PGA Match Play Championship. He played in The 1973 Ryder Cup and the World Cup on six occasions. Since turning 50, he has won twice in 194 appearances on the Senior Tour but has constantly been hampered by a series of niggling injuries. He has had both his knee and his elbow rebuilt and at the end of the 2000 season underwent laser surgery to improve his deteriorating eyesight.

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Senior Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR0
107

Teams

Amateur Boys, Youths 1965-67 Professional Ryder Cup 1973 World Cup 1973, 74, 76, 77, 78, 79 Hennessy Cognac Cup 1974 (winners), 76 (winners), 78 (winners) Double Diamond 1972, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 Philip Morris International 1976 Seniors Praia D'el Rey European Cup 1998, 99

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