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WALTON Philip

Philip WALTON

IRL

Biography

ResidenceDublin, Ireland
Date of Birth:28/03/1962
Place of BirthDublin, Ireland
Height & Weight5ft 11in 13st 1lbs (178cm 83kg)
FamilyWife: Suzanne (m. 1986); Children: Hayley (1990), Rhys (1992), Sian (1996)
InterestsMusic, reading, fishing, horse riding
Turned Pro1983 (plus 1)
Qualifying School1999, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04*, 05, 06

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Biography

A three-time winner on The European Tour, becomes eligible for the Senior Tour upon turning 50 in March 2012. Will always be remembered for securing victory in The 1995 Ryder Cup at Oak Hill. Playing Jay Haas in the penultimate singles, he held his nerve to two putt the final green for the crucial win. Grew up on the links at Malahide just north of Dublin then spent three years at Oklahoma University. Collected three points out of four in 1981 and 1983 Walker Cups before turning professional. Made the top 100 on the Order of Merit every year from 1983 to 1998. Enjoyed his best year in 1995, winning the Open de Catalonia and the English Open en route to finishing 13th on the Order of Merit. His maiden European Tour victory came five years previously, in the 1990 Open de France.

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European Tour Wins3
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1492
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 151,662 (1995)

Teams

Amateur Walker Cup 1981, 83 Eisenhower Trophy 1982 St Andrews Trophy 1982 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1976-83 Professional Ryder Cup 1995 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1989, 90 (winners), 92, 94, 95 World Cup 1995 Europcar Cup 1988

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