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CALCAVECCHIA Mark

Mark CALCAVECCHIA

USA

Biography

ResidenceWest Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Date of Birth:12/06/1960
Place of BirthLaurel, Nebraska, USA
Height & Weight6ft 1¼in 14st 0lbs (183cm 89kg)
FamilyWife: Brenda (m. 2005); Children: Britney Jo (1989), Eric Jordan (1994)
InterestsBowling, music, guitar
Turned Pro1981
Qualifying School

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Biography

Son of a ten-pin bowling centre proprietor, started out playing golf in Nebraska but was thrilled when family moved to Florida when he was 13 so that he could play virtually every day. Became Florida State Junior Champion. Won 1989 Open Championship at Royal Troon after a play-off with Greg Norman and Wayne Grady. Shot a closing 68, assisted by a birdie at the 12th where his chip went into the hole on the 'fly'. Qualified in fourth place for the 34th Ryder Cup Matches - his fourth appearance in the event.

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European Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1294
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 280,191 (2001)

Teams

Ryder Cup 1987, 89, 91 (winners), 02 Alfred Dunhill Cup 1989 (winners), 90 Four Tours World Championship 1987 (winners), 89 (winners), 90 Presidents Cup 1998 UBS Cup 2001 (winners)

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