ResidenceVirginia Water, England
Date of Birth:24/08/1953
Place of BirthLargs, Scotland
Height & Weight6' 0" 13st 7lbs (180cm 86kg)
FamilyWife: Suzanne; Children: Daniel (1988), Phoebe (1992), Anouska (1995)
InterestsFamily, all sports
Turned Pro1970 (scratch)
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  • Sam Torrance congratulates Jose Maria Olazabal after Europe win the Seve Trophy by Golf+
  • Seve Trophy Captains Sam Torrance and Jose Maria Olazabal and Tournament Host Jean Van de Velde present a cheque to Carmen Ballesteros for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation


Coached by his father Bob, Torrance turned professional at the age of 16 and joined the European Tour the following year. He achieved his first professional win in 1972 and won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award that same year, the first of 21 victories on the Tour. He holds the record for the most career appearances on the European Tour, with over 700 events. A Ryder Cup hero, the Scot was part of the famous 1985 winning team, sinking the winning putt to secure a first victory for the European side in 28 years. Guided Europe to victory as Ryder Cup Captain at The 2002 Ryder Cup. Honoured with the MBE (1996) and OBE (2003) for his outstanding contributions to golf.

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European Tour Wins21
Senior Tour Wins11
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 175,315 (1995)


Amateur Boys 1970 Professional Ryder Cup 1981, 83, 85 (winners), 87 (winners), 89, 91, 93, 95 (winners), 02 (winners) (Captain) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1985, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 95 (winners), 99 World Cup 1976, 78, 82, 84, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 95 Four Tours World Championship 1985, 91 (Captain) (Winners) Seve Trophy 2013 (Captain) Hennessy Cognac Cup 1976 (winners), 78 (winners), 80 (winners), 82 (winners), 84 Double Diamond 1973 (winners), 76, 77 UBS Cup 2001, 02, 04

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