Ian Woosnam

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Ian Woosnam
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Ian Woosnam at Royal Troon cropped.jpg
Woosnam in 2009
Personal information
Full nameIan Harold Woosnam
NicknameWoosie
Born (1958-03-02) 2 March 1958 (age 61)
Oswestry, England
Height1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Weight168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
NationalityFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Residence Jersey, Channel Islands
SpouseGlendryth (m. 1983)
ChildrenDaniel, Rebecca, Ami
Career
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins52
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
European Tour29 (6th all time)
PGA Tour Champions1
European Senior Tour5
Other16
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters Tournament Won: 1991
PGA Championship 6th: 1989
U.S. Open T2: 1989
The Open Championship T3: 1986, 2001
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 2017 (member page)
Officer of the Most
Excellent Order of
the British Empire
2007
European Tour
Order of Merit winner
1987, 1990
European Tour
Player of the Year
1987, 1990
European Senior Tour
Order of Merit winner
2008

Ian Harold Woosnam OBE (born 2 March 1958) is a Welsh professional golfer.

Professional golfer golfer with professional status; ordinarily cannot play in amateur tournaments

In the sport of golf, the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. An amateur who breaches the rules of amateur status may lose their amateur status. A golfer who has lost their amateur status may not play in amateur competitions until amateur status has been reinstated; a professional may not play in amateur tournaments unless the Committee is notified, acknowledges and confirms the participation. It is very difficult for a professional to regain their amateur status; simply agreeing not to take payment for a particular tournament is not enough. A player must apply to the governing body of the sport to have amateur status reinstated.

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Nicknamed 'Woosie', 'Woosers', or the 'Wee Welshman', Woosnam was one of the "Big Five" generation of European golfers, all born within 12 months of one another, all of whom have won majors, and made Europe competitive in the Ryder Cup. His peers in this group were Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, and Sandy Lyle. [1] Woosnam was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017. [2]

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Early life

Woosnam was born in the town of Oswestry, Shropshire in England, and his family lived in the nearby village of St Martin's in Shropshire.

Oswestry Town in Shropshire, England

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Career outline

Woosnam started playing at the unique Llanymynech Golf Club, which straddles the Wales-England border. [3] He is short for a male golfer at 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in), but he is a powerful hitter. He played as an amateur in regional competitions in the English county of Shropshire alongside Sandy Lyle.

Llanymynech Golf Club

Llanymynech Golf Course is situated atop Llanymynech Hill overlooking the villages of Llanymynech and Pant, approximately 9 miles (14 km) from Welshpool, right on the Welsh/English border. From the course it is possible to view 12 of the old 'shire counties', including Shropshire, Cheshire, Flintshire and Denbighshire. The course is also surrounded by sheer cliffs and steep banks. There is a section of Offa's Dyke on the western edge of the course, and the Offa's Dyke Path crosses the course.

Woosnam turned professional in 1976 and first played the European Tour in 1979. Woosnam spent his early years on Tour driving around the continent in a camper van, living on a diet of baked beans to save money. [4] After three modest seasons, his career took off in 1982 when he won the Swiss Open and came eighth on the Order of Merit (prize money list). He also finished in the top ten on the Order of Merit every year from 1983 to 1991 and again in 1993, 1996, and 1997, making thirteen times in all. In 1987 and 1990 he was first, and in the former year he set a world record for global tournament earnings of £1,062,662. He has won 28 official money events on the European Tour and many other events around the world.

Woosnam placed third in the 1986 Open Championship. In 1991, he reached the top of the Official World Golf Ranking, eventually spending a total of 50 weeks as World Number 1 (7 April 1991 – 21 March 1992). In the same year, he emulated his British rivals, Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo, by winning the Masters Tournament; the first person representing Wales to ever win a major championship. [5] [6]

1986 Open Championship golf tournament held in 1986

The 1986 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 115th Open Championship, held from 17–20 July at Turnberry Golf Resort, Scotland. Aided by a 63 in the second round, Greg Norman won his first major championship at even-par, five strokes ahead of runner-up Gordon J. Brand.

The Official World Golf Ranking is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. It was started in 1986.

1991 Masters Tournament golf tournament held in 1991

The 1991 Masters Tournament was the 55th Masters Tournament held April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Ian Woosnam won his only major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up José María Olazábal.

After winning the Torras Monte Carlo Golf Open in 1991, Woosnam had a decline in form in the second half of the year and said that he was suffering from exhaustion after playing in too many tournaments across the world. In December 1991, his sterling silver Masters trophy, a $9,000 copy of the original, was stolen from a British train. [7]

Woosnam's last official European Tour victory was in the 1997 Volvo PGA Championship. In the late 1990s, his form began to fade, but he nearly made a spectacular comeback at The Open Championship in 2001, when he finished third despite suffering a two-stroke penalty for starting the final round with 15 clubs in his bag instead of the allowable maximum of 14. While his caddie, Miles Byrne, was responsible for this error, Woosnam decided at the time not to dismiss him stating: "It is the biggest mistake he will make in his life. He won't do it again. He's a good caddie. I am not going to sack him. He's a good lad." [8] Woosnam did dismiss his caddie two weeks later when, after a night drinking on the town, Byrne failed to turn up to tee-time. [9]

Later in 2001, at the age of 43, Woosnam became the oldest player to win the World Match Play Championship (not an official European Tour event at the time) when he beat Pádraig Harrington 2 & 1 in the final. Woosnam also became the first player to capture the trophy in three different decades, having previously won the World Match Play Championship in 1987 and 1990. [4] Woosnam had a record outward nine holes of 28 (-7) in the 2001 final against Harrington, which tied the tournament record of seven successive birdies in a match. [10]

Woosnam was a member of eight consecutive European Ryder Cup teams from 1983 to 1997. Despite not winning a singles match he accumulated an overall record of 14 wins, 12 losses and 5 halves in 31 matches. He was a vice captain for the 2002 European team and was elected as captain for the 2006 Ryder Cup, leading Europe to victory over the U.S. 18½–9½ at the K Club, County Kildare, Ireland.

On 1 June 2008, Woosnam won his first stroke play title in 11 years at the Parkridge Polish Seniors Championship at Kraków Valley Golf and Country Club, finishing with a course record 63. [11] The tournament was his third appearance on European Seniors Tour, which he joined after turning 50 years old in March 2008. Woosnam went on to win the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit that year becoming the only person to have won the Order of Merit on both the European Seniors Tour and the regular European Tour.

Honours

In December 1987, Woosnam won the first of his three BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year awards, which he went on to win in 1990 and 1991. [12]

Woosnam was awarded an OBE in the 2007 New Years Honours List. [13]

In September 2010, he was inducted to the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame. [14]

Personal life

Woosnam was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in early 1987, [15] which affects approximately 1 in 200 men and 1 in 500 women in Britain. [16] He now lives in Jersey.

Controversy

Woosnam was criticised for playing a tournament in Sun City in apartheid South Africa, in contravention of the United Nations cultural moratorium. [17]

Professional wins (52)

European Tour wins (29)

Legend
Major championships (1)
Flagship event (2)
Other European Tour (26)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
129 Aug 1982 Ebel Swiss Open −16 (68-68-66-70=272)Playoff Flag of Scotland.svg Bill Longmuir
25 Jun 1983 Silk Cut Masters −15 (68-69-67-65=269)3 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Bernard Gallacher
38 Jul 1984 Scandinavian Enterprise Open −4 (71-70-69-70=280)3 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Peter Teravainen
421 Sep 1986 Lawrence Batley International T.P.C. −11 (71-71-66-69=277)7 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Ken Brown, Flag of Spain.svg José Maria Cañizares
512 Apr 1987 Jersey Open −9 (68-67-72-72=279)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Bill Malley
626 Apr 1987 Cepsa Madrid Open −19 (67-67-69-66=269)3 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wayne Grady
711 Jul 1987 Bell's Scottish Open −20 (65-65-66-68=264)7 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Senior
820 Sep 1987 Trophée Lancôme −24 (65-64-69-66=264)2 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Mark McNulty
930 May 1988 Volvo PGA Championship −14 (67-70-70-67=274)2 strokes Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros, Flag of England.svg Mark James
1021 Aug 1988 Carroll's Irish Open −10 (68-70-70-70=278)7 strokes Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros, Flag of England.svg Nick Faldo,
Flag of Spain.svg Manuel Piñero, Flag of Ireland.svg Des Smyth
1111 Sep 1988 Panasonic European Open −20 (65-66-64-65=260)3 strokes Flag of England.svg Nick Faldo
1225 Jun 1989 Carroll's Irish Open −10 (70-67-71-70=278)Playoff Flag of Ireland.svg Philip Walton
134 Mar 1990 Amex Med Open −6 (68-68-74=210)2 strokes Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Ángel Martín, Flag of Argentina.svg Eduardo Romero
147 Jul 1990 Torras Monte Carlo Open −18 (66-67-65-60=258)5 strokes Flag of Italy.svg Costantino Rocca
1514 Jul 1990 Bell's Scottish Open −15 (72-62-67-68=269)4 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Mark McNulty
1630 Sep 1990 Epson Grand Prix of Europe −13 (65-67-67-72=271)3 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Mark McNulty, Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal
173 Mar 1991 Fujitsu Mediterranean Open −5 (70-71-71-67=279)1 stroke Flag of England.svg Michael McLean
1814 Apr 1991 Masters Tournament −11 (72-66-67-72=277)1 stroke Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal
196 Jul 1991 Torras Monte Carlo Golf Open −15 (67-66-61-67=261)4 strokes Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Forsbrand
204 Jul 1992 European Monte Carlo Open −15 (66-65-66-64=261)2 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Mark McNulty, Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Ryström
2122 Aug 1993 Murphy's English Open −19 (71-67-65-66=269)2 strokes Flag of Italy.svg Costantino Rocca
2219 Sep 1993 Trophée Lancôme −13 (64-70-68-65=267)2 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Sam Torrance
231 May 1994 Air France Cannes Open −17 (72-70-63-66=271)5 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Colin Montgomerie
2418 Sep 1994 Dunhill British Masters −17 (71-70-63-67=271)4 strokes Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros
2528 Jan 1996 Johnnie Walker Classic −16 (69-68-69-66=272)Playoff Flag of Scotland.svg Andrew Coltart
264 Feb 1996 Heineken Classic −11 (69-71-65-72=277)1 stroke Flag of Ireland.svg Paul McGinley, Flag of France.svg Jean van de Velde
2713 Jul 1996 Scottish Open +1 (70-74-70-75=289)4 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Andrew Coltart
2825 Aug 1996 Volvo German Open −20 (64-64-65=193)6 strokes Flag of Germany.svg Thomas Gögele, Flag of Sweden.svg Robert Karlsson,
Flag of England.svg Iain Pyman, Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Roca
2926 May 1997 Volvo PGA Championship −13 (67-68-70-70=275)2 strokes Ulster Banner.svg Darren Clarke, Flag of South Africa.svg Ernie Els,
Flag of England.svg Nick Faldo

European Tour playoff record (3–5)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 1982 Ebel Swiss Open Flag of Scotland.svg Bill Longmuir Won with par on third extra hole
2 1987 Suze Open Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros Lost to par on first extra hole
3 1989 Wang Four Stars Flag of Australia (converted).svg Craig Parry Lost to birdie on first extra hole
41989 Carroll's Irish Open Flag of Ireland.svg Philip Walton Won with birdie on second extra hole
5 1993 Honda Open Flag of England.svg Paul Broadhurst, Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Ryström,
Flag of Scotland.svg Sam Torrance
Torrance won with birdie on first extra hole
6 1996 Johnnie Walker Classic Flag of Scotland.svg Andrew Coltart Won with birdie on third extra hole
7 1997 Dubai Desert Classic Flag of Australia (converted).svg Richard Green, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Norman Green won with birdie on first extra hole
8 1999 Linde German Masters Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García, Flag of Ireland.svg Pádraig Harrington García won with birdie on second extra hole
Woosnam eliminated by par on first hole

PGA Tour wins (2)

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other PGA Tour (1)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
124 Mar 1991 USF&G Classic −13 (73-67-68-67=275)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Jim Hallet
214 Apr 1991 Masters Tournament −11 (72-66-67-72=277)1 stroke Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
11991 USF&G Classic Flag of the United States.svg Jim Hallet Won with par on second extra hole

Other wins (15)

Champions Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runners-up
13 May 2015 Insperity Invitational −11 (71-66-68=205)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Tom Lehman, Flag of the United States.svg Kenny Perry

Champions Tour playoff record (1–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentsResult
12015 Insperity Invitational Flag of the United States.svg Tom Lehman, Flag of the United States.svg Kenny Perry Won with birdie on first extra hole

European Senior Tour wins (5)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
11 Jun 2008 Parkridge Polish Seniors Championship −14 (71-68-63=202)1 stroke Flag of Spain.svg Domingo Hospital
26 Jul 2008 Russian Seniors Open −12 (67-67-70=204)3 strokes Flag of Paraguay.svg Ángel Franco
37 Jun 2009 Irish Seniors Open −2 (74-70-67=211)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Bob Boyd
419 Jun 2011 Berenberg Bank Masters −9 (71-70-66=207)2 strokes Flag of Chile.svg Ángel Fernández
512 Oct 2014 Dutch Senior Open −11 (71-69-68=208)5 strokes Flag of England.svg Philip Golding, Flag of England.svg David J Russell,
Flag of England.svg George Ryall

Other senior wins (15)

Major championships

Wins (1)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner-up
1991 Masters Tournament 1 shot lead−11 (72-66-67-72=277)1 stroke Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal

Results timeline

Tournament19821983198419851986198719881989
Masters Tournament CUTT14
U.S. Open T2
The Open Championship CUTCUTCUTT16T3T8T25T49
PGA Championship T30CUTWD6
Tournament1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
Masters Tournament T301T19T17T46T17T29T39T16T14
U.S. Open T21T55T6T52CUTT21T79CUTCUT
The Open Championship T4T17T5T51CUTT49CUTT24T57T24
PGA Championship T31T48CUTT22T9CUTT36CUTT29CUT
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Masters Tournament T40CUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUT44CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T68T3T37T72CUT
PGA Championship CUTT51CUTCUT
Tournament201020112012201320142015201620172018
Masters Tournament CUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament2019
Masters Tournament CUT
PGA Championship
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half way cut (3rd round cut in 1982 and 1984 Open Championships)
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament 1001173113
PGA Championship 000023189
U.S. Open 010124107
The Open Championship 00245102317
Totals112610248246

Results in senior major championships

Results are not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
The Tradition T43T52T57T56T12
Senior PGA Championship T16T37T59CUTCUTT63
U.S. Senior Open T23T224T37
Senior Players Championship T41
The Senior Open Championship T13T19T8T16T10CUT75T44T45WDT36
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

See also

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