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Encyclopedia > Des Smyth

Des Smyth (born 12 February 1953 in Drogheda, County Louth) is an Irish golfer. February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... County Louth (An Lú in Irish) is a county on the east coast of Ireland. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...


Smyth turned professional in 1974 and was a member of the European Tour for over a quarter of a century. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was seventh in 1988. He won eight tournaments on the tour across four different decades, breaking Neil Coles record as the oldest man to win a European Tour event when he claimed the 2001 Madeira Island Open at the age of 48 years and 34 days. Since turning fifty in 2003 he has had a successful career in senior golf, winning tournaments on both the Champions Tour and the European Seniors Tour. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... Neil Coles (b. ... The Madeira Island Open is a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour, played on the Madeira Islands in Portugal. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The European Seniors Tour is a professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over. ...


Smyth represented Europe in the Ryder Cup in 1979 and 1981. He represented his country in the World Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Cup many times and was a member of the Irish team which won the latter in 1988. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ...


Tournament wins

Amateur

  • 1968 South of Ireland Open Amateur

European Tour

  • 1979 Sun Alliance Match Play Championship
  • 1980 Newcastle Brown "900" Championship, Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open
  • 1981 Coral Classic
  • 1983 Sanyo Open
  • 1988 Jersey Open
  • 1993 Madrid Open
  • 2001 Madeira Island Open

Other regular career wins The Madeira Island Open is a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour, played on the Madeira Islands in Portugal. ...

  • 1979 Irish National PGA Championship
  • 1985 Irish National PGA Championship
  • 1986 Irish National PGA Championship
  • 1990 Irish National PGA Championship
  • 1995 Glen Dimplex Irish Match Play
  • 1996 Irish National PGA Championship
  • 2001 Irish National PGA Championship

Senior

  • 2005 SBC Classic (Champions Tour), Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (Champions Tour), Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship (European Seniors Tour)

Team appearances

The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... World Cup is the name of various high-profile international competitions in a variety of sports, particularly team sports. ... The UBS Cup was a team golf tournament contested by the United States and the Rest of the World which ran from 2001 to 2004. ...

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Profile on the Champions Tour's official site

 
 

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