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Encyclopedia > Ian Woosnam
The cover of Ian Woosnam's 2003 autobiography.

Ian Harold Woosnam OBE (born 2 March 1958) is a British professional golfer from Wales. He was born in the town of Oswestry in England, and his family lived in the nearby village of St Martin's in Shropshire. He started playing at the unique Llanymynech Golf Club - which is partly in Wales and partly in England. Woosnam was one of the "Big Five" generation of European golfers, all born within 12 months of one another, who all 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. He now lives in Jersey. Image File history File links Woosnam_2003_edition. ... Image File history File links Woosnam_2003_edition. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... March 2 is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... This article is about the sub-division of the United Kingdom. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... The village of St Martins is in Shropshire, England, just north of Oswestry and near to Chirk *gulp*. grid reference SJ3236. ... A town in Powys, Wales about 9 miles (14 kilometres) north of Welshpool. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 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. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle, MBE (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ...

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Career outline

Woosnam is short for a male golfer at 5 ft 4½ in (1.64 m), but he is a powerful hitter. He played as an amateur in regional competitions in the English county of Shropshire alongside Sandy Lyle. Woosnam turned professional in 1976 and first played the European Tour in 1979. 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. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on mens golfs European Tour, currently played in early September each year. ...


Woosnam was 3rd in the 1986 Open Championship. In 1991, he reached the top of the Official World Golf Rankings, eventually spending a total of 50 weeks as World Number 1. In the same year he emulated his British rivals, Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo, by winning the US Masters; the first person representing Wales to ever win a major. He has won 28 official money events on the European Tour and many other events around the world. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ...


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. He fired his caddie, Miles Byrne, two weeks later when, after a night drinking on the town, he failed to turn up.[1] That same year Woosnam became the first player to capture the Wentworth World Match Play Championship in three decades. The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ...


Woosnam was a member of eight consecutive European Ryder Cup teams from 1983 to 1997. Despite not winning a singles match he accumulated an excellent 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 by thrashing U.S.A. 18½-9½. This will be a one-off assignment as Nick Faldo was elected for 2008 at the same time. 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 37th Ryder Cup Matches will be held between September 16 and September 21, at Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The captains will be Nick Faldo for Team Europe and Paul Azinger for Team USA. The assistant captains for Europe will be Paul McGinley and José María Olaz...


Woosnam was awarded an O.B.E. in the 2007 New Years Honours List. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


European Tour wins (28)

The Masters was not an official European Tour event in 1991. Note that the list of Woosnam's European Tour wins on the European Tour's official site includes several items which are not individual wins in official tournaments. The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on mens golfs European Tour, currently played in early September each year. ... The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which takes place each May. ... The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... The Lawrence Batley International was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1981 to 1987. ... The Jersey Open was a European Tour golf tournament which was played in Jersey, a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel, from 1978 to 1995. ... The Madrid Open is an annual mens golf tournament which was held in and around the Spanish capital Madrid since 1968, apart from a seven year gap from 1994 to 2000. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The Trophée Lancôme was a professional golf tournament which was staged in France from 1970 to 2003. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The European Open is a European Tour golf tournament. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The Open Mediterrania was a European Tour golf tournament which was played at several different golf courses in Spain from 1990 to 1995. ... The Monte Carlo Open was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1984 to 1992. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The Epson Grand Prix of Europe was a European Tour golf tournament which was held annually from 1987 to 1991 at St Pierre Golf & Country Club in Chepstow, South Wales. ... The Open Mediterrania was a European Tour golf tournament which was played at several different golf courses in Spain from 1990 to 1995. ... The Monte Carlo Open was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1984 to 1992. ... The Monte Carlo Open was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1984 to 1992. ... The English Open was an annual European Tour golf tournament. ... The Trophée Lancôme was a professional golf tournament which was staged in France from 1970 to 2003. ... The Cannes Open was a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour that was played annually from 1984 to 1998. ... The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which takes place each May. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... The Heineken Classic was a mens professional golf tournament played in Australia from 1993 to 2005 as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The German Open was a mens golf tournament. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ...


PGA Tour wins (2)

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Other wins (14)

The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... The Hong Kong Open is a golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. ... The Nedbank Golf Challenge is an annual golf tournament played over the Gary Player Country Club Course in Sun City, South Africa. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... David Llewellyn (born 18 November 1951), is a Welsh golfer. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off season golf tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships of regular mens golf, which are The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ...

Major Championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin of Victory Runners Up
1991 The Masters 1 shot lead -11 (72-66-67-72=277) 1 stroke Flag of Spain José María Olazábal

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Results timeline

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T14
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T2
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T16 T3 T8 T25 T49
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T30 CUT WD 6
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T30 1 T19 T17 T46 T17 T29 T39 T16 T14
U.S. Open T21 T55 T6 T52 CUT T21 T79 CUT CUT DNP
The Open Championship T4 T17 T5 T51 CUT T49 CUT T24 T57 T24
PGA Championship T31 T48 CUT T22 T9 CUT T36 CUT T29 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament T40 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT WD
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T68 T3 T37 72 DNP CUT DNP
PGA Championship CUT T51 CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...


Team appearances

  • World Cup (representing Wales): 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987 (team and individual winner), 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003.
  • Hennessy Cognac Cup: 1982 (winner), 1984
  • Ryder Cup: 1983, 1985 (winner), 1987 (winner), 1989 (tied - cup retained), 1991, 1993, 1995 (winner), 1997 (winner). Vice Captain 2002 (winner), Captain 2006 (winner).
  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Wales): 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2000
  • Four Tours World Championship: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990
  • Seve Trophy: (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2000, 2002 (winner)
  • UBS Cup: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Royal Trophy (representing Europe): 2006 (winners)

The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... 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. ... The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ... 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. ... The Royal Trophy is a mens professional team golf tournament which was played for the first time in January 2006 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Woosnam sacks wayward caddie - BBC Sport

See also

This is a list of golfers who have won ten or more events on the PGA European Tour since it was established in 1970. ... Llanymynech Golf Course is situated atop a hill overlooking the small Welsh villages of Llanymynech and Pant, approximately 9 miles (14km) from Welshpool, right on the Welsh/English border. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Llanymynech Golf Club
Preceded by
Nick Faldo
The Masters Tournament Champion
1991
Succeeded by
Fred Couples
World Number ones since 1986
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Seve Ballesteros | Fred Couples | David Duval | Ernie Els | Nick Faldo | Bernhard Langer | Tom Lehman | Greg Norman | Nick Price | Vijay Singh | Tiger Woods †| Ian Woosnam  Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... David Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...

Tiger Woods (USA) is the current World No. 1, and has spent the most weeks in that position, currently over 400.

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Ian Woosnam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (780 words)
Woosnam was one of the "Big Five" generation of European golfers, all born within 12 months of one another, who all won majors, and made Europe competitive in the Ryder Cup.
Woosnam is short for a male golfer at 5 ft 4½ in (1.64 m), but he is a powerful hitter.
Woosnam was a member of eight consecutive European Ryder Cup teams from 1983 to 1997.
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Ian Woosnam now has a reason to look back on the year 2001 for the superb way he won £250,000 rather than the bizarre way he lost £218,334.
Woosnam's last win was in South Korea of all places at the start of June 1997 - he beat Sandy Lyle in a play-off - and, having been the first British winner of the title in 1987, he now becomes the first man to win the title in three different decades.
Woosnam missed a seven-footer on the 10th, Harrington holed from the same distance and with birdies on the next three as well he was the one ahead.
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