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Encyclopedia > José María Olazábal

José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour, headquartered in Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom, that is the primary golf tour in Europe. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...

Olazábal burst only the golf scene in 1986, when he finished second on the PGA European Tour order of merit in his first season at the age of twenty. In his first nine seasons, he finished in the top 10 every year except two, including another second place in 1989. He was unable to play in 1995 and 1996 due to a foot injury which it was feared would terminate his career, but he recovered and recorded further top ten placing in the order of merit in 1997, 1999 and 2000. He has more than twenty career titles on this tour.

Both of Olazábal's majors have come in the United States, namely The Masters in 1994 and 1999. He has been highly placed in The Masters on a number of other occasions. The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ...

In 2000 Olazábal began to play on the PGA Tour, while also retaining his membership of the European Tour. He had a solid year on the PGA Tour in 2002, when he won nearly two million dollars and came twenty fourth on the money list, but has not duplicated the success he enjoyed in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s. As of February 2005, he has six career PGA Tour titles, five of them won before he became a full member of the Tour. The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...

Olazábal was a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997 and 1999. He had a famous partnership with fellow Spaniard Seve Ballesteros. 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. ...

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site (http://www.europeantour.com/players/bio.sps?iPlayerNo=729&sOption=profile)
  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/238089)



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