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Encyclopedia > Nick O'Hern

Nick O'Hern (born 18 October 1971) is an Australian golfer. October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ...


O'Hern was born in Perth, Western Australia. He is left handed and took up golf at the age of nine. His father was a three-handicap golfer who played baseball for Australia, and Nick played that sport for Western Australia himself. He was also a talented tennis player, but he chose to concentrate on golf and turned professional in 1994. He was successful at the European Tour Qualifying School at his first attempt in 1998 and has played regularly on the European Tour since 1999. He has not won on the European Tour, but had two seconds in 2003, two more in 2004 and one in 2005 as of June. He has won four tournaments in Australia, and continues to play on the PGA Tour of Australasia in the northern winter. Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. ... Emblems: Floral - Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii); Mammal - Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus); Bird - Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) Motto: none Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Const. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ...


In 2005 O'Hern has begun to play quite regularly in the United States. He was not a member of the PGA Tour, but having reached the top twenty of the Official World Golf Rankings, he was able to count on a good number of automatic invitations and sponsors exemptions for PGA Tour events. In 2006 he became a member of the PGA Tour on the basis of his membership of the International Team at the 2005 Presidents Cup. Also in 2006, O'Hern won the Australian PGA Championship on the fourth hole of a two-man play-off with Peter Lonard. He remarkably chipped in from the greenside bunker for birdie on the 18th hole at the Hyatt Regency Coolum course. This broke a 7 year drought of wins for Nick, and also won him the Australian Order of Merit for 2006 over Kevin Stadler. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... The Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... Peter Lonard (July 17, 1967 in Sydney) is an Australian golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour. ... Kevin Stadler (born February 5, 1980 in Reno, Nevada) is an American golfer. ...


Tournament wins

  • 1997 Port Hedland PGA Classic
  • 1998 Port Hedland PGA Classic, South West Open
  • 1999 Schweppes Coolum Classic
  • 2006 Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship

Team appearances

The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ...

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles

 
 

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