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Ian Woosnam Biography

Ian Woosnam
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Ian Woosnam

Ian Woosnam Biography

Ian Woosnam OBE was born in the town of Oswestry, England on 2nd March 1958. He turned professional in 1976 and first played the European Tour in 1979.

Ian’s career took off in 1982 when he won the Swiss Open and came eighth on the Order of Merit. 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. 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 won the U.S. Masters; the first person representing Wales to ever win a major championship. He has won 28 official money events on the European Tour and many other events around the world.

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 over the U.S.

Ian Woosnam Profile & Tournament Results

Dates Tournament Position Prize Money Overall Score
07/04/2011 - 10/04/2011 The Masters $0.00 0
08/04/2010 - 11/04/2010 The Masters $0.00 0
09/04/2009 - 12/04/2009 The Masters $0.00 0
10/04/2008 - 13/04/2008 The Masters 44 $26,250.00 12

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