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Jose Maria Olazabal

Jose Maria Olazabal Biography

Jose Maria Olazabal
Player Name
Jose Maria Olazabal
Points
0
Earnings
€111,498.00
Ranking
21
Scoring Average
71.8
Rounds
13
Strokes
255
Events Played
4
Country
Spain

Jose Maria Olazabal Biography

Jose Maria Olazabal was born in Hondarribia, a town in the Basque Autonomous Region of Spain on 5th February 1966. He made a spectacular entry onto the golf scene in as a junior by winning The (British) Amateur Championship aged eighteen. He turned professional in 1985

In his rookie professional season of 1986, Olazábal finished second on the European Tour Order of Merit aged just twenty. In his first nine seasons, he finished in the top 10 every year except two, including another second place in 1989, and he was a regular member of the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings (over 300 weeks). Had Olazabal beaten Ian Woosnam at The Masters in 1991 (he finished second) he would have become the World number one. He was unable to play in 1996 due to a foot injury but he recovered and recorded further top ten placings in the Order of Merit in 1997, 1999 and 2000. He has more than twenty career titles on this tour.

Both of Olazabal's majors have come in the United States, namely The Masters in 1994 and 1999. These wins make him the only winner of The Amateur Championship since World War II to have gone on to win a professional major. He has been highly placed in The Masters on a number of other occasions. Olazábal shares the record for the lowest round in the PGA Championship (63), which he accomplished in the third round at Valhalla Golf Club in 2000.

In 2001 Olazabal began to play on the PGA Tour, while also retaining his membership of the European Tour.

In 2002 he had a solid year on the PGA Tour when he won nearly two million dollars and came twenty-fourth on the money list. However, he has not duplicated the success he enjoyed in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s. He has six career PGA Tour titles, five of them won before he became a full member of the Tour. In 2006 he made a return to the top fifteen of the world rankings.

Olazabal was a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999 and 2006. He formed a famous partnership with fellow Spaniard Seve Ballesteros that spanned many years, and formed a similarly successful partnership with Sergio García in 2006.

Olazabal was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2009 with 56% of the vote on the international ballot.

Jose Maria Olazabal Profile & Tournament Results

Dates Tournament Position Prize Money Overall Score
09/02/2012 - 12/02/2012 Dubai Desert Classic $0.00 0
02/02/2012 - 05/02/2012 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 12 $27,542.00 -6
26/01/2012 - 29/01/2012 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship 69 $3,956.07 7
19/01/2012 - 22/01/2012 Volvo Golf Champions 6 $80,000.00 -8
01/12/2011 - 04/12/2011 UBS Hong Kong Open 42 $11,892.07 2
27/10/2011 - 30/10/2011 Andalucia Masters 47 $15,000.00 15
20/10/2011 - 23/10/2011 Castello Masters $0.00 0
13/10/2011 - 16/10/2011 Portugal Masters $0.00 0
06/10/2011 - 09/10/2011 Madrid Masters $0.00 0
08/09/2011 - 11/09/2011 KLM Open $0.00 0
01/09/2011 - 04/09/2011 Omega European Masters $0.00 0
25/08/2011 - 28/08/2011 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles $0.00 0
11/08/2011 - 14/08/2011 PGA Championship $0.00 0
04/08/2011 - 07/08/2011 Reno-Tahoe Open 63 $6,330.00 0
28/07/2011 - 31/07/2011 The Greenbrier Classic $0.00 0
21/07/2011 - 24/07/2011 RBC Canadian Open $0.00 0
26/05/2011 - 29/05/2011 BMW European PGA Championship $0.00 0
12/05/2011 - 15/05/2011 Mallorca Open 5 $33,100.00 -1
05/05/2011 - 08/05/2011 Open de Espana 56 $6,600.00 8
07/04/2011 - 10/04/2011 The Masters $0.00 0
31/03/2011 - 03/04/2011 Shell Houston Open $0.00 0
24/03/2011 - 27/03/2011 Open de Andalucia $0.00 0
10/02/2011 - 13/02/2011 Dubai Desert Classic 15 $24,446.16 -5
03/02/2011 - 06/02/2011 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 63 $4,001.16 4
27/01/2011 - 30/01/2011 Volvo Golf Champions $0.00 0
20/01/2011 - 23/01/2011 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship $0.00 0
28/10/2010 - 31/10/2010 Andalucia Masters 10 $53,775.00 4
21/10/2010 - 24/10/2010 Castello Masters $0.00 0
01/07/2010 - 04/07/2010 Open de France $0.00 0
22/10/2009 - 25/10/2009 Castello Masters 14 $28,800.00 -12
08/10/2009 - 11/10/2009 Madrid Masters 53 $4,912.50 -9
17/09/2009 - 20/09/2009 Bank Austria Golf Open $0.00 0
10/09/2009 - 13/09/2009 Mercedes-Benz European Championship 48 $9,400.00 -1
27/08/2009 - 30/08/2009 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles 31 $12,793.21 -1
20/08/2009 - 23/08/2009 KLM Open $0.00 0
09/07/2009 - 12/07/2009 Barclays Scottish Open 32 $27,808.32 -3
02/07/2009 - 05/07/2009 Open de France 54 $13,600.00 2
11/06/2009 - 14/06/2009 Stanford St. Jude Championship 49 $13,294.40 0
04/06/2009 - 07/06/2009 Memorial Tournament 36 $28,260.00 2
21/05/2009 - 24/05/2009 BMW European PGA Championship 59 $12,150.00 4
14/05/2009 - 17/05/2009 Irish Open 50 $12,300.00 0
16/04/2009 - 19/04/2009 Verizon Heritage 6 $198,075.00 -8
09/04/2009 - 12/04/2009 The Masters $0.00 0
26/03/2009 - 29/03/2009 Open de Andalucia $0.00 0
29/01/2009 - 01/02/2009 Dubai Desert Classic $0.00 0
20/11/2008 - 23/11/2008 UBS Hong Kong Open 70 $3,071.36 0
23/10/2008 - 26/10/2008 Castello Masters 15 $27,040.00 -10
09/10/2008 - 12/10/2008 Madrid Masters 65 $2,250.00 2
22/05/2008 - 25/05/2008 BMW European PGA Championship $0.00 0
08/05/2008 - 11/05/2008 The PLAYERS Championship 54 $21,280.00 9
01/05/2008 - 04/05/2008 Wachovia Championship $0.00 0
10/04/2008 - 13/04/2008 The Masters 71 $0.00 0
03/04/2008 - 06/04/2008 Shell Houston Open 26 $38,920.00 -5
27/03/2008 - 30/03/2008 Open de Andalucia 61 $2,700.00 2

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