Like fellow Australian, Richard Green, O'Hern is a left-hander. Unlike Green, he can communicate in Japanese. Started golf at age nine, following the sporting example of his father, a 3-handicapper. Father played baseball for Australia and son for Western Australia. It was a tossup between turning professional at baseball, tennis or golf. Golf won. Came through European Tour Qualifying School at first attempt in 1998 and has come close to making his winning breakthrough on a number of occasions, twice finishing runner-up in 2003.
1999 Schweppes Coolum Classic, 1997 Australian Hedland PGA Classic, 1998 South West Open, Port Hedland PGA Classic.
1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.72 (rank - 55th); ?Eruo104,081 or �74,343 (ranked 108th); best finish, 6th, Moroccan Open.
2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.26 (rank - 27th); ?Eruo337,439 or �200,683 (ranked 42nd); T5th, The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open.
2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 71.02 (rank - 46th); ?Eruo473,829 or �294,607 (ranked 42nd); best finish, 3rd, Heineken Classic.
2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.98 (rank - 22nd); ?Eruo321,618 or �205,068 (ranked 71st); best finish, T10th, Caltex Singapore Masters & Italian Open.
2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.50 (rank - 12th); ?Eruo604,446 or �421,425 (ranked 37th); best finish, T2nd, ANZ Championship & Telefonica Open de Madrid.
2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 11; stroke average 70.27 (rank - 6th); ?Eruo1,406,825 or �972,854 (ranked 12th); best finish, 2nd Linde German Masters, T2nd, Open de France.