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Jose Maria Canizares

Residence: Malaga, Spain
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Turned Pro: 1967
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165
Birthdate: February 17, 1947
Age: 56
College: Madrid, Spain

Player Notes

Began playing the game after working as a caddie as a youngster in Madrid. Played on 1981, '83, '85 and '89 Ryder Cup Teams.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
1 - 2001 Toshiba Senior Classic

European Tour
7 - 1972 Lancia D'Oro, 1980 Avis-Jersey Open, Bob Hope British Classic, 1981 Italian Open, 1983 Bob Hope British Classic, 1990 Benson and Hedges Mixed Team with Tania Abitbol and 1992 Roma Masters

Career Summary

1990 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 3; scoring average 71.51 (ranked 28th); money �112,752 (ranked 46th); best finish, 3rd Panasonic European Open...

1991 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 0; scoring average 72.56 (ranked T63rd); money �45,980 (ranked 86th); best finish, T-12 Open De Baleares...

1992 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 6; scoring average 71.39 (ranked 27th); money �149,860 (ranked 37th); winner Roma Masters...

1993 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 8; top ten finishes - 1; scoring average 72.38 (ranked 70th); money �64,452 (ranked 78th); best finish 3rd Murphy's English Open.

1994 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 7; top ten finishes - 2; scoring average 72.50 ; money �37,901; best finish 3rd, Extremadura Open.

1995 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 12; top ten finishes - 0; scoring average 72.53; money �43,291; best finish T-12th, Volvo PGA Championship.

1996 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 7; top ten finishes - 0; scoring average 72.65; money �32,189; best finish T-14th, Moroccan Open.

1997 Senior PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; top ten finishes - 4; scoring average 71.09; money $202,908; best finish 3rd at Northville Long Island Classic.

1998 Senior PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top ten finishes - 12; scoring average 70.60 (ranked 8th) ; money $1,025,425 (ranked 11th); best finish 2nd, BellAtlantic Classic.

1999 Senior PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; top ten finishes - 14; scoring average 70.22 (ranked 7th) ; money $1,087,284 (ranked 10th); best finish 2nd, Southwestern Bell Dominion.

2000 Senior PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; top ten finishes - 10; scoring average 70.04 (ranked 10th) ; money $1,155,939 (ranked 12th); best finish 2nd, ACE Group Classic.

2001 Senior PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.75 (ranked 17th); money $1,191,094 (ranked 14th); winner Toshiba Senior Classic.

2002 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 30; top 10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.19 (ranked 30th); money $635,503 (ranked 33rd); best finish, T-4th Audi Senior Classic. Was troubled by a sore left shoulder for the majority of the season.

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