The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Eamonn Darcy

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Delgany, Ireland
  • Residence: Enniskerry, Wicklow, Ireland
  • Birthdate: August 6, 1952
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 1969
Player Notes

One of Ireland's finest professionals and a man who has won four titles and approaching ?2 million in career earnings during a European Tour career stretching back to 1971. The man with the somewhat unusual swing won the 1977 Greater Manchester Open, the 1983 Benson and Hedges Spanish Open, the 1987 Volvo Belgian Open and the 1990 Emirates Airlines Desert Classic but is perhaps best remembered for the four foot downhill putt he holed to defeat Ben Crenshaw in the 1987 Ryder Cup Matches which in the process help Tony Jacklin's European side win the Match for the first time on U.S. soil. Eamonn has suffered from chronic back problems for many years but has managed to minimize them through a combination of a strict fitness regime and manipulative surgery. He competed in several European Tour events during 2001 with his highest finish coming at the Dubai Desert Classic where he came tied for 12th. Eamonn teamed up with Christy O'Connor Jr. to win two Sumrie Better Ball tournaments in the 1970's.

Career Victories

European Tour
4 - 1977 Greater Manchester Open, 1983 Benson & Hedges Spanish Open, 1987 Volvo Belgian Open, 1990 Emirates Airline Desert Classic.

Career Summary

1990 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 19; top-10 finishes -5; scoring average 71.68 (ranked 35th); money ?141,508 (ranked 21st); best finish, winner Emirates Airline Desert Classic.

1991 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 19; top-10 finishes -6; scoring average - 71.56 (ranked 21st); money ?218,111 (ranked 18th); best finish T-2nd, Dunhill British Masters, 2nd Murphy's Cup.

1992 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 20; top-10 finishes -4; scoring average - 72.11 (ranked 66th); money ?97,542 (ranked 59th); best finish T-3rd, Iberia Madrid Open.

1993 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 7; top-10 finishes -3; scoring average - 72.94; money ?59,123 (ranked 88th); best finish T-3rd, Turespana Iberia-Open de Canarias.

1994 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 6; top-10 finishes -1; scoring average - 73.00; money ?36,419 (ranked 132nd); best finish T-4th, Mercedes German Masters.

1995 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; top-10 finishes -2; scoring average - 71.71 (ranked 24th); money ?107,759 (ranked 55th); best finish T-4th, Volvo Scandinavian Masters. Suffered back problems in 1994 and corrected it with Manipulative surgery in '95.

1996 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 13; top-10 finishes -0; money ?70,770 (ranked 97th); best finish T-11th, Loch Lomond World Invitational.

1997 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 9; top-10 finishes -0; money ?62,5629 (ranked 100th); best finish T-11th, Volvo PGA Championship.

1998 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 12; top-10 finishes -0; money ?63,792 (ranked 102nd); best finish T-11th, Peugeot Open de Espana.

1999 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 12; top-10 finishes -3; money ?114,745 (ranked 76th); best finish T-4th, Murphy's Irish Open.

2000 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 9; top-10 finishes -1; money ?63,681 (ranked 137th); best finish T-9th, BBVA Open Turespana Masters.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 4; top ten finishes - 1; money ?67,065 (ranked 161st); best finish T-6th, Murphy's Irish Open.

2002 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.00; Euro ?62,755 or ?39,404 (ranked 37th); best finish 2nd Estoril Senior Tour Championship, T2nd, Bovis Lend Lease European Senior Masters.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -15; top 10 finishes -3; stroke average 70.43 (ranked 19th); money $498,181 (ranked 37th); Best finish, 2nd MasterCard Classic & Farmers Charity Classic.

2003 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; top-10 finishes - 3; Euro ?66,153 or ?46,128 (ranked 25th); best finish 2nd Travis Perkins Senior Masters.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 14; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.61 (ranked 60th); money $154,609 (ranked 73rd); Best finish, T-10th Farmers Charity Classic.

2004 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; top-10 finishes - 3; Euro ?43,355.33 (ranked 43rd); best finish T4th, Bovis Lend Lease European Senior Masters & ADT English Seniors Open.

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