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Mark O'Meara

  • Birthplace: Goldsboro, N.C.
  • Residence: Windermere, Fla.
  • Birthdate: January 13, 1957
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1980
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Eligibility Code: 3, 5, 6, 18

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Player Notes

He started to play the game at age 13 after his family moved to a house in California on a golf course. He would slip onto the course and was quickly hooked on the game. As a freshman at Mission Viejo High School he made the golf team and in his junior year the team won the state championship. He earned a scholarship to Long Beach State and was an all-American in 1979. O�Meara won the California State Amateur that year, defeating Lennie Clements in the finals. O�Meara also won Mexican Amateur, defeating Gary Hallberg the last day. But his biggest victory in 1979 came at the U.S. Amateur in Cleveland when he beat defending champion John Cook in the finals. He turned professional the next year and was the 1981 PGA Tour Rookie-of-the-Year. Between 1984 and 1992 he was in the top 30 in money earnings. Finished 43rd in �93 and 86th in �94 before regrouping in �95 and again finishing again in the top 30. . .With his win in the 1994 Argentine Open, he became the fifth player to win in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and South America (the others are, Gary Player, David Graham, Hale Irwin and Bernhard Langer). . .Member 1985, �89, �91, �97 and �99 Ryder Cup Team. . .Member of 1996 and �98 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
16 - 1984 Greater Milwaukee Open, 1985 Bing Crosby Pro-Am, Hawaiian Open, 1989 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 1990 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, H.E.B. Texas Open, 1991 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, 1992 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 1995 Honda Classic, Bell Canadian Open, 1996 Mercedes Championship, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, 1997 AT&T Pebble Beach, Buick Invitational, 1998 Masters, British Open

Other
1985 Kapalua International, Fuji Sankei Classic, 1986 Australian Masters, 1987 Lawrence Batley International, 1992 Tokai Classic, 1994 Argentine Open, 1997 Trophee Lancome, 1998 Cisco World Match Play Championship, Skins Game, 1999 EMC World Cup (teamed with Tiger Woods), 2000 Fred Meyer Challenge, 2002 ConAgra Foods Skins Game, 2004 Dubai Desert Classic.

Career Summary

1981 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.77 (ranked 54th); money - $76,063 (ranked 56th); best finish - 2nd, Tallahassee Open.

1982 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.36 (ranked 122nd); money - $31,711 (ranked 120th); best finish - T6th, Bob Hope Desert Classic.

1983 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 72.11 (ranked 77th); money - $69,354 (ranked 76th); best finish - 2nd, Phoenix Open.

1984 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 15; scoring average - 70.77 (ranked 3rd); money - $465,873 (ranked 2nd); Winner, at Greater Milwaukee Open.

1985 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.97 (ranked 12th); money - $340,840 (ranked 10th); Winner, at Bing Crosby National Pro-am & Hawaiian Open.

1986 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.00 (ranked 24th); money - $252,827 (ranked 30th); best finish - 2nd, MONY Tournament of Champions.

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.87 (ranked 25th); money - $327,250 (ranked 30th); best finish - T2nd, Southwest Golf Classic & Walt Disney World.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.63 (ranked 46th); money - $438,311 (ranked 22nd); best finish - T2nd, Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational & Northern Telecom Tucson Open.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.21 (ranked 13th); money - $615,804 (ranked 13th); Winner, at AT&T Pebble Beach.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.33 (ranked 21st); money - $707,175 (ranked 10th); Winner, at AT&T Pebble Beach and Texas Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.37 Ranked (26th); money - $563,896 (ranked 20th); Winner, at Walt Disney World

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.98 (ranked 11th); money - $759,648 (ranked 11th); Winner, at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes -4; scoring average - 71.10 (ranked T76th); money - $349,516 (ranked 43rd); best finish, T3rd Infiniti Tournament of Champions.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.11 (ranked 77th); money - $214,070 (ranked 86th); best finish, T8th, Texas Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.25 (ranked 20th); money - $914,129 (ranked 10th); Winner, at Honda Classic and Bell Canadian Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 69.69 (ranked 3rd); money - $1,255,749 (ranked 5th); Winner, at Mercedes Championship and Greater Greensboro Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 69.63 (ranked 5th); money - $1,786,699 (ranked 7th); Winner, in the Masters and British Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.36 (ranked 24th); money - $868,796 (ranked 45th); best finish, T2nd, Mercedes Championship.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; rounds played - 55 ; in money -12; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $424,309 (ranked 112th); best finish -T9th at The Players Championship

2000 Stats
scoring average - 71.22 / (91st); driving distance - 267.9 / (152nd); driving accuracy -59.9% / (184th); GIR - 58.4% / (193rd); putting - 1.763 / (55th); birdie average - 3.27 per rd / (135th) / total birdies - 180; sand saves - 46.1% / (179th); scrambling - 59.2% / (107th); all-around rank - 1175 / (181st)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 65 ; in money -13; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $438,620 (ranked 116th); best finish -T-9th at the Sprint International

2001 Stats
scoring average - 71.20 / (100th); driving distance - 273.6 / (156th); driving accuracy -62.6% / (179th); GIR - 66.4% / (89); putting - 1.789 / (141st); birdie average - 3.54 per rd / (118th) / total birdies - 230; sand saves - 55.9% / (42nd); scrambling - 62.6% / (41st); all-around rank - 956 / (146th).

2002 Notes
His two runner-up finishes were the most since he had two in 1996.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 66 ; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $730,132 (ranked 97th); best finish -T-2nd at the Buick Invitational and Buick Open

2002 Stats
scoring average - 71.25 / (108th); driving distance - 275.0 / (145th); driving accuracy -66.0% / (133rd); GIR - 64.2% / (142nd); putting - 1.772 / (99th); birdie average - 3.21 per rd / (176th) / total birdies - 212; sand saves - 50.5% / (95th); all-around rank - 967 / (145th).

2003 Notes
fell out of the top-125 for the first time since earing his PGA Tour card in 1981.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 67; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $388,349; (ranked 143rd); best finish - T-8th at the Masters

2003 Stats
scoring average - 71.70 / (148th); driving distance - 277.5 / (167th); driving accuracy - 63.5% / (130th); GIR - 60.7% / (179th); putting - 1.792 / (140th); birdie average - 3.22 per rd / (170th) / total birdies - 216; sand saves - 38.4% / (182nd); all-around; rank - - 1233 / (189th).

2004 Notes
Limited to 17 events due to wrist injury, did not play after Deutsche Bank Championship in early September.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; rounds played - 58; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $543,866; (ranked 135th); best finish - T-10th at the Buick Open

2004 Stats
scoring average - 71.32 / (118th); driving distance - 272.9 / (187th); driving accuracy - 67.0% / (58th); GIR - 62.5% / (162nd); putting - 1.768 / (67th); birdie average - 3.29 per rd / (153rd) / total birdies - 191; sand saves - 53.7% / (36th); all-around; rank - - 959 / (149th).

2005 Notes
Started the season playing on a Major Medical Extension,finished outside the top-150 (No. 198) on the money list for the first time in his 25-year career. Using his one time Top-50 Career Money List exemption for the 2006 season.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 66; in money - 100; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $190,970; (ranked 198th); best finish - T-27th at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship

2005 Stats
scoring average - 72.09 / (182nd); driving distance - 277.1 / (183rd); driving accuracy - 60.9% / (133rd); GIR - 59.8% / (196th); putting - 1.770 / (68th); birdie average - 2.92 per rd / (195th) / total birdies - 193; sand saves - 54.1% / (48th); all-around; rank - - 1190 / (187th).

2006 Notes
Used his one-time Top-50 Career Money List exemption.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; rounds played - 50; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $203,667; (ranked 192); best finish - T-16 at the Buick Invitational

2006 Stats
scoring average - 72.24 / (183rd); driving distance - 274.4 / (191); driving accuracy - 57.3% / (175th); GIR - 59.4% / (189th); putting - 1.778 / (97th); birdie average - 3.08 per rd / (182nd) / total birdies - 154; sand saves - 51.1% / (70th); all-around; rank - - 1283 / (193).

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