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A consistent figure on the leader boards since turning 50 in August 2005, the former Ryder Cup player made his winning breakthrough the following year when he held off an illustrious list of challengers that included two time Open champion Greg Norman to win the OKI Castellon Open de Espana Senior. Said it was a huge confidence boost and duly responded by winning two events later at the season-ending Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship, closing with a six under par 66 before defeating Adan Sowa in a play-off. A successful and solid performer, he maintained his playing privileges on The European Tour from 1977 to 1994, with victory in the 1989 Volvo Belgian Open, but perhaps the highlight came when he was runner-up in the 1986 Open Championship at Turnberry, five strokes behind Norman. That result helped him finish a career best fifth on The European Tour Order of Merit. Is a former referee on the Seniors Tour. . .Played in 8 PGA European Seniors Tour events in 2005, best finish -T3rd in Bendinat London Seniors Masters. Won £81,804 which played him 26th on the Order of Merit. . .Played in 17 PGA European Seniors Tour events in 2006, won the OKI Castellon Open de Espana Senior and Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship. Won £196,002 which played him 4th on the Order of Merit. . .Played in 19 PGA European Seniors Tour events in 2007, won the DGM Barbados Open. Won £139,482 which played him 10th on the Order of Merit.
1 - 1989 Volvo Belgian Open PGA European Seniors Victories: 3 - 2006 OKI Castellon Open de Espana Senior and Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship, 2007 DGM Barbados Open
1981 Ivory Coast Open, 1983 Nigerian Open, 1986 Ivory Coast Open, Nigerian Open, 1987 Zimbabwe Open, 1988 Ivory Coast Open and 1990 Zambia Open
2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 2; top-10 finishes -1; scoring average - 74.17 (ranked N/A); money - $34,351 (ranked 114th); best finish - T-10th Senior British Open. 2008 EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR RECORD DGM Barbados Open T19th 76-75-70=221 +5 Euro¢2,508.62 Azores Senior Open T26th 74-75-74=223 +7 Euro¢3,022.50
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