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Sandy Lyle

  • Birthplace: Shrewbury, England
  • Residence: Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Birth Date: February 9, 1958
  • height: 6-0
  • Turned Pro: 1977

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PGA TOUR Victories

(6) 1985,British Open Championship. 1986,Greater Greensboro Open. 1987,Tournament Players Championship. 1988,Phoenix Open, KMart Greater Greensboro Open, Masters Tournament.

Other Victories

(23): 1978 Nigerian Open. 1979 Scottish Professional Championship, Jersey Open, Scandinavian Enterprise Open, European Open, Scottish Pro Championship. 1980 Coral Classic, World Cup [indiv]. 1981 Paco Rabanne French Open, Lawrence Batley International. 1982 Lawrence Batkley International. 1983 Cepsa Madrid Open. 1984 Italian Open, Lancome Trophy, Casio World Open, Kapalua International. 1985 Benson and Hedges International. 1987 German Masters. 1988 Dunhill British Masters, Suntory World Match Play Championship. 1991 BMW International Open. 1992 Lancia-Martini Italian Open, Volvo Masters.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$71,400 (190)

PGA TOUR Best Round

70 at Round 2, Masters Tournament.

Champions Tour Highlights

Turned in a strong showing at the Masters Tournament, finishing T20 in his 28th appearance in Augusta. It was his best performance since his 1988 victory...Was T6 at the Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters on the European Senior Tour in early March.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- British Open Championship, Greater Greensboro Open, Tournament Players Championship, Phoenix Open, KMart Greater Greensboro Open, Masters Tournament.

Career Highlights

2008: Joined the Champions Tour in March and made 16 starts...Teamed with Ian Woosnam to claim a third-place finish in the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April. The duo turned in the low score in the final round, a 12-under 60, but their late charge still left them two strokes shy of the winning team of Andy North and Tom Watson in Savannah...Made his Champions Tour debut at the Toshiba Classic in March and finished T54...Along with Ian Woosnam, was one of just two Champions Tour players to make the cut at the Masters (72-75). Eventually was 45th at Augusta National after rounds of 78-77 on the weekend...Made three starts on the European Seniors Tour, with his best finish a T11 at the Ryder Cup Wales Senior Open. As a former champion, he also made a start in the British Open but was a second-round WD.

Personal

After becoming the first British winner of the Masters, he put Scottish haggis on the menu for the Champions' Dinner the next year...He was taught the game by his late father, Alex, the long-time professional at Hawkstone Park in England.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

3-1

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