Sandy  Lyle

Sandy Lyle

Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Shrewsbury, England
  • Residence: Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1977

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.

International Victories

(1): 2010 ISPS Handa Senior World Championship.

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.

2012 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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PGA TOUR Best Round

78 at Round 2, Masters Tournament.

Champions Tour Highlights

Will become a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame's Class of 2012, being voted in late in the 2011 season...Won the inaugural ISPS Handa Senior World Championship at Mission Hills in China on the European Seniors Tour in November 2010, the first event of that Tour's 2010-11 season. It was his first victory on the European Seniors Tour and his first win anywhere since the 1992 Volvo Masters...Played in six Champions Tour events during the year. Was T8 with partner Peter Senior at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April and was T14 at the Songdo IBD Championship in September...Also made three starts on the European Tour, including the 140th British Open, where he missed the cut.

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

2010: Posted a top-10 finish for the first time of the year when he was T10 at the inaugural Posco E&C Songdo Championship in Korea in September. One of just four players to shoot three consecutive sub-par rounds in the tournament...Final-round 67 at Punta Espada GC moved him up into a T13 at The Cap Cana Championship in March, which was his best effort on the Champions Tour since the 2009 Senior British Open...Teamed with Peter Senior to finish T12 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf...Made three starts on the European Senior Tour, including the Senior British Open (MC), DeVere Collection PGA Seniors Championship (12th) and the Handa Irish Senior Open (9th)...Also played in the PGA TOUR's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Masters and British Open but missed the cut in all three events. 2009: 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...Had four finishes in the top 15 during his 19 Champions Tour starts, highlighted by a T12 at the Toshiba Classic and a pair of T13s at the Senior British Open and the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, where he teamed with Ian Woosnam...Was also T15 at The ACE Group Classic.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 Senior Tour, with his best finish a T11 at the Ryder Cup Wales Senior Open.


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.

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