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Mark  O'Meara

Mark O'Meara

Houston, TX

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Goldsboro, NC
  • Residence: Houston, TX
  • Age: 55
  • Turned Pro: 1980

PGA TOUR Victories

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

Other Victories

(15): 1985 Fuji Sankei Classic. 1986 Australian Masters. 1987 Lawrence Batley International. 1989 RMCC Invitational [with Curtis Strange]. 1992 Tokai Classic. 1994 Argentine Open. 1997 Trophee Lancome. 1998 Cisco World Match Play Championship. The Skins Game. 1999 World Cup [with Tiger Woods]. 2000 Fred Meyer Challenge. 2002 ConAgra Food Skins Game. 2004 Dubai Desert Classic. 2007 Champions Challenge [with Mike Reid]. 2010 ADT Skills Challenge [with Nick Price].

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$53,545 (61)

Champions Tour Best Round

68 at Round 1, Toshiba Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Forced to withdraw prior to the first round at the Masters with a rib injury.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Greater Milwaukee Open, Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Hawaiian Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, H.E.B. Texas Open, Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Honda Classic, Bell Canadian Open, Mercedes Championships, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Buick Invitational, Masters Tournament, British Open Championship.

Career Highlights

2011: Turned in another solid Champions Tour season, with nine overall top-10s in 20 starts and played his best golf in the second half of the year when he had five top-10 efforts in his last nine starts, including a pair of runner-up showings...Waged a head-to-head weekend battle with Olin Browne at the U.S. Senior Open at Inverness before eventually finishing second, three strokes back of Browne. Was tied for the lead early on the back nine Sunday before bogeys at Nos. 13 and 16 were his undoing...Was in contention in South Korea and shot a closing-round, 5-under-par 67 at the Songdo IBD Championship to get into a four-man playoff with Peter Senior, John Cook and eventual-winner Jay Don Blake. Along with Senior, was eliminated on the third extra hole before Blake won on the fifth playoff hole...Was in contention down the stretch at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship thanks to four consecutive sub-par scores at Westchester CC, but finished fifth in defense of his title...Registered top-10 finishes in his first three appearances of 2011 and started the year with 11 consecutive rounds below 70 before carding 72 on the last day of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic...After a T8 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, was among a group of players tied for second, four strokes behind Bernhard Langer after 36 holes of The ACE Group Classic and eventually finished T6 in the Naples event...Followed Naples tournament with a T8 at the Toshiba Classic...Teamed with Langer to finish second in the Kaanapali Champions Skins Game. Duo enjoyed lead after the first day, but eventually finished $10,000 back of Jack Nicklaus-Tom Watson after earning seven skins and $300,000...Also played in three PGA TOUR events. Made his 28th career appearance at The Masters (missed cut). Made the cut in his return appearance at THE PLAYERS Championship. He earned a spot in the field by virtue of his 2010 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship title. Opening-round 6-under 66 at TPC Sawgrass put him two strokes off the lead, but followed with rounds of 74-79-77 to finish 74th. It was his first made PGA TOUR cut since the 2009 British Open...Posted rounds of 76-76 to miss the cut at the British Open at Royal St. George's...Also missed the cut at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour. 2010: Was eighth on the final money list for the second year in succession, but more importantly, won two times, including his first individual title on the Champions Tour when he prevailed in a one-hole playoff over Michael Allen at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship in October. Led by two strokes after 54 holes and appeared in control on the back nine before a late Sunday charge by Michael Allen left the two tied at 7-under-par after 72 holes at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Hit two near-perfect shots on the first playoff hole and then two putted from 25 feet for the win after Allen's tee shot landed in the right rough which eventually led to a bogey. The victory earned him a spot in the 2011 THE PLAYERS Championship and allowed him to go over the $1 million mark in season earnings for the third time in the last four years. Was the lone player in the starting field of 78 players to post four rounds in the 60s...Earlier in the year, broke through for his first Champions Tour win when he teamed with Nick Price to win the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in a two-hole playoff with John Cook and Joey Sindelar. The win came in his 58th career start on the Tour and it was also his first win in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event since the 1998 British Open, a span of 238 events. The duo posted a winning score of 28-under-par 188 in Savannah and played all 54 holes without a bogey...One week earlier, finished T2 at the rain-shortened Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am near Tampa. Was the tournament's first-round leader after a 6-under 65 Friday, but his second-round 69 dropped him into a tie with Mike Reid, one stroke back of Bernhard Langer. Even after making birdie on his opening hole Sunday to tie Langer, heavy rains wiped out the final round shortly afterward and he became a runner-up for the ninth time on the Champions Tour...Was fourth at the Senior PGA Championship...Finished T10 at the 3M Championship in August after three consecutive rounds in the 60s...Teamed with Nick Price to win the ADT Skills Challenge in a playoff against Fred Couples and Dustin Johnson in November. 2009: Was among the top 10 in half of his 20 appearances on the circuit but, despite several strong bids for victory, finished second four times and third once. Game and attitude rejuvenated by engagement to Meredith Berkman during Masters week and subsequent wedding on June 27...Was tied for the 36-hole lead at the Toshiba Classic but final-round 70 left him T2 along with Joey Sindelar, one stroke short of Eduardo Romero...Was a 36-hole co-leader along with Romero and eventual-winner Keith Fergus at The Cap Cana Championship and held a four-stroke advantage on the front side and for a good portion of the back nine until the 17th hole when Fergus holed a wedge shot for an eagle to take the lead for good. Eventually finished T2 along with Andy Bean, one stroke behind Fergus...Was a distant second to Bernhard Langer at the Triton Financial Classic near Austin, TX...Narrowly missed when he finished second, one stroke behind Loren Roberts at the Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Blistered the course with a final-round, 8-under-par 64 only to have it go for naught when Roberts birdied the final two holes to beat him by one stroke...Had another chance for victory the following week at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Was two strokes off the pace after 36 holes, but did not make a birdie in his final round until the 18th hole and was T3, three strokes back of Jeff Sluman...Missed the cut at the Masters and was T70 in the British Open at Turnberry. 2008: Posted just two top-10 finishes in 16 starts, with both coming in successive outings in the spring...Teamed with Nick Price for a T7 finish at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and, the following week, was T10 at the FedEx Kinko's Classic in Texas...Made five starts on the PGA TOUR. Made lone cut at the Buick Invitational, where he was T66...Made two appearances on the European Tour and made the cut at both stops on consecutive weeks in March. Was T39 at both the Dubai Desert Classic and the Emaar-MGF Indian Masters in New Delhi. 2007: Was a runner-up four times on the Champions Tour in his rookie season...First was at the inaugural Ginn Championship, where he joined Hale Irwin, one stroke back of Keith Fergus at Hammock Beach despite recording three straight sub-70 rounds at Palm Coast. Appeared to be out of contention early Sunday but played his last five holes in 2-under to surge back up the leaderboard. First-round 69 included a pair of eagles and no birdies, a first in his career...Posted another T2 finish in July when, along with Stewart Ginn, he finished one stroke shy of Tom Watson at the Senior British Open at Muirfield...Closed his season with back-to-back runner-ups in Texas. Was a distant second near Houston at the Administaff Small Business Classic, losing to Bernhard Langer by eight strokes despite posting a 17-under total over 54 holes at Augusta Pines. Was second again the following week at Oak Hills in San Antonio, two strokes back of good friend John Cook despite posting a 13-under 200 score that included a 63 in the opening round, the best score in the tournament...Made his Champions Tour debut at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am with a T38 at the TPC Tampa Bay. Was in contention after posting a 66 in the second round but fell well back after ballooning to an 82 in the final round under adverse weather conditions...Won the Par-3 Contest at the Masters Tournament but missed the 36-hole cut by one stroke...Made the cut at the British Open, the oldest player in the field to do so, and eventually finished T60 at Carnoustie.

Personal

Continues fund-raising efforts on behalf of long-time caddie Donnie Wanstall, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during the 1994 PLAYERS Championship...Took up game at age 13, when family moved above a golf course in California...Avid fan of Orlando professional sports...Teamed with PGA TOUR Design Services to build TPC Valencia (CA), which opened in 2003...Son, Shaun, is a member of the golf team at the University of California-Irvine.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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