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Mark O'Meara

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Full name  Mark Francis O'Meara
Residence  Houston, Texas
Height  1.83 m
Nationality  United States
Turned professional  1980
Weight  88 kg
Mark O'Meara Mark O39Meara now living in Houston still enjoys competing against
Born  January 13, 1957 (age 60) Goldsboro, North Carolina (1957-01-13)
College  Long Beach State University
Current tour(s)  Champions Tour (joined 2007)
Education  California State University, Long Beach
Spouse  Alicia O'Meara (m. ?–2007), Meredith O'Meara
Children  Shaun O'Meara, Michelle O'Meara
Similar  Sandy Lyle, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Fred Couples, Steve Stricker
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Mark Francis O'Meara (born January 13, 1957) is an American professional golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. He spent nearly 200 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking from their debut in 1986 to 2000. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2014 and was inducted in July 2015.

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Early years

O'Meara was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, but grew up in southern California in Mission Viejo. He took up golf at age 13, sneaking on to the nearby Mission Viejo Country Club. O'Meara later became an employee of the club and played on his high school golf team. He was an All-American at Long Beach State, and won the U.S. Amateur in 1979, defeating John Cook. He also won the California State Amateur Championship that year.

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O'Meara was a former resident of Orlando, Florida and lived in the same neighborhood as Tiger Woods. The two became good friends and frequently golfed together during this time. O'Meara now resides in Houston, Texas.

PGA Tour

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After graduating with a degree in marketing in 1980, O'Meara turned professional and would win 16 events on the PGA Tour, beginning with the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1984. He won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am five times, but he passed his 41st birthday in January 1998 without having won a major championship as a professional.

In a late finale to his PGA Tour winning career, O'Meara won two majors in 1998, The Masters and the British Open. O'Meara's victory in The Masters came at his 15th attempt, which is still a record. O'Meara attributed this resurgence partly to the inspiration of working with Tiger Woods, the new superstar of the game at the time, with whom O'Meara had become good friends. In the same year, he won the Cisco World Match Play Championship and reached a career best of second in the Official World Golf Ranking.

O'Meara is known for competing outside the United States more often than most leading American golfers, and has won tournaments in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. A man with a genial demeanor, he is one of the most popular figures in international golf. In the new millennium his form took a downturn and he began to struggle with injuries, but in 2004 he won an official tour event for the first time since 1998, taking the Dubai Desert Classic title, which despite being played in the Middle East is a European Tour event.

Champions Tour

In 2007, O'Meara began play on the Champions Tour; he had many top-10 finishes in his first three seasons including several runner-up finishes, but no wins. In 2010, he broke through with a win in the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf with Nick Price, followed by his first senior major victory in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. O'Meara was sidelined by a rib injury for several months starting in April 2012; he missed the majors on both tours and did not compete until August.

O'Meara has begun to develop a golf course design practice and enjoys fishing in his off time. He is currently a brand ambassador for Pacific Links International.

PGA Tour wins (16)

PGA Tour playoff record (3–4)

European Tour wins (4)

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)

  • 1985 Fujisankei Classic
  • 1992 Tokai Classic
  • Other wins (11)

  • 1985 Isuzu Kapalua International (unofficial PGA Tour event)
  • 1986 Australian Masters
  • 1989 RMCC Invitational (with Curtis Strange)
  • 1994 Argentine Open, Fred Meyer Challenge (with John Cook)
  • 1998 Cisco World Match Play Championship (Europe – unofficial event), Skins Game (U.S. – unofficial event)
  • 1999 World Cup of Golf (with Tiger Woods)
  • 2000 Fred Meyer Challenge (with John Cook)
  • 2002 Skins Game (U.S. – unofficial event)
  • 2007 Champions Challenge (with Mike Reid)
  • Wins (2)

    1 Defeated Brian Watts in 4-hole playoff: O'Meara (4-4-5-4=17), Watts (5-4-5-5=19)

    Results timeline

    DNP = did not play
    CUT = missed the halfway cut
    "T" indicates a tie for a place.
    Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

    Summary

  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (1995 Masters – 1999 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1998 Open Championship – 1998 PGA)
  • Wins (1)

    1Defeated Allen in a sudden-death playoff.

    Senior results timeline

    Results not in chronological order before 2016.

    DNP = did not play
    CUT = missed the halfway cut
    WD = withdrew
    "T" indicates a tie for a place.
    Green background for a win. Yellow background for top-10.

    U.S. national team appearances

    Professional

  • Alfred Dunhill Cup: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1996 (winners), 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Ryder Cup: 1985, 1989 (tie), 1991 (winners), 1997, 1999 (winners)
  • Nissan Cup: 1985 (winners)
  • Presidents Cup: 1996 (winners), 1998
  • World Cup: 1999 (winners)
  • UBS Cup: 2001 (winners), 2002 (winners), 2003 (tie)
  • References

    Mark O'Meara Wikipedia


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