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Full name  Maurice Bembridge
Masters Tournament  T9: 1974
Height  1.7 m
Former tours  PGA European Tour
Other  12
Role  Golfer
Turned professional  1960
Professional wins  20
Name  Maurice Bembridge
Nationality  England
U.S. Open  DNP

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Born  21 February 1945 (age 70) Worksop, Notts., England (1945-02-21)
Similar People  Brian Huggett, Brian Barnes, Tommy Horton, Neil Coles, Bernard Gallacher

Current tours  European Seniors Tour
Residence  St. Gallen, Switzerland

Maurice Bembridge (born 21 February 1945) is an English golfer.

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Bembridge turned professional at an early age in 1960 and won the Llandudno Assistant Professionals' Tournament in 1966 and the PGA Assistants’ Championship in 1967 In 1968 he finished 5th in the Open Championship, four shots behind Gary Player and the leading British golfer. His first important win was in the 1969 Sumrie Better-Ball, which he and Ángel Gallardo won by a shot from Hedley Muscroft and Lionel Platts. Later in 1969 he won his first big solo tournament, the News of the World Match Play, where he beat 56-year-old Dai Rees 6&5 in the 18-hole final. This victory earned him an invitation to play in the 1969 Piccadilly World Match Play Championship, where he lost 6&5 to Bob Charles. In 1971 he had his first important stroke-play victory, taking the Dunlop Masters, two strokes ahead of Peter Oosterhuis. He later won six tournaments on the European Tour between 1973 and 1979 and he also won several tournaments in Africa and one in New Zealand. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was second in 1973 when it was points-based (he finished eighth on the money list).

At the 1974 Masters Tournament, Bembridge tied the course record with a 64 in the final round, lifting him into a tie for 9th place.

After turning fifty he played on the European Seniors Tour, winning twice at that level, in 1996 and 1998.

Bembridge played in the Ryder Cup four times, winning five matches, losing eight and halving three. He also represented England in the World Cup twice.

Other wins (12)

  • 1966 Llandudno Assistant Professionals' Tournament
  • 1967 Gor-Ray Cup
  • 1968 Kenya Open
  • 1969 Kenya Open, Sumrie Better-Ball (with Ángel Gallardo), News of the World Match Play
  • 1970 Caltex Tournament (New Zealand)
  • 1971 Dunlop Masters
  • 1972 Lusaka Open (Zambia)
  • 1979 Benson & Hedges Kenya Open
  • 1989 Luzern Open
  • Results in major championships

    Note: Bembridge only played in the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10.

    Team appearances

  • Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975
  • World Cup (representing England): 1974, 1975
  • Double Diamond International (representing England): 1973, 1974 (winners), 1975
  • Philip Morris International (representing England): 1976
  • Praia D'el Rey European Cup: 1997 (winners)
  • References

    Maurice Bembridge Wikipedia


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