Garth Mulroy

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Garth Mulroy
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Garth David Mulroy
Born (1978-08-07) 7 August 1978 (age 36)
Durban, South Africa
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Career
College North Carolina State University
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Nationwide Tour
Former tour(s) Asian Tour (2006)
PGA Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Sunshine Tour 3
Web.com Tour 2
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T40: 2014
The Open Championship T64: 2012
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Sunshine Tour
Order of Merit winner
2011

Garth David Mulroy (born 7 August 1978) is a South African professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Mulroy was born in Durban. He attended college in the United States at North Carolina State University, where he was an NCAA Division I All-American. He turned professional in 2002.

Professional career[edit]

Mulroy has predominantly tried to make his way as a professional in the United States, and has collected several victories on various mini-tours. He finished tied for 64th at the PGA Tour qualifying school at the end of 2006, earning a place on the Nationwide Tour for 2007. He has played on the second tier United States based tour since then, winning for the first time in April 2009 when he secured a one stroke victory over Chris Tidland at the South Georgia Classic. In 2009, he finished 14th on the money list to earn his 2010 PGA Tour card.

Mulroy has also competed on the Southern Africa based Sunshine Tour. After winning his place on the tour at the 2007 qualifying school, he tied for 3rd in the South African Airways Open at the end of the year. He maintained that form into the 2008 season, as he won two minor tournaments and missed out in a playoff for the Joburg Open, one of the richer European Tour co-sanctioned events. He ended the year in second place on the Order of Merit behind Richard Sterne, who won all three European Tour co-sanctioned events.

A shaky 2010 season cost Mulroy his PGA Tour card, as he made six cuts in 19 events. He won the Nationwide Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am in 2011. After struggling to maintain his Tour status stateside, Mulroy focused mainly on the Sunshine Tour and European Tour.

Professional wins (7)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 20 Nov 2011 Alfred Dunhill Championship −19 (69-68-64-68=269) 2 strokes Scotland George Murray

Sunshine Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 29 Aug 2008 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour – Arabella −6 (69-72-69=210) 4 strokes South Africa Richard Sterne
2 27 Nov 2008 Coca-Cola Charity Championship −19 (66-66-65=197) 7 strokes South Africa James Kamte, South Africa Chris Williams
3 20 Nov 2011 Alfred Dunhill Championship −19 (69-68-64-68=269) 2 strokes Scotland George Murray

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 26 Apr 2009 South Georgia Classic −13 (69-66-71-69=275) 1 stroke United States Chris Tidland
2 12 Jun 2011 BMW Charity Pro-Am −18 (65-66-70-67=268) Playoff South Korea Kang Sung-hoon

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T40
The Open Championship T64 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avarice Open". Sports Illustrated. 23 May 2005. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 

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