Greg Turner

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Greg Turner
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Greg Turner
Born (1963-02-21) 21 February 1963 (age 51)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
Nationality  New Zealand
Residence Queenstown, New Zealand
Career
College University of Oklahoma
Turned professional 1984
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 4
PGA Tour of Australasia 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T7: 1996
PGA Championship T16: 1999
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australia
Rookie of the Year
1985

Greg Turner (born 21 February 1963) is a New Zealand professional golfer.

Turner was born in Dunedin. He attended the University of Oklahoma in the United States but has spent most of his career on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour. He won four tournaments on the European Tour and achieved a career best ranking of 18th on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1997. He has represented New Zealand in international competitions many times and was one of Peter Thomson's two wild card selections (along with Frank Nobilo for the winning International Team in the 1998 Presidents Cup.

Since retiring from tournament golf, Turner has set up a golf course design and corporate hospitality business. He is also active in the promotion of a series of tournaments in New Zealand for both amateur and professional golfers.

Turner's brothers are former national cricket captain Glenn Turner and award-winning poet Brian Turner. His sister-in-law Sukhi Turner is a former mayor of Dunedin.

Professional wins (12)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 3 Aug 1986 Scandinavian Enterprise Open −18 (69-62-69-70=270) Playoff United States Craig Stadler
2 23 May 1993 Lancia Martini Italian Open −21 (65-70-68-64=267) 1 stroke Argentina José Cóceres
3 26 Mar 1995 Turespana Open de Baleares −14 (74-65-67-68=274) 2 strokes Italy Costantino Rocca
4 21 Sep 1997 One 2 One British Masters −13 (68-71-66-70=275) 1 stroke Scotland Colin Montgomerie

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (5)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

  • 1985 Fiji Open
  • 1986 Singapore Open
  • 1991 Daikyo Palm Meadows Cup (Australia)

* This was not the current Johnnie Walker Classic, which was originally called the Johnnie Walker Asian Classic and acquired its current name in 1993.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T35 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T39 T20 DNP T7 T51 T15 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T16
Tournament 2000 2001
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT
PGA Championship CUT DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

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