Mark H. McCormack Medal

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The Mark H. McCormack Medal is presented annually by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after the last 'elite' event of the season. The award is named after World Golf Hall of Famer Mark McCormack, who was an avid supporter of golf and the founder of IMG.[1]

In 2011, New Zealand's Lydia Ko was awarded the first ever women's Mark H. McCormack Medal,[2] a trophy she retained in 2012[3] and 2013.

Beginning in 2012, the previous year's men's winner receives an invitation to both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship provided he remains an amateur.[4][5]

Winners[edit]

Men[edit]

The medal is awarded to the male player ranked number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking the week after the U.S. Amateur Championship or the European Amateur whichever finishes last.

Year Winner Country
2013 Matthew Fitzpatrick  England
2012 Chris Williams  United States
2011 Patrick Cantlay  United States
2010 Peter Uihlein  United States
2009 Nick Taylor  Canada
2008 Danny Lee  New Zealand
2007 Colt Knost  United States

Women[edit]

The medal is awarded to the female player ranked number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking the week after the U.S. Women's Amateur, the last elite women's WAGR event of the season.

Year Winner Country
2013 Lydia Ko  New Zealand
2012 Lydia Ko  New Zealand
2011 Lydia Ko  New Zealand

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