Miguel Ángel Martín (golfer)

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Miguel Ángel Martín
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Martín
Born (1962-05-02) 2 May 1962 (age 53)
Huelva, Spain
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)
Nationality  Spain
Residence Madrid, Spain
Career
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Other 9
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T24: 1999
PGA Championship DNP

Miguel Ángel Martín (born 2 May 1962) is a Spanish professional golfer.

Martín was born in Huelva. He started out as a caddie and turned professional in 1981. He has been a member of the European Tour for more than twenty seasons and in 2005 he became the first Continental European golfer to make 500 appearances on the tour.[1] His best finish on the Order of Merit was 17th in 1996 and he has won three European Tour events. He was also a member of the winning Spanish team at the 2000 Alfred Dunhill Cup.

In 1997 Martín earned a spot in the European Ryder Cup team via the money list, but was forced to withdraw after failing to recover from a wrist injury sustained in July. At the time he felt that he had been excluded in order to have a bigger name player involved. Martín wanted to make his own decision nearer the time, as José María Olazábal had done two years before, but the European Ryder Cup committee requested that he play 18 holes to prove his fitness. He refused as it was just 30 days after his surgery, and despite receiving support from many players, his place on the team was taken by Olazábal, who was next on the qualification list.[2][3]

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 28 Jun 1992 Peugeot Open de France –8 (70-71-66-69=276) 2 strokes England Martin Poxon
2 2 Feb 1997 Heineken Classic –15 (70-67-65-71=273) 1 stroke United States Fred Couples
3 20 Jun 1999 Moroccan Open –12 (67-71-70-68=276) Playoff Wales David Park

Other wins (9)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Open Championship T62 DNP T30 CUT T64 DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP T24

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

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile on the European Tour's official site - accessed 18 Mar 2008 Archived September 30, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Farrell, Andy (4 September 1997). "Axed Martin points the finger at Ballesteros". London: The Times. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Grounded: Miguel Angel Martín, and more, was sacrificed to ensure a European win". Sports Illustrated. 6 October 1997. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 

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