Philip Walton

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Philip Walton
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Philip Walton
Born (1962-03-28) 28 March 1962 (age 52)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality  Ireland
Residence Killsallaghan, Dublin, Ireland
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1983
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T97: 1996
The Open Championship T13: 1989
PGA Championship T39: 1995

Philip Walton (born 28 March 1962) is an Irish professional golfer.

Walton attended Oklahoma State University in the United States and played for Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup in 1981 and 1983. He turned professional in 1983 and spent many years on the European Tour, making the top one hundred on the Order of Merit every year from 1983 to 1998, with a best ranking of thirteenth in 1995. He has won three European Tour events and four Irish PGA Championships.

Walton has represented Ireland or Great Britain & Ireland on many occasions. He was a member of the winning Irish team at the 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup. He made his only Ryder Cup appearance for Europe in 1995 at Oak Hill, where he beat Jay Haas on the final green of the crucial penultimate singles match.

Walton came through Local qualifying to earn his place at the 2008 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, his first major since 1998.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

  • 1981 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Spanish Open Amateur Championship
  • 1982 Irish Amateur Championship

Professional wins (7)[edit]

European Tour (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 1 Jul 1990 Peugeot Open de France –5 (73-66-67-69=275) Playoff Germany Bernhard Langer
2 17 Apr 1995 Open Catalonia –7 (68-74-71-68=281) 3 strokes Scotland Andrew Coltart
3 4 Jun 1995 Murphy's English Open –14 (65-70-69-70=274) Playoff Scotland Colin Montgomerie

European Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1989 Carroll's Irish Open Wales Ian Woosnam Lost to birdie on second extra hole
2 1990 Peugeot Open de France Germany Bernhard Langer Won with par on second extra hole
3 1995 Murphy's English Open Scotland Colin Montgomerie Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT T50 T52 T13
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T97 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP WD CUT DNP T38 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T39 CUT DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

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