Eamonn Darcy

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Eamonn Darcy
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Dutch Senior Open 2010
Personal information
Full nameEamonn Christopher Darcy
Born (1952-08-07) 7 August 1952 (age 66)
Delgany, County Wicklow
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality Ireland
ResidenceEnniskerry, County Wicklow
Turned professional1968
Current tour(s)European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT5: 1991
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Eamonn Christopher Darcy (born 7 August 1952) is an Irish professional golfer.

Darcy was born in Delgany, County Wicklow. He turned professional in 1968 and played on the European Tour from 1972, winning four European Tour tournaments. His best years were 1975, when he came third on the Order of Merit, and 1976, when he improved to second. While he did not fully live up to this early promise, and did not compete on a level with the "Big 5" of European golf who emerged around this time (Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam) he went on to enjoy a long career. He finished in the top 20 on the Order of Merit nine times in total and made the top 100 as late as 1999, when he was 47. In 2002 he joined the European Seniors Tour. He was a member of the GB & Ireland/European Ryder Cup team on four occasions, including the victorious team of 1987.[1]

He was noted for having one of golf's strangest swings.[2]

Professional wins (15)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 19 Jun 1977 Greater Manchester Open –11 (69-67-66-67=269) 8 strokes Scotland Brian Barnes, Scotland Ken Brown,
England John Morgan
2 23 Oct 1983 Benson & Hedges Spanish Open –11 (67-71-67-72=277) 1 stroke Spain Manuel Piñero
3 20 Jun 1987 Volvo Belgian Open –13 (69-67-64=200) 1 stroke England Nick Faldo, Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty,
Wales Ian Woosnam
4 25 Feb 1990 Emirates Airlines Desert Classic –12 (64-68-75-69=276) 4 strokes Northern Ireland David Feherty

European Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1976 Penfold PGA Championship England Neil Coles, South Africa Gary Player Coles won with par on third extra hole
Player eliminated by par on first hole
2 1982 Jersey Open Scotland Bernard Gallacher, Republic of Ireland Des Smyth Gallacher won with par on fifth extra hole
Darcy eliminated by birdie on second hole
3 1983 State Express Classic South Africa Hugh Baiocchi, United States Mike Sullivan Baiocchi won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1991 Murphy's Cup Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone Lost to eagle on second extra hole

Other wins (11)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship CUT T15 T34 CUT CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Open Championship T45 T14 T35 T26 CUT T11 T59 T17 CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
The Open Championship T22 T5 T33

Note: Darcy only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1975 and 1984 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1987 Muirfield Village, Ohio", BBC. Retrieved 12 July 2015
  2. ^ Mell, Randall (24 October 2012). "A history of golf's strange swings". Golf Channel. Retrieved 6 January 2016.

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