|Full name||Gary Murphy|
15 October 1972 |
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T34: 2003|
Murphy was born in Kilkenny and began playing golf aged 11, after caddying for his father, Jim, who has played an instrumental role in the development of young golfers. He won the Irish Amateur Closed Championship in 1992. He turned professional in 1995. He won the Asian Tour qualifying school in 1997, and played two seasons on that tour. In addition, he competed on the second tier European Challenge Tour, before returning to Europe full-time, after winning a European Tour card at the 1999 final qualifying school.
Murphy was unable to secure his place on the European Tour in his rookie season and dropped back down to the Challenge Tour in 2001 and 2002. He regained his European Tour card at the end of 2002 at final qualifying school. Since then, he has been able to win enough money each season to retain his playing status through his position on the Order of Merit.
- 1992 Irish Amateur Closed Championship
- 2005 Azores Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T34|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
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