John Lister (golfer)

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John Lister
Personal information
Full name John Malcolm Lister
Born (1947-03-09) 9 March 1947 (age 70)
Temuka, New Zealand
Nationality  New Zealand
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 14
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T42: 1971
U.S. Open T27: 1977
The Open Championship T25: 1971
PGA Championship T43: 1976

John Malcolm Lister (born 9 March 1947) is a professional golfer from New Zealand.[1]


Lister played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and early 1980s, and was one of the dominant players on the Australasian golf scene during that period.

He had 15 top-10 finishes during his 12 years on the PGA Tour including a win at the 1976 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open. He was the first international player to win this tournament. His best finish in a major championship was T-25 at the 1971 British Open.[2]

At one point in his career between 1972 and 1977, Lister was the leading player on the New Zealand Tour winning ten of twenty-five events. He won the Garden City Classic four consecutive times (1972–1975). His four consecutive wins in a professional tour event is a record that he shares with Tiger Woods, who won the Bay Hill Invitational from 2000–2003.[3]

Lister has written several golf teaching guides. He lives in New Zealand.

Lister's older brother, Tom, is a former rugby union player who represented New Zealand.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 11 Jul 1976 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open −16 (68-68-65-67=268) 2 strokes United States Fuzzy Zoeller

New Zealand Tour[edit]


Team appearances[edit]

  • World Cup (representing New Zealand): 1969, 1970, 1971


  1. ^ Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 335. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  3. ^ Young, Bruce (18 Mar 2004). "John Lister the forgotten statistic". 

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