John Lister (golfer)
|Full name||John Malcolm Lister|
9 March 1947 |
Temuka, New Zealand
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T42: 1971|
|U.S. Open||T27: 1977|
|The Open Championship||T25: 1971|
|PGA Championship||T43: 1976|
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.
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.
Lister has written several golf teaching guides. He lives in New Zealand.
|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||Fuzzy Zoeller|
New Zealand Tour
- 1971 New Zealand PGA Championship
- 1972 Garden City Classic
- 1973 Garden City Classic, Otago Charity Classic
- 1974 Garden City Classic, Otago Charity Classic
- 1975 Garden City Classic
- 1976 City of Auckland Classic, Meadows Freight Championship, New Zealand PGA Championship
- 1977 New Zealand PGA Championship
- World Cup (representing New Zealand): 1969, 1970, 1971