John Lister (golfer)

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John Lister
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name John Malcolm Lister
Born (1947-03-09) 9 March 1947 (age 68)
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] He 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.

Lister 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.

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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