John O'Leary (golfer)

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John O'Leary
Personal information
Full name John O'Leary
Born (1949-08-18) 18 August 1949 (age 67)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality  Ireland
Residence Esher, Surrey, England
Career
Turned professional 1970
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T13: 1979
PGA Championship DNP

John O'Leary (born 18 August 1949) is an Irish professional golfer.

O'Leary was born in Dublin. He turned professional in 1970 and played on the European Tour until 1989. Despite finishing highly on the Order of Merit every season though 1987, he won only twice on the tour. His first title came at the Greater Manchester Open in 1976, with his second victory coming at his national open in 1982. O'Leary remained the last Irishman to win the Irish Open for 25 years until Pádraig Harrington claimed the title in 2007.

In 1975, O'Leary was selected for the Great Britain and Ireland Ryder Cup team, but lost all four of his matches.

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 20 Jun 1976 Greater Manchester Open –4 (64-68-70-74=276) 4 strokes South Africa John Fourie
2 15 Aug 1982 Carroll's Irish Open –1 (74-68-72-73=287) 1 stroke England Maurice Bembridge

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
The Open Championship T40 T56 DNP T44 CUT CUT T26 DNP T13 CUT T58 WD T59 DNP DNP DNP T54

Note: The Open Championship was the only major O'Leary played.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

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