John O'Leary (golfer)
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|Full name||John O'Leary|
18 August 1949 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Residence||Esher, Surrey, England|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T13: 1979|
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.
European Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||20 Jun 1976||Greater Manchester Open||–4 (64-68-70-74=276)||4 strokes||John Fourie|
|2||15 Aug 1982||Carroll's Irish Open||–1 (74-68-72-73=287)||1 stroke||Maurice Bembridge|
Other wins (2)
Results in major championships
|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.
- World Cup (representing Ireland): 1972, 1980, 1982
- Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1975
- Double Diamond International (representing Ireland): 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
- Marlboro Nations' Cup/Philip Morris International (representing Ireland): 1972, 1973, 1975
- Hennessy Cognac Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1976 (winners), 1978 (winners), 1982 (winners)