Mike Harwood

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Mike Harwood
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Personal information
Full nameMichael Geoffrey Harwood
Born (1959-01-08) 8 January 1959 (age 61)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
SpouseDonna
ChildrenRhys, Megan, Kendall, Casey, Corey
Career
Turned professional1979
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins32
Highest ranking20 (22 September 1991)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour5
PGA Tour of Australasia2
European Senior Tour1
Other24
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1991, 1992
U.S. OpenT49: 1991
The Open Championship2nd: 1991

Michael Geoffrey Harwood (born 8 January 1959) is an Australian professional golfer.

Harwood was born in Sydney. He turned professional in 1979 and has extensive experience on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour. He won five times in Europe, including a 1990 victory in the European Tour's home tournament at Wentworth, which was then called the Volvo PGA Championship, later that year he won the Volvo Masters Tour Championship at Valderrama. He achieved a career best European Tour Order of Merit ranking of sixth that year. The following year, 1991, he was runner-up to fellow Australian Ian Baker-Finch at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, several weeks later he won the GA European Open at Walton Heath. In his prime he played occasionally in the United States but he never had a top ten finish in any PGA Tour event other than the Open Championship.[2] In late 1991, Harwood achieved his highest world ranking of 20 overall. His round of 61 at the Australian PGA Championship at Concord in 1992 was his best professional score recorded. Prior to joining the European Senior Tour Harwood served as a board member of the Australian PGA in the early 2000s.

Harwood won his first title on the European Senior Tour at the season ending OKI Castellón Senior Tour Championship by three strokes. The win caused Harwood to finish 9th on the 2009 final money list and earned him the title of Rookie of the Year. Despite over 100 Pro-Am victories, it marked his first professional tournament win in 18 years. He again finished in the top-10 in the Order of Merit in 2011.

Harwood won the Order of Merit and Rookie of the year honours on the Australian Senior Tour (PGA Legends Tour) in 2009. He won the Order of Merit a second time in 2015, by a significant margin. He has won 65 events on the senior tour including the Australian Open, Australian PGA Championship and twice winning the TPC Championship.

In 2019, he won the first two event of season, the Victorian Senior Masters and Victorian Senior PGA Championship, and won the Legends Player of the Year.

Professional wins (32)[edit]

European Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 1 May 1988 Portuguese Open −8 (73-70-68-69=280) 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
2 20 Aug 1989 PLM Open −13 (66-70-67-68=271) 1 stroke Australia Peter Senior
3 28 May 1990 Volvo PGA Championship −17 (69-68-67-67=271) 1 stroke South Africa John Bland, England Nick Faldo
4 28 Oct 1990 Volvo Masters +2 (70-72-73-71=286) 1 stroke England Steven Richardson, Scotland Sam Torrance
5 1 Sep 1991 GA European Open −11 (70-72-70-65=277) 2 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (5)[edit]

European Senior Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 8 Nov 2009 OKI Castellón Senior Tour Championship −13 (65-72-66=203) 3 strokes Paraguay Ángel Franco

Other senior wins (19)[edit]

  • 2009 Australian Senior Open, Tasmanian Senior Open, NSW PGA Championship
  • 2010 NZ Handa PGA Championship, Tasmanian Senior Open, Queensland PGA Senior Championship
  • 2011 City of South Perth Masters Pro Am (Asia Pacific Champions Tour), NSW PGA Championship
  • 2012 Australian PGA Championship, Tasmanian Senior Open, Sri Lankan Airlines Senior Golf Masters
  • 2013 Victorian Senior Open, TPC Championship
  • 2015 Tasmanian Senior Open,[3] SA PGA Senior Championship, Fijian Senior Open, NSW PGA Championship
  • 2016 Tasmanian Senior Open
  • 2018 Australian Legends Tour Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
U.S. Open T49 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T39 CUT 2 T45 T73 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT

Note: Harwood never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 38 1991 Ending 22 Sep 1991" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Mike Harwood – Career". PGA Tour. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Harwood claims fourth Open win". The Advocate. Retrieved 3 August 2015.

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