Peter O'Malley (golfer)

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Peter O'Malley
KLM 2009 Peter O'Malley.JPG
O'Malley at KLM Open in 2009
Personal information
Born (1965-06-23) 23 June 1965 (age 53)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight199 lb (90 kg; 14.2 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceSydney, Australia
Sunningdale, England
Career
Turned professional1987
Current tour(s)European Seniors Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
PGA Tour of Australasia5
Web.com Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT67: 1996
The Open ChampionshipT7: 1997
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1999, 2000, 2002

Peter O'Malley (born 23 June 1965) is an Australian professional golfer.

O'Malley was born in Bathurst, New South Wales. He is married to Jill O'Malley and has two children Tom and Jess. He won the Australian Junior Championship and the New Zealand Amateur Championship in 1986, and turned professional the following year. He has won several times on the PGA Tour of Australasia, but spends most of the year playing on the European Tour. He was runner-up to Mark James in his first European Tour event, the 1989 Dubai Desert Classic, and has since won three titles on the European Tour. Perhaps the most famous of these three victories was his Scottish Open win which he played the last five holes in seven under par to snatch victory. He made the top hundred on the European Tour Order of Merit every year from 1989 through to 2007, with a best ranking of tenth in 1995. His greatest strength is his accuracy, and he topped the European Tour's driving accuracy rankings in 2001 and 2002.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Jul 1992 Bell's Scottish Open −18 (65-70-65-62=262) 2 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
2 14 May 1995 Benson and Hedges International Open −8 (68-65-74-73=280) 1 stroke England Mark James, Italy Costantino Rocca
3 10 Jun 2001 The Compass Group English Open −13 (70-69-70-66=275) 1 stroke France Raphaël Jacquelin

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1989 Karl Litten Desert Classic England Mark James Lost to birdie on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia (5)[edit]

Nationwide Tour (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
U.S. Open T67 CUT
The Open Championship T38 T68 T55 CUT T7 T24 T24 CUT T8 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT

Note: O'Malley never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 2 4 11 7
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 4 16 8
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1991 Open Championship – 1996 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

External links[edit]