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 55)
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
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins8
Highest ranking61 (5 September 1999)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
PGA Tour of Australasia5
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1999, 2000, 2002
U.S. OpenT67: 1996
The Open ChampionshipT7: 1997

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.

O'Malley 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 spent 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-100 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 wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 10 Dec 1995 AMP Air New Zealand Open −8 (65-67-68-72=272) 3 strokes United States Scott Hoch
2 22 Feb 1998 Canon Challenge −17 (63-73-64-71=271) 9 strokes Australia Paul Gow
3 17 Mar 2002 Holden Clearwater Classic1 −17 (67-69-67-68=271) 5 strokes United States Brad Ott
4 27 Feb 2005 ING New Zealand PGA Championship1 (2) −14 (66-68-71-69=274) Playoff Australia Steven Bowditch
5 28 Nov 2010 New South Wales Open −14 (65-67-66-72=270) Playoff Australia Peter Cooke, England Tom Lewis (a)

1Co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (2–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1989 Tattersall's Tasmanian Open Australia Ian Stanley Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 1997 Ericsson Masters Australia Peter Lonard Lost to par on second extra hole
3 2005 ING New Zealand PGA Championship Australia Steven Bowditch Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 2010 New South Wales Open Australia Peter Cooke, England Tom Lewis (a) Won with par on third extra hole
Cooke eliminated by par on second hole

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)

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003
Match Play R32
Championship T57 T44
Invitational
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 36 1999 Ending 5 Sep 1999" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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