Sean Murphy (golfer)
|Full name||Sean Patrick Murphy|
August 17, 1965 |
Des Moines, Iowa
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|College||University of New Mexico|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T32: 1996|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1996|
|Achievements and awards|
leading money winner
Player of the Year
Murphy was born in Des Moines, Iowa. His father got him started with golf at age 6. He was the New Mexico High School Champion in 1982 and 1984, and American Junior Golf Association Southwest Champion in 1983. He attended the University of New Mexico and was the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1988.
Murphy turned professional in 1988. He was the first player to win on the Nike Tour (now the Web.com Tour) four times in one year. He shared the Web.com Tour record for most career victories at six with Kevin Johnson, Matt Gogel and Jason Gore, until Gore earned his seventh win in 2010. Murphy was the Nike Tour Player of the Year and money leader in 1993.
Murphy has more than $1 million in career earnings. He has played in five major championships: 1993 U.S. Open at Baltusrol, 1996 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills, 1996 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Anns, 1997 U.S. Open at Congressional, and 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields. His best finish in a major championship was T-32 at Oakland Hills.
Murphy lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Professional wins (6)
Nike Tour wins (6)
- 1992 Ben Hogan Louisiana Open
- 1993 Nike Central Georgia Open, Nike Greater Greenville Classic, Nike Utah Classic, Nike Sonoma County Open
- 1995 Nike Philadelphia Classic
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
- 1990 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1993 Nike Tour graduates
- 1995 Nike Tour graduates
- 1998 Nike Tour graduates
- 1999 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2000 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- List of golfers with most Web.com Tour wins