Sean Murphy (golfer)

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Sean Murphy
Personal information
Full name Sean Patrick Murphy
Born (1965-08-17) August 17, 1965 (age 51)
Des Moines, Iowa
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Career
College University of New Mexico
Turned professional 1988
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nike Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T32: 1996
The Open Championship CUT: 1996
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Nike Tour
leading money winner
1993
Nike Tour
Player of the Year
1993

Sean Patrick Murphy (born August 17, 1965) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Murphy was born in Des Moines, Iowa.[1] 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.

Professional career[edit]

Murphy turned professional in 1988.[1] 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[2] 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.[3]

Murphy lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

Nike Tour wins (6)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP T32 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Note: Murphy never played in the Masters Tournament nor the PGA Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biographical information from ESPN.com". Retrieved January 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Sean Murphy – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved January 26, 2008. 

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