Wayne Grady

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Wayne Grady
Personal information
Full nameWayne Desmond Grady
Born (1957-07-26) 26 July 1957 (age 62)
Brisbane, Australia
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality Australia
Career
Turned professional1978
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
European Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia3
Other3 (Regular)
2 (Senior)
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentT13: 1992
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1990
U.S. OpenT17: 1992
The Open ChampionshipT2: 1989

Wayne Desmond Grady (born 26 July 1957) is an Australian professional golfer.

Born in Brisbane, Grady turned professional in 1978. He is best known for his PGA Championship win, one of golf's four majors, in 1990. He was also runner-up at The Open Championship in 1989, losing in the first four-hole playoff to Mark Calcavecchia.

Grady first gained membership of U.S.-based PGA Tour at its 1984 Qualifying School, and he spent most of his career playing predominantly in America. He also played intermittently on the European Tour, picking up one win, the 1984 German Open.

As of 2005 Grady is director of the PGA Tour of Australasia. He owns a golf course design business and a golf tour company, and has worked as a commentator for the BBC's televised golf coverage since 2000.

Professional wins (11)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other PGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 Jun 1989 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic −7 (69-65-71-72=277) Playoff United States Ronnie Black
2 12 Aug 1990 PGA Championship −6 (72-67-72-71=282) 3 strokes United States Fred Couples

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1989 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic United States Ronnie Black Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1989 The Open Championship United States Mark Calcavecchia, Australia Greg Norman Calcavecchia won four-hole aggregate playoff
Calcavecchia:4-3-3-3=13, Grady:4-4-4-4=16, Norman:3-3-4-x

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 26 Aug 1984 Lufthansa German Open −16 (70-65-69-64=268) 1 stroke Canada Jerry Anderson

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1989 The Open Championship United States Mark Calcavecchia, Australia Greg Norman Calcavecchia won four-hole aggregate playoff
Calcavecchia:4-3-3-3=13, Grady:4-4-4-4=16, Norman:3-3-4-x

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (3)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

Other senior wins (2)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1990 PGA Championship 2 shot lead −6 (72-67-72-71=282) 3 strokes United States Fred Couples

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T43 CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T17 T38 T2
PGA Championship T21 CUT T46
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T27 CUT T13 CUT T41 T35
U.S. Open CUT T63 T17 T81 CUT CUT T67
The Open Championship CUT T26 T39 T9 T60 CUT
PGA Championship 1 T43 CUT CUT T30 CUT T65 CUT CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T64 CUT
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut (3rd round cut in 1983 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 5
The Open Championship 0 1 0 1 2 3 12 7
PGA Championship 1 0 0 1 1 2 14 7
Totals 1 1 0 2 3 7 44 23
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1991 U.S. Open – 1992 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wayne Grady". europeantour.com. PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 January 2014.

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