Wayne Riley

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Wayne Riley
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Personal information
Full name Wayne Riley
Nickname Radar
Born (1962-09-17) 17 September 1962 (age 55)
Sydney, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Turned professional 1977
Former tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
PGA Tour of Australasia 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T40: 1996
The Open Championship T33: 1985
PGA Championship DNP

Wayne Riley (born 17 September 1962) is an Australian professional golfer.

Riley was born in Sydney. He turned professional in 1977, and started out on the PGA Tour of Australasia. He has won several tournaments in Australia and New Zealand, including the 1991 Australian Open.

Riley came through the European Tour's final qualifying school in 1984, but had to wait eleven years before winning his first tournament on the tour, the 1995 Scottish Open.[1] He played on the European Tour for almost twenty years, and won only one other tour event, the 1996 Portuguese Open. He finished a career high 11th on the Order of Merit in 1995.

Riley represented Australia in the 1996 Alfred Dunhill Cup and the 1997 World Cup.

Since leaving the tour, Riley has worked for Sky Sports as an on course commentator on their European Tour coverage.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 15 Jul 1995 Scottish Open −12 (66-69-69-72=276) 2 strokes England Nick Faldo
2 24 Mar 1996 Portuguese Open −13 (65-67-69-70=271) 2 strokes England Mark Davis, England Martin Gates

PGA Tour of Australasia (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
U.S. Open T40
The Open Championship CUT T33 T34 CUT T59 T72 T88 CUT T51 CUT

Note: Riley never played in the Masters Tournament nor the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1984 Open Championship)
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Riley Holds Off Faldo in Scottish Open". The New York Times. 16 July 1995. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 

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