Antonio Garrido (golfer)

Antonio Garrido (born 2 February 1944) is a Spanish professional golfer. He won five times on the European Tour and twice on the European Senior Tour. He played in the 1979 Ryder Cup, the first Ryder Cup in which Continental European golfers were eligible to play.

Antonio Garrido
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Personal information
Born (1944-02-02) 2 February 1944 (age 76)
Madrid, Spain
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality Spain
ResidenceMadrid, Spain
SpouseAlicia
ChildrenIgnacio, Alicia, Daniel
Career
Turned professional1961
Current tour(s)European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins27
Number of wins by tour
European Tour5
European Senior Tour2
Other12 (regular)
8 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1978
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT24: 1978

Professional careerEdit

Garrido played on the European Tour from its first official season in 1972 and won five tournaments between 1972 and 1986. He is notable for winning the first ever official European Tour event, the 1972 Spanish Open. His best year was 1977 when he won the Madrid Open and the Benson & Hedges International Open and finished third on the Order of Merit. That same season he teamed up with Seve Ballesteros to win the World Cup of Golf for Spain, finishing three strokes ahead of the Phillipines. Following this World Cup success he received an invitation to play in the 1978 Masters Tournament, where he missed the cut. In 1979, when players from Continental Europe became eligible to play in the Ryder Cup, Garrido and Ballesteros were the only two Continental Europe to compete.

Garrido played on the European Senior Tour from 1994. He was particularly successful from 1994 to 1999, never finishing lower than 11th in the Order of Merit, winning twice, the 1994 Shell Scottish Seniors Open and the 1997 Lawrence Batley Seniors, and being a runner-up 12 times.

Personal lifeEdit

Garrido's son Ignacio was a successful European Tour golfer, and in 1997 the Garridos became the second father and son combination to have played in the Ryder Cup after Percy and Peter Alliss. Antonio Garrido's younger brother Germán was also a European Tour golfer. The two of them were the first pair of brothers to win on the European Tour. They were later followed by Manuel and Seve Ballesteros and Francesco and Edoardo Molinari.

Professional wins (27)Edit

European Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 15 Apr 1972 Spanish Open +1 (77-71-71-74=293) Playoff   Valentín Barrios
2 23 Apr 1977 Madrid Open −10 (71-68-68-71=278) 3 strokes   Francisco Abreu
3 14 May 1977 Benson & Hedges International Open −4 (72-68-72-68=280) 3 strokes   Bob Charles
4 18 Apr 1982 Tunisian Open −2 (71-73-70-72=286) Playoff   Manuel Calero
5 1 Jun 1986 London Standard Four-Stars National Pro-Celebrity −13 (69-67-71-68=275) 1 stroke   José María Olazábal,   Ronan Rafferty

European Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1972 Spanish Open   Valentín Barrios Won with birdie on third extra hole
2 1981 Swiss Open   Tony Johnstone,   Manuel Piñero Piñero won with birdie on first extra hole
3 1982 Tunisian Open   Manuel Calero Won with birdie on fifth extra hole

Other wins (12)Edit

  • 1966 Castilla Tournament (Spain)
  • 1969 Spanish Professional Closed Championship[1]
  • 1975 Spanish Professional Closed Championship
  • 1977 World Cup (with Seve Ballesteros)
  • 1979 Spanish Professional Closed Championship
  • 1980 Spanish Professional Closed Championship
  • 1981 Spanish Professional Closed Championship
  • 1983 Castilia Tournament (Spain)
  • 1988 Castilia Tournament (Spain)
  • 1989 Castilia Tournament (Spain)
  • 1990 Castilia Tournament (Spain), Torras Hostench Terramar

European Senior Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 4 Sep 1994 Shell Scottish Seniors Open −9 (66-68-67=201) 5 strokes   Renato Campagnoli,   Neil Coles
2 5 Jul 1997 Lawrence Batley Seniors −7 (70-66-68=206) 1 stroke   Renato Campagnoli

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1995 Forte PGA Seniors Championship   John Morgan Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1998 Beko Classic   Bob Lendzion,   Bobby Verwey Lendzion won with birdie on first extra hole
3 1998 Lawrence Batley Seniors   Bobby Verwey Lost to par on first extra hole
3 1999 Greek Seniors Open   Alberto Croce Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole

Other senior wins (8)Edit

  • 1994 Champion Seniors Open (Australia), Argentine Senior PGA Championship
  • 1995 Spanish Seniors Professional Closed Championship
  • 1996 Spanish Seniors Professional Closed Championship
  • 1997 Spanish Seniors Professional Closed Championship
  • 1998 Spanish Seniors Professional Closed Championship
  • 2000 Spanish Seniors Professional Closed Championship
  • 2001 Spanish Seniors Professional Closed Championship

Source: [1]

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T59 CUT T24 CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
Masters Tournament
The Open Championship T51 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT

Note: Garrido never played in the U.S. Open or PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1969, 1977 and 1982 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2020 Official Competition Guide" (PDF). Royal Spanish Golf Federation. pp. 114–115. Retrieved 9 November 2020.

External linksEdit