Eddie Polland

Edward Polland (born 10 June 1947) is a Northern Irish professional golfer.

Eddie Polland
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Personal information
Full nameEdward Polland
Born (1947-06-10) 10 June 1947 (age 73)
Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality Northern Ireland
ResidenceCádiz, Spain
Career
Turned professional1968
Current tour(s)European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
European Senior Tour2
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT18: 1973

Polland was born in Newcastle, County Down. He turned professional in 1968 and won four times on the European Tour between 1973 and 1980. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1973.

Since turning fifty he has played on the European Seniors Tour, where he has won twice. He was third in the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 1998 and second in 1999.

Professional wins (10)Edit

European Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 12 May 1973 Penfold-Bournemouth Tournament −3 (66-69-72-74=281) 2 strokes   Doug Sewell
2 6 Sep 1975 Sun Alliance Match Play Championship 23 holes   Peter Butler
3 24 Apr 1976 Spanish Open −6 (72-68-72-70=282) 2 strokes   Bob Shearer
4 4 May 1980 Benson & Hedges Spanish Open (2) −12 (70-69-68-69=276) 5 strokes   Seve Ballesteros,   Mark James

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1979 Welsh Golf Classic   Mark James,   Mike Miller James won with par on third extra hole
Polland eliminated by birdie on second hole

Other wins (4)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 Jun 1999 Lawrence Batley Seniors −9 (66-66-72=204) 2 strokes   Antonio Garrido
2 24 Oct 1999 Senior Tournament of Champions −4 (69-71-72=212) 2 strokes   Liam Higgins,   Tommy Horton

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1998 Schroder Senior Masters   Neil Coles,   Brian Huggett
2 1998 Senior British Open   Brian Huggett Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2003 Wallonia Open   Hank Woodrome Lost to par on first extra hole

Playoff recordEdit

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1998 Senior British Open   Brian Huggett Lost to par on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T18 CUT CUT CUT CUT T53 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Polland only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1974, 1977 and 1985 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

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