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Greg Turner (born 21 February 1963) is a New Zealand professional golfer.

Greg Turner
Personal information
Full nameGreg Turner
Born (1963-02-21) 21 February 1963 (age 56)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
Nationality New Zealand
ResidenceQueenstown, New Zealand
Career
CollegeUniversity of Oklahoma
Turned professional1984
Current tour(s)European Seniors Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins12
Highest ranking59 (9 May 1999)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
PGA Tour of Australasia6
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT16: 1999
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT7: 1996
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australia
Rookie of the Year
1985

Turner was born in Dunedin. He attended the University of Oklahoma in the United States but has spent most of his career on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour. He won four tournaments on the European Tour and achieved a career best ranking of 18th on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1997. He has represented New Zealand in international competitions many times and was one of Peter Thomson's two wild card selections (along with Frank Nobilo for the winning International Team in the 1998 Presidents Cup.

Since retiring from tournament golf, Turner has set up a golf course design and corporate hospitality business. He is also active in the promotion of a series of tournaments in New Zealand for both amateur and professional golfers.

Turner's brothers are former national cricket captain Glenn Turner and award-winning poet Brian Turner. His sister-in-law, Sukhi Turner, is a former mayor of Dunedin.

At the age of 15, Turner's son Jack won the club championship of the family's home club "The Hills".

Professional wins (12)Edit

European Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 3 Aug 1986 Scandinavian Enterprise Open −18 (69-62-69-70=270) Playoff   Craig Stadler
2 23 May 1993 Lancia Martini Italian Open −21 (65-70-68-64=267) 1 stroke   José Cóceres
3 26 Mar 1995 Turespana Open de Baleares −14 (74-65-67-68=274) 2 strokes   Costantino Rocca
4 21 Sep 1997 One 2 One British Masters −13 (68-71-66-70=275) 1 stroke   Colin Montgomerie

European Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1986 Scandinavian Enterprise Open   Craig Stadler Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1993 Roma Masters   Jean van de Velde Lost to par on third extra hole
3 1999 Novotel Perrier Open de France   Retief Goosen Lost to par on second extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (6)Edit

Other wins (2)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
The Open Championship T35 CUT CUT CUT T39 T20 T7 T51 T15 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT T16 CUT

Note: Turner only played in The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 19 1999 Ending 9 May 1999" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 22 October 2019.

External linksEdit