John Morgan (golfer)

John Morgan (3 September 1943 – 23 June 2006) was an English professional golfer who competed on the European Tour in the 1970s and 80s.

John Morgan
Personal information
Full nameJohn Morgan
Born(1943-09-03)3 September 1943
Oxford, England
Died23 June 2006(2006-06-23) (aged 62)
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality England
Career
Turned professional1968
Former tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
European Senior Tour8
Other5 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT13: 1974
Achievements and awards
European Seniors Tour
Order of Merit winner
1994
Tooting Bec Cup1974

Morgan was born in Oxford. For much of his career, he was also the club professional at Royal Liverpool, one of only a few touring professionals still to maintain a club role at that time. He seriously competed at the 1974 Open Championship. He was tied for the lead with the eventual champion Gary Player after the first round and remained the in the top ten after rounds 2 and 3. He ultimately finished T-13. He won one tournament on the European Tour, the 1986 Jersey Open, when he overcame Peter Fowler in a play-off. During the 1970s and 1980s he also competed in Africa on the Safari Circuit, where he won four times, including the Nigerian Open and the Ivory Coast Open.

After turning 50, Morgan played on the European Seniors Tour and the Champions Tour. He won the John Jacobs Trophy (European Seniors Order of Merit) in 1994, and was runner up in 1995 and 1996. He won eight European Seniors Tour tournaments including the PGA Seniors Championship twice. He had 59 top-10 finishes, of which 21 were top-3 and 100 top-20 finishes on the European Senior Tour.

Morgan died of a brain tumour at the age of 62. He left behind a wife and four children.[1]

Professional winsEdit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 15 Jun 1986 Jersey Open −13 (65-68-71-71=275) Playoff   Peter Fowler

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1986 Jersey Open   Peter Fowler Won with par on first extra hole

Safari Tour wins (4)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

European Seniors Tour wins (8)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 Jun 1994 Northern Electric Seniors +3 (74-71-74=219) Playoff   Bernard Hunt
2 29 Jul 1994 Lawrence Batley Seniors −8 (67-65-70=202) 4 strokes   José Maria Roca
3 7 Aug 1994 Forte PGA Seniors Championship −7 (68-68-67=203) 2 strokes   David Creamer
4 13 Aug 1995 Forte PGA Seniors Championship −6 (67-70-67=204) Playoff   Antonio Garrido
5 8 Sep 1996 Scottish Seniors Open −7 (71-68-70=209) 4 strokes   Tommy Horton
6 6 Oct 1996 Motor City Seniors Classic −3 (72-69-72=213) 2 strokes   Bill Hardwick,   Tommy Horton,
  Randall Vines
7 16 Aug 1998 West of Ireland Seniors Championship −8 (67-66-72=205) 1 stroke   Denis O'Sullivan
8 16 May 1999 AIB Irish Seniors Open −7 (70-67-72=209) 1 stroke   Brian Barnes,   Noel Ratcliffe

Other senior wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship CUT CUT T13 CUT T36 T29 CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
The Open Championship T31 CUT CUT

Note: Morgan only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1975 Open Championship)
"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tributes follow death of John Morgan". PGA Tour. 23 June 2006. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2009-07-14.

External linksEdit