Miguel Ángel Martín (golfer)
|Miguel Ángel Martín|
|Full name||Miguel Ángel Martín|
|Born||2 May 1962|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)|
|Current tour(s)||European Senior Tour|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Highest ranking||68 (23 March 1997)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||T24: 1999|
Martín was born in Huelva. He started out as a caddie and turned professional in 1981. He has been a member of the European Tour for more than twenty seasons, and in 2005 he became the first Continental European golfer to make 500 appearances on the tour. His best finish on the Order of Merit was 17th in 1996 and he has won three European Tour events. He was also a member of the winning Spanish team at the 2000 Alfred Dunhill Cup.
In 1997 Martín earned a spot in the European Ryder Cup team via the money list, but was forced to withdraw after failing to recover from a wrist injury sustained in July. At the time he felt that he had been excluded in order to have a bigger name player involved. Martín wanted to make his own decision nearer the time, as José María Olazábal had done two years before, but the European Ryder Cup committee requested that he play 18 holes to prove his fitness. He refused as it was just 30 days after his surgery, and despite receiving support from many players, his place on the team was taken by Olazábal, who was next on the qualification list.
Professional wins (11)Edit
European Tour wins (3)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||28 Jun 1992||Peugeot Open de France||−8 (70-71-66-69=276)||2 strokes||Martin Poxon|
|2||2 Feb 1997||Heineken Classic1||−15 (70-67-65-71=273)||1 stroke||Fred Couples|
|3||20 Jun 1999||Moroccan Open||−12 (67-71-70-68=276)||Playoff||David Park|
1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||1996||One 2 One British Masters||Robert Allenby||Lost after concession on first extra hole|
|2||1999||Moroccan Open||David Park||Won with par on sixth extra hole|
Other wins (8)Edit
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||T62||T30||CUT||T64||CUT||CUT||CUT||T24|
Note: Martín only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Results in senior major championshipsEdit
Results are not in chronological order before 2017.
|Senior PGA Championship||CUT||CUT||CUT||T39||T38||T69||CUT|
|U.S. Senior Open||CUT||CUT||T37||T54||CUT||CUT|
|Senior Players Championship||T63||T61|
|The Senior Open Championship||CUT||T45||T13||T22||T63||T6||CUT||T16|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- "Week 12 1997 Ending 23 Mar 1997" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
- "Miguel Angel Martin – Biography". European Tour. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
- Farrell, Andy (4 September 1997). "Axed Martin points the finger at Ballesteros". The Times. London. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
- "Grounded: Miguel Angel Martín, and more, was sacrificed to ensure a European win". Sports Illustrated. 6 October 1997. Retrieved 15 October 2018.