Miguel Ángel Martín (golfer)

Miguel Ángel Martín (born 2 May 1962) is a Spanish professional golfer.

Miguel Ángel Martín
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Personal information
Full nameMiguel Ángel Martín
Born (1962-05-02) 2 May 1962 (age 58)
Huelva, Spain
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)
Nationality Spain
ResidenceMadrid, Spain
Career
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins11
Highest ranking68 (23 March 1997)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Other8
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT24: 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.[2] 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.[3][4]

Professional wins (11)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
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

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Open Championship T62 T30 CUT T64 CUT CUT CUT T24

Note: Martín only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in senior major championshipsEdit

Results are not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Tradition
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
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 12 1997 Ending 23 Mar 1997" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Miguel Angel Martin – Biography". European Tour. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. ^ Farrell, Andy (4 September 1997). "Axed Martin points the finger at Ballesteros". The Times. London. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Grounded: Miguel Angel Martín, and more, was sacrificed to ensure a European win". Sports Illustrated. 6 October 1997. Retrieved 15 October 2018.

External linksEdit