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Irish wins worldwide

On the European Tour

Christy O'Connor Snr - 24

Christy O'Connor Snr

Christy O'Connor Snr

Swallow Penfold (1955), Spalding, tie (1956), Dunlop Masters (1956, 1959), News of the World Matchplay (1957), Gleneagles Hotel (1959), Daks (1959), Irish Hospitals (1960, 1962), Ballantine (1960), Carling Caledonian (1961), Martini International (tie 1963, 1964), Jeyes (1964), Carrolls International (1964, 1966, 1967, 1972). Senior Service (1965), Gallaher Ulster Open (1966, 1968, 1969), Alcan International (tie 1968), John Player Classic (1970) 

14 - Pádraig Harrington

Pádraig Harrington

Pádraig Harrington

2008 Open Championship, 2008 US PGA Championship, 2007 Open Championship, 2007 Irish Open, 2006 Alfred Dunhill Links, 2004 Omega Hong Kong Open, 2004 Linde German Masters, 2003 BMW Asian Open, 2003 Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe, 2002 dunhill links championship, 2001 Volvo Masters Andalucia, 2000 Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open, 2000 BBVA Open Turespaña Masters Comunidad de Madrid, 1996 Peugeot Spanish Open. 

14 - Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke. Picture Phil Inglis/ www.golffile.ie

Darren Clarke. Picture Phil Inglis/ www.golffile.ie

2011 Open Championship, 2011 Iberdrola Open, 2008 KLM Open, 2008 BMW Asian Open, 2003 WGC - NEC Invitational, 2002 Compass English Open, 2001 Smurfit European Open, 2000 WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play, 2000 The Compass Group English Open, 1999 Compass Group English Open, 1996 Linde German Masters, 1998 Benson and Hedges International Open, 1998 Volvo Masters, 1993 Alfred Dunhill Open

Graeme McDowell. Picture David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie

Graeme McDowell. Picture David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie

9 - Graeme McDowell

2013 Open de France, Volvo World Match Play, 2010 Andalucia Valderrama Masters, 2010 US Open, 2010 Celtic Manor Wales Open, 2008 Barclays Scottish Open, 2008 Ballantine’s Championship, 2004 Telecom Italia Open, 2002 Volvo Scandinavian Masters.

8 - Des Smyth

Des Smyth. Picture Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie

Des Smyth. Picture Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie

2001 Madeira Islands Open, 1993 Madrid Open, 1988 BNP Jersey Open, 1983 Sanyo Open, 1981 Coral Classic, 1980 Newcastle Brown “900” Open, 1980 Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open, 1979 Sun Alliance Match Play Championship

7 - Fred Daly

1952 Daks Tournament, 1952 PGA Matchplay Championship; 1948 Swallow Penfold Tournament, 1948 PGA Matchplay Championship; 1947 Open Championship, 1947 PGA Matchplay Championship; 1946 Irish Open

7 - Ronan Rafferty

1993 Hohe Brucke Austrian Open,  1992 Portuguese Open, 1990 PLM Open, 1990 Ebel European Masters Swiss Open, 1989 Lancia Italian Open, 1989 Scandinavian Enterprise Open, 1989 Volvo Masters

5- Michael Hoey

2103 M2M Russian Open, 2012 Trophée Hassan II, 2011 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, 2011 Madeira Islands Open, 2009 Estoril Open de Portugal

5 - Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy poses with the Wanamaker Trophy following his win in the 2012 US PGA Championship. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie

Rory McIlroy poses with the Wanamaker Trophy following his win in the 2012 US PGA Championship. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie

2012 DP World Tour Championship, 2012 US PGA Championsip, 2011 United States Open, Hong Kong Open 2009 Dubai Desert Classic

5 - Harry Bradshaw

1958 PGA Championship, 1955 British Masters, 1953 British Masters, 1949 Irish Open, 1947 Irish Open 

5 - David Feherty

1992 Iberia Madrid Open, 1991 Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open, 1989 BMW International Open, 1986 Italian Open, 1986 Bell’s Scottish Open

4 - Paul McGinley

2005 Volvo Masters, 2001 Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open, 1997 Oki Pro-Am, 1996 Hohe Brucke Open

4 - Christy O’Connor Jnr

1992 Dunhill British Masters, 1989 Jersey European Airways Open, 1975 Martini International with Ian Stanley, 1975 Carroll’s Irish Open

4 - Eamonn Darcy

1990 Emirates Airlines Desert Classic, 1987 Volvo Belgian Open, 1983 Benson and Hedges Spanish Open, 1977 Greater Manchester Open

4 - Eddie Polland

1980 Benson and Hedges Spanish Open, 1976 Spanish Open, 1975 Sun Alliance Match Play Championship, 1973 Penfold Bournemouth Tournament

3 - Philip Walton

1995 Open Catalonia, 1995 Murphy’s English Open, 1990 Peugeot Open de France

2 - John O’Leary

1982 Carroll’s Irish Open, 1976 Greater Manchester Open

2 - Jimmy Martin

1964 Piccadilly Medal, 1968 Carrolls International

2 - Shane Lowry 

2012 Portugal Masters, 2009 3 Irish Open,* as an amateur),  

1 - Simon Thornton (2013 Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC), Peter Lawrie (2008 Spanish Open), Damien McGrane (2008 Volvo China Open), Liam Higgins (1977 Kerrygold International), Paddy McGuirk(1973 Carrolls International), Jimmy Kinsella (1972 Madrid Open), Hugh Jackson (1968 Piccadilly Medal), Hugh Boyle (1966 Daks Tournament), David Sheahan (1962 Jeyes Tournament *am).


Irish winners on the US PGA Tour

6 - Rory McIlroy

2012 BMW Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship, US PGA, Honda Classic; 2011 US OPEN; 2010 Quail Hollow Championship

5 - Pádraig Harrington

2008 Open Championship, US PGA; 2007 Open Championship, 2005 Barclays Classic, Honda Classic

3 - Darren Clarke 

2011 Open Championship, 2003 NEC Invitational, 2000 WGC - Andersen Consulting World Match Play Championship

2 - Graeme McDowell 

2013 RBC Heritage, 2010 US Open

Unofficial US wins

2 Graeme McDowell (Chevron World Challenge 2010, World Challenge 2012), 

1 - Padraig Harrington (Target World Challenge 2002); 

Year by Year - Irish winners on the European Tour

2013 (4) Graeme McDowell (Open de France Alstom, Volvo World Match Play Championship), Simon Thornton (Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC), Michael Hoey (M2M Russian Open)

2012 (4) Rory McIlroy (US PGA, DP World Tour Championship), Shane Lowry (Portugal Masters), Michael Hoey (Trophée Hassan II)

2011 (6) Michael Hoey (Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Madeira Islands Open), Darren Clarke (Iberdrola Open, Open Championship), Rory McIlroy (US Open, Hong Kong Open), 

2010 (3) Graeme McDowell (Andalucia Valderrama Masters, US Open, Celtic Manor Wales Open)

2009 (3) Rory McIlroy (Dubai Desert Classic), Michael Hoey (Estoril Open de Portugal), Shane Lowry *am (The 3 Irish Open).

2008 (8) Padraig Harrington  (The Open, US PGA), Graeme McDowell (Ballantine’s Championship, Barclays Scottish Open). Darren Clarke (KLM Open, BMW Asian Open), Peter Lawrie (Spanish Open), Damien McGrane (Volvo China Open). 

2007 (2) Padraig Harrington 2 (Irish Open, The Open)

2006 (1) Padraig Harrington 1 (Alfred Dunhill Links)

2005 (1) Paul McGinley 1 (Volvo Masters)

2004 (3) Padraig Harrington 2 (Omega Hong Kong Open, Linde German Masters); Graeme McDowell 1 (Telecom Italia Open)

2003 (3) Padraig Harrington 2 (BMW Asian Open, Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe); Darren Clarke 1 (WGC - NEC Invitational)

2002 (2) Padraig Harrington 1 (dunhill links championship); Graeme McDowell 1 (Volvo Scandinavian Masters); Darren Clarke 1 (Compass English Open)

2001 (4) Darren Clarke 1 (Smurfit European Open); Paul McGinley 1 (Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open); Padraig Harrington 1 (Volvo Masters Andalucia); Des Smyth (Madeira Island Open)

2000 (4) Darren Clarke 2 (WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play, The Compass Group English Open); Padraig Harrington 2 (Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open, BBVA Open Turespaña Masters Comunidad de Madrid)

1999 (1) Darren Clarke 1 (Compass Group English Open);  

1998 (2) Darren Clarke 2 (Benson and Hedges International Open, Volvo Masters)

1997 (1) Paul McGinley 1 (Oki Pro-Am); 

1996 (3) Padraig Harrington 1 (Peugeot Spanish Open); Paul McGinley 1 (Hohe Brucke Open); Darren Clarke 1 (Linde German Masters)

1995 (2) Philip Walton 2 (Open Catalonia, Murphy’s English Open)

1994 (0)

1993 (3) Ronan Rafferty 1 (Hohe Brucke Austrian Open), Darren Clarke 1 (Alfred Dunhill Open); Des Smyth 1 (Madrid Open). 

1992 (3) Ronan Rafferty 1 (Portuguese Open); Christy O’Connor Jnr 1 (Dunhill British Masters); David Feherty 1 (Iberia Madrid Open)

1991 (1) David Feherty 1 (Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open)

1990 (4) Eamonn Darcy 1 (Emirates Airlines Desert Classic); Philip Walton 1 (Peugeot Open de France); Ronan Rafferty 2 (PLM Open, Ebel European Masters Swiss Open).

1989 (5 wins) Ronan Rafferty 3 (Lancia Italian Open, Scandinavian Enterprise Open, Volvo Masters), Christy O’Connor Jnr 1 (Jersey European Airways Open),  David Feherty (BMW International Open)

1988 (1) Des Smyth (BNP Jersey Open)

1987 (1) Eamonn Darcy (Volvo Belgian Open)

1986 (2) David Feherty 2 (Italian Open, Bell’s Scottish Open)

1985 (0)

1984 (0)

1983 (2) Eamonn Darcy 1 (Benson and Hedges Spanish Open), Des Smyth 1 (Sanyo Open) back to back.

1982 (1) John O’Leary 1( Carroll’s Irish Open) 

1981 (1) Des Smyth 1 (Coral Classic)

1980 (3) Eddie Polland 1 (Benson and Hedges Spanish Open), Des Smyth 2 (Newcastle Brown “900” Open, Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open - back to back)

1979 (1) Des Smyth 1 (Sun Alliance Match Play Championship)

1978 (0)

1977 (2) Liam Higgins 1 (Kerrygold International), Eamonn Darcy 1 (The Multi-Sponsored Greater Manchester Open)

1976 (2) Eddie Polland 1 (Spanish Open), John O’Leary 1 (Greater Manchester Open)

1975 (3) Christy O’Connor Jnr 2 (Martini International with Ian Stanley, Carroll’s Irish Open), Eddie Polland 1 (Sun Alliance Match Play Championship)

1974 (0)

1973 (2) Eddie Polland 1 (Penfold Bournemouth Tournament), Paddy McGuirk 1(Carrolls International)

1972 (2) Jimmy Kinsella 1 (Madrid Open), Christy O’Connor 1 (Carrolls International)

 

PGA EUROPEAN TOUR (Prior to 1972)

1946: Fred Daly (Irish Open).

1947: Fred Daly (British Open, PGA Matchplay Championship), Harry Bradshaw (Irish Open).

1948: Fred Daly (Swallow Penfold Tournament, PGA Matchplay Championship).

1949: Harry Bradshaw (Irish Open).

1952: Fred Daly (Daks Tournament, PGA Matchplay Championship).

1953: Harry Bradshaw (British Masters).

1955: Harry Bradshaw (British Masters), Christy O’Connor (Swallow Penfold Tournament).

1956: Christy O’Connor (British Masters).

1957: Christy O’Connor (PGA Matchplay Championship).

1958: Harry Bradshaw (BMW Championship).

1959: Christy O’Connor (Daks Tournament, British Masters).

1960: Christy O’Connor (Ballantine Tournament, Irish Hospitals Tournament).

1961: Christy O’Connor (Carling Caledonian Tournament).

1962: Christy O’Connor (Irish Hospitals Tournament), David Sheahan *am (Jeyes Tournament).

1963: Christy O’Connor (Martini International, tied with Neil Coles).

1964: Christy O’Connor (Carrolls International, Martini International, Jeyes Tournament), Jimmy Martin (Piccadilly Medal).

1965: Christy O’Connor (Senior Service Tournament).

1966: Christy O’Connor (Carrolls International, Gallaher Ulster Open), Hugh Boyle (Daks Tournament).

1967: Christy O’Connor (Carrolls International).

1968: Christy O’Connor (Gallaher Ulster Open, Alcan International), Jimmy Martin (Carrolls International), Hugh Jackson (Piccadilly Medal).

1969: Christy O’Connor (Gallaher Ulster Open).

1970: Christy O’Connor (John Player Classic, Bowmaker Pro-Am).