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Player Profile

Mark O'Meara

In a professional career spanning over 20 years to date, Mark O'Meara has won 30 tournaments, 16 of them on the PGA Tour including two majors.

1998 Masters - Getty Images

At age 41 he became to oldest player ever to win two majors in the same year by taking the 1998 Masters and British Open titles and then finished off the year by beating close friend, Tiger Woods, in the final of the Cisco Systems World Match Play Championship at Wentworth. Consequently, he was named PGA Player of the Year for 1998.
Born in 1957, Mark O'Meara turned professional in 1980. Having won the U.S. Amateur Championship the previous year. He was named rookie of the year and never looked back.

Between 1984 and 1999 O'Meara was selected to represent the United States in no less than 17 team competitions including 5 Ryder Cups and 7 Dunhill Cups.

1998 British Open - Getty Images

Dubai Desert Classic 2004 - Getty Images

Not having won a Tour event since 1998, Mark O'Meara showed that, at the age of 47 he can still hold his own against the best players in the world. In the photo (left) we see him being presented with the winner's trophy by His Higness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai after winning the Dubai Desert Classic  on March 7, 2004.

For more information about Mark O'Meara,
read his full bio at www.pgatour.com


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Article by Andy Smith

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