• Age
    58
  • Turned Pro
    1981
  • Previous Opens
    30
  • Champion golfer of the year
    1989

Mark Calcavecchia

Calcavecchia
Denied by Sandy Lyle's dramatic birdie from a fairway bunker on the final hole of the Masters in 1988, Calcavecchia had to wait only until Royal Troon the following year to become a major winner.

Qualification

Mark Calcavecchia has qualified to play Royal St. George's
Calcavecchia
  • 1987

    Open debut

  • Bowling, Guitar

    Special Interests

  • Tequesta, Florida

    Residence

Denied by Sandy Lyle's dramatic birdie from a fairway bunker on the final hole of the Masters in 1988, Calcavecchia had to wait only until Royal Troon the following year to become a major winner.

Mark Calcavecchia 

After nearly not playing in his third Open Championship because his wife was expecting, he tied with Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady and won the event's first four-hole play-off. 

Twenty years later just down the coast at Turnberry he was only a stroke behind at halfway and in 2012 at Royal Lytham and St Annes, aged 52, he had his first top 10 finish in a major for a decade. 

Spent over 100 weeks in the world's top 10 and among his 13 PGA Tour victories was the 2001 Phoenix Open, where he posted a second round 60 and lifted the title for a third time with a 28-under-par total. 

His four Ryder Cup caps included a memorable half with Colin Montgomerie in the 1991 singles at Kiawah Island, while he partnered former US Open champions Tom Kite and Curtis Strange to the 1989 Alfred Dunhill Cup at St Andrews and was runner-up to Russ Cochran in the 2011 Senior British Open at Walton Heath.

Qualification

Mark Calcavecchia has qualified to play Royal St. George's
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2016
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2015
M/C
80
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2014
WD
-
-
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2013
M/C
72
80
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T9
71
68
69
72
280
-
Royal St George's 2011
M/C
69
79
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2010
73
70
67
77
80
294
6
Turnberry 2009
T27
67
69
77
71
284
-
Royal Birkdale 2008
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Carnoustie 2007
23
74
70
72
69
285
-
Royal Liverpool 2006
41
71
68
68
80
287
-
St Andrews 2005
60
70
73
73
73
289
-
Royal Troon 2004
11
72
73
69
68
282
-
Royal St George's 2003
M/C
78
73
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2002
80
74
66
81
74
295
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
54
72
70
72
75
289
-
St Andrews 2000
26
73
70
71
69
283
-
Carnoustie 1999
M/C
78
81
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 1998
35
69
77
73
74
293
-
Royal Troon 1997
10
74
67
72
69
282
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
41
72
68
76
68
284
-
St Andrews 1995
24
71
72
72
74
289
-
Turnberry 1994
11
71
70
67
68
276
-
Royal St George's 1993
14
66
73
71
68
278
-
Muirfield 1992
28
69
71
73
72
285
-
Royal Birkdale 1991
M/C
71
79
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 1990
M/C
71
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 1989
1
71
68
68
68
275
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1988
M/C
76
84
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 1987
11
69
70
72
74
285
-

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