Who's who: Carl Mason

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Who's who: Carl Mason

  • Name:

    Carl Mason
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    June 25, 1953 in Buxton, County of Derbyshire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Goring & Streatley GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1973

Roll of Honour

British Youths Amateur Open champion (1973). European Tour wins (2) and European Snr Tour wins (25). European Tour Rookie of the Year (1974). European Senior Tour Rookie of the Year (2003) and Order of Merit winner (2003, '04, '07).

Did you know?

After an excellent amateur career Mason turned professional in 1973, becoming the European Tour Rookie of the Year the following season. It took 20 years and 455 starts on the Tour to record his first win, which came at the 1994 Andalucian Open. His only other European Tour win came in the same season at the Scottish Open.

If Mason's record on the European Tour was 'modest,' his performance on the European Senior Tour was outstanding. Among the over-50s he became a prolific winner and topped the season-long Order of Merit three times (2003, '04, '07). He won at least one event in each season between 2003 and 2011, but more usually recorded two, three or four wins a year. In both 2004 and 2007 he triumphed on five separate occasions.

Top tournaments won by Carl Mason

2011
Europe
200 (-13)
€30,000
OKI

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

OKI

Played as the OKI Open de Espana Senior by Cleveland Golf/Srixon (May 18-20). Second-placed George Ryall (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Mason (Eng), who became the most prolific winner on the European Snr Tour claiming his 24th title, one more than Tommy Horton (Eng). [El Valle Resort, Murcia, Spain].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

€27,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Benahavis Senior Masters (Oct 14-16). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) and Gary Wolstenholme (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded the last of his record 25 European Snr Tour wins. [La Quinta G&CC, Costa del Sol, Spain].

2010
Europe
199 (-11)
€37,500
Bad Ragaz

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

199 (-11)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Bad Ragaz

Played as the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open (July 2-4). Jerry Bruner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mason (Eng). A hole-in-one at the par-3 3rd in the final round helped Mason towards his record-equalling 23rd European Snr Tour win. [GC Bad Ragaz, Switzerland].

2009
Europe
279 (-9)
€47,115
De Vere

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€47,115

Title sponsor

De Vere

Played as the De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship (June 25-28). Second-placed Angel Franco (Para) and Chris Williams (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded the last of his three wins in this event. [Hunting course, Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].

2009
Europe
206 (-7)
€27,000
ISPS

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

206 (-7)

Prize money

€27,000

Title sponsor

ISPS

Played as the Benahavis Senior Masters presented by ISPS (Oct 16-18). Mason (Eng) beat Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) at the second playoff hole. [La Quinta G&CC, Costa del Sol, Spain].

2008
Europe
194 (-16)
€39,000
Bad Ragaz

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

194 (-16)

Prize money

€39,000

Title sponsor

Bad Ragaz

Played as the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open (Aug 8-10). Second-placed Bill Longmuir (Scot) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Mason (Eng), who recorded his 20th win on the European Snr Tour. [GC Bad Ragaz, Switzerland].

2007
Europe
194 (-16)
€31,500
Bad Ragaz

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

194 (-16)

Prize money

€31,500

Title sponsor

Bad Ragaz

Played as the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open (Aug 10-12). Second-placed David J Russell (Eng), Horacio Carbonetti (Arg) and Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 6 shots behind Mason (Eng). [GC Bad Ragaz, Switzerland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

€49,713

Title sponsor

x

Played as the European Senior Masters (Aug 31-Sept 2). Defending champion Mason (Eng) beat Costantino Rocca (Italy) at the first playoff hole. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

€110,358

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open (June 15-17). Second-placed Ross Drummond (Scot) and Juan Quiros (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded his 15th European Snr Tour win in 4 years. [Conwy (Caernarvonshire) GC, Conwy, N Wales].

2007
Awards
€412,376
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Score

€412,376

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Mason (Eng) won his third Eurpn Snr Tr Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with 2007 season earnings of €412,376 on the Tour. Costantino Rocca (Italy) was second with €277,782; Juan Quiros (Esp) was third with €235,923.

2007
Europe
Stoke by Nayland
268 (-20)
€49,270
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Stoke by Nayland

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€49,270

Title sponsor

x

Played as the PGA Seniors Championship (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Costantino Rocca (Italy) and Philippe Dugeny (Fra) finished 6 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded back-to-back wins on the European Snr Tour and the second of his three wins in this event. [Gainsborough course, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath, nr Colchester, Essex].

2007
Europe
199 (-17)
€48,750
OKI

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

€48,750

Title sponsor

OKI

Played as the OKI Castellon Open de Espana Senior (Oct 19-21). Second-placed Luis Carbonetti (Arg) finished 4 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded his fifth win on the European Snrs Tour in 2007. [GC Mediterráneo, Castellon, Spain].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

€50,101

Title sponsor

x

Played as the European Senior Masters (Sept 8-10). Second-placed Horacio Carbonetti (Arg) finished 2 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

2006
Europe
204 (-9)
€45,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Estoril Seniors Open de Portugal (Oct 20-22). Second-placed Sam Torrance (Scot) and Stewart Ginn (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Oitavos Dunes, nr Cascais, Portugal].

2006
Europe
212 (-4)
€33,080
Midas

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

€33,080

Title sponsor

Midas

Played as the Midas Group English Seniors Open (Sept 15-17; last played in 2004). Second-placed Stewart Ginn (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng), who claimed his third straight win in this event. [Nicklaus course, St Mellion Intl Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall].

2005
Europe
200 (-16)
€33,577
De Vere

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

€33,577

Title sponsor

De Vere

Played as the De Vere Northumberland Seniors Classic (June 24-26). Second placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 3 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Priestman course, Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].

2005
Europe
202 (-5)
€113,052
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

202 (-5)

Prize money

€113,052

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open (July 1-3). Second-placed Denis O'Sullivan (Ire) and Bob Charles (NZ) finished 5 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Royal St David's GC, Harlech, Gwynedd].

2004
Europe
275 (-13)
€50,369
De Vere

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€50,369

Title sponsor

De Vere

Played as the De Vere PGA Seniors Championship (Aug 5-8). Mason (Eng) beat Seiji Ebihara (Jpn) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record the first of his three wins in this event. Jim Rhodes (Eng) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Nicklaus course, Carden Park, Cheshire].

2004
Europe
213 (-3)
€33,122
ADT

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

€33,122

Title sponsor

ADT

Played as the ADT English Seniors Open (Sept 24-26; next played in 2006). Second-placed John Chillas (Scot) and Bob Cameron (Eng) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Mason (Eng). [Formby Hall GC, Formby, Merseyside].

2004
Europe
Tobago Plantns GC
207 (-9)
€27,597
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Tobago Plantns GC

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

€27,597

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic (March 19-21; Eurpn Snr Tr season opener). Second-placed David Good (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Tobago Plantations GC, Lowlands, Tobago].

2004
Awards
€354,775
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Score

€354,775

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Mason (Eng) won his second straight Eurpn Snr Tr Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with 2004 season earnings of €354,775 on the Tour. Pete Oakley (USA) was second with €286,385; John Chillas (Scot) was third with €218,280.

2004
Europe
Flamingos GC
3 & 2
€23,429
Daily Telegraph

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Flamingos GC

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

€23,429

Title sponsor

Daily Telegraph

Played as the Daily Telegraph Turismo Andaluz European Seniors Match Play Championship (Sept 8-11). Defending champion Mason (Eng) beat John Chillas (Scot) 3 and 2 in the final. [Flamingos GC, Villa Padierna, nr Estepona, Costa del Sol].

2004
Europe
206 (-10)
€49,500
AIB

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

€49,500

Title sponsor

AIB

Played as the AIB Irish Seniors Open (June 4-6). Second-placed Nick Job (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng). [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].

2003
Awards
€350,242
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Score

€350,242

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Mason (Eng) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2003 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished No.1 on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €350,242.

2003
Europe
208 (-8)
€32,354
Merseyside

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

€32,354

Title sponsor

Merseyside

Played as the inaugural Merseyside English Seniors Open (Sept 26-28). Second-placed Bill Longmuir (Scot) and Denis O'Sullivan (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng). Mason secured the 2003 European Snr Tour Order of Merit title with this win, with two events still to be played. [Hillside GC, Southport, Merseyside].

2003
Europe
Flamingos GC
1 up
€22,729
Daily Telegraph

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Flamingos GC

Score

1 up

Prize money

€22,729

Title sponsor

Daily Telegraph

Played as the Daily Telegraph Turismo Andaluz Seniors Match Play Championship (Sept 17-20). Mason (Eng) beat Denis O'Sullivan (Ire) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. [Flamingos GC, Villa Padierna, nr Estepona, Costa del Sol].

2003
Europe
203 (-10)
€28,159
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

203 (-10)

Prize money

€28,159

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Mobile Cup (July 11-13). Second-placed Bob Cameron (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng), who recorded the first of his 25 European Snr Tour wins. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].

2003
Europe
202 (-11)
€37,320
Estoril

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

€37,320

Title sponsor

Estoril

Played as the Estoril Seniors Tour Championship (Oct 10-12; Eurpn Snr Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Noel Ratcliffe (Aus), Keith MacDonald (Eng) and Dragon Taki (Jap) finished 8 shots behind Mason. [Oitavos Dunes, nr Cascais, Portugal].

2003
Awards
€350,241
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Score

€350,241

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Mason (Eng) won the John Jacobs Trophy as the Eurpn Snr Tr 2003 Order of Merit winner, with earnings of €350,241 on the Tour. Bill Longmuir (Scot) was second with €253,667; Terry Gale (Aus) was third with €195,727.

1994
Europe
278 (-10)
£50,535
Turespana

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£50,535

Title sponsor

Turespana

Played as the Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia (Feb 24-27). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) finished 2 shots behind 40-year-old Mason (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win at the 455th attempt. [Montecastillo Resort, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain].

1994
Europe
265 (-15)
£100,000
Bell's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Bell's

Played as Bell's Scottish Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Peter Mitchell (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].

1987
Africa
275 (-9)
£9,868
555

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

£9,868

Title sponsor

555

Played as the 555 Kenya Open (Safari Tr event). Mason (Eng) beat Roger Chapman (Eng) and Gordon J. Brand (Eng) in a playoff. [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].

1974
Awards
952.74 pts
£2,338
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mason, Carl

Venue

Score

952.74 pts

Prize money

£2,338

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Mason (Eng) won the European Tour 1974 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Mason finished 67th on the Tour's (points-based) Order of Merit; he won £2,338 in prize money during the season.

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