Who's who: Eamonn Darcy

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Who's who: Eamonn Darcy

  • Name:

    Eamonn Darcy
  • Country:

    Ireland
  • Born:

    Aug 7, 1952 in Delgany, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Delgany GC, Co Wicklow; Grange GC nr Dublin.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1968

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1975, '77, '81, '87). Total professional wins (15), including European Tour (4), and wins in Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Did you know?

One of Ireland's most successful golfers of recent times, Darcy's European Tour successes included wins in the Belgian and Spanish Opens. During the 1970s and '80s he played in four Ryder Cups for Great Britain & Ireland. In 1976 he finished second on the European Tour Order of Merit behind Seve Ballesteros.

Top tournaments won by Eamonn Darcy

1990
Europe
276 (-12)
£45,825
Emirates Airlines

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Darcy, Eamonn

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£45,825

Title sponsor

Emirates Airlines

Played as the Emirates Airlines Desert Classic (Feb 22-25; European Tour event). Second-placed David Feherty (N.Ire) finished 4 shots behind Eamonn Darcy (Ire), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

1987
Europe
200 (-13)
£25,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Darcy, Eamonn

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

£25,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Belgian Open (June 17-20; played for the first time since 1979). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). Tournament played over 54 holes due to bad weather. [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].

1983
Europe
277 (-11)
£9,522
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Darcy, Eamonn

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£9,522

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges Spanish Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). [Royal (Real) Las Brisas, Nueva Andalucía, Costa del Sol; at the time known as Las Brisas GC].

1982
Africa
274 (-10)
US$11,500
B&H

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Darcy, Eamonn

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

US$11,500

Title sponsor

B&H

Played as the Benson & Hedges Kenya Open. Second-placed David Jagger (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].

1980
Aus/NZ
268 (-12)
NZ$14,300
Air NZ/Shell

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Darcy, Eamonn

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

NZ$14,300

Title sponsor

Air NZ/Shell

Played as the Air New Zealand Shell Open (Nov 27-30). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Darcy (Ire), who secured his first and only Australia Tour win. [Titirangi GC, New Lynn, Auckland, NZ].

1977
Europe
269 (-11)
£4,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Darcy, Eamonn

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

£4,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Manchester Open (June 16-19). Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot), John Morgan (Eng) and Ken Brown (Scot) finished 8 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Darcy (Ire). [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].

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