Born:Feb 21, 1963 in Dunedin, South Island, NZ.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer.
Multiple European Tour and international tour winner.
During his professional golfing career Turner was equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia, Europe and Asia. His brothers are former New Zealand cricket captain and prolific batsman Glenn Turner, and award-winning poet Brian Turner.
Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Dec 9-12; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Shane Tait (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Turner (NZ), who recorded the last of his six PGA Tour of Australasia wins. [Victoria GC, Melbourne, Aus].
Played as the AMP Air New Zealand Open (Dec 11-14; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Andrew Coltart (Scot), Jean-Louis Guepy (Fra) and Lucas Parsons (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Turner (NZ). [Royal Auckland & Grange GC, Papatoetoe, Auckland; at the time known as Auckland GC, Middlemore].
Played as the One-2-One British Masters (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Turner (NZ), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Turespana Open de Baleares (March 23-26). Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 2 shots behind Turner (NZ), who recorded his third European Tour win. [No.2 course, Golf Santa Ponsa, Santa Ponça, Mallorca].
Played as the Lancia Martini Italian Open (50th). Second-placed Jose Coceres (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Turner (NZ). [Modena G&CC, Formigine, nr Modena].
Played as the AMP New Zealand Open (Nov 2-5). Second-placed Richard Gilkey (USA) finished 6 shots behind Turner (NZ), who recorded his second Australia Tour win. [Paraparaumu Beach GC, Paraparaumu, NZ].
Played as the Singapore Open. Second-placed Tony Grimes (Can) and Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 4 shots behind Turner (NZ). [Bukit course, Singapore Island CC, Singapore].
Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (July 31-Aug 3). Greg Turner (NZ) beat Craig Stadler (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the first of his four European Tour wins. [Ullna GC, Åkersberga, nr Stockholm, Sweden].
Played as the New Zealand PGA Championship (Dec 29, 1984-Jan 1, 1985). Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Greg Turner (NZ). [Mount Maunganui GC, Tauranga, NZ].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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