Who's who: Mark McNulty

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Who's who: Mark McNulty

  • Name:

    Mark William McNulty
  • Country:

    Zimbabwe
  • Born:

    Oct 25, 1953 in Bindura, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1977

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (1994, '96). Multiple wins on the Sunshine Tour (33), European Tour (16), PGA Champions Tour (8) and other international tours. PGA Champions Tour Rookie of the Year (2004). Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner (1980/81, '81/82, '84/85, '85/86, '86/87, '92/93, '96/97, '97/98, 2000/01).

Did you know?

McNulty is second only to Gary Player in terms of the number of wins he's recorded on the South African/Sunshine Tour. He also enjoyed a long and highly successful career on the European Tour, which included a second-place finish in the 1990 Open Championship at St Andrews.

Formerly a Zimbabwean citizen, McNulty became an Irish citizen in 2003, his maternal grandmother having been born in Northern Ireland. In making this change he cited concerns about passport renewal delays in Zimbabwe, although the confiscation of his family's farm by the Mugabe regime must also have been a factor.

Top tournaments won by Mark McNulty

2011
America
189 (-27)
$230,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

189 (-27)

Prize money

$230,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 22-24; two-man better-ball team event). Mark McNulty (Zim) & David Eger (USA) beat Kenny Perry (USA) & Scott Hoch (USA) at the second playoff hole. [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].

2009
America
Glen Oaks CC, IA
203 (-10)
$258,750
Principal

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Glen Oaks CC, IA

Score

203 (-10)

Prize money

$258,750

Title sponsor

Principal

Played as the Principal Charity Classic (May 29-31). McNulty (Zim/Ire) beat Fred Funk (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole; Nick Price (Zim) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].

2007
Majors
272 (-16)
$390,000
JELD-WEN

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$390,000

Title sponsor

JELD-WEN

Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 16-19). Second-placed David Edwards (USA) finished 5 shots behind McNulty (Zim/Ire), who recorded his first major championship win. [Crosswater Club, Sunriver Resort, nr Bend, Oregon].

2005
America
200 (-16)
$240,000
Administaff

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Administaff

Played as the Administaff Small Business Classic (Oct 14-16). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim/Ire). [Augusta Pines GC, Spring, Texas].

2005
Awards
69.41
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

69.41

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

McNulty (Zim/Ire) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour. Dana Quigley (USA) was second with 69.64; Craig Stadler (USA) was third with 69.65.

2005
America
204 (-12)
$232,500
Bank of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$232,500

Title sponsor

Bank of America

Played as the Bank of America Championship (June 24-26). McNulty (Zim/Ire) beat Tom Purtzer (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole; Don Pooley (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].

2004
America
277 (-11)
$440,000
Charles Schwab

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Sonoma

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$440,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 21-24; Champions Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim/Ire), who recorded back-to-back Champions Tour wins, and his third in 2004. [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].

2004
Awards
$1,423,048
see Score
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

$1,423,048

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Mark McNulty (Zim/Ire) won the Champions Tour 2004 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished seventh on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,423,048.

2004
America
195 (-18)
$225,000
SBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

195 (-18)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

SBC

Played as the SBC Championship (Oct 15-17). Second-placed Gary McCord (USA) finished 8 shots behind McNulty (Zim/Ire). [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

2004
America
200 (-13)
$240,000
Outback Steakhouse

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Outback Steakhouse

Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (Feb 20-22). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner McNulty (Zim/Ire), who was making his debut on the tour. [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].

2001
Africa
274 (-6)
R158,000
Nashua Nedtel

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

R158,000

Title sponsor

Nashua Nedtel

Played as the Nashua Nedtel Cellular Masters (Jan 11-14; Sunshine Tr 2000/01 season). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) and Des Terblanche (RSA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [Wild Coast Sun CC, Port Edward, Eastern Cape].

2001
Africa
280 (-8)
€169,283
Mercedes-Benz

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

€169,283

Title sponsor

Mercedes-Benz

Played as the Mercedes-Benz South African Open (Jan 25-28; Sunshine/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim), who recorded the last of his 16 European Tour wins. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].

2000
Awards
R1,603,481
see Score
Sunshine Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

R1,603,481

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Sunshine Tr

2000/01 Sunshine Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won for the ninth time in his career by McNulty (Zim) with season earnings of R1,603,481. Bradford Vaughan (RSA) was second with R686,414; Roger Wessels (RSA) was third with R632,383.

1997
Awards
R589,052
see Score
Vodacom

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

R589,052

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Vodacom

1997/98 South Africa Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won for the eighth time in his career by McNulty (Zim) with season earnings of R589,052. Tony Johnstone (Zim) was second with R553,326; Scott Dunlap (RSA) was third with R368,377. Known as the Vodacom Southern Africa Tour.

1997
Africa
276 (-12)
R118,500
San Lameer

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

R118,500

Title sponsor

San Lameer

Played as the San Lameer South African Masters (Jan 16-19; S African Tr 1996/7 season). Second-placed Adilson da Silva (Braz) finished 4 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [San Lameer Estate, nr Southbroom, KZN, S Africa].

1996
Europe
266 (-18)
£108,330
Sun Microsystems

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Sun Microsystems

Played as the Sun Microsystems Dutch Open (July 25-28). Second-placed and defending champion Scott Hoch (USA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].

1996
Awards
70.13
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

70.13

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

McNulty (Zim) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Colin Montgomerie (Scot) was second with 70.26; Costantino Rocca (Italy) was third with 70.83.

1996
Europe
276 (-8)
£150,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

£150,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 24-27; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed José Cóceres (Arg), Sam Torrance (Scot), Wayne Westner (RSA) and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 7 shots behind McNulty (Zim), who recorded his 15th European Tour win. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].

1996
Africa
282 (-6)
R351,204
Dimension Data

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

R351,204

Title sponsor

Dimension Data

Played as the inaugural Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb 8-11; S African/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Brenden Pappas (RSA), Nick Price (Zim) and Ricky Willison (USA) finished 4 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1994
Europe
274 (-14)
£87,500
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£87,500

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 4-7). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [St Eurach L&GC, Iffeldorf, Bavaria, Germany].

1993
Africa
265 (-15)
R79,000
Lexington

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

R79,000

Title sponsor

Lexington

Played as the Lexington PGA Championship (Jan 14-17; S African Tr 1992/93 season). Second-placed John Bland (RSA), Nick Price (Zim), Wayne Westner (RSA) and David Frost (RSA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].

1992
Awards
R250,079
see Score
FNB

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

R250,079

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

FNB

1992/93 South Africa Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won for the sixth time in his career by McNulty (Zim) with season earnings of R250,079. Ernie Els (RSA) was second with R222,495; Retief Goosen (RSA) was third with R204,289. Known as the FNB Summer Tour.

1991
Europe
273 (-15)
£87,500
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£87,500

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo German Open. Defending champion McNulty (Zim) beat Paul Broadhurst (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].

1990
Europe
270 (-18)
£77,896
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£77,896

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo German Open. Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) finished 3 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].

1990
Europe
280 (-8)
£50,000
Credit Lyonnais

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Credit Lyonnais

Played as the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open (April 13-16). Second-placed Ronan Rafferty (N.ire) finished 3 shots behind McNulty (Zim), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].

1989
Europe
261 (-15)
£48,285
Torras

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

261 (-15)

Prize money

£48,285

Title sponsor

Torras

Played as the Torras Monte Carlo Open (July 5-8). Second-placed José María Cañizares (Esp) and Jeff Hawkes (RSA) finished 6 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Monte-Carlo GC, Mont Agel, La Turbie, French Riviera].

1988
Europe
279 (-9)
£31,588
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£31,588

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cannes Open (April 14-17). Second-placed Joey Sindalar (USA) and Ron Commans (USA) finished 3 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

Title sponsor

B&H

Played as the inaugural Benson & Hedges Trophy (Nov 10-13; European and LET Trs mixed pairs unofficial money event). Second-placed José María Cañizares (Esp) & Tania Abitbol (Esp) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of Mark McNulty (Zim) & Marie-Laure de Taya (Fra; née de Lorenzi). [No.1 course, Golf La Moraleja, Alcobendas, nr Madrid; now called Real (Royal) La Moraleja].

1987
Europe
259 (-25)
£45,196
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

259 (-25)

Prize money

£45,196

Title sponsor

x

Played as the German Open. Second-placed Antonio Garrido (Esp) finished 3 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

278

Prize money

Title sponsor

Southern Suns

Played as the Southern Suns South African Open. McNulty (Zim) beat Fulton Allem (RSA) in a playoff. [King David Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA; at the time known as Mowbray GC].

1987
Europe
274 (-14)
£33,333
Dunhill

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£33,333

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill British Masters (June 4-7). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1987
Europe
273 (-15)
£21,660
London Standard

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£21,660

Title sponsor

London Standard

Played as the London Standard Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity (May 28-31). McNulty (Zim) beat Sam Torrance (Scot) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£16,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open. Second-placed Ian Mosey (Eng) finished 4 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [South course, Quinta do Lago GC, nr Almancil, Algarve, Portugal].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

S Africa Tr

1986/87 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the third straight time and fifth time in his career by McNulty (Zim).

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Safmarine

Played as the Safmarine South African Masters. Fultom Allem (RSA) finished in second place behind defending champion McNulty (Zim). [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Sun City Golf Challenge (Dec 4-7; unofficial event; limited field of nine top tour professionals). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind McNulty (Zim), who was making his debut in this event. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1985
Africa
278 (-10)
Safmarine

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Safmarine

Played as the Safmarine South African Masters. Won by McNulty (Zim). [Milnerton GC, nr Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

S Africa Tr

1985/86 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the second straight time and fourth time in his career by McNulty (Zim).

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

S Africa Tr

1984/85 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the third time in his career by McNulty (Zim).

1982
Africa
275 (-13)
£9,000
SAB

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

SAB

Played as the SAB South African Masters (Jan 21-24). Second-placed Denis Watson (Zim) finished 2 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Milnerton GC, nr Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

S Africa Tr

1981/82 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the second straight time by McNulty (Zim).

1980
Europe
280 (-8)
£7,388
Braun

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£7,388

Title sponsor

Braun

Played as the Braun German Open. Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) and Tony Charnley (Eng) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [Berlin-Wannsee G&LC, nr Potsdam, Berlin].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Malaysian Open. Second-placed Tsao Chien-teng (Taiw) finished 9 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

S Africa Tr

1980/81 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won by McNulty (Zim).

1979
Europe
267 (-13)
£5,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McNulty, Mark

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Manchester Open (June 21-24). Second-placed Manuel Piñero (Esp) finished 5 shots behind first-time European Tour winner McNulty (Zim). [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].

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