Who's who: Mike Harwood

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Who's who: Mike Harwood

  • Name:

    Michael Geoffrey Harwood
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    Jan 8, 1959 in Sydney, New South Wales, Aus.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1979

Roll of Honour

Total professional wins (34), including European Tour (5), Australasian Tour (2) and European Senior Tour (1).

Did you know?

Harwood came closest to winning a major championship at The Open in 1991 at Royal Liverpool. One off the lead after three rounds, he was beaten into second place by fellow countryman Ian Baker-Finch, who finished two clear. Two more Aussies, Craig Parry and Greg Norman also finished in the top ten. Many of Harwood's later professional wins came on the over-50s PGA Australia Legends Tour.

Top tournaments won by Mike Harwood

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€64,443

Title sponsor

OKI

Played as the OKI Castellon Senior Tour Championship (Nov 6-8; European Senior Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Ángel Franco (Par) finished 3 shots behind 50-year-old Mike Harwood (Aus), who recorded his first (and only) win on the Tour. [GC Mediterraneo, Castellon, Spain].

2009
Awards
€120,232
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Venue

Score

€120,232

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Harwood (Aus) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2009 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished ninth on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €120,232.

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Handa

Played as the Handa Australian Senior Open. Harwood (Aus) beat Peter Senior (Aus) and Michael Clayton (Aus) in a playoff. [Royal Perth GC, South Perth, WA, Australia].

1991
Europe
277 (-11)
£83,330
General Accident

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£83,330

Title sponsor

General Accident

Played as the GA European Open (Aug 29-Sep 1). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Harwood (Aus), who recorded the last of his five European Tour wins. [Composite course (predominantly based on the Old course), Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1990
Europe
286 (+2)
£75,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

286 (+2)

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 25-28; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Sam Torrance (Scot) and Steve Richardson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Harwood (Aus). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].

1990
Europe
271 (-17)
£66,660
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£66,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed John Bland (RSA) and defending champion Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Harwood (Aus). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1989
Europe
271 (-13)
£50,000
PLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

PLM

Played as the PLM Open (Aug 17-20). Second-placed Peter Senior (Aus) finished shots behind Harwood (Aus), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Bokskogens GC, Bara, nr Malmo, Sweden].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£33,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open. Second-placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Harwood (Aus). [South course, Quinta do Lago GC, nr Almancil, Algarve, Portugal].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Harwood, Mike

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Mike Harwood (Aus).

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