Name:Wayne Desmond Grady
Born:July 26, 1957 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Occupation:Professional golfer, course designer, TV commentator & analyst.
Turned Pro:1978 (aged 16, regained amateur status, then turned pro again aged 21).
MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1990). Total professional wins (9), including Australasian Tour (3), PGA Tour (2) and European Tour (1).
Wayne Grady Design has undertaken a number of design and remodelling projects, particularly in Australia and also in Vietnam.
Grady spent most of his professional career playing on the PGA Tour, also making occasional European Tour appearances. His career highlight was winning the US PGA Championship in 1990; he also lost out in a three-way playoff against Greg Norman and eventual winner Mark Calcavecchia at the 1989 Open Championship. Grady is the founder of a golf course design business, and is part of the golf commentary and analysis team on the BBC.
Played as the Australian Senior Open. Second-placed David Merriman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Grady (Aus). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
Played as the Australian Senior Open. (not played 1997-2006). Second-placed David Merriman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Grady (Aus). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
Played as the Indonesia PGA Championship.
Played as the Ford Australian PGA Ch'ship. Second-placed and defending champion Brett Ogle (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Grady (Aus). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
The US PGA Championship (72nd) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 3 shots behind Grady (Aus), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].
Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 8-11). Grady (USA) beat Ronnie Black (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as the Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Wayne Grady (Aus). [Bungool course, Riverside Oaks GR, Cattai, NSW].
Played as the Lufthansa German Open (50th). Second-placed Jerry Anderson (Can) finished 1 shot behind Grady (Aus). [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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