Who's who: Wayne Grady

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Who's who: Wayne Grady

  • Name:

    Wayne Desmond Grady
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    July 26, 1957 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, course designer, TV commentator & analyst.
  • Turned Pro:

    1978 (aged 16, regained amateur status, then turned pro again aged 21).
  • Website:

    https://www.waynegrady.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1990). Total professional wins (9), including Australasian Tour (3), PGA Tour (2) and European Tour (1).

Golf course design

Wayne Grady Design has undertaken a number of design and remodelling projects, particularly in Australia and also in Vietnam.

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Wayne Grady

2008
Aus/NZ
210 (-3)
A$54,000
Handa

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Grady, Wayne

Score

210 (-3)

Prize money

A$54,000

Title sponsor

Handa

Played as the Australian Senior Open. Second-placed David Merriman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Grady (Aus). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Grady, Wayne

Score

210 (-3)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Handa

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].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Grady, Wayne

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

Played as the Indonesia PGA Championship.

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Grady, Wayne

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Ford

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].

1990
Majors
282 (-6)
$225,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Grady, Wayne

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

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].

1989
America
277 (-7)
$180,000
Manufactures Hanover

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Grady, Wayne

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Manufactures Hanover

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].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Grady, Wayne

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Wayne Grady (Aus). [Bungool course, Riverside Oaks GR, Cattai, NSW].

1984
Europe
268 (-16)
£17,704
Lufthansa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Grady, Wayne

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

£17,704

Title sponsor

Lufthansa

Played as the Lufthansa German Open (50th). Second-placed Jerry Anderson (Can) finished 1 shot behind Grady (Aus). [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].

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