Who's who: Wayne Riley

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  • Photo of Wayne Riley
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Who's who: Wayne Riley

  • Name:

    Wayne Riley
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    Sept 17, 1962 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf commentator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1977

Roll of Honour

Multiple wins on the Australasian Tour (4) and European Tour (2).

Did you know?

During his professional playing career Riley accumulated an impressive trio of national championship titles that included the Australian Open (1991), Scottish Open (1995) and Portuguese Open (1996). His Scottish Open win on the Championship course at Carnoustie came at the expense of Nick Faldo, who finished two shots behind Riley.

After playing almost 20 years on the European Tour, Riley joined the Sky Sports golf team as one of its principal on course commentators for European Tour events.

Top tournaments won by Wayne Riley

1996
Europe
271 (-13)
£54,160
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Riley, Wayne

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

£54,160

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open (March 21-14). Second-placed Mark Davis (Eng) and Martin Gates (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Wayne Riley (Aus), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [No.1 course, Aroeira GC, Charneca da Caparica, Portugal].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Riley, Wayne

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Scottish Open (July 12-15). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 2 shots behind 32-year-old Wayne Riley (Aus), who recorded the first of his two European Tour wins. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Riley, Wayne

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

A$126,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Nov 28-Dec 1). Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus, amateur) finished 1 shot behind Riley (Aus), who snatched victory with three straight birdies to finish, including a 40-foot putt at the last hole. [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].

1990
Aus/NZ
268 (-12)
Air NZ/Shell

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Riley, Wayne

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Air NZ/Shell

Played as the Air New Zealand Shell Open (Nov 8-11). Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) finished 7 shots behind Riley (Aus). [Titirangi GC, New Lynn, Auckland, NZ].

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