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Name: - Carl Mason
Country: - England
Born : - June 25th, 1953 in Buxton, County of Derbyshire, England.
Original Home/Club: - Goring & Streatley GC
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1973

Roll of Honour

British Youths Amateur Open champion (1973). European Tr wins (2) and European Snr Tr wins (25). European Tr Rookie of the Year (1974). European Senior Tr Rookie of the Year (2003) and Order of Merit winner (2003, '04, '07).


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After an excellent amateur career Mason turned professional in 1973, becoming the European Tour Rookie of the Year the following season. It took 20 years and 455 starts on the Tour to record his first win, which came at the 1994 Andalucian Open. His only other European Tour win came in the same season at the Scottish Open.

If Mason's record on the European Tour was 'modest,' his performance on the European Senior Tour was outstanding. Among the over-50s he became a prolific winner and topped the season-long Order of Merit three times (2003, '04, '07). He won at least one event in each season between 2003 and 2011, but more usually recorded two, three or four wins a year. In both 2004 and 2007 he triumphed on five separate occasions.


Top tournaments won by Carl Mason

2011Snr EuropeBenahavis Snr MastersLa Quinta, Spain204 (-9)€27,000
Played as the Benahavis Senior Masters (Oct 14-16). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) and Gary Wolstenholme (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded the last of his record 25 European Snr Tour wins. [La Quinta G&CC, Costa del Sol, Spain].
2011Snr EuropeSpanish Snr OpenEl Valle200 (-13)€30,000
Played as the OKI Open de Espana Senior by Cleveland Golf/Srixon (May 18-20). Second-placed George Ryall (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Mason (Eng), who became the most prolific winner on the European Snr Tour claiming his 24th title, one more than Tommy Horton (Eng). [El Valle Resort, Murcia, Spain].
2010Snr EuropeSwiss Snr OpenBad Ragaz199 (-11)€37,500
Played as the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open (July 2-4). Jerry Bruner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mason (Eng). A hole-in-one at the par-3 3rd in the final round helped Mason towards his record-equalling 23rd European Snr Tour win. [GC Bad Ragaz, Switzerland].
2009Snr EuropeBenahavis Snr MastersLa Quinta, Spain206 (-7)€27,000
Played as the Benahavis Senior Masters presented by ISPS (Oct 16-18). Mason (Eng) beat Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) at the second playoff hole. [La Quinta G&CC, Costa del Sol, Spain].
2009Snr EuropePGA Snrs ChampionshipSlaley Hall279 (-9)€47,115
Played as the De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship (June 25-28). Second-placed Angel Franco (Para) and Chris Williams (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded the last of his three wins in this event. [Hunting course, Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].
2008Snr EuropeSwiss Snr OpenBad Ragaz194 (-16)€39,000
Played as the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open (Aug 8-10). Second-placed Bill Longmuir (Scot) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Mason (Eng), who recorded his 20th win on the European Snr Tour. [GC Bad Ragaz, Switzerland].
2007Snr AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Snr€412,376see Score
Mason (Eng) won his third Eurpn Snr Tr Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with 2007 season earnings of €412,376 on the Tour. Costantino Rocca (Italy) was second with €277,782; Juan Quiros (Esp) was third with €235,923.
2007Snr EuropePGA Snrs ChampionshipStoke by Nayland268 (-20)€49,270
Played as the PGA Seniors Championship (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Costantino Rocca (Italy) and Philippe Dugeny (Fra) finished 6 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded back-to-back wins on the European Snr Tour and the second of his three wins in this event. [Gainsborough course, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath, nr Colchester, Essex].
2007Snr EuropeSpanish Snr OpenMediterraneo199 (-17)€48,750
Played as the OKI Castellon Open de Espana Senior (Oct 19-21). Second-placed Luis Carbonetti (Arg) finished 4 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded his fifth win on the European Snrs Tour in 2007. [GC Mediterraneo, Castellon, Spain].
2007Snr EuropeSwiss Snr OpenBad Ragaz194 (-16)€31,500
Played as the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open (Aug 10-12). Second-placed David J Russell (Eng), Horacio Carbonetti (Arg) and Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 6 shots behind Mason (Eng). [GC Bad Ragaz, Switzerland].
2007Snr EuropeTravis Perkins MastersWoburn210 (-6)€49,713
Played as the European Senior Masters (Aug 31-Sept 2). Defending champion Mason (Eng) beat Costantino Rocca (Italy) at the first playoff hole. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
2007Snr EuropeWales Snr OpenConwy (Caernarvonshire)210 (-6)€110,358
Played as the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open (June 15-17). Second-placed Ross Drummond (Scot) and Juan Quiros (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Mason (Eng), who recorded his 15th European Snr Tour win in 4 years. [Conwy (Caernarvonshire) GC, Conwy, N Wales].
2006Snr EuropeEnglish Snr OpenSt Mellion212 (-4)€33,080
Played as the Midas Group English Seniors Open (Sept 15-17; last played in 2004). Second-placed Stewart Ginn (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng), who claimed his third straight win in this event. [Nicklaus course, St Mellion Intl Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall].
2006Snr EuropePortugal Snr OpenOitavos Dunes204 (-9)€45,000
Played as the Estoril Seniors Open de Portugal (Oct 20-22). Second-placed Sam Torrance (Scot) and Stewart Ginn (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Oitavos Dunes, nr Cascais, Portugal].
2006Snr EuropeTravis Perkins MastersWoburn209 (-7)€50,101
Played as the European Senior Masters (Sept 8-10). Second-placed Horacio Carbonetti (Arg) finished 2 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
2005Snr EuropeDe Vere Snr ClassicSlaley Hall200 (-16)€33,577
Played as the De Vere Northumberland Seniors Classic (June 24-26). Second placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 3 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Priestman Course, Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].
2005Snr EuropeWales Snr OpenRoyal St David's202 (-5)€113,052
Played as the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open (July 1-3). Second-placed Denis O'Sullivan (Ire) and Bob Charles (NZ) finished 5 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Royal St David's GC, Harlech, Gwynedd].
2004Snr EuropeEnglish Snr OpenFormby Hall213 (-3)€33,122
Played as the ADT English Seniors Open (Sept 24-26; next played in 2006). Second-placed John Chillas (Scot) and Bob Cameron (Eng) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Mason (Eng). [Formby Hall GC, Formby, Merseyside].
2004Snr EuropeEuropean Snr Match PlayFlamingos GC3 & 2€23,429
Played as the Daily Telegraph Turismo Andaluz European Seniors Match Play Championship (Sept 8-11). Defending champion Mason (Eng) beat John Chillas (Scot) 3 and 2 in the final. [Flamingos GC, Villa Padierna, nr Estepona, Costa del Sol].
2004Snr EuropeIrish Snr OpenAdare Manor206 (-10)€49,500
Played as the AIB Irish Seniors Open (June 4-6). Second-placed Nick Job (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng). [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].
2004Snr AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Snr€354,775see Score
Mason (Eng) won his second straight Eurpn Snr Tr Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with 2004 season earnings of €354,775 on the Tour. Pete Oakley (USA) was second with €286,385; John Chillas (Scot) was third with €218,280.
2004Snr EuropePGA Snrs ChampionshipCarden Park275 (-13)€50,369
Played as the De Vere PGA Seniors Championship (Aug 5-8). Mason (Eng) beat Seiji Ebihara (Jpn) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record the first of his three wins in this event. Jim Rhodes (Eng) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Nicklaus course, Carden Park, Cheshire].
2004Snr EuropeTobago Pltns ClassicTobago Plantns GC207 (-9)€27,597
Played as the Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic (March 19-21; Eurpn Snr Tr season opener). Second-placed David Good (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Mason (Eng). [Tobago Plantations GC, Lowlands, Tobago].
2003Snr EuropeEnglish Snr OpenHillside208 (-8)€32,354
Played as the inaugural Merseyside English Seniors Open (Sept 26-28). Second-placed Bill Longmuir (Scot) and Denis O'Sullivan (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng). Mason secured the 2003 European Snr Tour Order of Merit title with this win, with two events still to be played. [Hillside GC, Southport, Merseyside].
2003Snr EuropeEuropean Snr Match PlayFlamingos GC1 up€22,729
Played as the Daily Telegraph Turismo Andaluz Seniors Match Play Championship (Sept 17-20). Mason (Eng) beat Denis O'Sullivan (Ire) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. [Flamingos GC, Villa Padierna, nr Estepona, Costa del Sol].
2003Snr EuropeMobile CupStoke Park203 (-10)€28,159
Played as The Mobile Cup (July 11-13). Second-placed Bob Cameron (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng), who recorded the first of his 25 European Snr Tour wins. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
2003Snr AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Snr€350,241see Score
Mason (Eng) won the John Jacobs Trophy as the Eurpn Snr Tr 2003 Order of Merit winner, with earnings of €350,241 on the Tour. Bill Longmuir (Scot) was second with €253,667; Terry Gale (Aus) was third with €195,727.
2003Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Snr€350,242see Score
Mason (Eng) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2003 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished No.1 on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €350,242.
2003Snr EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Snrs)Oitavos Dunes202 (-11)€37,320
Played as the Estoril Seniors Tour Championship (Oct 10-12; Eurpn Snr Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Noel Ratcliffe (Aus), Keith MacDonald (Eng) and Dragon Taki (Jap) finished 8 shots behind Mason. [Oitavos Dunes, nr Cascais, Portugal].
1994Men EuropeScottish OpenGleneagles265 (-15)£100,000
Played as Bell's Scottish Open. Second-placed Peter Mitchell (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Mason (Eng). [Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
1994Men EuropeTurespana MastersMontecastillo278£50,535
Played as the Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia.
1987Men AfricaKenya OpenMuthaiga GC275 (-9)£9,868
Played as the 555 Kenya Open (Safari Tr event). Mason (Eng) beat Roger Chapman (Eng) and Gordon J. Brand (Eng) in a playoff. [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
1974Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Tr952.74 pts£2,338
Mason (Eng) won the European Tour 1974 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Mason finished 67th on the Tour's (points-based) Order of Merit; he won £2,338 in prize money during the season.

 

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