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Name: - Des Smyth
Country: - Ireland
Born : - Feb 12, 1953
Original Home/Club: - Drogehda, Ireland / County Louth GC
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1974

Roll of Honour

Multiple winner on the European, European Seniors and Champions Tours (see Tournament listing below).


Golf course design

Limerick County; Seapoint


Did you know?

Current European Seniors and Champions Tour player.


Top tournaments won by Des Smyth

2012Snr EuropeTravis Perkins MastersWoburn206 (-10)€57,082
Played as the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters (Aug 31-Sept 2). Second-placed Peter Fowler (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Smyth (Ire). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
2011Snr EuropeDutch Snr OpenRoyal Hague210 (-6)€37,500
Played as the Van Lanschot Senior Open (June 24-26). Second-placed Peter Fowler (Aus) and Tim Thelen (USA) finished 2 shots behind Smyth (Ire). [Koninklijke (Royal) Haagsche G&CC, Wassenaar, nr The Hague].
2010Snr EuropeTravis Perkins MastersWoburn206 (-10)€47,853
Played as the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters (Sept 3-5). Second-placed Carl Mason (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Smyth (Ire). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
2007Snr EuropeWentworth Snr MastersWentworth Club210 (-6)€55,754
Played as the Wentworth Senior Masters (Aug 3-5). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ, and a sprightly 71 years old) finished 2 shots behind Smyth (Ire). [Edinburgh course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2005Snr AmericaAT&T Champions ClassicValencia CC211 (-5)$232,500
Played as the SBC Classic (March 11-13). Second-placed D.A. Weibring (USA) and Mark McNulty (Zim/Ire) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Smyth (Ire). [Valencia CC, nr Santa Clarita, California].
2005Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor208 (-8)$382,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 22-24). Second-placed Tom Jenkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Smyth (Ire). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].
2005Snr EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Snrs)Royal GC, Bahrain206 (-10)€59,169
Played as the Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship (Nov 10-12; Eurpn Snr Tr season-ending event). Second-placed and defending champion John Chillas (Scot) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Senior Tour winner Smyth (Ire). [Montgomerie course, The Royal GC, Bahrain; at the time known as Riffa Views GC].
2001Men EuropeMadeira Islands OpenSanto da Serra270 (-18)€91,660
Played as the Madeira Island Open (March 15-18). Second-placed John Bickerton (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Smyth (Ire), who recorded the last of his eight European Tour wins. [Santo da Serra GC, Machico, Madeira].
1993Men EuropeMadrid OpenPuerta de Hierro272 (-16)£66,660
Played as the Madrid Open (for the last time until 2001). Second-placed Domingo Hospital (Esp), Jose Rivero (Esp), Mark Roe (Eng) and Wayne Westner (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Smyth (Ire). [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
1988Men EuropeJersey OpenLa Moye273 (-15)£20,330
Played as the BNP Jersey Open (Oct 20-23). Smyth (Ire) beat Roger Chapman (Eng) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
1983Men EuropeSanyo OpenEl Prat279 (-9)£13,330
Played as the Sanyo Open (Oct 27-30). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) and Hugh Baiocchi (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Smyth (Ire), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, Terrassa, Barcelona].
1981Men EuropeWelsh Classic (Coral)Royal Porthcawl282 (-6)£7,000
Played as the Coral Classic (June 25-28). Second-placed Michael King (Eng), Bernhard Langer (Ger) and John O'Leary (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Smyth (Ire). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, S Wales].
1980Men EuropeGtr Manchester OpenWilmslow GC273 (-7)£5,830
Played as the Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open (June 19-22). Smyth (Ire) beat Brian Waites (Eng) with a birdie at the sixth playoff hole. [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].
1980Men EuropeNewcastle Brown 900Northumberland GC276 (-12)£7,000
Played as the first (and only) Newcastle Brown "900" Open. Second-placed Graham Burroughs (Eng), Greg Norman (Aus) and Neil Coles (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Smyth (Ire), who recorded his second European Tr win. [Northumberland GC, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne].
1979Men EuropeBritish Match PlayFulford1 hole£6,600
Played as the Sun Alliance European Match Play Championship (Aug 2-5). Smyth (Ire) beat Nick Price (Zim) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. Smyth knocked in a 10ft putt for a winning eagle three on the final green to clinch his first European Tour win. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].

 

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