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Name: - Eamonn Darcy
Country: - Ireland
Born : - August 7th, 1952 in Delgany, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Original Home/Club: - Delgany GC, Co Wicklow and Grange GC near Dublin.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1968

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1975, '77, '81, '87). Total professional wins (15), of which European Tr (4), and wins in Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


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One of Ireland's most successful golfers of recent times, Darcy's European Tour successes included wins in the Belgian and Spanish Opens. During the 1970s and '80s he played in four Ryder Cups for Great Britain & Ireland. In 1976 he finished second on the European Tour Order of Merit behind Seve Ballesteros.


Top tournaments won by Eamonn Darcy

1990Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC276 (-12)£45,825
Played as the Emirates Airlines Desert Classic (Feb 22-25; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed David Feherty (N.Ire) finished 4 shots behind Darcy (Ire), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
1987Men EuropeBelgian OpenRoyal Waterloo200 (-13)£25,000
Played as the Volvo Belgian Open (June 17-20; played for the first time since 1979). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). Tournament played over 54 holes due to bad weather. [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].
1983Men EuropeSpanish OpenLas Brisas277 (-11)£9,522
Played as the Benson & Hedges Spanish Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). [Las Brisas GC, Nueva Andalucía, Costa del Sol. Now called Real (Royal) Las Brisas].
1982Men AfricaKenya OpenMuthaiga GC274 (-10)US$11,500
Played as the Benson & Hedges Kenya Open. Second-placed David Jagger (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
1980Men Aus/NZAir New Zealand OpenTitirangi GC268 (-12)NZ$14,300
Played as the Air New Zealand Shell Open (Nov 27-30). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Darcy (Ire), who secured his first and only Australia Tour win. [Titirangi GC, New Lynn, Auckland, NZ].
1977Men EuropeGtr Manchester OpenWilmslow GC269 (-11)£4,000
Played as the Greater Manchester Open (June 16-19). Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot), John Morgan (Eng) and Ken Brown (Scot) finished 8 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Darcy (Ire). [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].

 

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