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Name: - John Bland
Country: - South Africa
Born : - Sep 22, 1945
Original Home/Club: - Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1969

Roll of Honour

Multiple European Tour, Champions Tour and international tours winner. (See Tournament listings).

Top tournaments won by John Bland

2010Snr EuropeWales Snr OpenRoyal Porthcawl208 (-8)€90,090
Played as the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open (June 18-20). Second-placed Angel Franco (Para) and Chris Williams (RSA) finished 1 shot behind 64-year old Bland (RSA), who claimed his third European Snr Tour win. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].
2009Snr EuropeSwiss Snr OpenBad Ragaz199 (-11)€33,000
Played as the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open (Aug 7-9). Bland (RSA) beat Bob Boyd (USA) at the second playoff hole to record his second European Snr Tour win, 14 yrs after his first. [GC Bad Ragaz, Switzerland].
1997Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)PGA West192 (-24)$100,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (March 21-23; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) & Hubert Green (USA) finished 3 shots behind John Bland (RSA) & Graham Marsh (Aus). [Palmer course, Club at PGA West, La Quinta, California].
1996Snr AmericaCommerce Bank Ch'shipMeadow Brook, NY202 (-14)$120,000
Played as the Northville Long Island Classic (Aug 16-18). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bland (RSA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].
1996Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipDorado Beach207 (-9)$151,000
Played as the Puerto Rico Senior Tournament of Champions (Jan 18-21; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed and defending champion Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bland (RSA), who recorded his second Snr PGA Tour win. [East course, Dorado Beach Resort, Puerto Rico].
1996Snr AmericaRegions Charity ClassicGreystone G&CC208 (-8)$157,500
Played as Bruno's Memorial Classic (May 31-Jun 2). Bland (RSA) beat John Paul Cain (USA) with a bogey at the third playoff hole; Kermit Zarley (USA) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
1996Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - US Snr Tr$1,357,987see Score
Bland (RSA) won the Senior PGA Tour 1996 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished third on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,357,987.
1996Snr AmericaTransamerica Ch'shipSilverado204 (-12)$105,000
Played as The Transamerica (Oct 11-13). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bland (RSA), who recorded the last of his five Snr PGA Tour wins. [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].
1995Snr AmericaAT&T Champions ClassicWilshire CC201 (-12)$120,000
Played as the Ralphs Senior Classic (Oct 20-22). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Bland (RSA). [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, California].
1995Snr EuropeLondon Snr MastersLondon GC, The210£13,350
Played as the inaugural London Masters. Second-placed Bobby Verwey (RSA), Hugh Inggs (RSA), John Morgan (Eng) and Tony Grubb (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Bland (RSA), who became the youngest winner on the Eurpn Snr Tr at 50 years 9 days. [Intl course, London GC, Ash, Kent, England].
1990Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine TrR333,637see Score
1990/91 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the fourth time in his career by Bland (RSA) with season earnings of R333,637. Fultom Allen (RSA) was second with R190,090; Wayne Westner (RSA) was third with R168,158.
1989Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1989/90 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the third time in his career by Bland (RSA).
1988Men AfricaSouth African MastersStellenbosch GC275 (-13)
Played as the Safmarine South African Masters. Tony Johnstone (Zim) finished in second place behind Bland (RSA). [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].
1987Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1987/88 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the second time in his career by Bland (RSA).
1986Men EuropeCannes OpenCannes Mougins276£17,003
Played as the Suze Open. Won by John Bland (RSA).
1983Men EuropeB&H Intl. OpenFulford273 (-15)£18,330
Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open. Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Bland (RSA). [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].
1977Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1977/78 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won by Bland (RSA).
1977Men AfricaSouth African PGAWanderers GC275 (-13)US$10,000
Played as the Lexington PGA Championship. Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Bland (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].


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