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Name: - Mark William McNulty
Country: - Ireland
Born : - Oct 25, 1953 in Bindura, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1977

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (1994, '96). Multiple wins on the Sunshine Tour (33), European Tour (16), PGA Champions Tour (8) and other international tours. PGA Champions Tour Rookie of the Year (2004). Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner (1980/81, '81/82, '84/85, '85/86, '86/87, '92/93, '96/97, '97/98, 2000/01).


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McNulty is second only to Gary Player in terms of the number of wins he's recorded on the South African/Sunshine Tour. He also enjoyed a long and highly successful career on the European Tour, which included a second-place finish in the 1990 Open Championship at St Andrews.

Formerly a Zimbabwean citizen, McNulty became an Irish citizen in 2003, his maternal grandmother having been born in Northern Ireland. In making this change he cited concerns about passport renewal delays in Zimbabwe, although the confiscation of his family's farm by the Mugabe regime must also have been a factor.


Top tournaments won by Mark McNulty

2011Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor189 (-27)$230,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 22-24; two-man better-ball team event). Mark McNulty (Zim) & David Eger (USA) beat Kenny Perry (USA) & Scott Hoch (USA) at the second playoff hole. [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].
2009Snr AmericaPrincipal Charity ClassicGlen Oaks CC, IA203 (-10)$258,750
Played as the Principal Charity Classic (May 29-31). McNulty (Zim/Ire) beat Fred Funk (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole; Nick Price (Zim) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].
2007Snr MajorsThe TraditionCrosswater Club272 (-16)$390,000
Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 16-19). Second-placed David Edwards (USA) finished 5 shots behind McNulty (Zim/Ire), who recorded his first major championship win. [Crosswater Club, Sunriver Resort, nr Bend, Oregon].
2005Snr AmericaBank of America Ch'shipNashawtuc CC204 (-12)$232,500
Played as the Bank of America Championship (June 24-26). McNulty (Zim/Ire) beat Tom Purtzer (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole; Don Pooley (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
2005Snr AmericaInsperity InvtlAugusta Pines200 (-16)$240,000
Played as the Administaff Small Business Classic (Oct 14-16). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim/Ire). [Augusta Pines GC, Spring, Texas].
2005Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr69.41n/a
McNulty (Zim/Ire) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour. Dana Quigley (USA) was second with 69.64; Craig Stadler (USA) was third with 69.65.
2004Snr AmericaCharles Schwab Cup Ch'shipSonoma GC277 (-11)$440,000
Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 21-24; Champions Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim/Ire), who recorded back-to-back Champions Tour wins, and his third in 2004. [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].
2004Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - US Snr Tr$1,423,048see Score
Mark McNulty (Zim/Ire) won the Champions Tour 2004 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished seventh on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,423,048.
2004Snr AmericaSan Antonio Ch'shipOak Hills CC, TX195 (-18)$225,000
Played as the SBC Championship (Oct 15-17). Second-placed Gary McCord (USA) finished 8 shots behind McNulty (Zim/Ire). [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
2004Snr AmericaTampa Bay Pro-AmTPC Tampa Bay200 (-13)$240,000
Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (Feb 20-22). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner McNulty (Zim/Ire), who was making his debut on the tour. [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
2001Men AfricaSouth African MastersWild Coast Sun274 (-6)R158,000
Played as the Nashua Nedtel Cellular Masters (Jan 11-14; Sunshine Tr 2000/01 season). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) and Des Terblanche (RSA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [Wild Coast Sun CC, Port Edward, Eastern Cape].
2001Men AfricaSouth African OpenEast London GC280 (-8)€169,283
Played as the Mercedes-Benz South African Open (Jan 25-28; Sunshine/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim), who recorded the last of his 16 European Tour wins. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
2000Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine TrR1,603,481see Score
2000/01 Sunshine Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won for the ninth time in his career by McNulty (Zim) with season earnings of R1,603,481. Bradford Vaughan (RSA) was second with R686,414; Roger Wessels (RSA) was third with R632,383.
1997Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine TrR589,052see Score
1997/98 South Africa Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won for the eighth time in his career by McNulty (Zim) with season earnings of R589,052. Tony Johnstone (Zim) was second with R553,326; Scott Dunlap (RSA) was third with R368,377. Known as the Vodacom Southern Africa Tour.
1997Men AfricaSouth African MastersSan Lameer276 (-12)R118,500
Played as the San Lameer South African Masters (Jan 16-19; S African Tr 1996/7 season). Second-placed Adilson da Silva (Braz) finished 4 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [San Lameer Estate, nr Southbroom, KZN, S Africa].
1996Men AfricaDimension Data Pro-AmGary Player CC282 (-6)R351,204
Played as the inaugural Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb 8-11; S African/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Brenden Pappas (RSA), Nick Price (Zim) and Ricky Willison (USA) finished 4 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
1996Men EuropeDutch OpenHilversum266 (-18)£108,330
Played as the Sun Microsystems Dutch Open (July 25-28). Second-placed and defending champion Scott Hoch (USA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
1996Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr70.13n/a
McNulty (Zim) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Colin Montgomerie (Scot) was second with 70.26; Costantino Rocca (Italy) was third with 70.83.
1996Men EuropeVolvo MastersValderrama276 (-8)£150,000
Played as the Volvo Masters (Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Jose Coceres (Arg), Sam Torrance (Scot), Wayne Westner (RSA) and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 7 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
1994Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenSt Eurach L&GC274 (-14)£87,500
Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 4-7). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [St Eurach L&GC, Iffeldorf, Bavaria, Germany].
1993Men AfricaSouth African PGAWanderers GC265 (-15)R79,000
Played as the Lexington PGA Championship (Jan 14-17; S African Tr 1992/93 season). Second-placed John Bland (RSA), Nick Price (Zim), Wayne Westner (RSA) and David Frost (RSA) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].
1992Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine TrR250,079see Score
1992/93 South Africa Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won for the sixth time in his career by McNulty (Zim) with season earnings of R250,079. Ernie Els (RSA) was second with R222,495; Retief Goosen (RSA) was third with R204,289. Known as the FNB Summer Tour.
1991Men EuropeGerman OpenHubbelrath273 (-15)£87,500
Played as the Volvo German Open. Defending champion McNulty (Zim) beat Paul Broadhurst (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].
1990Men EuropeCannes OpenCannes Mougins280£50,000
Played as the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open. Won by Mark McNulty (Zim).
1990Men EuropeGerman OpenHubbelrath270 (-18)£77,896
Played as the Volvo German Open. Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) finished 3 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].
1989Men EuropeMonte Carlo OpenMonte Carlo GCxx
Played as the Torras Monte Carlo Open. Won by Mark McNulty (Zim).
1988Men EuropeCannes OpenCannes Mougins279£31,588
Played as the Cannes Open. Won by Mark McNulty (Zim).
1987Men EuropeBritish MastersWoburn274 (-14)£33,333
Played as the Dunhill British Masters. Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1987Men EuropeBritish Pro-Celebrity ClassicMoor Park273 (-15)£21,660
Played as the London Standard Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity (May 28-31). McNulty (Zim) beat Sam Torrance (Scot) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
1987Men EuropeGerman OpenFrankfurter GC259 (-25)£45,196
Played as the German Open. Second-placed Antonio Garrido (Esp) finished 3 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].
1987Men AfricaSouth African OpenMowbray278x
Played as the Southern Suns South African Open. McNulty (Zim) beat Fulton Allem (RSA) in a playoff. [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1986Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC282 (-6)$300,000
Played as the Sun City Golf Challenge (Dec 4-7; unofficial event; limited field of nine top tour professionals). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind McNulty (Zim), who was making his debut in this event. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
1986Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1986/87 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the third straight time and fifth time in his career by McNulty (Zim).
1986Men EuropePortugal OpenQuinta do Lago270 (-18)£16,660
Played as the Portuguese Open. Second-placed Ian Mosey (Eng) finished 4 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Quinta do Lago GC, nr Almancil, Algarve, Portugal].
1986Men AfricaSouth African MastersStellenbosch GC270 (-18)
Played as the Safmarine South African Masters. Fultom Allem (RSA) finished in second place behind defending champion McNulty (Zim). [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].
1985Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1985/86 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the second straight time and fourth time in his career by McNulty (Zim).
1985Men AfricaSouth African MastersMilnerton GC278 (-10)
Played as the Safmarine South African Masters. Won by McNulty (Zim). [Milnerton GC, nr Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1984Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1984/85 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the third time in his career by McNulty (Zim).
1982Men AfricaSouth African MastersMilnerton GC275 (-13)£9,000
Played as the SAB South African Masters (Jan 21-24). Second-placed Denis Watson (Zim) finished 2 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Milnerton GC, nr Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1981Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1981/82 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the second straight time by McNulty (Zim).
1980Men EuropeGerman OpenBerlin-Wannsee280 (-8)£7,388
Played as the Braun German Open. Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) and Tony Charnley (Eng) finished 1 shot behind McNulty (Zim). [Berlin-Wannsee G&LC, nr Potsdam, Berlin].
1980Men AsiaMalaysian OpenRoyal Selangor270 (-14)
Played as the Malaysian Open. Second-placed Tsao Chien-teng (Taiw) finished 9 shots behind McNulty (Zim). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
1980Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1980/81 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won by McNulty (Zim).
1979Men EuropeGtr Manchester OpenWilmslow GC267 (-13)£5,000
Played as the Greater Manchester Open (June 21-24). Second-placed Manuel Piñero (Esp) finished 5 shots behind first-time European Tour winner McNulty (Zim). [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].

 

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