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Name: - Wayne Desmond Grady
Country: - Australia
Born : - Jul 26, 1957 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Original Home/Club: - Brisbane, Australia
Occupation: - Professional golfer, course designer, TV commentator & analyst.
Turned Pro: - 1978 (age 16, regained amateur status, then again turned pro age 21).
Web Address: - http://www.waynegrady.com

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). Total professional wins (9), of which Australasian Tr (3), US PGA Tr (2) and European Tr (1).


Golf course design

Wayne Grady Design has undertaken a number of design and remodelling projects, particularly in Australia and also in Vietnam.


Did you know?

Grady spent most of his professional career playing on the US PGA Tour, also making occasional European Tour appearances. His career highlight was winning the US PGA Championship in 1990; he also lost out in a three-way playoff against Greg Norman and eventual winner Mark Calcavecchia at the 1989 Open Championship. Grady is the founder of a golf course design business, and is part of the golf commentary and analysis team on the BBC.


Top tournaments won by Wayne Grady

2008Snr Aus/NZAustralian Snr OpenConcord GC, Aus210 (-3)A$54,000
Played as the Australian Senior Open. Second-placed David Merriman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Grady (Aus). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
2007Snr Aus/NZAustralian Snr OpenConcord GC, Aus210 (-3)
Played as the Australian Senior Open. (not played 1997-2006). Second-placed David Merriman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Grady (Aus). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
1994Men AsiaIndonesia PGA
Played as the Indonesia PGA Championship.
1991Men Aus/NZAustralian PGAConcord GC, Aus271 (-13)x
Played as the Ford Australian PGA Ch'ship. Second-placed and defending champion Brett Ogle (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Grady (Aus). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
1990Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipShoal Creek282 (-6)$225,000
The US PGA Championship (72nd) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 3 shots behind Grady (Aus), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].
1989Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC277 (-7)$180,000
Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 8-11). Grady (USA) beat Ronnie Black (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1988Men Aus/NZAustralian PGARiverside Oaks275x
Played as the Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Wayne Grady (Aus).
1984Men EuropeGerman OpenFrankfurter GC268 (-16)£17,704
Played as the Lufthansa German Open (50th). Second-placed Jerry Anderson (Can) finished 1 shot behind Grady (Aus). [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].

 

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