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Name: - Wayne Riley
Country: - Australia
Born : - September 17, 1962 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Original Home/Club: - Sydney, Australia.
Occupation: - Professional golfer; television commentator.
Turned Pro: - 1977

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Multiple wins on the Australasian Tr (4) and European Tr (2).


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During his professional playing career Riley accumulated an impressive trio of national championship titles that included the Australian Open (1991), Scottish Open (1995) and Portuguese Open (1996). His Scottish Open win on the Championship course at Carnoustie came at the expense of Nick Faldo, who finished two shots behind Riley.

After playing almost 20 years on the European Tour, Riley joined the Sky Sports golf team as one of its principal on course commentators for European Tour events.


Top tournaments won by Wayne Riley

1996Men EuropePortugal OpenAroeira271 (-13)£54,160
Played as the Portuguese Open. Second-placed Mark Davis (Eng) and Martin Gates (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Riley (RSA). [Aroeira GC, Charneca da Caparica, Portugal].
1995Men EuropeScottish OpenCarnoustie276 (-12)£108,330
Played as the Scottish Open (July 12-15). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 2 shots behind 32-year-old Riley (Aus), who recorded the first of his two European Tour wins. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
1991Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Melbourne285 (-3)A$126,000
Played as the Australian Open (Nov 28-Dec 1). Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus, amateur) finished 1 shot behind Riley (Aus), who snatched victory with three straight birdies to finish, including a 40-foot putt at the last hole. [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].
1990Men Aus/NZAir New Zealand OpenTitirangi GC268 (-12)
Played as the Air New Zealand Shell Open (Nov 8-11). Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) finished 7 shots behind Riley (Aus). [Titirangi GC, New Lynn, Auckland, NZ].

 

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