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Ian Woosnam Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Ian Harold Woosnam
Place Of Birth
Oswestry, UK
65 years old
Birth Date
March 1 1958

Ian Woosnam Facts

Child Star?
Retired Golf Player
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Glendryth Woosnam
"Daniel Woosnam, Rebecca Woosnam, Ami Woosnam "
Harold Woosnam, Joan Woosnam

About Ian Woosnam 

Ian Harold Woosnam was born in Oswestry, England, on March 2, 1958.

Ian Woosnam who is sometimes known as Woosers, Woosie and the Wee Welshman, is a Welsh professional golfer. He belonged to the Big Five generation of golfers from Europe, all of whom were born within a year of one another and have achieved success in major competitions and the Ryder Cup.

Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, and Sandy Lyle were among his colleagues in this group. The 1991 Masters Tournament was Woosnam's first major championship victory. In 2017, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. His Master's tournament triumph in 1991 was the zenith of his career, as it propelled him to World Number One, a position he kept for 50 weeks.

Ian Woosnam is still a frontrunner because he is confident in his ability to succeed. This mentality, combined with his down-to-earth demeanour, has earned him the moniker People's Champion. He is an OBE and an Honorary Member of the European Tour. Ian Woosnam is one of Britain's leading golf ambassadors.

Ian Woosnam Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ian Woosnam’s net worth?

Ian Woosnam has a net worth of around $30 million.

How much does Ian Woosnam earn per year?

Though he has a handsome net worth, Ian Woosnam's exact earnings per year are not yet known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ian Woosnam?

Ian Woosnam is 5 ft 4 in (164 cm) tall.

How old is Ian Woosnam?

Ian Woosnam is 64 years old, as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Ian Woosnam is the son of Harold Woosnam and Joan Woosnam and they used to live in the neighboring village of St. Martin's.

Unfortunately, nothing more is known about his childhood and education.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Ian Woosnam’s partner?

Ian Woosnam got married to Glendryth Woosnam and they together have Daniel Woosnam, Rebecca Woosnam and Ami Woosnam as their children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For..

Llanymynech Golf Club, was where Woosnam began his golf career. This place is one of a kind and is located at the border of Wales and England.

Ian is considered rather short for a golf player, yet he has great power. He participated in amateur regional competitions at Shropshire English County with Sandy Lyle.

In 1976, Woosnam became a professional, and in 1979, he made his European Tour debut. In 1982, Woosnam's career escalated after three miserable seasons. He was placed ninth on the Order of Merit after winning the Swiss Open. From 1983-1991, he was named in the top ten list of merit, in addition to 1993, 1996, and 1997 making the total thirteen.

In 1987 and 1990, he set a world record of $1.2 million in the earlier year for global tournament profits. He's won 28 European Tour official money. In the 1986 Open Championship, Woosnam finished third. He came sixth on the 1989 PGA tour.

For 50 weeks, starting in 1991, he kept moving to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking. In 1991, he also won the Masters Tournament, following in the footsteps of his British opponents Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle. He became the first person to win a major championship while representing Wales. After he won the Torras Monte Carlo Golf Open, Woosnam's form dipped in the second half of 1991, and he claimed that he was exhausted from competing in too many tournaments and PGA tour Champions games throughout the world.

Woosnam's final triumph on the European Tour came at the 1997 Volvo PGA Tour Champions. His form began to wane in the late ’90s, but he came close to Miles Byrne, who was to blame for the mistake, he still did not fire Bryne at the time. However, post two weeks, Woosnam fired him for not showing up for tee-time after spending a night out in the town.

In the World Match Play Championship final in 2001, Woosnam defeated Padraig Harrington 2-1 at the age of 43. This event at the time was not considered a European Tour's official event. After winning the World Match Play Championship in 1987 and 1990, Woosnam also created history by becoming the first player to do it in the previous three decades. In 2001, in a match opposite Harrington, Woosnam tied the event tournament record with seven straight birdies in a match shooting an overall record of 28 on the outward nine holes.

From 1983-1997, Woosnam was an associate of the eight European Ryder Cup teams. He concluded with a 31-match where he sets the record of 14 wins, five halves and 12 losses despite not winning a singles match. In 2002, he was named the European team vice-captain and in 2006, the captain, guiding Europe to winning the Ryder Cup in the USA.

Woosnam won the Parkridge Polish Seniors Championship which is held at the Kraków Valley Golf and Country Club on June 1, 2008, for the first time in 11 years, with a course record of 63. It was his third period partaking in the European Seniors Tour, which he joined in March 2008 after turning 50.

Charity Work

Ian Woosnam does charity work for diabetic patients throughout Australia.

What awards has Ian Woosnam won?

Woosnam has two PGA Tour victories to his credit. Two wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia and two on the PGA Tour Champions.

Between 1982 and 1997, he won 29 European Tour events and won the Masters Tournament in 1991.

Other victories include the United Airlines Hong Kong Open in 1997 and the Hyundai Motor Masters in 1997 (South Korea).

He also received the World Golf Hall of Fame (2017), Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (2007), European Tour Order of Merit winner (1987, 1990), European Tour Player of the Year (1987, 1990), European Senior Tour Order of Merit winner (1987, 1990), and European Senior Tour Order of Merit winner (2008).

Other Interesting Ian Woosnam Facts And Trivia

  • To conserve money, Ian Woosnam spent his early years on Tour driving around the continent in a camper van and eating baked beans.
  • Ian Woosnam was chastised by anti-apartheid activists in 1987 for participating in a tournament in apartheid South Africa's Sun City, in violation of the United Nations cultural ban.
  • Early in 1987, Ian Woosnam received a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a disorder that affects roughly one in 200 men in the UK.
  • Woosnam became the first player to win the Order of Merit on both the European Senior Tour and the regular European Tour in the same year when he won the Order of Merit on the European Senior Tour that year.
  • His sterling silver Masters trophy, a $9,000 replica of the original, was stolen from a British train in December 1991.

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