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Official World Golf Ranking: 1940
Born: Sun,Feb 9,1958 - Shrewsbury, England
Age: 63y 4m 14d, Nationality: SCT
Height: 6' 0, Weight: 190lbs
Home: Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland & Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.
Turned Pro: 1977, Joined PGA Tour: 1984, Joined Champions Tour: 2008, Joined European Tour: 1978
Notes: @B = PGA Tour Playoff Record: 3-1 @B = Joined European Tour: 1978 @B = European Tour Playoff Record: 3-3 @B = Joined Champions Tour: 2008 @B = PGA Tour Victories: 6 - 1985 British Open; 1986 Greater Greensboro Open; 1987 Tournament Players Championship; 1988 Phoenix Open, Kmart Greater Greensboro Open, Masters. @B = European Tour Victories: 18 - 1979 Jersey Open, Scandinavian Enterprise Open, European Open; 1980 Coral Classic; 1981 French Open, Lawrence Batley Internatio...

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Sandy Lyle

@B = PGA Tour Playoff Record: 3-1
@B = Joined European Tour: 1978
@B = European Tour Playoff Record: 3-3
@B = Joined Champions Tour: 2008
@B = PGA Tour Victories: 6 - 1985 British Open; 1986 Greater Greensboro Open; 1987 Tournament Players Championship; 1988 Phoenix Open, Kmart Greater Greensboro Open, Masters.
@B = European Tour Victories: 18 - 1979 Jersey Open, Scandinavian Enterprise Open, European Open; 1980 Coral Classic; 1981 French Open, Lawrence Batley International; 1982 Lawrence Batley International; 1983 Madrid Open; 1984 Italian Open, Lancome Trophy; 1985 British Open, Benson & Hedges International; 1987 German Masters; 1988 Dunhill British Masters, Suntory World Match Play Championship; 1991 BMW International Open; 1992 Italian Open, Volvo Masters
Other Tournament Victories: 1978 Nigerian Open; 1979 Scottish Professional Championship; 1980 World Cup (Indiv.); 1984 Kapalua International, Casio World Open (Jap); 1988 Sentry World Matchplay Championship
@B = European Senior Tour Win: 2011 ISPS Handa Senior World Championship.

A teenage prodigy who made his international amateur debut at age 14, Lyle was a prolific winner before turning professional in 1977. Won 18 European Tour events and six on the PGA Tour. Taught by his late father, Alex, a long-time professional at Hawkstone Park.
The two-time major champion ended a 19-year wait for a tournament title by winning the inaugural ISPS Handa Senior World Championship in 2011. Inaugurated into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012 for his achievements across a great career. Rolled back the years with a vintage performance at the 2009 Masters, finishing T-20th. It was his best finish at the Masters since he won in 1988, and was the highlight of a season in which he also finished T-6th at the European Senior Tour's season-opening Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters and T-13th at the Senior Open Championship. Was one of Europe's big-five players during the 1980s, along with Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam. Became the first Briton to win the British Open since Tony Jacklin in 1969 when he lifted the Claret Jug in 1985 at Royal St. George's. Three years later, became the first Briton to win the Masters when he triumphed at Augusta National in 1988, famously hitting a stunning 7-iron from a fairway bunker at the last hole to set up a winning birdie.
* 1978 European Tour Rookie of the Year.
* Led the European Order of Merit 1979, '80 and '85.
* Winner, 1985 British Open and 27 international events.
* Member of 1977 British Walker Cup Team and five European Ryder Cup Teams (1979, '81, '83, '85 and '87).
* Winner of the 1987 Players Championship in a playoff over Jeff Sluman.
* Winner of the 1988 Masters by one shot over Mark Calcavecchia.
* Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.
2013 Notes: Turned in his best performance in 19 starts in July when he was on the leader board throughout the Senior Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and eventually finished 7th. It marked his best outing at the PGA Tour Champions' only overseas major and his best outing on the tour since the 2012 Senior PGA Championship (T-4th). Made the cut for the 16th time at the Masters, finishing T-54th. Played his 35th consecutive British Open and finished 84th at Muirfield.
2014 Notes: Made 14 PGA Tour Champions starts, with his best showing coming in June when he finished T-14th at the Encompass Championship. Finished T-44th at the Masters and missed the cut at the British Open. Also competed at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour, but missed the cut.
2015 Notes: Missed the cut at the Masters and British Open but finished T-9th at the Senior PGA Championship. Made a strong run for his first PGA Tour Champions title in April when he teamed with Ian Woosnam to finish 2nd at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. They led by two strokes heading into the final round but were unable to hold off a late charge by Billy Andrade and Joe Durant, who won by three.
2016 Notes: Best finish was T-17th at the Principal Charity. He missed the cut at the Masters and at the British Open. Played in 10 PGA Tour Champions Tour and finished 94th in the Schwab ranking and money list.
2017 Notes: Played in his 36th Masters and missed the cut. On PGA Tour Champions, had one top-25 finish, a T-22nd at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf teamed with Ian Woosnam. That would be his best finish in nine starts.
2018 Notes: Played 14 PGA Tour Champions events and finished 80th in the Schwab Cup rankings. Finished T-24th at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and Insperity Invitational. Missed the cut at the Masters. Played in his 43rd British Open, 41 consecutive since 1977, the most of anyone in the field.
2019 Notes: Played in 14 PGA Tour Champions events and finished 73rd in the Schwab Cup rankings. Best finish as T-6th at the Chubb Classic, two strokes out of the Jimenez/Browne/Langer playoff. Made his 38th appearance at the Masters but did not make the cut.
2020 Notes: Best finish, a T-24th at the Morocco Champions. Missed the cut in the November Masters.
2021 Notes: This will be Lyle's 40th Masters appearance and his 37th consecutive Masters, he has played in every Masters since 1985. Lyle is one of five players to have played in every Masters this century (since 2000), along with Mike Weir, Phil Mickelson, Larry Mize, and Vijay Singh.

Player Career Chart (for all results recorded on all Tours in GOLFstats)
Career at a Glance: Starts: 726, Cuts Made: 464 (64%), Top Tens: 59 (8%) , Rounds: 2198, Scoring Avg: 72.33, Career Earnings: $6,041,368 - Best Finish: 1st (9 times)
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Career Totals for Sandy Lyle per Year
Performance Scoring Averages Stats
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5s % Top 10s % Top 25s % Rnds 1st Rd2nd Rd3rd Rd4th RdPre CutPost CutAll RndsP/RBi/RE/RBo/REarnings
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
7
  
15
  
  
  
69.9
  
  
70.370.6
  
----
  
  
  
75%16%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.2
  
72.370.9
  
----$298,096
  
12
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
6
  
  
  
71.672.8
  
71.872.2
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
7%
  
  
  
  
  
29%
  
  
  
  
71.971.971.2
  
----
  
  
11
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
22%
  
72.9
  
  
70.972.471.071.9----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
4%
  
  
10
  
7872.573.069.5
  
72.870.6
  
----$71,461
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
14%
  
25%
  
  
72.471.071.872.771.372.2----$94,490
21
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
14%
  
  
  
  
72.873.073.173.0----
  
  
  
42%
  
  
  
  
0
  
  
8%
  
72.2
  
  
  
72.472.972.5----
  
  
  
81%
  
7%
  
15%
  
33%1452%
  
70.8
  
  
70.370.870.4
  
----
  
  
  
76%1
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.471.971.2
  
----$59,794
  
  
  
  
  
14%3
  
  
  
  
  
71.3
  
  
71.671.971.7----
  
  
1568%
  
  
  
5%
  
  
  
  
74
  
  
71.1
  
71.671.4
  
----
  
  
  
85%
  
  
  
  
2
  
  
  
57
  
  
  
  
73.372.2
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
2
  
  
17%65
  
72.4
  
  
72.071.571.9----
  
  
1579%
  
  
  
5%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.372.072.872.2
  
----$267,967
  
1478%0
  
16%
  
6%
  
  
  
  
  
70.968.072.970.4
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
8%831%
  
  
  
71.2
  
71.771.571.6----$53,775
  
8
  
0
  
0
  
  
  
  
8%
  
  
73.0
  
  
72.572.4
  
----$224,379
  
1141%0
  
  
  
1
  
  
22%
  
72.3
  
71.673.272.372.3
  
----
  
222195%00%0
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.072.872.3----
  
1611
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
4472.8
  
  
  
73.670.972.9----
  
10
  
  
00%
  
  
  
  
2
  
2674.373.3
  
  
73.871.073.1----$121,537
  
  
82%
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
  
4672.773.9
  
  
73.373.4
  
----$132,813
  
  
  
  
  
00%125%
  
  
  
73.5
  
  
  
72.173.8
  
----$15,679
  
  
86%0
  
  
  
00%
  
23%66
  
  
72.0
  
71.871.7
  
----
  
  
571%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
73.0
  
71.4
  
71.971.1
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
0%
  
  
  
50%1974.0
  
  
  
72.473.172.7----$19,150
  
  
43%
  
0%
  
  
0
  
  
  
63
  
72.0
  
  
72.573.272.7----
  
  
  
  
0
  
0
  
0
  
2
  
  
  
74.3
  
  
74.872.474.2----
  
  
  
88%0
  
  
  
  
  
2
  
4672.3
  
  
  
72.373.172.6----$103,707
  
  
  
  
0%
  
0%00%
  
6%
  
72.9
  
  
  
72.172.8
  
----
  
  
  
33%00%
  
  
  
  
1
  
36
  
74.375.0
  
74.575.0
  
----
  
2213
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
5%
  
  
72.9
  
  
72.773.6
  
----
  
17
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
48
  
  
  
71.373.972.4
  
----$124,990
  
  
  
0
  
0
  
0
  
120%15
  
72.4
  
72.073.573.6
  
----$8,830
  
982%
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
30
  
73.6
  
  
73.774.3
  
----$49,634
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
0%0
  
  
  
73.671.9
  
73.671.7
  
----
  
15
  
  
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
75.8
  
73.976.1
  
----
  
7
  
  
0
  
0
  
00%0
  
19
  
  
74.876.075.975.0
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.8
  
072.272.6
  
----
  
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5 % Top 10 % Top 25 % Rnds 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd Pre Cut Post Cut All Rds P/R Bi/R E/R Bo/R Earnings
Avg/Year
Totals720463924591762182$6,037,568
Green cells highlight the best in each column/category, yellow the worst.
Stats: P/R=Pars per Round, Bi/R = Birdies per Round, E/R = Eagles per Round, Bo/R = Bogeys per Round. Only provided on last 3, 5 or 10 year reports.