18 Facts About Mark O'Meara


Mark Francis O'Meara was born on January 13,1957 and is an American professional golfer.

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Mark O'Meara was a tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s.

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Mark O'Meara spent nearly 200 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking from their debut in 1986 to 2000.

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Mark O'Meara was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Mark O'Meara took up golf at age 13, sneaking on to the nearby Mission Viejo Country Club.

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Mark O'Meara later became an employee of the club and played on his high school golf team.

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Mark O'Meara was an All-American at Long Beach State, and won the US Amateur in 1979, defeating defending champion John Cook, 8 and 7, in the final.

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Mark O'Meara won the California State Amateur Championship that year.

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Mark O'Meara was a former resident of Orlando, Florida and lived in the same neighborhood as Tiger Woods.

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Mark O'Meara attributed this resurgence partly to the inspiration of working with Tiger Woods, the new superstar of the game at the time, with whom Mark O'Meara had become good friends.

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Mark O'Meara is known for competing outside the United States more often than most leading American golfers, and has won tournaments in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.

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Mark O'Meara insisted he had not intended to gain any advantage and sought advice from the PGA and European Tours, who informed him that the tournament was over and the result stood.

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Mark O'Meara admitted in April 1998, he may, without intention, have broken the rules of golf on his way to winning the 1997 Lancome Trophy.

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In 2007, Mark O'Meara began play on the Champions Tour; he had many top-10 finishes in his first three seasons including several runner-up finishes, but no wins.

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Mark O'Meara was sidelined by a rib injury for several months starting in April 2012; he missed the majors on both tours and did not compete until August.

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Mark O'Meara has begun to develop a golf course design practice and enjoys fishing in his off time.

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Mark O'Meara is currently a brand ambassador for Pacific Links International.

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Mark O'Meara shot a final round seven-under 66, to win by four shots.

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