Mark's Golf Swing Highlights
EXEMPT STATUS: Winner, 1998 Masters Tournament (through 2003)
FULL NAME: Mark Francis O'Meara
BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1957
BIRTHPLACE: Goldsboro, NC
RESIDENCE: Windermere, FL
FAMILY: Wife, Alicia; Michelle (3/14/87), Shaun Robert (8/29/89)
EDUCATION: Long Beach State (1980, Marketing)
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Golf course consulting, hunting, fishing
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1980
PGA TOUR Victories
(16) as of Sept 2002
1984 Greater Milwaukee Open. 1985 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Hawaiian Open. 1989 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 1990 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, H.E.B. Texas Open. 1991 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic. 1992 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 1995 Honda Classic, Bell Canadian Open. 1996 Mercedes Championships, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. 1997 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Buick Invitational.
Major Tournament Victories
1998 Masters Tournament, British Open Championship.
He is one of the most consistent players on the tour and has been on seven Dunhill Cup teams and represented his country in the Ryder Cup on five occasions. Always a danger in any tournament he plays.
Mark continues fund-raising efforts on behalf of long-time caddie Donnie Wanstall, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during the 1994 PLAYERS Championship
.Mark took up game at age 13, when family moved above a golf course in California...Avid fan of Orlando professional sports, including NBA Magic and minor-league hockey Solar Bears...Teamed with PGA TOUR Design Services to build TPC of Valencia (CA), which is scheduled to open in 2002 Mark and Tiger Woods are very close friends and play recreational golf together often.