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Ian Woosnam

Ian WoosnamIan Woosnam, OBE

We are delighted be affiliated with the “Peoples’ Champion” Ian Woosnam OBE: major-winner, former World Ranked No1, Ryder Cup-winning captain and leading ambassador for British golf.

Since winning the Swiss Open in 1982, Woosnam became the most prolific player in the history of the British game, winning more professional golf tournaments than any other. The holder of 47 tournament wins from across the globe, including the US Masters in 1991, “Woosie” is one of the true greats of the sport.

A member of the legendary “Big 5” that included Ballesteros, Faldo, Langer and Lyle, Woosnam was an ever present in the winner’s enclosure throughout the 80s and 90s. He finished in the top ten on the Order of Merit thirteen times in all, along with becoming the first player in the world to win £1 million in prize money in a single year, winning eight tournaments.

Ian WoosnamWoosnam was a member of eight consecutive European Ryder Cup teams from 1983 to 1997. He was a vice captain for the 2002 European team and was elected as captain for the 2006 Ryder Cup, leading Europe to victory over the U.S. 18½–9½.

“When I began our search for a player I wanted to get somebody iconic who had the respect of the golfing public around the world. As soon as I heard Ian was available I knew he was exactly what we were looking for.” Simon Millington, CEO, The Sports HQ.