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O'Meara has won sixteen events on the PGA Tour, starting with the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1984, but he passed his fortieth birthday without winning a major championship. In a late finale to his PGA Tour winning career, which many attributed partly to the inspiration of working with Tiger Woods, the new superstar of the game at the time, with whom O'Meara had become good friends, O'Meara won two majors in 1998, namely The Masters and the British Open. In the same year he won the World Matchplay Championship.
O'Meara is known for competing outside the United States more ofter than most leading American golfers, and has won tournaments in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. A man with a genial demeanour, he is one of the most popular figures in international golf. In the new Millenium his form took a downturn and he began to struggle with injuries, but in 2004 he won an official tour event for the first time since 1998, taking the Dubai Desert Classic title, which despite being played in Asia is a PGA European Tour event.
O'Meara has begun to develop a golf course design practice.
PGA Tour wins
- 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
- 1998 Masters Tournament, British Open Championship
Major championships are shown in bold.
- 1985 Fuji Sankei Classic (Japan)
- 1986 Australian Masters
- 1987 Lawrence Batley International (PGA European Tour)
- 1989 RMCC (with Curtis Strange)
- 1992 Tokai Classic (Japan)
- 1994 Argentine Open
- 1997 Trophee Lancome (PGA European Tour)
- 1998 Cisco World Match Play Championship (Europe - unofficial event), Skins Game (U.S. - unofficial event)
- 1999 World Cup (with Tiger Woods)
- 2000 Fred Meyer Challenge
- 2002 Skins Game (U.S. - unofficial event)
- 2004 Dubai Desert Classic (PGA European Tour)
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