Mark Francis O’Meara is a professional golfer from Windermere, Florida, United States. He was born on January 13, 1957 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States, and is known for staying in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for almost 200 weeks.
O’Meara started playing golf when he was just 13 years old when he snuck over to the Mission Viejo Country Club in order to play. This was the time when O’Meara and his family transferred to California. Later on, he was employed by the club, and became part of his high school golf team. He managed to win the title in the U.S. Amateur in 1979 and became an All-American at Long Beach State. O’Meara graduated from Long Beach State University with a degree in marketing in 1980, and turned pro right after.
O’Meara won joined and won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He is known for heavily competing outside of the U.S. compared to other leading golfers from America. He has won tournaments in Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia, and is known to have a rather genial demeanor and a popular player among fans.
Throughout the course of his career, O’Meara has gathered quite a number of professional wins reaching up to a total of 31 titles. Sixteen of these titles were won on the PGA Tour, four from the European Tour, and twelve from other tournaments which include those from other countries. Two of these numerous titles were Major Championships tournaments (1998 Masters and 1998 British Open). In addition, O’Meara has participated in team events, and has won quite a number of these tournaments through team participation.