Wayne Grady

Birth date 26 Jul 1957 (59 years)
Nationality Australia Australia

Wayne Desmond Grady is a male professional golfer born in Brisbane, Australia in July 26, 1957. He is best known for his smashing win in the 1990 PGA Championship.

Grady turned pro in 1978. Before his winning triumph, however, he came close to the championship, landing a runner-up spot at the 1989 Open Championship; he was defeated in the playoff with Greg Norman and Mark Calcavecchia as his opponents.

Grady earned his membership of the United States PGA Tour through the 1984 qualifying school. Most of the tournaments he participated in were based in America. He sometimes played in the PGA Euro Tour, and during one of the events he won a title in the 1984 German Open.

But then the strong pull of Grady’s home country proved to be powerful, for in 2005 onwards Grady has been acting as the Chairman of the Australian PGA Tour Board. Alongside his chairmanship, Grady now busies himself with his very own design business that specializes in golf course planning and design. He also manages a golf tour company and has been working for the BBC as a sports commentator, of course, in televised coverage of golf events.

Grady has had two major PGA wins, the 1989 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic and the 1990 PGA Championship. His European win was the 1984 Lufthansa German Open while his triumphs at the PGA Tour of Australasia numbers three titles, the 1978 Westlake Classic; and the 1988 and 1991 Australian PGA Championship. He also won the 1989 World Cup of Golf, a title he earned with Peter Fowler, and the 1993 Indonesian PGA Championship.

After turning 50 years old, he joined the Seniors Tour, wherein he reaped the 2007 Australian Senior Open title.

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