Ignacio Garrido

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Ignacio Garrido : biography

27 March 1972 –

Ignacio Garrido (born 27 March 1972) is a Spanish professional golfer. He is the eldest son of Antonio Garrido who won five times on the European Tour and who played in the 1979 Ryder Cup

His uncle, German Garrido, also has won on the European Tour.

Garrido was born in Madrid. He turned professional in 1993 and after playing the Challenge Tour that year, he joined the European Tour in 1994. His best year on the Tour was 1997, when he finished sixth on the Order of Merit. The highlights of his career include playing for the European Team in the 1997 Ryder Cup and winning the prestigious Volvo PGA Championship in 2003. The Garridos were the second father and son combination to have played in the Ryder Cup after Percy and Peter Alliss, and the first to have won on the European Tour since it began in 1972., at europeantour.com.

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Eisenhower Trophy: (representing Spain): 1992

Professional

  • Dunhill Cup (representing Spain): 1995, 1996, 1997
  • World Cup (representing Spain): 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003
  • Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 1997 (winners)
  • Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2003

Professional wins (4)

European Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin ofVictory Runner-up
1 22 Jun 1997 Volvo German Open -13 (65-67-67-72=271) 4 strokes ENG}} Russell Claydon
2 25 May 2003 Volvo PGA Championship -18 (70-69-66-65=270) Playoff ZAF}} Trevor Immelman

Challenge Tour wins (1)

  • 1993 Challenge AGF

Other wins (1)

  • 1996 Hassan II Golf Trophy (Morocco)

Equipment

  • Irons – Mizuno MX-200 3-PW, KBS X flex
  • Utility – Mizuno MP-Fli Hi 18 degree
  • Wedges – Mizuno MX Chrome 51, MPT-10 White Satin 58deg

Results in major championships

Tournament 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP
The Open Championship CUT T55 DNP
PGA Championship T41 CUT DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT T54 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T14
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.