Ewen MURRAY


Date of Birth - 7 October 1954

Place of Birth - Edinburgh, Scotland

Turned Pro - 1971

European Tour Profile  - Ewen Murray


Turned 50 in October 2004, he has earned a deserved reputation as a

 fine TV commentator but what is sometimes forgotten is that prior to

 picking up a microphone, he was also a golfer of considerable repute.

 Learned the game from his father, Jimmy, the club professional at

 Baberton in Edinburgh, and while still an amateur won the Scottish Boys

 Championship, the Scottish Boys Stroke Play Championship and the

 World Junior Championship, all in 1971. Turned professional later that

 year, proceeding to win twice in Africa at the 1980 Zambia Open and

 the 1984 Nigeria Open, before persistent putting problems brought his

 competitive career to a premature end. Victory eluded him on The

 European Tour although he did produce several fine performances,

 notably in 1979 when he finished third at the SOS Talisman Tournament

 Players Championship and in 1981 when he came third at the Bob Hope

 British Classic. Had a lucky escape on May 11, 1985, when he and a

 friend, Mike Farrar, survived the fire that killed 58 spectators at Bradford

 City’s home game against Lincoln City.


ACHIEVEMENTS


1971  Scottish Boys Championship

1971  Scottish Boys Stroke Play Championship

1971  World Junior Championship

1980  Zambia Open

1984  Nigeria Open


Ewen Murray’s 1st Round scorecard from the 1981 Bob Hope British

 Classic. Marked and signed by Bob Charles and Ray Parry

Ewen Murray’s 2nd Round scorecard from the 1981 Bob Hope British

 Classic. Marked and signed by Bob Charles and John Stevenson

Ewen Murray’s 3rd Round scorecard from the 1981 Bob Hope British

 Classic. Marked and signed by Bill Longmuir and Bill Daley