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Eddie Polland
Personal information
Full name Edward Polland
Born 10 June 1947 (1947-06-10) (age 74)
Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality  Northern Ireland
Residence Cádiz, Spain
Career
Turned professional 1968
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 4
European Seniors Tour 2
Other 4
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T18: 1973
PGA Championship DNP

Edward Polland (born 10 June 1947) is a Northern Irish professional golfer.

Polland was born in Newcastle, County Down. He turned professional in 1968 and won four times on the European Tour between 1973 and 1980. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1973.

Since turning fifty he has played on the European Seniors Tour, where he has won twice. He was third in the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 1998 and second in 1999.

Professional wins (10)

European Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 12 May 1973 Penfold-Bournemouth Tournament −3 (66-69-72-74=281) 2 strokes England Doug Sewell
2 6 Sep 1975 Sun Alliance Match Play Championship 23 holes Scotland Peter Butler
3 24 Apr 1976 Spanish Open −6 (72-68-72-70=282) 2 strokes Australia Bob Shearer
4 4 May 1980 Benson & Hedges Spanish Open (2) −12 (70-69-68-69=276) 5 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros, England Mark James

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1979 Welsh Golf Classic England Mark James, Scotland Mike Miller James won with par on third extra hole
Polland eliminated by birdie on second hole

Other wins (4)

  • 1970 Carroll's Irish Match Play Championship
  • 1973 Irish Dunlop Tournament
  • 1974 Irish PGA Championship
  • 1975 Irish Dunlop Tournament

European Senior Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 Jun 1999 Lawrence Batley Seniors −9 (66-66-72=204) 2 strokes Spain Antonio Garrido
2 24 Oct 1999 Senior Tournament of Champions −4 (69-71-72=212) 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Liam Higgins, England Tommy Horton

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1998 Schroder Senior Masters England Neil Coles, Wales Brian Huggett
2 1998 Senior British Open Wales Brian Huggett Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2003 Wallonia Open United States Hank Woodrome Lost to par on first extra hole

Playoff record

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1998 Senior British Open Wales Brian Huggett Lost to par on first extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T18 CUT CUT CUT CUT T53 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Polland only played in The Open Championship.
     Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1974, 1977 and 1985 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

  • Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1973
  • World Cup (representing Ireland): 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Double Diamond International (representing Ireland): 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
  • Marlboro Nations' Cup (representing Ireland): 1973
  • Sotogrande Match/Hennessy Cognac Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1974 (winners), 1976 (winners), 1978 (winners), 1980 (winners)
  • Praia d'El Rey European Cup: 1998 (tie), 1999
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