John Morgan (golfer)

This article is about the golfer born in 1943. For the golfer born in 1977, see John E. Morgan.
John Morgan
Personal information
Full name John Morgan
Born (1943-09-03)3 September 1943
Oxford, England
Died 23 June 2006(2006-06-23) (aged 62)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality  England
Turned professional 1968
Former tour(s) European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 15
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
European Senior Tour 8
Other 5 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T13: 1974
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
European Seniors Tour
Order of Merit winner
Tooting Bec Cup 1974

John Morgan (3 September 1943 23 June 2006) was an English professional golfer who competed on the European Tour in the 1970s and 80s.

Morgan was born in Oxford. For much of his career, he was also the club professional at Royal Liverpool, one of only a few touring professionals still to maintain a club role at that time. He won only one tournament on the European Tour, the 1986 Jersey Open, when he overcame Peter Fowler in a play-off. During the 1970s and 1980s he also competed in Africa on the Safari Circuit, where he won five times, including the Nigerian Open and the Ivory Coast Open.

After turning 50, Morgan played on the European Seniors Tour and the Champions Tour. He won the John Jacobs Trophy (European Seniors Order of Merit) in 1994, and was runner up in 1995 and 1996. He won eight European Seniors Tour tournaments including the PGA Seniors Championship twice. He had 59 top-10 finishes, of which 21 were top-3 and 100 top-20 finishes on the European Senior Tour.

Morgan died of a brain tumour at the age of 62. He left behind a wife and four children.[1]

Professional wins

European Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 15 Jun 1986 Jersey Open –13 (65-68-71-71=275) Playoff Australia Peter Fowler

Other regular wins (5)

European Seniors Tour wins (8)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 26 Jun 1994 Northern Electric Seniors +3 (74-71-74=219) Playoff England Bernard Hunt
2 29 Jul 1994 Lawrence Batley Seniors −8 (67-65-70=202) 4 strokes Spain José Maria Roca
3 7 Aug 1994 Forte PGA Seniors Championship −7 (68-68-67=203) 2 strokes England David Creamer
4 13 Aug 1995 Forte PGA Seniors Championship −6 (67-70-67=204) Playoff Spain Antonio Garrido
5 8 Sep 1996 Scottish Seniors Open −7 (71-68-70=209) 4 strokes England Tommy Horton
6 6 Oct 1996 Motor City Seniors Classic −3 (72-69-72=213) 2 strokes Canada Bill Hardwick, England Tommy Horton,
Australia Randall Vines
7 16 Aug 1998 West of Ireland Seniors Championship −8 (67-66-72=205) 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Denis O'Sullivan
8 16 May 1999 AIB Irish Seniors Open −7 (70-67-72=209) 1 stroke Scotland Brian Barnes, Australia Noel Ratcliffe

Other senior wins (1)

Results in major championships

Morgan played in only The Open Championship.

Tournament 1968 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship CUT CUT T13 CUT T36 T29 CUT DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances


  1. "Tributes follow death of John Morgan". PGA Tour. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
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