Maurice Bembridge

Maurice Bembridge
Personal information
Full name Maurice Bembridge
Born (1945-02-21) 21 February 1945
Worksop, Notts., England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  England
Residence St. Gallen, Switzerland
Turned professional 1960
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 20
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 6
European Senior Tour 2
Other 12
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T9: 1974
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 5th: 1968
PGA Championship DNP

Maurice Bembridge (born 21 February 1945) is an English golfer.

Bembridge turned professional at an early age in 1960 and won the Llandudno Assistant Professionals' Tournament in 1966 and the PGA Assistants’ Championship in 1967 In 1968 he finished 5th in the Open Championship, four shots behind Gary Player and the leading British golfer. His first important win was in the 1969 Sumrie Better-Ball, which he and Ángel Gallardo won by a shot from Hedley Muscroft and Lionel Platts. Later in 1969 he won his first big solo tournament, the News of the World Match Play, where he beat 56-year-old Dai Rees 6&5 in the 18-hole final. This victory earned him an invitation to play in the 1969 Piccadilly World Match Play Championship, where he lost 6&5 to Bob Charles. In 1971 he had his first important stroke-play victory, taking the Dunlop Masters, two strokes ahead of Peter Oosterhuis. He later won six tournaments on the European Tour between 1973 and 1979 and he also won several tournaments in Africa and one in New Zealand. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was second in 1973 when it was points-based (he finished eighth on the money list).

At the 1974 Masters Tournament, Bembridge tied the course record with a 64 in the final round, lifting him into a tie for 9th place.

After turning fifty he played on the European Seniors Tour, winning twice at that level, in 1996 and 1998.

Bembridge played in the Ryder Cup four times, winning five matches, losing eight and halving three. He also represented England in the World Cup twice.

Professional wins (20)

European Tour wins (6)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 9 Jun 1973 Martini International −9 (70-68-67-74=279) 1 stroke Wales Dai Rees, England Peter Wilcock
2 25 May 1974 Piccadilly Medal −8 (65) 5 strokes England Peter Oosterhuis
3 21 Aug 1974 Double Diamond Strokeplay −4 (70-66=136) 1 stroke New Zealand Bob Charles
4 31 Aug 1974 Viyella PGA Championship −10 (76-69-69-64=278) 1 stroke England Peter Oosterhuis
5 3 Aug 1975 German Open +5 (75-72-69-69=285) 7 strokes United States Lon Hinkle, Australia Bob Shearer
6 12 Aug 1979 Benson & Hedges International Open −8 (67-67-69-69=272) 2 strokes Scotland Ken Brown

Other wins (12)

European Seniors Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 9 Jun 1996 Hippo Jersey Seniors −14 (68-67-67=202) 7 strokes Italy Roberto Bernardini, Italy Alberto Croce,
Scotland David Huish, South Africa Vincent Tshabalala
2 27 Jun 1998 Swedish Seniors −5 (70-67-72=209) Playoff England Jim Rhodes

Results in major championships

Tournament 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT 5 CUT
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament T38 DNP DNP DNP T9 T26 CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T13 T60 T19 CUT T44 T16 CUT T56 DNP CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT

Note: Bembridge only played in the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

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