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Jose Maria Olazabal

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Still aged only 35 Jose Maria Olazabal may yet win further major honours. There was a time however when it looked as if he would succumb to a painful ailment which affected his ankles and meant he missed a full years golf in 1996. Olazabal is the son of a Spanish greenkeeper and swept all before ... Read review

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Community Level 5polydeuces

polydeuces

The New Spanish Master

AdvantagesGreat short game, superb putter, great temperament

DisadvantagesNone

"Still aged only 35 Jose Maria Olazabal may yet win further major honours. There was a time however when it looked as if he would succumb to a painful ailment which affected his ankles and meant he missed a full years golf in 1996. Olazabal is the son of a Spanish greenkeeper and swept all before him as an amateur before turning professional in 1985 after winning the Tour qualifying school. Just a year later he was second in the Order of Merit to his ..." Read review
21.06.2001

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coop

Ole Ole

Advantagesputting + chipping

Disadvantagesdodgy driving

"Jose Maria Olazabal is an enigmatic Spanish genius who was hailed as the next Seve, he has lived up to the billing in his early and mid career. Highlights of his career have included the partnership with his mentor in the Ryder cup, he and Seve had a brilliant partnership established for many years until the great man’s form withered. Without Seve he has had an impressive Ryder cup record but perhaps the most astonishing thing about Jose career is ..." Read review
28.08.2000

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Community Level 3Mohammed

Mohammed

Ollies Magic!

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"A magical short game and a wonderful nerve are the perfect recipe to win Majors and they were the key elements in Ollie's two Masters wins in 1994 and 1999. His wayward driving has cost him the opportunity to seriously contend in the other Majors although he was third in the Open in 1992 when he birdied five of the last 10 holes to get within two of winner Nick Faldo. If he is to win a British Open then, in theory, St Andrews is probably the most ..." Read review
21.07.2000

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