ResidenceDrogheda, Ireland
Date of Birth:02/02/1953
Place of BirthDrogheda, Ireland
Height & Weight5' 11 11st 13lbs (178cm 76kg)
FamilyWife: Vicki (m. 1981); Children: Karen (1982), Gregory (1984) Shane (1988)
InterestsTennis, horse racing, rugby
Turned Pro1974
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Born in Drogheda, Smyth turned professional in 1974 and was a member of the European Tour for more than 25 years. Won eight tournaments across four decades and, in 2001, broke Neil Coles' record as the oldest man to win a European Tour event at the age of 48 years and 34 days - a record which stood for 11 years. Twice played in The Ryder Cup and also won the Alfred Dunhill Cup in 1988 alongside Eamonn Darcy and Ronan Rafferty. A five-time Senior Tour winner, including two victories at the Travis Perkins Masters in the space of three years.

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European Tour Wins8
Senior Tour Wins5
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 93,324 (1993)


Professional Ryder Cup 1979, 81 Alfred Dunhill Cup 1985, 86, 87, 88 (winners),2000 World Cup 1979, 80, 82, 88, 89 Hennessy Cognac Cup 1980 (winners), 82 (winners), 84 UBS Cup 2001

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