Jose Maria Olazabal Biography and Wiki
José María Olazábal Manterola is a Spanish professional golfer from the Basque region who has enjoyed success on both the European Tour and PGA Tour. He is the winner of two major championships, both at The Masters. Jose turned professional in 1985 and earned his first professional win at the Ebel European Masters Swiss Open in 1986.
Jose Maria Olazabal Age and Birthday
Jose Maria was born on February 5, 1966, in Fuenterrabía, Guipúzcoa, Spain. He is 55 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Aquarius.
Jose Maria Olazabal Height
The Spanish professional golfer stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (Approx. 1.78m) and weighs about 160 lb (73 kg).
Jose Maria Olazabal Education
Details regarding his educational background are under review and will be updated soon when revealed.
Jose Maria Olazabal Family, Parents
Maria Olazabal was born in Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, Spain. The son of Gaspar Olazábal. His father, Gaspar succeeded his grandfather as a greenskeeper at the golf club, where his mother also worked.
Jose Maria Olazabal Wife, Is He Married?
Moving on to his marital affairs, the golfer prefers to keep his personal life private since no record of his relationships is available to the public. It’s therefore not clear if he is single, married, or in a relationship. We are keeping tabs and we will update his partners’ details soon when revealed.
Jose Maria Olazabal Net Worth
Jose Maria Olazabal has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2021. This amount is from his career as a professional golfer among other investments.
Jose Maria Olazabal withdrew from the Ryder Cup, suffering from a foot injury that led to an 18-month hiatus from the game in September 1995. He thought his career was over since he was not able to walk.
Olazábal began to hit golf balls at age 2 with a shortened club, and at age 6 he could practice on the course in late afternoons. As an amateur, he represented Spain in competing in the Eisenhower Trophy at 16 years of age in 1982, and again two years later, in 1984.
Jose won the Boys Amateur Championship at Glenbervie Golf Club in 1983, Scotland, and in 1984, he won The Amateur Championship at Formby Golf Club, Liverpool, England, at age 18. He was also a member of Europe’s Ryder Cup team seven times from 1987 to 2006. He formed a famous partnership with fellow Spaniard Seve Ballesteros that spanned many years.
Olazábal was presented with Spain’s most prestigious sporting honor, the Prince of Asturias Award on June 19, 2013. In Addition, he is only the second golfer to be honored since the awards were launched in 1987; Seve Ballesteros was honored in 1989.
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