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Murphy's Cup

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Murphy's Cup
Tournament information
LocationUnited Kingdom
Tour(s)European Tour
Final year1991
Final champion
Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone

The Murphy's Cup was a golf tournament on the European Tour from 1989 to 1991.

In its inaugural year it was held opposite the PLM Open and listed on the tour schedule as an "Approved Special Event". As such it did not count towards the Order of Merit, and Hugh Baiocchi's victory is not recognised as an official tour win.[1] In 1990 it was elevated to full tour status.

The Murphy's Cup used Stableford scoring, with a modified version of the points system being operated in 1990 and 1991: two points were awarded for birdie, four for an eagle and six for an albatross, while one point was deducted for a bogey and two for a double bogey or worse.[2][3]


Year Venue Winner Country Points Margin
of victory
1991 Fulford Tony Johnstone (2)  Zimbabwe 40 Playoff Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
1990 Fulford Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe 50 2 points England Malcolm MacKenzie
1989 St Pierre Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa 156 2 points South Africa John Bland
South Africa Jeff Hawkes


  1. ^ "Stableford system part of new tourney". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut, US. AP. 22 February 1989. p. 88. Retrieved 28 April 2020 – via CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Webb, Mel (10 August 1990). "Player leads game of hunt the birdie". The Times. London, England. p. 34. Retrieved 28 April 2020 – via The Times Digital Archive. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Webb, Mel (6 June 1991). "Woosnam hunting for a cure". The Times. London, England. p. 35. Retrieved 28 April 2020 – via The Times Digital Archive. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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