There are huge, huge players in the Hall of Fame, legends such as Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and many, many other greatsOlazabal voted to World Golf Hall of Fame May 20, 2009
They are all great players who have achieved so much and to have a little square plaque there with my name on it makes me feel very special. I am particularly happy to follow Seve's footsteps into the Hall of Fame. He opened so many doors for us and we owe him a huge debtOlazabal voted to World Golf Hall of Fame May 20, 2009
The two Masters wins at Augusta National are the highlight of my playing career but this is my proudest momentOlazabal named European Ryder captain Jan 18, 2011
This early in the year it's easy to forget about what happened last week and concentrate on what you're doingParnevik leads in Nissan Open Feb 14, 2002
José María Olazábal Manterola (Spanish pronunciation: , Basque: ; born 5 February 1966) is a Spanish professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships.
Olazábal was born in Hondarribia, a town in the Basque Autonomous Region of Spain. He burst onto the golf scene in 1985 as a junior, winning The (British) Amateur Championship aged eighteen. Then, in his rookie professional season of 1986, he finished second on the European Tour Order of Merit aged just twenty. In his first nine seasons, he finished in the top 10 every year except two, including another second place in 1989, and he was a regular member of the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings (over 300 weeks). Had Olazábal beaten Ian Woosnam at The Masters in 1991 (he finished second) he would have become the World number one. He was unable to play in 1996 due to a foot injury but he recovered and recorded further top ten placings in the Order of Merit in 1997, 1999 and 2000. He has more than twenty career titles on this tour.
Both of Olazábal's majors have come in the United States, namely The Masters in 1994 and 1999. These wins make him the only winner of The Amateur Championship since World War II to have gone on to win a professional major. He has been highly placed in The Masters on a number of other occasions. Olazábal shares the record for the lowest round in the PGA Championship (63), which he accomplished in the third round at Valhalla Golf Club in 2000.