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Fifty wins as a professional, including one major; two European Tour Order of Merit titles; five victories in eight Ryder Cup appearances as a player, plus another one as a captain – Ian Woosnam has had one hell of a career.  

Often outspoken and never dull, Woosie helped transform European golf as part of the ‘Famous Five’ – together with Sir Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Bernard Langer and Seve Ballesteros – and the trail they blazed in the late 1980s and early 1990s is part of the reason for the strength of golf on this side of the Atlantic over the past decade or so.  

For issue 127 of bunkered (September 2013), we caught up with Woosnam to look back on his career using some of the most iconic pictures of him in action. Here are his some of his memories – both good and bad – of a lifetime in golf.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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