In 1990 Jose-Maria Ozalábal wins his 1st PGA tour title at Firestone CC by 12 strokes

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Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain in action during the British Open Golf Championship held at the Turnberry Golf Resort in Scotland, circa July 1986. (Photo by Phil Sheldon/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Jose-Maria Olazábal made a statement in his 1st PGA Tour victory, winning wire-to-wire at Firestone

Published: August 25th, 2016– Firestone Country Club –During the first round of the 1990 World Series of Golf, Jose-Maria Olazabal started the event birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie while leaving the field in the dust and never looking back after an opening -61-.  Olazábal was a regular on the European Tour over the previous five years collecting eight wins to his name but it wasn’t until late August that he finally had his maiden PGA Tour victory.  The nearest competitors in the field were so far behind the Spaniard that he could of double bogey’d his last 5 holes on the final day and still won.  Olazábal finished the 90′ WSOG at -18 under par with an aggregate tournament record of 262 overall.

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