Jose-Maria Olazábal made a statement in his 1st PGA Tour victory, winning wire-to-wire at Firestone
By: Josh Morris– 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.
Josh Morris is the Editor of Golf History Today. A proud USGA Volunteer and golf enthusiast. In his free time he enjoys being a weekend caddie as well as playing as much as he can.