In 1989 Ronan Rafferty won the Order of Merit on the European Tour and in the same year was part of the Ryder Cup winning team who retained the trophy at The Belfry, captained by Tony Jacklin. Winner of seven tour events between 1989 and 1993 Ronan is now one of golf’s top analysts and commentators.
Ronan Rafferty on signing with the WCGC said “I am delighted to once again be involved with the WCGC at this year’s World Final in Cascais, Portugal. It is always wonderful to see business people in a competitive, social and enjoyable atmosphere outside of their normal business environment.”
Ronan Rafferty has had a long association with the WCGC over the years, his last appearance coming at the 2013 World Final in Scotland, where he captained one of the Corporate Cup Teams in the inaugural Corporate Cup, an invitation only event that now runs alongside the World Final during the week.
Ronan commented, “Oitavos Dunes will give the competitors a good test of golf. I look forward to seeing how my Corporate Cup Team perform on such a great golf course. It is amazing to see so many different countries embrace this wonderful event. It truly shows the global reach the game of golf, and in particular, the WCGC has.”
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Ronan Rafferty will once again be captaining Team Rafferty in the Corporate Cup against Team Pinero captained by Manuel Pinero. He will also be available throughout the week, where competitors, license holders, guests and sponsors will have the chance to meet with him, learn from him at golf clinics and exhibitions and hear about his career.
Harry Lloyd, WCGC Event Director commented, “I am delighted to have Ronan back at the World Final as one of our Global Ambassadors. It is impossible not to enjoy his company at an event like this, where both on and off the golf course he is truly engaging.”
1989 Ryder Cup Winner
1989 PGA European Tour Order of Merit Winner
7 PGA European Tour as follows:
1989 Lancia Italian Open
1989 Scandinavian Enterprise Open
1989 Volvo Masters
1990 PLM Open
1990 Ebel European Masters Swiss Open
1992 Portuguese Open
1993 Hohe Brucke Austrian Open
5 PGA Australasia Tour Wins as follows:
1987 West End South Australian Open, Nissan/Mobil New Zealand Open
1988 Australian Match Play Championship
1990 Coca-Cola Classic
1992 Daikyo Palm Meadows Cup
1998 & 1990 Dunhill Cup
1982 Venezuelan Open