Sandy Lyle was born on this day in 1958. Lyle has won two major championships during his career. Along with Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam, he became one of Britain’s top golfers during the 1980s.
He spent 167 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from their debut in 1986 to 1989. Lyle was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in December 2011 and was inducted in May 2012.
Lyle was a member of five European Ryder Cup teams, from 1979 to 1987 inclusive. Highlights from those years included the team that was victorious at the Belfry in the autumn of 1985, and the 1987 team which won for the first time ever on American soil, at Muirfield Village.