Fairmont St Andrews
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Sam Torrance is one of the most popular and charismatic golfers on the professional world stage. His career has spanned over 40 years, during which he has won over 40 tournaments around the world and has walked an impressive 18,000 miles in the process!

The Ryder Cup has played an enormous part in Sam’s life. He played in the great event an impressive eight times, becoming a stalwart of the team. One of the highlights of his career was sinking the winning putt for the European Team in 1985 at the Belfry, securing Europe's first victory in 28 years. It was fitting that this same venue played host to the most outstanding moment of his career, captaining the European Ryder Cup team to their memorable victory against the USA in September of 2002. His fellow team members, the worldwide media and golf fans from far and wide complimented his exemplary leadership. The famous victory put Sam at the centre of the world's media attention and made him a household name.

His contribution to the game was recognized in 1996 when he was awarded an MBE, and this was complimented by an OBE in recognition of his excellent display of leadership in the 2002 Ryder Cup matches. In 1996 Sam was the subject of BBC Television's This Is Your Life and in late 2002 the Times newspaper declared him a "National Treasure." In August 2010 Sam released his second book, An Enduring Passion: My Ryder Cup Years. 

Sam Torrance, Ryder Cup champion, is available for speaking engagements, corporate hospitality, golf outings and other appearances. Please e-mail or contact us on +44 208 233 5016 with any specific requests or enquiries.