Sandy Lyle Biography

March 8, 2020
First published on:March 8, 2020
by Ramin

Facts of Sandy Lyle

Birth Name Alexander Walter Barr Lyle
Birth Place Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Famous Name Sandy Lyle
Birth Date 9 February 1958
Horoscope Aquarius
Height 6' 0''
Nationality Scotland
Profession Golf Player
Married to Jolande Lyle
Divorce Christine Trew
Children Suard Lyle, James Lyle, Alexandra Lyle, Lonneke Lyle, and Quintin Lyle  

Alexander Walter Barr Lyle is a Scottish Professional Golfer. He turned professional in the year 1977 and has won 6 PGA tours, 18 European Tours, 1 Japan Golf Tour, 1 European Senior Tour and 6 other International Tours. On 10 April 1988, he achieved his highest-ranking of #2. He also won the Master's Tournament and The Open Championship.

Lyle was born on 9 February 1958 under the star sign Aquarius. He was born in Shrewsbury, England. He was born to Alex Lyle who had taken his family from Scotland to England in 1955 after becoming a resident professional at the Hawkstone park golf course. Lyle was introduced to the golf by his father Alex.

Sandy Lyle Net Worth; How much has he Earned from Golf?

The 61-year-old has an estimated net worth of $15 million from his professional career as a golfer. His career earnings from the golf sum up to 4,878,493 which he accumulated through winning at the various tournaments. 

Sandy Lyle golfer SOURCE: Shropshire star

As a renowned player in the industry, Lyle has certainly received his fair shares of sponsorship and endorsement deals. Being a golfer of his caliber, he would definitely receive a lot of deals and has certainly added much more value to his net worth from his deals.

Some of the greatest legends in golfing history alongside Jack Nicklaus, Bret Bielema, and Tom Watson.

Who is Sandy Lyle Married to after Divorcing Christine?

The 6' 0 tall married to Christine Trew in 1981 who was once an international-class swimmer and was a founding member of the Ladies European Tour, according to the reports from golf-monthly. After six years of marriage life, the couple finally decided to split up in 1987 and subsequently divorced.

Sandy Lyle former wife Christine Trew and his son  SOURCE: Getty Image

After 2 years of single life, he married Jolande Lyle formerly Jolande Huurman. They had a secret marriage in Gibraltar at the age of 31. They were married by the governor's special license at Gibraltar's register office. since the news about their marriage was kept private, only family members and close friends attended the marriage ceremony, according to the reports from Herald Scotland News.    

Lyle had two children from his previous marriage and three children from his current marriage. His children are Suard Lyle, James Lyle, Alexandra Lyle, Lonneke Lyle, and Quintin Lyle.  

He owned two residences. He resides in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his family. Since he doesn't use any social media his personal information is kept rather private and not available in any media. 

Career Overview

The 6' 0'' tall turned professional in 1977 and decided to represent Scotland. His first professional win came along in the year 1978 in the Nigerian Open and also won the Sir Henry Cotton Award as European Rookie of the year that season.

He won the Open Championship in 1985 and has also appeared in five European Ryder Cup teams from 1979 to 1987. His achievements have inspired fellow rivals such as Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam.

After turning 50, he has played in Champions Tour and the European Senior Tour. He won the 2011 ISPS Handa Senior World Championship, held in China. He also took up Hichery golf. He won the World Hickory Open in his native Scotland in 2014 and 2016 which was referred to as his fourth major.      

Achievements and Awards

  • World Golf Hall of Fame 2012
  • Member of the Order of the British Empire 1987
  • European Tour Order of Merit winner (1979, 1980, 1985)
  • Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year 1978

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