Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship and turned professional the same year, going on to win the
Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award in 1968.
In 1969, at the age of 20, Bernard became the youngest man to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Ryder
Cup up to that time. His first professional win also came this year, winning the PGA Championship just 2
years after turning professional.
Between 1974 and 1984 he accumulated an impressive 10 wins on the European Tour. He also finished in the
Top 10 on the European Tour Order of Merit 5 times between 1972 and 1982, with a best placing of 3rd in
Bernard played in the Ryder Cup 8 times and was non-playing captain of the European Team in 1991, 1993
and 1995. All 3 of those matches were very close; Europe lost the first 2 but had a stunning victory in the 3rd
match under his captaincy.
Bernard went on to play the European Seniors Tour and he had a win in 2002 at The Mobile Cup. He was also
the professional at the prestigious Wentworth Club for 25 years until the end of 1996.
Following his time at Wentworth Bernard has worked with various blue chip companies, particularly on their
corporate entertainment. He is regarded as a “golf day specialist”, is an accomplished speaker, and is also
now a leading media commentator for BBC Radio Five Live.
European Tour Wins
1984 Jersey Open
1982 Jersey Open
1982 Martini International
1981 Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open
1980 Haig Whisky TPC
1979 French Open
1977 Spanish Open
1975 Dunlop Masters
1974 Dunlop Masters
1974 Carroll's Celebration International
European Tour Senior Wins
2002 The Mobile Cup