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Hal Sutton

Residence:
   Shreveport, La.
Birthplace:
   Shreveport, La.
Turned Pro:
   1981
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185
Birthdate:
   April 27, 1958
Age: 45
College:
   Shreveport, La.

Player Notes

In the 1980s, Sutton was one of the biggest young stars on Tour, winning seven times, including the 1983 PGA Championship, in his first five years. . . But by 1992, he was struggling with his game and finished 185th on the money list. In 1993, he finished 161st and was forced to use his one-time top-50 career exemption to play the 1994 season. He played well enough that year to return to the top 30 on the money list and in 1995 he completed his comeback with a win at the B.C. Open, closing with a final round 61. . . Winner 1980 U.S. Amateur. . . Member 1985, '87, '99 & 2001 Ryder Cup Teams. . . .Member of 2000 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
14 - 1982 Walt Disney World, 1983 Tournament Players Championship, PGA Championship, 1985 St. Jude Memphis Classic, Southwest Classic, 1986 Phoenix Open, Memorial Tournament, 1995 B.C. Open, 1998 Westin Texas Open, Tour Championship, 1999 Bell Canadian Open, 2000 Players Championship, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, 2001 Shell Houston Open

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.69 (ranked 39th); money $207,084 (ranked 75th); best finish, T5th, Nissan Los Angeles Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.40 (ranked 29th); money $346,411 (ranked 47th); best finish, T3rd, GTE Byron Nelson Classic.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.70 (ranked 170th); money $39,234 (ranked 185th); best finish, T14th, GTE Byron Nelson Classic.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.12 (ranked T164th); money $74,144 (ranked 161st); best finish, T9th, Buick Invitational of California.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.53 (ranked 37th); money $540,162 (ranked 29th); best finish, T2nd, Shell Houston Open and FedEx St. Jude Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.84 (ranked T59th); money $554,733 (ranked 32nd); winner, B.C. Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 17; top-10 finishes -1; stroke average 71.43 (ranked T118th); money $193,723 (ranked 109th); best finish, T10th, GTE Byron Nelson Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.70 (ranked 57th); money $453,928 (ranked 54th); best finish, 3rd, Buick Challenge.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 22; top-10 finishes -9; stroke average 70.05 (ranked 16th); money $1,838,740 (ranked 5th); winner Westin Texas Open and The Tour Championship.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 22; top-10 finishes -13; stroke average 69.66 (ranked 5th); money $2,127,578 (ranked 6th); winner Bell Canadian Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 25 / Rounds Played: 89 / Cuts made: 20 / Top-10 finishes: 11; Best finish: Winner at The Players Championship & Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic; Earnings: $3,061,444 Rank (4th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.12 / (17th); Driving Distance - 275.4 / (67th); Driving Accuracy - 73.4% / (29th); GIR - 69.7% / (15th); Putting - 1.773 / (84th); Birdie Average - 3.84 per rd / (27th) / Total Birdies - 342; Sand Saves - 50.4% / (145th); Scrambling - 63.3% / (21st); All-Around Rank - 403 / (17th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 95 / Cuts made: 23 / Top-10 finishes: 3; Best finish: Winner at the Shell Houston Open; Earnings: $1,723,946 Rank (28th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.51 / (40th); Driving Distance - 278.8 / (104th); Driving Accuracy - 75.4% / (11th); GIR - 71.1% / (9); Putting - 1.792 / (149th); Birdie Average - 3.62 per rd / (94th) / Total Birdies - 344; Sand Saves - 47.8% / (139th); Scrambling - 61.9% / (54th); All-Around Rank - 598 / (53rd).

2002 Notes
Was named captain of the American Ryder Cup team in 2004

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 73 / Cuts made: 11 / Top-10 finishes: 0 / Earnings: $320,002 Rank (153rd) / Best finish: T-12th at the MasterCard Colonial.

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.95 / (169th); Driving Distance - 277.3 / (126th); Driving Accuracy - 71.8% / (38th); GIR - 65.7% / (94th); Putting - 1.849 / (201st); Birdie Average - 2.93 per rd / (197th) / Total Birdies - 214; Sand Saves - 44.4% / (164th); All-Around Rank - 1160 / (184th)

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