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HAL SUTTON

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 1
  • Birthplace: Shreveport, La.
  • Residence: Shreveport, La.
  • Birthdate: April 28, 1958
  • Age: 47
  • Turned Pro: 1981
  • College: Centenary College
Player Notes

During 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 and 2001 Ryder Cup Teams...Captain of the 2004 Ryder Cup Team. . . . 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

1982 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 71.06 (ranked 20th); money $237,434 (ranked 11th); Winner Walt Disney World Classic.

1983 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.94 (ranked 10th); money $426,668 (ranked 1st); Winner Tournament Players Championship & PGA Championship.

1984 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average 70.98 (ranked 9th); money $227,949 (ranked 26th); best finish, T2nd, B.C. Open.

1985 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 71.10 (ranked 17th); money $365,340 (ranked 7th); Winner St. Jude Memphis Classic & Southwest Golf Classic.

1986 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 71.06 (ranked 27th); money $429,434 (ranked 6th); Winner Phoenix Open & Memorial Tournament.

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.58 (ranked 12th); money $477,996 (ranked 16th); best finish, 2nd Phoenix Open, Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational & T2nd Seiko Tucson Open.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.29 (ranked 108th); money $137,296 (ranked 88th); best finish, 10th, Nissan Los Angeles Open.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.21 (ranked 13th); money $422,703 (ranked 23rd); best finish, 2nd, Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic & T2nd USF&G Classic.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 11; money $3,061,444 (ranked 4th); Winner at The Players Championship and Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic

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 ; in money -23; top-10 finishes - 3; money $1,723,946 (ranked 28th); Winner at the Shell Houston Open

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 ; in money -11; top-10 finishes - 0; money $320,002 (ranked 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).

2003 Notes
return back into the top-100 of the money list with four top-tens.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; Rounds Played - 81; in money - 16; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $939,719 Rank (75th); Best finish: T-3rd at the MCI Heritage

2003 Stats
Scoring - 72.11 / (N/A); Driving Distance - 283.3 / (N/A); Driving Accuracy - 64.4% / (N/A); GIR - 65.6% / (N/A); Putting - 1.837 / (N/A); Birdie Average - 3.38 per rd / (N/A) / Total Birdies - 142; Sand Saves - 37.3% / (N/A).

2004 Notes
Was a commentary for nine of ABC Sports telecasts.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; Rounds Played - 81; in money - 5; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $103,698 Rank (75th); Best finish: T25th, HP Classic of New Orleans

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