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Mark Brooks

Player Data

  • Birthdate: March 24, 1961
  • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Residence: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Age: 45 Ht: 5'9" Wt: 150
  • Turned Pro: 1983
  • College: Texas

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Player Notes

Brooks began playing the game at the age of eight, while visiting his grandfather, an avid golfer. He obtained his Tour card four different times (1983, '84, '85 and '87) finally keeping it after winning the 1988 Sammy Davis Jr.Greater Hartford Open in a playoff with Joey Sindelar and Dave Barr. His best year was 1996, winning three times, including a playoff victory over Kenny Perry at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. Special interests include collecting vintage fountain pens, LGB toy trains, architectural models and prints, antiques and historic golf prints. Dues paying member of Colonial Country Club, site of MasterCard Colonial.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
7 - 1988 Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open, 1991 Kmart Greater Greensboro Open, 1991 Greater Milwaukee Open, 1994 Kemper Open, 1996 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open, PGA Championship

Career Summary

1983 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 2; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.33; money $6,924 (ranked 194th), best finish T12th, B.C. Open.

1984 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.93 (ranked 138th); money $40,438 (ranked 122nd), best finish T10th, Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.

1985 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.61 (ranked 133rd); money $32,094 (ranked 141st), best finish T12th, Houston Open.

1986 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.14 (ranked 106th); money $47,264 (ranked 140th), best finish T8th, Hardee's Golf Classic.

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.12 (ranked 138th); money $42,100 (ranked 165th), best finish T13th, Southwest Golf Classic

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.43 (ranked 33rd); money $280,636 (ranked 36th), winner Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.78 (ranked 151st); money $112,838 (ranked 115th), best finish T5th, Canadian Open.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.68 (ranked 38th); money $307,948 (ranked 45th), best finish, T3rd Honda Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.58 (ranked T43rd); money $667,263 (ranked 11th); Won Greater Greensboro Open and Greater Milwaukee Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average 70.22 (ranked 18th); money $629,754 (ranked 21st); best finish, T3rd, Honda Classic, Nestle Invitational and Greater Milwaukee Open . 1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.58 (ranked 35th); money 249,696 (ranked 66th); best finish, T2nd, Buick Southern Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.81 (ranked 49th); money $523,285 (ranked 31st); winner, Kemper Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.13 (ranked T82nd); money $182,595 (ranked 100th); best finish, T4th, Hawaiian Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.39 (ranked 21st); money $1,429,396 (ranked 3rd); winner, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open and PGA Championship.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.49 (ranked 122nd); money $213,516 (ranked 108th); best finish, T7th, Players Championship.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.24 (ranked T100th); money $219,570 (ranked 129th); best finish, T12th, Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.32 (ranked 99th); money $557,037 (ranked 74th); best finish, T9th, Nissan Open and The Reno-Tahoe Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 88 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 3; money $528,959 (ranked 90th); best finish T5th at the Shell Houston Open

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.27 / (101st); driving distance - 263.6 / (177th); driving accuracy -71.5% / (49th); GIR - 63.7% / (150th); putting - 1.751 / (30th); birdie average - 3.34 per rd / (121st) / total birdies - 294; sand saves - 53.4% / (111th); scrambling - 60.0% / (90th); all-around rank - 855 / (115th)

2001 Notes
Lost to Retief Goosen in a 18 hole playoff at the U.S. Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 88 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 2; money $899,444 (ranked 60th) ; best finish 2nd at the U.S. Open

2001 Stats
Scoring - 71.24 / (105th); driving distance - 265.5 / (191st); driving accuracy -74.3% / (15th); GIR - 63.8% / (163); putting - 1.798 / (167th); birdie average - 3.18 per rd / (176th) / total birdies - 280; sand saves - 54.2% / (73rd); scrambling - 66.1% / (5th); all-around rank - 1080 / (172nd).

2002 Notes
Maintained his position in the Top 100 on the money list for the 11th time in his last 13 seasons

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 93 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 2; money $731,671 (ranked 95th); best finish 3rd at The International and Tampa Bay Classic.

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.54 / (134th); driving distance - 270.1 / (183rd); driving accuracy -70.8% / (50th); GIR - 62.8% / (170th); putting - 1.780 / (123rd); birdie average - 3.28 per rd / (166th) / total birdies - 305; sand saves - 46.9% / (140th); all-around rank - 1110 / (173rd).

2003 Notes
His money ranking was his worst finish in his 20 complete seasons on the PGA Tour.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Rounds Played - 87; in money - 14; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $236,489 Rank (167th); Best finish: T-18th at the Las Vegas Invitational

2003 Stats
Scoring - 72.03 / (166th); Driving Distance - 271.9 / (184th); Driving Accuracy - 67.8% / (71st); GIR - 61.7% / (170th); Putting - 1.762 / (54th); Birdie Average - 3.31 per rd / (157th) / Total Birdies - 288; Sand Saves - 48.4% / (123rd); All-Around Rank - 1114 / (175th).

2004 Notes
Lowest finish on money list (No. 173) since joining Tour in 1984

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Rounds Played - 70; in money - 5; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $264,076 Rank (173rd); Best finish: T-9th at the Bank of America Colonial

2004 Stats
Scoring - 72.58 / (190th); Driving Distance - 273.8 / (184th); Driving Accuracy - 66.8% / (59th); GIR - 59.8% / (190th); Putting - 1.796 / (147th); Birdie Average - 3.03 per rd / (185th) / Total Birdies - 212; Sand Saves - 43.5% / (165th); All-Around Rank - 1307 / (195th).

2005 Notes
Third consecutive year out of the top-125.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; Rounds Played - 72; in money - 195; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $273,668 Rank (180th); Best finish: T-10th at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship

2005 Stats
Scoring - 72.51 / (196th); Driving Distance - 269.1 / (199); Driving Accuracy - 67.9% / (35th); GIR - 59.7% / (197th); Putting - 1.791 / (135th); Birdie Average - 2.93 per rd / (194th) / Total Birdies - 211; Sand Saves - 48.7% / (100th); All-Around Rank - 1220 / (189th).

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