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Corey Pavin

Player Data

  • Birthdate: November 15, 1959
  • Birthplace: Oxnard, Calif.
  • Residence: Plano, Texas
  • Age: 46 Ht: 5' 9" Wt: 155
  • Turned Pro: 1981
  • College: UCLA

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Player Notes

In 1977 the 17-year-old Pavin won the Sea World Junior World Crown and the Los Angeles City Men's Amateur, the youngest player to win that event. He went to UCLA and won 11 tournaments including the Pac-10 championship in 1982, and was a member of the 1981 Walker Cup Team. After Pavin turned professional and failed to get his Tour card he went overseas, and in 1983 won the South African Open, the German Open and the Calberson Classic in France. He got his PGA Tour card for the 1984 season, where he won the Houston Coca-Cola Open. Pavin collected $260,536 in his rookie season, which at the time was the most money ever won by a rookie. The next year he won the Colonial National Invitation and won back-to-back Hawaiian Open titles in 1986 and 1987. He added the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1986 and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in 1987, when he made a dramatic birdie putt on the final hole. After winning consistently for many year, Pavin won his first major at the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock. Member of the 1991, '93 and '95 Ryder Cup Team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
15 - 1984 Houston Open, 1985 Colonial National Invitation, 1986 Hawaiian Open, Greater Milwaukee Open, 1987 Bob Hope Classic, Hawaiian Open, 1988 Texas Open, 1991 Bob Hope Classic, BellSouth Atlanta Classic, 1992 Honda Classic, 1994 Los Angeles Open, 1995 Nissan Los Angeles Open, U.S. Open, 1996 MasterCard Colonial, 2006 U.S. Bank Championship In Milwaukee

Other
1983 South African PGA, German Open, Calberson Classic, 1984 and '85 New Zealand Open, 1993 Toyota World Match Play Championship, 1994 Tokai Classic, 1995 Asian Masters, Million Dollar Challenge, 1996 Ssang Yong International Challenge.

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 27; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.26 (ranked 16th); money $468,830 (ranked 26th); best finish, T2nd Southwestern Bell Colonial.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 10; stroke average 69.63 (ranked 2nd); money $979,430 (ranked 1st) . He lost the Southwestern Bell Colonial in a playoff to Bruce Lietzke.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.19 (ranked 15th); money £980,934 (ranked 5th); he won the Honda Classic by holing out a 8-iron on the final hole and then beating Fred Couples in a playoff.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 71.07 (ranked 73rd); money $675,087 (ranked 18th); best finish, 2nd Memorial Tournament and T2nd GTE Byron Nelson Classic.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 9; stroke average 69.63 (ranked 7th); money $906,305 (ranked 8th); winner at Los Angeles Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 8; stroke average 70.04 (ranked 11th); money $1,340,079 (ranked 4th); winner at Nissan Open and U.S. Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 9; stroke average 69.79 (ranked 7th); money $851,320 (ranked 18th); winner at MasterCard Colonial.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.58 (ranked T135th); money $99,304 (ranked 169th); best finish T8th in Mercedes Championship.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.64 (ranked T136th); money $168,485 (ranked 155th); best finish 10th Westin Texas Open and T10 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 70.57 (ranked 36th); money $569,045 (ranked 70th); best finish T5th, MCI Classic.

2000 Notes
Tied PGA Tour record with 18 putts in the second round of the Bell Canadian Open en route to a 65

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 25 / Rounds Played: 74 / Cuts made: 11 / Top-Ten Finishes: 1; Best finish: T9th at the Texas Open at LaCantera; Earnings: $209,883 Rank (160th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.70 / (137th); Driving Distance - 251.3 / (195th); Driving Accuracy - 72.6% / (34th); GIR - 58.2% / (194th); Putting - 1.779 / (99th); Birdie Average - 3.11 per rd / (168th) / Total Birdies - 230; Sand Saves - 52.6% / (119th); Scrambling - 60.1% / (88th); All-Around Rank - 1074 / (167th).

2001 Notes
Six top-25 finishes

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 22 / Rounds Played: 70 / Cuts made: 14 / Top-Ten Finishes: 1; Best finish: T-8th at the MasterCard Colonial; Earnings: $458,401 Rank (111th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.53 / (42nd); Driving Distance - 252.7 / (194th); Driving Accuracy - 73.0% / (26th); GIR - 62.2% / (181); Putting - 1.746 / (27th); Birdie Average - 3.34 per rd / (154th) / Total Birdies - 234; Sand Saves - 54.0% / (77th); Scrambling - 63.5% / (25th); All-Around Rank - 885 / (124th).

2002 Notes
Won $119,787 for finishing T6th in the Michelob Championship, was he highest check since winning the 1996 MasterCard Colonial.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 24 / Rounds Played: 76 / Cuts made: 14 / Top-Ten Finishes: 1 / Best finish: T-6th at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill / Earnings: $362,012 Rank (148th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.93 / (69th); Driving Distance - 258.1 / (201st); Driving Accuracy - 75.3% / (12th); GIR - 60.2% / (196th); Putting - 1.759 / (59th); Birdie Average - 3.33 per rd / (155th) / Total Birdies - 253; Sand Saves - 47.5% / (132nd); All-Around Rank - 997 / (154th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; Rounds Played - 86; in money - 18; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $358,911 Rank (148th); Best finish: T-15th at the Sony Open in Hawaii

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.95 / (78th); Driving Distance - 268.9 / (189th); Driving Accuracy - 72.3% / (20th); GIR - 61.4% / (178th); Putting - 1.790 / (131st); Birdie Average - 3.15 per rd / (176th) / Total Birdies - 271; Sand Saves - 48.1% / (126th); All-Around Rank - 1058 / (170th).

2004 Notes
Two top-10s were the most since he posted three in 1998.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; Rounds Played - 79; in money - 18; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $881,938 Rank (89th); Best finish: T-6th at the Buick Championship

2004 Stats
Scoring - 70.44 / (30th); Driving Distance - 268.2 / (196th); Driving Accuracy - 71.9% / (15th); GIR - 62.1% / (168th); Putting - 1.762 / (50th); Birdie Average - 3.51 per rd / (102nd) / Total Birdies - 277; Sand Saves - 57.4% / (13th); All-Around Rank - 615 / (48th).

2005 Notes
Finished in the top 125 for second straight season and for 17th time in his 22-year PGA Tour career.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; Rounds Played - 73; in money - 163; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $736,506 Rank (108th); Best finish: T-5th at the Bay Hill Invitational

2005 Stats
Scoring - 70.72 / (56th); Driving Distance - 258.7 / (202); Driving Accuracy - 67.0% / (45th); GIR - 62.6% / (155th); Putting - 1.762 / (43rd); Birdie Average - 3.40 per rd / (129th) / Total Birdies - 248; Sand Saves - 52.5% / (59th); All-Around Rank - 830 / (118th)

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