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Fred Funk

  • Birthplace: Takoma Park, Md.
  • Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • Birthdate: June 14, 1956
  • Age: 51 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1981
  • College: Maryland
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 10

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Player Notes

Funk started to play golf at about age 10, picking up the game on his own because it looked like something he wanted to do; by 14 he knew that he wanted to play on the PGA Tour. He tried for his Tour card in 1984, ?85 and ?86 with little success, and his dream of playing on the Tour suffered a serious setback when he tore a rotator cuff in 1987. . . He became the golf coach at the University of Maryland, and was successful competing as a club pro, winning the 1984 Foot-Joy National Assistants Championship and the Maryland State Open in 1984 and 1987. He also won the Mid-Atlantic PGA Championship three times. In 1988 he finally succeeded at Q-school, and then succeeded again the next year. In the 1990 season he had three top 10 finishes, and continued to improve, winning for the first time in 1992 at the Houston Open. . . Led the PGA Tour in driving accuracy in 1995, ?96, ?99, 2000 and 2003, 2nd in ?97, '05 and '06, 3rd in 2001 and finished 7th in ?98. . . Between 1990 and the end of the 2006 season played in 534 PGA Tour events, more than anybody else in that time period. Member of the 2003 and '05 Presidents Cup team, also the 2004 Ryder Cup team. In 2007 he found success on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour...In his second Champions Tour appearance of the season, won by a record 11 strokes at the Turtle Bay Championship. Led wire-to-wire for the second time in his brief Champions Tour career and also played bogey-free golf over the three days. Fired rounds of 65-64-64--193...At age 50 years, 8 months and 12 days, earned eighth PGA Tour victory in fourth start of the season at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Fifth-oldest champion in PGA Tour history and the oldest since Art Wall (51 years, 7 months, 10 day) at the 1975 Greater Milwaukee Open. Posted rounds of 62-69-64-71--266 and beat Jose Coceres with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, hitting a 4-iron on the par-3 10th to 6 feet. Joined Craig Stadler as the only players to win in the same season on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - 2006 AT&T Championship, 2007 Turtle Bay Championship.

PGA Tour
8 - 1992 Shell Houston Open; 1995 Ideon Classic, Buick Challenge; 1996 B.C. Open; 1998 Deposit Guaranty Classic; 2004 Southern Farm Bureau Classic, 2005 Players Championship, 2007 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun.

Career Summary

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 2; in money - 1; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $1,552 (ranked 286th); best finish -73rd, Kemper Open.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.53 (ranked 132nd); money - $59,695 (ranked 157th); best finish -T3rd, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.27 (ranked 101st); money - $179,346 (ranked 91st); best finish -T3rd, Chattanooga Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.18 (ranked 96th); money - $226,915 (ranked 73rdth); best finish -T4th, Deposit Guaranty Classic.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.07 (ranked T76th); money - $416,930 (ranked 34th); Winner, Shell Houston Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.86 (ranked 57th); money - $309,435 (ranked 56th); best finish -T6th, Federal Express St. Jude Classic and Buick Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.90 (ranked T57th); money - $281,905 (ranked 67th); best finish -T6th, New England Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.71 (ranked T51st); money - $717,232 (ranked 26th); winner, Ideon Classic and Buick Challenge.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.51 (ranked 29th); money - $814,334 (ranked 21st); winner, B.C. Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.34 (ranked 29th); money - $1,121,988 (ranked 23rd); winner, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 27; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.13 (ranked 14th); money - $1,638,881 (ranked 16th); best finish -2nd, Air Canada Championship, B.C. Open, T2nd, MasterCard Colonial.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 109 ; in money -24; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $827,691 (ranked 58th); best finish -T4th at the National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney.

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.79 / (52nd); driving distance - 266.6 / (162nd); driving accuracy -79.7% / (1st); GIR - 69.0% / (28th); putting - 1.780 / (104th); birdie average - 3.52 per rd / (86th) / total birdies - 384; sand saves - 53.4% / (111th); scrambling - 62.1% / (33rd); all-around rank - 639 / (63rd).

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; rounds played - 117 ; in money -27; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,237,004 (ranked 43rd); best finish -3rd at the Air Canada Championship and Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

2001 Stats
scoring average - 70.40 / (32nd); driving distance - 272.1 / (165th); driving accuracy -77.2% / (3rd); GIR - 68.2% / (50); putting - 1.775 / (102nd); birdie average - 3.69 per rd / (73rd) / total birdies - 432; sand saves - 54.1% / (75th); scrambling - 64.7% / (13th); all-around rank - 634 / (68th).

2002 Notes
Sounds hard to believe but the 29 events he played in was his lowest attendance year since 1990. Had seven Top-10 finishes.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 106 ; in money -24; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $2,383,071 (ranked 13th); best finish -T-2nd at the Buick Open, NEC Invitational and Valero Texas Open

2002 Stats
scoring average - 69.99 / (9th); driving distance - 273.0 / (163rd); driving accuracy -81.2% / (1st); GIR - 71.1% / (5th); putting - 1.742 / (25th); birdie average - 4.13 per rd / (5th) / total birdies - 438; sand saves - 54.8% / (40th); all-around rank - 385 / (10th).

2003 Notes
12 Top-25 finishes.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; rounds played - 109; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 9; money - $2,144,653; (ranked 27th); best finish - T-2nd at the FBR Capital Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.08 / (18th); driving distance - 274.1 / (178th); driving accuracy - 77.9% / (1st); GIR - 67.2% / (57th); putting - 1.778 / (102nd); birdie average - 3.61 per rd / (95th) / total birdies - 393; sand saves - 51.2% / (77th); all-around; rank - 674 / (71st).

2004 Notes
Finished in the top 30 (No. 25) on the PGA Tour money list for the third straight season and went over the $2-million mark for the third consecutive year

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 96; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $2,103,731; (ranked 25th); best finish - Win at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.45 / (31st); driving distance - 271.9 / (192nd); driving accuracy - 77.2% / (1st); GIR - 65.5% / (86th); putting - 1.769 / (70th); birdie average - 3.52 per rd / (99th) / total birdies - 338; sand saves - 54.6% / (28th); all-around; rank - 629 / (55th).

2005 Notes
Earned a career-best $2,830,046 and won in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 1995-96 seasons.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 101; in money - 180; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $2,830,046; (ranked 11th); best finish - Win at The Players Championship

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.38 / (29th); driving distance - 270.0 / (197); driving accuracy - 75.9% / (2nd); GIR - 66.2% / (67th); putting - 1.804 / (168th); birdie average - 3.08 per rd / (183rd) / total birdies - 311; sand saves - 52.1% / (66th); all-around; rank - 898 / (140th).

2006 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -3; top 10 finishes -1; scoring average - 69.00; money - $344,122; Winner, AT&T Championship.

2006 Notes
Ended season making 16 consecutive cuts, the second-longest streak on TOUR behind Ernie Els' 42. One of only five players to end the season with a double-digit cuts-made streak

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 105; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,579,837; (ranked 48th); best finish - T-2 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.56 / (37th); driving distance - 272.8 / (194); driving accuracy - 78.0% / (2nd); GIR - 66.3% / (65th); putting - 1.785 / (114th); birdie average - 3.32 per rd / (147th) / total birdies - 349; sand saves - 52.4% / (56th); all-around; rank - 758 / (98th).

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