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Paul Goydos

  • Birthplace: Long Beach, Calif.
  • Residence: Dove Canyon, Calif.
  • Birthdate: June 20, 1964
  • Age: 43 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1989
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 10

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Player Notes

Former school teacher in Long Beach, California, Goydos nickname on Tour is "Sunshine" because of his disposition at times.

Career Victories

Hogan Tour
1 - 1992 Yuma Open Other Victories: 1990 Long Beach Open

PGA Tour
2 - Bay Hill Invitational, 2007 Sony Open In Hawaii

Career Summary

1992 Hogan Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.80; money - $61,104 (ranked 17th); best finish -winner Yuma Open...

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $87,803 (ranked 152nd); best finish, T-13th Buick Classic.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.20 (ranked T-84th); money - $241,107 (ranked 75th); best finish -T-7th, B.C. Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.19 (ranked T-89th); money - $146,423 (ranked 129th); best finish -T-15th, Las Vegas Invitational. He earned $33,462 in last two tournaments to retain his card for the '96 season. Played in 35 tournaments, most on the PGA Tour along with Ted Tryba and Greg Kraft.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.64 (ranked 144th); money - $438,111 (ranked 44th); winner, Bay Hill Invitational.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.96 (ranked T65th); money - $368,413 (ranked 82nd); best finish -T2nd, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.91 (ranked T60th); money - $695,052 (ranked 61st); best finish -T2nd, MasterCard Colonial.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30 / rounds played - 97 / cuts made - 19 / Top-10 finishes: 3; best finish - T10th at the Bay Hill Invitational, B.C. Open and Buick Challenge; money - $398,393; (ranked 121st)

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.98 / (71st); driving distance - 263.4 / (179th); driving accuracy - 72.9% / (33rd); GIR - 63.7% / (150th); putting - 1.751 / (30th); birdie average - 3.53 per rd / (83rd) / total birdies - 342; sand saves - 56.8% / (58th); scrambling - 62.9% / (25th); all-around; rank - 775 / (97th).

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29 / rounds played - 84 / cuts made - 12 / Top-10 finishes: 2; best finish - T-5th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic; money - $375,557; (ranked 132nd)

2001 Stats
scoring average - 71.67 / (140th); driving distance - 267.1 / (186th); driving accuracy - 72.3% / (32nd); GIR - 63.9% / (159); putting - 1.778 / (108th); birdie average - 3.42 per rd / (136th) / total birdies - 287; sand saves - 46.9% / (144th); scrambling - 59.9% / (99th); all-around; rank - 1063 / (167th).

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20 / rounds played - 66 / cuts made - 13 / Top-10 finishes: 2 / best finish - T-8th at the AT&T Pebble Beach / earnings: $407,345; (ranked 139th)

2002 Stats
scoring average - 71.52 / (133rd); driving distance - 271.3 / (176th); driving accuracy - 74.5% / (19th); GIR - 63.8% / (152nd); putting - 1.756 / (51st); birdie average - 3.44 per rd / (136th) / total birdies - 227; sand saves - 50.4% / (97th); all-around; rank - 945 / (138th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 83; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $734,284; (ranked 88); best finish - T-6 at the Buick Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 71.26 / (116th); driving distance - 286.5 / (96th); driving accuracy - 62.4% / (146th); GIR - 64.8% / (107th); putting - 1.782 / (108th); birdie average - 3.45 per rd / (132nd) / total birdies - 214; sand saves - 52.2% / (61st); all-around; rank - 845 / (123rd). Only played twice in 2004, T52nd at Michelin Championship at Las Vegas and T49th at Funai Classic at Walt Disney. Had sinus surgery and hip problems.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; rounds played - 48; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.15 (ranked N/A); money - $486,362 (ranked 148); best finish - T-4 at the AT&T Pebble Beach2005 Notes: Three Top-25 finishes.

2005 Stats
scoring average - 71.87 / (169th); driving distance - 278.0 / (178th); driving accuracy - 66.2% / (52nd); GIR - 62.0% / (169th); putting - 1.799 / (158th); birdie average - 3.39 per rd / (135th) / total birdies - 251; sand saves - 47.0% / (127th); all-around; rank - 1176 / (182nd).

2006 Notes
Used a runner-up finish at the last full-field event of the season to jump from No. 160 to No. 97 on the money list and earn his fully-exempt status for the 2007 season...Began season in the Major Medical Extension category. Earned enough money in the 12 events he had remaining under the extension to remain in the category for the remainder of the season.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 72; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $890,392; (ranked 97th); best finish - T-2 at the Chrysler Championship

2006 Stats
scoring average - 71.44 / (137th); driving distance - 274.3 / (192); driving accuracy - 72.9% / (10th); GIR - 65.2% / (104th); putting - 1.793 / (138th); birdie average - 3.35 per rd / (143rd) / total birdies - 241; sand saves - 44.3% / (158th); all-around; rank - 1063 / (168th)

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