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Woody Austin

  • Birthplace: Tampa, Fla.
  • Residence: Derby, Kansas
  • Birthdate: January 27, 1964
  • Age: 43 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1987
  • College: Miami
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 10

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Player Notes

A former bank teller, Austin finished 23rd on 1994 Nike Tour money list with $72,206. Prior to 1995, his only PGA Tour start was the 1992 Southern Open were he missed the cut. He was the medalist at the 1994 PGA Tour Qualifying school. With his win in the Buick Open and earnings of over $700,000 he earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1995. Tore tendons and cartilage in left knee during 1987 Qualifying tournament. Injury sidelined him for two years. . . First injured knee as 11 year-old playing little league baseball.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
3 - 1995 Buick Open, 2004 Buick Championship, 2007 Stanford St. Jude Championship

Career Summary

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes -6; money - $72,206 (ranked 23rd); best finish, 2nd, Nike Santa Rosa Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.99 (ranked 67th); money - $736,497 (ranked 24th); Winner, Buick Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.57 (ranked T36th); money - $539,397 (ranked 32nd); best finish, T3rd, Buick Open.

1997 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.61 (ranked 1st); money - $140,955 (ranked 8th); best finish, 2nd Nike Fort Smith Classic and Nike South Carolina Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.24; money - $56,028 (ranked 203rd); best finish, T14th, Greater Milwaukee Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.25 (ranked T92nd); money - $338,045 (ranked 121st); best finish, T9th, The Reno-Tahoe Open.

2000 Notes
returned to the top 100 on the money list for the first time since 1996

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played -101 ; in money -19; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $485,589 (ranked 100th); best finish -T4th at the Buick Open

2000 Stats
scoring average - 71.37 / (110th); driving distance - 274.5 / (81st); driving accuracy -69.9% / (77th); GIR - 66.4% / (84th); putting - 1.800 / (161st); birdie average - 3.55 per rd / (74th) / total birdies - 359; sand saves - 52.2% / (122nd); scrambling - 60.9% / (66th); all-around rank - 748 / (86th).

2001 Notes
Made the cut in his last three events of the Year, including T16th in National Car Rental/Disney to help secure the last exempt spot for 2002

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; rounds played -95 ; in money -14; Top-10 finishes - 2 money $406,352 (ranked 125th); best finish -8th at the John Deere Classic and Sprint International;

2001 Stats
scoring average - 72.13 / (171st); driving distance - 275.2 / (141st); driving accuracy -68.7% / (94th); GIR - 65.7% / (104); putting - 1.786 / (129th); birdie average - 3.56 per rd / (110th) / total birdies - 338; sand saves - 49.7% / (122nd); scrambling - 58.9% / (124th); all-around rank - 1035 / (160th).

2002 Notes
Earned his way back onto the PGA Tour in 2003 by finishing T26th in the 2002 Qualifying Tournament.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 36; rounds played -99 ; in money -14; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $307,348 (ranked 156th); best finish -T-10th at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

2002 Stats
scoring average - 71.93 / (167th); driving distance - 279.9 / (103rd); driving accuracy -64.5% / (155th); GIR - 62.3% / (180th); putting - 1.787 / (145th); birdie average - 3.33 per rd / (155th) / total birdies - 330; sand saves - 55.1% / (36th); all-around rank - 1111 / (174th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 104; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,518,707; (ranked 44th); best finish - 2nd at the MCI Heritage

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.74 / (60th); driving distance - 290.8 / (59th); driving accuracy - 62.7% / (142nd); GIR - 67.6% / (48th); putting - 1.763 / (57th); birdie average - 4.00 per rd / (18th) / total birdies - 416; sand saves - 39.7% / (176th); all-around; rank - 586 / (43rd).

2004 Notes
Second Tour victory came in August at the Buick Championship, his 301st career start.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 94; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,495,980; (ranked 45th); best finish - Win at the Buick Championship

2004 Stats
scoring average - 71.04 / (85th); driving distance - 291.3 / (56th); driving accuracy - 63.3% / (112th); GIR - 68.1% / (25th); putting - 1.775 / (86th); birdie average - 3.96 per rd / (9th) / total birdies - 372; sand saves - 46.9% / (129th); all-around; rank - 622 / (51st).

2005 Notes
Went over the $1-million mark and finished in the top 100 on the money list for the third straight season.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 100; in money - 83; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,177,095; (ranked 64th); best finish - T-3rd at the Valero Texas Open

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.72 / (56th); driving distance - 289.1 / (93rd); driving accuracy - 60.6% / (142nd); GIR - 64.4% / (118th); putting - 1.774 / (83rd); birdie average - 3.73 per rd / (34th) / total birdies - 373; sand saves - 46.1% / (135th); all-around; rank - 707 / (69th).

2006 Notes
Finished in the top-80 on the money list with earnings of over a million dollars for the fourth consecutive season.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 107; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,179,321; (ranked 78th); best finish - T5th at the Buick Championship

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.98 / (84th); driving distance - 287.7 / (102nd); driving accuracy - 61.1% / (129th); GIR - 62.6% / (167th); putting - 1.773 / (82nd); birdie average - 3.60 per rd / (70th) / total birdies - 385; sand saves - 47.9% / (110th); all-around; rank - 870 / (131st).

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