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Butch Sheehan

  • Birthplace: Middlebury, Vt.
  • Residence: Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  • Birthdate: January 11, 1950
  • Age: 57 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1976
  • College: Sierra College
  • Eligibility Code: 7

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Player Notes

: PGA Teaching Professional at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. . . .Tied for fourth in the 2007 PGA Professional National Championship, which was his second-ever appearance in the event . . .Earned his first major championship berth in 2007 at the 89th PGA Championship. . .Will make his first appearance on the U.S. PGA Cup Team in September in Greensboro, Ga. . .Competed on the Champions Tour full-time in 2002, posting career-best T-7 performances in the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland and the AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship. In 2003, competed in 13 Champions Tour events, with a best finish -of T-13 at the Music City Championship at Gaylord Opryland. . .Winner of the 1973-74 Nevada State Amateur Championship. . .In an effort to cure the putting "yips," took advice 23 years ago from a friend and adopted a "side-saddle" putting stroke. He also utilized a sidesaddle-faced putter to assist in the stroke. . .Underwent hip replacements in 1995 and 1998, and had a knee replacement in 2006. . .Is the brother and past coach of LPGA Tour star Patty Sheehan; and has a brother, Steve, of Reno, Nev., who was one of the country's premier amateur players before suffering back problems.

Career Summary

2001 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 5; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.19 (ranked N/A); money - $22,774 (ranked 118th); best finish - T42nd Golf Rush Classic.

2002 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 27; top 10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.92 (ranked 50th); money - $321,682 (ranked 54th); best finish - T7th BellSouth Sr. Classic At Opryland and AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship.

2003 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 12; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.84 (ranked N/A); money - $83,570 (ranked 91st); best finish - T13th BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland. Didn't play in any Champions Tour events in 2004, played once in 2005 T40th Senior PGA Championship.

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