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Corey Pavin

  • Birthplace: Oxnard, CA
  • Residence: Dallas, TX
  • Birth Date: November 16, 1959
  • height: 5-9
  • Turned Pro: 1982

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PGA TOUR Victories

(15) 1984,Houston Coca-Cola Open. 1985,Colonial National Invitation. 1986,Hawaiian Open, Greater Milwaukee Open. 1987,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Hawaiian Open. 1988,Texas Open. 1991,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic. 1992,Honda Classic. 1994,Nissan Los Angeles Open. 1995,Nissan Open, U.S. Open Championship. 1996,MasterCard Colonial. 2006,U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

International Victories

(12): 1983 German Open [Eur], South African PGA Championship [SAf], Calberson Classic [Eur]. 1984 New Zealand Open [Aus]. 1985 New Zealand Open [Aus], U.S. vs. Japan Matches [indiv.]. 1993 Toyota World Match Play Championship [Eur]. 1994 Tokai Classic [Jpn]. 1995 Asian Masters [Asia], Million Dollar Challenge [SAf]. 1996 Ssang Yong International Challenge [Kor]. 1999 Martel Skins Game [Taiwan].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$329,794 (156)

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 4, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. 65 at Round 4, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Named as the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup captain.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Houston Coca-Cola Open, Colonial National Invitation, Hawaiian Open, Greater Milwaukee Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Hawaiian Open, Texas Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic, Honda Classic, Nissan Los Angeles Open, Nissan Open, U.S. Open Championship, MasterCard Colonial, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

Career Highlights

2008: Collected $924,282 in season earnings, the fifth-largest total of his career, in his 25th season on the PGA TOUR. Made the cut in 14 of 20 starts, with six top-25 finishes...Finished T3 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for his best finish on TOUR since winning the 2006 U.S. Bank Championship. Final-round, bogey-free 66 vaulted him from T26 to T3...Recorded his second and final top-10 of the year with a T10 at the Travelers Championship, thanks in part to a final-round 64, which tied the low round of the day...Held a share of the 18-hole lead after an 8-under 64 at the Buick Open. Finished T12. 2007: Made 15 cuts in 25 starts and competed in one event in the PGA TOUR's Playoffs for the FedExCup...In fifth start of the season, finished T6 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, aided by rounds of 67-70 on the weekend. Fifth career top-10 at the TOUR's Monterey Peninsula event. 2006: Lone top-10 of the season was his first victory in over 10 years...Win and six other top-25s helped him surpass the $1-million mark ($1,308,084) in earnings for just the second time (1995-$1,340,079) in his 24-year TOUR career...Earned 15th TOUR victory with wire-to-wire win at the U.S. Bank Championship, 10 years, two months and 11 days since last win at the 1996 Colonial National Invitational. Set or tied several TOUR records en route to victory. Birdied first six holes (Nos. 1-6) in the first round en route to a TOUR nine-hole record 26 (8-under par). Finished first round with a career-low 61, tying Brown Deer Park Golf Club course record. Matched lowest first 36-hole total (61-64-125) in TOUR history. Eighth multiple winner of U.S Bank Championship, and third wire-to-wire winner in Milwaukee. Matched the U.S. Bank Championship 72-hole scoring record of 260 (61-64-68-67) of 2005 champion Ben Crane and 2000 champion Loren Roberts. Led the tournament in putting and was tied for first in scrambling. His 36-, 54- and 72-hole totals were all TOUR lows in 2006. The 72-hole was matched by Phil Mickelson at the BellSouth Classic. His opening 61 was the low start by a winner in 2006...Served as assistant U.S. Ryder Cup Captain. 2005: Finished in the top 125 for second straight season and for 17th time in first 22 years on TOUR...Best finish was a T5 at the Bay Hill Invitational. 2004: Two top-10s were the most since he posted three in 1998. Finished in the top 100 (89th) on the money list for the first time since 1998, when he was No. 70...Tied career low with a first-round 8-under 62 at the Buick Championship. 2003: Made 18 cuts in 26 starts...His best effort came in the first start of the year, a T15 at the Sony Open in Hawaii. 2002: Only top-10 of the season came at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, a T6, his best finish since a T5 at the 1999 MCI Classic. 2001: Lone top-10 a T8 at the MasterCard Colonial. Finish produced largest payday, $116,000, since earning $270,000 for winning 1996 MasterCard Colonial. 2000: Lone top-10 was a T9 at the Westin Texas Open...Tied TOUR record with 18 putts in second round of Bell Canadian Open en route to 65. 1999: After finishing out of the top 150 on the money list in 1997-98, rebounded to finish 70th. Had as many top-10s (3) as he did in the two previous years combined. 1998: Posted top-10s in two late-season events, Westin Texas Open and the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill...Lost playoff to Stephen Leaney at ANZ Players Championship in Australia, where he shot course-record 66 in second round. 1996: Made 21 of 22 cuts and won the MasterCard Colonial...Finished in the top-10 nine times and ranked 18th on the money list...Earned berth on second straight Presidents Cup squad. 1995: After shooting 72-69-71, entered final round of U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills three strokes behind Greg Norman. Closing 68 was highlighted by 228-yard 4-wood shot to 18th green, where ball came to rest 5 feet from hole. Two-putt par gave him his first major championship title...Became only the second player to win back-to-back at Riviera (Ben Hogan the other) when he successfully defended his Nissan Open title...Played on his third Ryder Cup team, compiling an career 8-5-0 record. 1991: Won Arnold Palmer Award, the last player to win TOUR money title with less than $1 million. 1988: Captured the Texas Open, shooting 21-under-par 259 to become fifth player in TOUR history to break 260. 1984: Scored victories in each of his first five full years on TOUR, starting with his first win at the Coca-Cola Houston Open. Amateur: At UCLA, was a two-time first-team All-American (1979, 1982), won 11 collegiate tournaments, including the 1982 PAC-10 title, and was named 1982 college player of the year. Bruin teammates included former or current PGA TOUR members Steve Pate, Jay Delsing, Tom Pernice Jr. and Duffy Waldorf...At age 17, won the Junior World and Los Angeles City Amateur titles.


Corey and son Ryan won Disney's father-child event for Ryan's age group (1996)...Serves as host for Corey Pavin Golf Classic benefiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Ventura County, CA...Had LASIK surgery in November 1998...Caddied for former UCLA teammate Jay Delsing at 2003 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, where Delsing earned his card for the 2004 TOUR season...Joined TOUR members Frank Lickliter II, Jerry Kelly, Donnie Hammond and Howard Twitty on a USA/Armed Forces Entertainment tour of the Persian Gulf for Thanksgiving 2006.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record


National Teams

Walker Cup (1), 1981; USA vs. Japan (1), 1982; Nissan Cup (1), 1985; Ryder Cup (3), 1991, 1993, 1995; The Presidents Cup (2), 1994, 1996.

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