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Mark Brooks

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
8
Current Position
To Par: +11
Total Strokes: 80 - 75 : 155
T150   T142
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
  • Residence: Fort Worth, TX
  • Age: 49
  • Turned Pro: 1983

PGA TOUR Victories

(7) 1988,Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. 1991,KMart Greater Greensboro Open, Greater Milwaukee Open. 1994,Kemper Open. 1996,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open, PGA Championship.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$16,920 (218)

PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 2, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, KMart Greater Greensboro Open, Greater Milwaukee Open, Kemper Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open, PGA Championship.

Career Highlights

2006: Held the first-round lead at the B.C. Open presented by Turning Stone Resort, thanks to a 7-under 65. Finished T15, his best effort of the season. 2005: The 1996 PGA Championship winner finished outside the top 125 for the third consecutive season, with 10 made cuts in 28 starts...In 22nd start at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, finished T10 for lone top-10. 2004: Notched one top-10, a T9 at the Bank of America Colonial, his first since a solo third at the 2002 Tampa Bay Classic. 2003: Finished the season outside the top 125 for the first time since 1987 (No. 167). 2002: Maintained his position in the Top 100 on the money list for the 11th time in last 13 seasons...Two top-10 finishes were thirds at The INTERNATIONAL and the Tampa Bay Classic. 2001: Had highest finish on PGA TOUR money list (60) since finishing third in 1996...Made playoff at U.S. Open after Retief Goosen three-putted 72nd hole. Three-putted 18th hole in group ahead of Goosen. Lost by two strokes, 70-72, in 18-hole Monday playoff. Shared 36-hole lead and was one back after 54 holes. 2000: Finished T5 at the Shell Houston Open, his first top-five on TOUR since winning the 1996 PGA. 1999: Returned to top 75 on TOUR money list for the first time since 1996...Earned first top-10 since a T7 at the 1997 THE PLAYERS Championship with a T9 at Nissan Open. 1996: Enjoyed his best season on TOUR with three victories, including his first major title, the PGA...First victory of year came in his second start. Had five consecutive sub-par rounds to win Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. His 23-under-par 337 total was one stroke better than John Huston...Won Shell Houston Open in a playoff over fellow Texan and hometown favorite Jeff Maggert. Rolled in 50-foot birdie putt on first playoff hole for victory, the first in his home state...Birdied 72nd hole at PGA at Valhalla GC to force playoff with Kenny Perry, then birdied first extra hole to earn title. 1995: Tied for third with Steven Bottomley and Michael Campbell at British Open, one stroke out of John Daly-Constantino Rocco playoff. 1994: Won the Kemper Open by three strokes over D.A. Weibring and Bobby Wadkins. 1993: Was part of a five-man playoff at Buick Southern Open won by John Inman. 1991: Won twice. Shot a closing 64 to catch Gene Sauers at Kmart Greater Greensboro Open, then parred third playoff hole for victory. Edged Robert Gamez by one stroke at Greater Milwaukee Open after opening with 63. 1988: His first TOUR victory, at Canon Sammy Davis, Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, came with 10-foot putt on second playoff hole with Dave Barr and Joey Sindelar. Amateur: Three-time All-American at University of Texas...Winner of 1979 and 1981 Texas State Amateurs, 1979 Southern Amateur and 1979 Trans-Mississippi Amateur.

Personal

Served as host of W. Hal Brooks Memorial Golf Tournament and Gala, in honor of his father. Event was held for 11 years in his hometown and benefited hundreds of youth and teenage programs...Partner in Knott-Linn-Brooks House, a golf course design company based in Palo Alto, CA...His first start-to-finish project, Southern Oaks GC outside Fort Worth, TX, opened to rave reviews in 1999.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

4-3

Other Information

Made 11 cuts in 17 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009. T10 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was his first top-10 finish since the 2005 season. Made two cuts in nine starts on the Nationwide Tour, with a T44 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open his best finish. In 2008, made six cuts in 17 starts with a season-best T30 at the Wyndham Championship after posting four rounds in the 60s. Carded a season-best T13 in 2007 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya. Played in a career-high 36 events on the PGA TOUR in 2006, making nine cuts. Held the first-round lead at the 2006 B.C. Open presented by Turning Stone Resort, thanks to a 7-under 65. Finished T15, his best effort of the season. Lone top-10 in 2005 came at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship in May, where he finished T10. In 2004, notched one top-10, a T9 at the Bank of America Colonial, his first since a solo third at the 2002 Tampa Bay Classic. Finished the 2003 season outside the top 125 for the first time since 1987 (No. 166). Maintained his position in the Top 100 on the money list in 2002 for the 11th time in last 13 seasons. Two top-10 finishes were thirds at 2002 The INTERNATIONAL and 2002 Tampa Bay Classic. In 2001 made playoff at U.S. Open after Retief Goosen three-putted 72nd hole. Three-putted 18th hole in group ahead of Goosen. Lost by two strokes in 18-hole Monday playoff (70-72). Finished T5 at the 2000 Shell Houston Open, his first top-five on TOUR since winning the 1996 PGA Championship. In 1999, returned to top 75 on TOUR money list for the first time since 1996. Earned first top-10 since a T7 at the 1997 THE PLAYERS Championship with a T9 at 1999 Nissan Open. Enjoyed his best season on TOUR with three victories in 1996, including his first major title, the PGA. First victory of year came in his second start. Had five consecutive sub-par rounds to win Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. His 23-under-par 337 total was one stroke better than John Huston. Won 1996 Shell Houston Open in a playoff over fellow Texan and hometown favorite Jeff Maggert. Rolled in 50-foot birdie putt on first playoff hole for victory, the first in his home state. Birdied 72nd hole at 1996 PGA at Valhalla GC to force playoff with Kenny Perry, then birdied first extra hole to earn title. In 1995 tied for third with Steven Bottomley and Michael Campbell at British Open, one stroke out of John Daly-Costantino Rocca playoff. Won the 1994 Kemper Open by three strokes over D.A. Weibring and Bobby Wadkins. Was part of a five-man playoff at 1993 Buick Southern Open won by John Inman. Won twice in 1991. Shot a closing 64 to catch Gene Sauers at Kmart Greater Greensboro Open, then parred third playoff hole for victory. Edged Robert Gamez by one stroke at Greater Milwaukee Open after opening with 63. His first TOUR victory, the 1988 Canon Sammy Davis, Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, came with 10-foot putt on second playoff hole to beat Dave Barr and Joey Sindelar. Three-time All-American at University of Texas. Winner of 1979 and 1981 Texas State Amateurs, 1979 Southern Amateur and 1979 Trans-Mississippi Amateur. Served as host of W. Hal Brooks Memorial Golf Tournament and Gala, in honor of his father. Event was held for 11 years in his hometown and benefited hundreds of youth and teenage programs. Partner in Knott-Linn-Brooks House, a golf-course design company based in Palo Alto, CA. His first start-to-finish project, Southern Oaks GC outside Fort Worth, TX, opened in 1999.

National Teams

The Presidents Cup, 1996.