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Dave Eichelberger

Residence: New Canaan, Conn.
Birthplace: Waco, Texas
Turned Pro: 1967
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 195
Birthdate: September 2, 1943
Age: 59
College: Waco, Texas

Player Notes

Started playing golf at age 13 in the junior programs at his family's club in Waco, Texas. He reached the semifinals of the 1964 U.S. Amateur and was a member of the 1965 Walker Cup Team. He won his Tour card in 1967 and worked his way to a $108,312 season in 1971 that was highlighted with a win in the Greater Milwaukee Open. To prove that his victory wasn't a fluke, he won the Greater Milwaukee Open again in 1977. He found the victory circle again in 1980, winning the Bay Hill Classic. His last victory was in 1981 Tallahassee Open and it came in a playoff with Bob Murphy and Mark O'Meara. Since then, Eichelberger struggled on the PGA tour, not cracking the top 100 money list...

Career Victories

Champions Tour
6 - 1994 Quicksilver Classic, 1996 VFW Senior Championship, 1997 Transamerica, 1999 U.S. Senior Open and Novell Utah Showdown, 2002 Emerald Coast Classic.

PGA Tour
4 - 1971 and '77 Greater Milwaukee Open, 1980 Bay Hill Classic, 1981 Tallahassee Open.

Other
1979 J.C. Penney Mixed Team with Merle Breer and the 1994 Diner's Club Matches with Ray Floyd.

Career Summary

1993 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 7; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.25; money $11,927 (ranked 100th); best finish, T-31st The Transamerica.

1994 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 33; top 10 finishes - 7; scoring average 71.91 (ranked 36th); money $535,087 (ranked 20th); winning Quicksilver Classic.

1995 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 33; top 10 finishes - 11; scoring average 71.08 (ranked T-18th); money $610,866 (ranked 16th); best finish 2nd, FHP Health Care Classic and T-2nd Dallas Reunion Pro-Am.

1996 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 35; top 10 finishes - 2; scoring average 73.01 (ranked 65th); money $334,586 (ranked 40th); winner, VFW Senior Championship.

1997 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 34; top 10 finishes - 11; scoring average 71.32 (ranked 24th); money $794,322 (ranked 13th); winner at the Transamerica.

1998 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 33; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average 72.31 (ranked 53rd); money $417,153 (ranked 42nd); best finish, T3rd, Southwestern Bell Dominion.

1999 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 33; top 10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.88 (ranked T53rd); money $882,532 (ranked 17th); winner, U.S. Senior Open and Novell Utah Showdown.

2000 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 32; top 10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.55 (ranked 49th); money $448,490 (ranked 40th); best finish T5th, Toshiba Senior Classic.

2001 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 31; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.75 (ranked 40th); money $479,724 (ranked 41st); best finish 5th, TD Waterhouse Championship.

2002 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 31; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average 72.45 (ranked 67th); money $642,487 (ranked 32nd); best finish, Winner Emerald Coast Classic.

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