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David Graham

Residence: Dallas, Texas
Birthplace: Windsor, Australia
Turned Pro: 1962
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170
Birthdate: May 22, 1946
Age: 57
College: Windsor, Australia

Player Notes

Graham has won eight tournaments on the PGA Tour, plus another 23 others, in 9 different countries. He got his start in the game as a 14-year old when he found some left-handed clubs in his garage in Windsor, Australia. He played with them for two years, before making the switch to right-handed clubs. As a 16-year old, he worked in a golf shop in Melbourne and took a head job at a nine-hole course in Tasmania. . .In 1970, Graham came to America to try and get his card in Q-school. He failed, but the next week he and Bruce Devlin won the World Cup for Australia, as Graham placed second individually. In 1971, Graham won the Caracas Open and the Japan Air Lines tournament and succeeded in getting his playing card. In his rookie year of 1972, a decade after turning pro, Graham won the Cleveland Open, beating his fellow Aussie, Bruce Devlin in a playoff. In 1976 he won the Westchester Classic and American Golf Classic. He finished 8th on the money list with $176,174. Starting in 1979 he won the PGA Championship, the 1980 Memorial, the 1981 Phoenix Open and capped it off with the U.S. Open. He beat Bill Rogers and George Burns by one at Merion Golf Club, and hit all 18 greens in regulation during the final round.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
5 - 1997 GTE Suncoast Classic, Southwestern Bell, Comfort Classic, 1998 Royal Caribbean Classic, 1999 Raley's Gold Rush Classic.

PGA Tour
8 - 1972 Cleveland Open, 1976 Westchester Classic, American Golf Classic, 1979 PGA Championship, 1980 Memorial Tournament, 1981 Phoenix Open, U.S. Open, 1983 Houston Coca-Cola Open.

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; in money - 5; scoring average 72.34; money $24,492 (ranked 204th); best finish, T-24th Players Championship...

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 4; scoring average 73.71; money $12,233 (ranked 225th); best finish, T-50th Phoenix Open...

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 2; in money - 0; missed the cut in Phoenix Open and Memorial...

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 0; missed the cut in Memorial, Buick Open, PGA Championship and WD in Shell Houston Open.

1996 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 30; top 10 finishes - 14; scoring average 70.40 (ranked 6th); money $1,173,579 (ranked 5th); winner at GTE Classic, Southwestern Bell Dominion, Comfort Classic.

1998 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 31; top 10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.81 (ranked 9th); money $945,300 (ranked 13th); winner at Royal Caribbean Classic.

1999 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 34; top 10 finishes - 8; scoring average 71.08 (ranked 28th); money $869,839 (ranked 18th); winner, Raley's Gold Rush Classic.

2000 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.42 (ranked 41st); money $421,347 (ranked 42nd); best finish 3rd, Boone Valley Classic.

2001 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 18; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.19 (ranked 75th); money $122,135 (ranked 86th); best finish T14th, BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland.

2002 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 21; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.19 (ranked 80th); money $175,620 (ranked 77th); best finish, T-13th The Countrywide Tradition.

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