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Hale Irwin

Hale Irwin

Birthplace: Joplin, Mo.
Residence: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
College: Colorado
Birthdate: June 2, 1945
Age: 58
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Turned Pro: 1968

Player Notes

Competed for 30 years on the PGA Tour, before joining the Champions Tour in 1995. Has won 20 times on the PGA Tour in his three decades of golf. The list includes three U.S. Opens (1974, '79 and '90), the 1971 and '73 Heritage Classic, 1975 Western Open, 1983 Memorial Tournament and the 1984 Bing Crosby Pro-am. His victories have come on the more difficult courses in the world, such as Winged Foot, Inverness, Harbour Town, Butler National, Riviera, Pinehurst No. 2, Muirfield Village and Pebble Beach. He has played on five Ryder Cup Teams (1975, '77, '79, '81 and '91). . . He has won more money on the PGA and Champions Tours than anyone - except Tiger Woods.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
39 - 1995 Ameritech Senior Open, Vantage Championship, 1996 American Express, PGA Seniors' Championship, 1997 MasterCard Seniors, LG Championship, PGA Seniors' Championship, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Burnet Senior Classic, Bank Of Boston Classic, Boone Valley Classic, Vantage Championship, Maui Kaanapali Classic, 1998 Toshiba Senior Classic, PGA Seniors' Championship, Las Vegas Senior, Ameritech Senior Open, U.S. Senior Open, BankBoston Classic, Energizer Senior Tour Championship, 1999 Nationwide Championship, Boone Valley Classic, Ford Senior Players Championship, Ameritech Senior Open, Coldwell Banker Burnet Senior Classic, 2000 Nationwide Championship, BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland, U.S. Senior Open, EMC Kaanapali Classic, 2001 Siebel Classic In Silicon Valley, Bruno's Memorial Classic, Turtle Bay Championship, 2002 ACE Group Classic, Toshiba Senior Classic, 3M Championship, Turtle Bay Championship, 2003 Kinko's Classic Of Austin, Turtle Bay Championship, 2004 Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf

Other
around the world: 1974 & '75 World Match Play Championship, 1978 Australina PGA, 1979 South African PGA, 1981 Bridgestone Classic (Jap), 1982 Brazilian Open, 1986 Bahamas Classic, 1987 Fila Classic, 1996 Lexus Challenge (with Sean Connery), 1997 Senior Slam, 1998 Senior Match Play Challenge, 1999 Senior Skins Game, Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge (with Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson), 2000 Lucaya Senior Slam.

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 69.76 (ranked 4th); money $838,249 (ranked 6th); winner U.S. Open and Buick Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.44 (ranked T31st); money$422,652 (ranked 33rd); best finish, 2nd Memorial...

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.18 (ranked 89th); money $98,208 (ranked 131st); best finish, T-7th Doral Ryder Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.30 (ranked 21st); money $252,686 (ranked 65th); best finish, T-6th PGA Championship.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 69.72 (ranked 9th); money $814,436 (ranked 10th); winner Heritage Classic.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average 68.85; money $799,175 (ranked 10th); winner, Ameritech Senior Open and Vantage Championship.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.73; money $190,961 (ranked 95th); best finish T-7th, Phoenix Open and Doral-Ryder Open.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 21; scoring average 69.47 (1st); money $1,615,769 (ranked 2nd); winner, American Express Invitational and PGA Seniors' Championship.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 3; in money - 3; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 70.86; money $31,550 (ranked 218th); best finish T-29th, Masters.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 18; scoring average 68.92 (1st); money $2,343,364 (ranked 1st and best of anybody in golf); winner at MasterCard Seniors, LG Championship, PGA Seniors' Championship, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Burnet Senior Classic, Bank of Boston Classic, Boone Valley Classic, Vantage Championship, Maui Kaanapali Classic.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 20; scoring average 68.59 (1st); money $2,861,945 (ranked 1st and best of anybody in golf); winner at Toshiba Senior Classic, PGA Seniors' Championship, Las Vegas Senior, Ameritech Senior Open, U.S. Senior Open, BankBoston Classic, Energizer Senior Tour Championship.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average 68.58 (2nd); money $2,025,232 (ranked 2nd); winner, Nationwide Championship, Boone Valley Classic, Ford Senior Players Championship, Ameritech Senior Open, Coldwell Banker Burnet Senior Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; top-10 finishes - 17; scoring average 69.16 (4th); money $2,128,968 (ranked 3rd); winner, Nationwide Championship, BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland, U.S. Senior Open, EMC Kaanapali Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 18; scoring average 69.29 (2nd); money $2,147,422 (ranked 3rd); winner, Siebel Classic In Silicon Valley, Bruno's Memorial Classic, Turtle Bay Championship.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 22; scoring average 68.93 (ranked 1st); money $3,028,304 (ranked 1st); best finish, Winner ACE Group, Toshiba Sr. Classic, 3M Championship and Turtle Bay Championship. Other Victories: Charles Schwab Cup.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -22; top 10 finishes -13; stroke average 69.59 (ranked 3rd); money $1,607,391 (ranked 5th); Best finish, Win Kinko's Classic of Austin & Turtle Bay Championship. Had problems with his back, was forced to withdraw in the middle of his round at the U.S. Open in Chicago.

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