The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Rodger Davis

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
  • Residence: Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Birthdate: May 17, 1951
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1974
Player Notes

Davis, who turned 50 in May 2001, has enjoyed an illustrious career in which he has won seven times in Europe and 20 international victories - 19 in his homeland circuit in Australia. . . One of Australia's finest players since the 1980s and has represented his country 15 times in world team competitions, including being part of the victorious 1986 Dunhill Cup and the 1990 Four-Tours World Championship. . . Easily recognized for wearing plus-fours. . . Last year, Davis competed in 20 European Tour events, with a best finish of tying for third in the Novotel Perrier Open de France. . . Trained to be an accountant while he was one of Australia's top junior golfers. . . At one stage, Davis quit golf to start an ill-fated hotel venture. . . His biggest victories came in the 1986 Whyte and Mackay PGA Championship, where he defeated Des Smyth in a playoff and in the 1991 Volvo Masters. Earned his Champions Tour card when he finished T3rd at the Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
1 - 2003 Toshiba Senior Classic

European Tour
7 - 1981 State Express Classic, 1986 PGA Championship, 1988 Wang Pro-Celebrity, 1990 Peugeot Spanish Open & Wang Pro-Celebrity, 1991 Volvo Masters, 1993 Cannes Open.

Career Summary

1990 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 20; top-10 finishes -9; scoring average 70.76 (ranked 10th); money ?283,309 (ranked 9th)...

1991 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; top-10 finishes -9; scoring average 70.59 (ranked 6th); money ?350,312 (ranked 6); won Volvo Masters... On the Australasia tour he won the 1992 Sanctuary Cove Classic and New Zealand Open...

1992 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 15; top-10 finishes -4; scoring average 70.78; money ?159,451 (ranked 48th); best finish, T-2nd German Masters... On the Australasia tour won the Sanctuary Cove Classic and Coolum Classic.

1993 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 16; top-10 finishes -4; scoring average 71.26 (ranked T-18th); money ?235,288 (ranked 26th); won Cannes Open.

1994 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 15; top-10 finishes -3; scoring average - 71.47 (ranked T27th); money ?120,869 (ranked 48th); best finish 3rd, Honda Open.

1995 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 11; top-10 finishes -0; scoring average - 72.84; money ?40,083 (ranked 129th); best finish T-16th, Heineken Dutch Open.

1996 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 6; top-10 finishes -1; scoring average - 72.93; money ?48,063 (ranked 130th); best finish T-10th, Trophee Lancome.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 12; top ten finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 71.93; money ?61,310 or euro?85,834 (ranked 101st); best finish T-16th, Heineken Classic.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 10; top ten finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 72.23; money ?63,158 or euro?88,421 (ranked 101st); best finish T-7th, Benson & Hedges International.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 4; top ten finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 72.45; money ?30,666 or euro?42,932 (ranked 147th); best finish T-18th, Italian Open.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 7; top ten finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 72.46; money ?70,205 or euro?118,046 (ranked 117th); best finish 3rd, Novotel Perrier Open de France.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; top ten finishes - 0; stroke average 71.63; money $66,990 (ranked 97th); best finish T21st, Farmers Charity Classic & The Transamerica.

2001 PGA Seniors European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; top ten finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 71.67; money ?13,316 or euro?21,536 (ranked 61st); best finish T9th, Scottish Seniors Open.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 30; top 10 finishes - 5; stroke average 71.16 (ranked 26th); money $673,895 (ranked 30th); Best finish, 3rd Farmers Charity Classic. Along with Don Pooley was one of only two player to finish among the top 31 money winners after earning exempt status at the 2001 National Qualifying Tournament.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -22; top 10 finishes -8; stroke average 70.41 (ranked 18th); money $885,781 (ranked 22nd); Best finish, Win Toshiba Senior Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 20; top 10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.67 (ranked 40th); money $438,662 (ranked 45th); Best finish, 2nd Blue Angels Classic.

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