The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Ed Dougherty

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Chester, Pa.
  • Residence: Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Birthdate: November 3, 1947
  • Age: 57
  • Turned Pro: 1969
Player Notes

Finished out of the top 30 on the money list for the first time since 1998...Played his best golf during the month of June and early July, but then experienced shoulder problems later in the season. Underwent off season shoulder surgery. Dougherty had been on and off the PGA Tour several times since first qualifying for his card in 1975. He played the Tour regular from 1975 through 1982 but never earned more than $27,948 in a single season. He returned home to Pennsylvania to work at Edgemont Country Club as a club pro and became the terror on the PGA Club Pro series. In 1985 he not only won the PGA Club Professional championship, the highest honor for a club pro, but was also named PGA Club Pro Player-of-the-Year. Dougherty achieved every conceivable goal as a club pro and went back to the Qualifying tournament in 1986 and regained his Tour card. In his first season back on tour, 1987 wasn't a banner year even though he made the top 125. But he lost his card in 1989 with a poor season, and was forced back to Q-school to regain it for 1990. All of this set him up for his biggest golfing thrill as he found himself in a playoff with Jim Gallagher, Jr. for the Greater Milwaukee Open. Even though he lost, it helped Dougherty save his Tour card for 1991. Since then Dougherty has been in the top 125, except for 1994 when his earnings dropped below $100,000 and he finished 157th on the money list. That along with a shoulder injury forced him to miss the first half of 1995 but after returning and in his 3rd start of '95 his shinning moment came through when he won the Deposit Guaranty Classic. After 20 years on and off the tour he won his first PGA Tour event and at age 48 became the oldest first time winner since John Barnum won the 1962 Cajun Classic at 51. Dougherty is a serious model train buff and recently has begun restoring pinball machines. He is called "Doc" on tour and when he left that tour to join the Champion Tour was the only remaining Vietnam vet on the PGA Tour.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - 2000 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, 2001 TD Waterhouse Championship

PGA Tour
1 - 1995 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 12; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 71.36 (ranked 114th); money $124,505 (ranked 123rd)...

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 36; in money - 20; top ten finishes - 2; stroke average 71.48 (ranked 117th); money $201,958 (ranked 82nd)...

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 22; top ten finishes - 3; stroke average 71.42 (ranked 113th); money $167,651 (ranked 99th); best finish, T-6th Honda Classic.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 0; money $97,137 (ranked 137th); best finish, T-15th, Freeport McMoRan Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 7; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 72.28; money $154,007 (ranked 122nd); winner, Deposit Guaranty Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 7; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 72.28; money $15,250; best finish, 27th, Mercedes Championship

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 6; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 72.61 (ranked 188th); money $65,552 (ranked 193rd); best finish, T-10th, Quad City Classic.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 19; top 10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.90 (ranked 13th); money $412,679 (ranked 44th); best finish, T3rd, Bell Atlantic Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 25; top 10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.44 (ranked 13th); money $951,072 (ranked 16th); best finish, 2nd, U.S. Senior Open, TD Waterhouse Championship, Comfort Classic & Kroger Senior Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 37; top 10 finishes - 8; stroke average 70.85 (ranked 27th); money $953,374 (ranked 17th); winner, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 36; top 10 finishes - 10; stroke average 70.79 (ranked 18th); money $1,330.818 (ranked 13th); winner, TD Waterhouse Championship.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 34; top 10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.98 (ranked 22nd); money $896,843 (ranked 22nd); Best finish, 4th Audi Sr, U.S. Senior Open & RJR Championship.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered -29; top 10 finishes -4; stroke average 71.33 (ranked 43rd); money $565,146 (ranked 33rd); Best finish, T-4th Music City Championship at Gaylord Opryland & Farmers Charity Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 13; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.70 (ranked 62nd); money $125,074 (ranked 80th); Best finish, T-7th The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

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