The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

John Mahaffey

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Kerrville, Texas
  • Residence: The Woodlands, Texas
  • Birthdate: May 8, 1948
  • Age: 57
  • Turned Pro: 1971
Player Notes

Won the 1970 NCAA Championships... Member of 1979 Ryder Cup Team. . . Winner of the 1978 PGA Championship in a playoff over Tom Watson and Jerry Pate. . . .Past player director on Tour's Policy Board.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
1 - 1999 Southwestern Bell Dominion

PGA Tour
10 - 1973 Sahara Invitational, 1978 PGA Championship, American Optical Classic, 1979 Bob Hope Desert Classic, 1980 Kemper Open, 1981 Anheuser-Busch Classic, 1984 Bob Hope Classic, 1985 Texas Open, 1986 Tournament Players Championship, 1989 Federal Express St. Jude Classic.

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.83 (ranked 54th); money $325,115 (ranked 42nd); best finish, T-2nd Southwestern Bell Colonial, 2nd Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic...

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.46 (ranked 116th); money $64403 (ranked 159th); best finish, T-12th Independent Insurance Agent Open...

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.99 (ranked 151st); money $101,512 (ranked 130th); best finish, T-7th, Chattanooga Classic.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.42 (ranked T-176th); money $36,913 (ranked 192nd); best finish, T-27th Kmart GGO.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.06 (ranked 158th); money $65,380 (ranked 177th); best finish T-17th, Western Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.35 (ranked t-103rd); money $156,608 (ranked 120th); best finish T-3rd LaCantera Texas Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.88 (ranked 190th); money $30,016 (ranked 222nd); best finish T-17th, Honda Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 1; top-10 finishes - 0; money $2,850; best finish T-73rd, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.32 (ranked 23rd); money $365,233 (ranked 49th); best finish, T2nd, Utah Showdown.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average 70.41 (ranked 11th); money $988,778 (ranked 15th); Winner, Southwestern Bell Dominion.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.81 (ranked 25th); money $714,426 (ranked 28th); best finish 3rd, Kroger Senior Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.39 (ranked 32nd); money $467,985 (ranked 43rd); best finish T4th, The Transamerica.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 72.05 (ranked 55th); money $538,696 (ranked 36th); best finish, 2nd Greater Baltimore Classic and FleetBoston Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -20; top 10 finishes -0; stroke average 73.82 (ranked 85th); money $73,306 (ranked 95th); Best finish, T-21st Verizon Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 20; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 74.14 (ranked 74th); money $40,259 (ranked 104th); Best finish, T-39th SBC Classic. Continued to battle back problems throughout the season...Also suffered a broken toe in a freak hotel accident during the Blue Angels Classic and was forced to withdraw from the event Saturday morning.

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