The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Fuzzy Zoeller

Player Data
  • Birthplace: New Albany, Ind.
  • Residence: New Albany, Ind.
  • Birthdate: November 10, 1951
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1973
Player Notes

* Member of 3 Ryder Cup Teams (1979, '83 and '85). Plagued in 1995 with back problems, Zoeller had corrective surgery done at the end of that year.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - 2002 Senior PGA Championship, 2004 MasterCard Championship

PGA Tour
10 - 1979 San Diego Open, Masters, 1981 Colonial, 1983 Sea Pines Heritage Classic, Las Vegas Classic, 1984 U.S. Open, 1985 Bay Hill Classic, 1986 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Sea Pines Heritage Golf Classic, Anheuser-Busch Classic.

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.98 (Ranked 68th); money $199,629 (ranked 79th); best finish, T2nd, Buick Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 70.39 (Ranked 28th); money $385,139 (ranked 42nd); best finish, T2nd, The Players Championship.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.39 (ranked T108th); money $125,003 (ranked 114th); best finish, T4th, MCI Heritage Classic.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.14 (ranked 12th); money $378,175 (ranked 39th); best finish, 2nd, Buick Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 69.89 (ranked 13th); money $1,016,804 (ranked 5th); best finish, 2nd, Players Championship and The Tour Championship (lost to Mark McCumber in playoff) T2nd, Bob Hope Classic, Nestle Invitational &Walt Disney World Classic. Set a PGA Tour record for most money won without a victory.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 70.62 (ranked 46th); money $170,706 (ranked 110th); best finish, T5th, Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 70.85 (ranked T54th); money $347,629 (ranked 56th); best finish, T3rd, Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 71.10 (ranked T80th); money $134,776 (ranked 148th); best finish, T14th, Players Championship.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.11 (ranked T83rd); money $305,041 (ranked 101st); best finish, T6th, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.47 (ranked 178th); money $54,046 (ranked 223rd); best finish, T23rd, Bay Hill Invitational.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; Rounds Played: 32 ; in money - 1; top-10 finishes - 0 / stroke average 73.97; Earnings: $4,550 Rank (251st); Best finish: 79th at the Greater Milwaukee Open

2001 Notes
At the end of 2001 became eligible for the Champions Tour. In his PGA Tour career he made 563 career starts making 399 cuts and finishing in the top-ten, 104 times.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; Rounds Played: 41 ; in money - 5; top-10 finishes - 0 ; Earnings: $38,530 Rank (218th); Best finish: T-43rd at the AT&T Pebble Beach

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 71.28 (ranked 34th); money $945,2117 (ranked 20th); Winner Senior PGA Championship. With that win he became the 11th player to make his first Champions Tour title a major.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.68 (ranked 25th); money $741,830 (ranked 26th); Best finish, 3rd MasterCard Championship & Senior PGA Championship.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; top-10 finishes - 11; stroke average 70.82 (ranked 18th); money $787,838 (ranked 23rd); Winner MasterCard Championship. On the PGA Tour missed cut at the Masters.

2004 Notes
In a routine physical on Dec. 28th it was found that Zoeller had heart blockage to 80% of the main artery and 79% of the secondary artery. On the morning of Dec. 30th, he underwent angioplasty, and had to two stints put in. He was home the next day and playing golf a couple of days later.

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