The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Jay Sigel

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  • Residence: Berwyn, Pa.
  • Birthdate: November 12, 1943
  • Age: 61
  • Turned Pro: 1993
Player Notes

Turned professional on his 50th birthday after having one of the finest amateur careers since Bobby Jones. Won the 1982 and '83 U.S. Amateur, 1980 British Amateur, 1975, '81 and '87 Porter Cup, 1983, '85 and '87 Mid-Amateurs. He was also a member of the 1977, '79, '81, '83, '85, '87, '89 '91 and '93 Walker Cup Team. Served as the playing captain in 1983 and '85 Walker Cup. Holds the record for the most appearances and total points in the Walker Cup. Also played on seven American teams in the World Amateur team and was low amateur in the 1981, '82 and '88 Masters. Was also low amateur in the 1984 U.S. Open and 1980 British Open... Is Senior vice president of Century Business Services.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
8 - 1994 GTE West Classic, Senior Tour Championship, 1997 Bruno's Memorial Classic, Kroger Senior Classic, 1998 Bell Atlantic Classic, EMC Kaanapali Classic, 2002 Farmers Charity Classic, 2003 Baylor Advantage Invitational

Career Summary

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average 70.51 (ranked 15th); money $634,130 (ranked 12th); winner GTE West Classic.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.96 (ranked 17th); money $567,557 (ranked 21st); best finish T-2nd, Dominion Seniors.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 15; scoring average 70.47 (ranked 7th); money $1,094,630 (ranked 6th); winner, Senior Tour Championship.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 19; scoring average 70.37 (ranked 4th); money $1,294,838 (ranked 4th); winner Bruno's Memorial Classic and Kroger Senior Classic.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average 70.55 (ranked 7th); money $1,403,912 (ranked 4th); winner Bell Atlantic Classic and EMC Kaanapali Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 71.24 (ranked 31st); money $549,061 (ranked 35th); best finish, 3rd, Vantage Championship and T3rd BankBoston Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.35 (ranked 38th); money $362,707 (ranked 52nd); best finish T8th, The Transamerica. Troubled most of the Year shoulder problems he underwent surgery on both shoulders and missed the first five months of 2001.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.09 (24th); money $516,027 (ranked 37th); best finish, 2nd, SBC Senior Open. Was finally healthy for the first time in over two years after his rotator cuff surgeries on both shoulders (Left shoulder in Nov. 2000 right shoulder in Jan. 2001).

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.17 (ranked 27th); money $843,526 (ranked 24th); best finish, Winner Farmers Charity Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -30; top 10 finishes -4; stroke average 71.13 (ranked 36th); money $721,989 (ranked 29th); Best finish, Win Baylor Advantage Invitational.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 6; stroke average 71.33 (ranked 29th); money $593,815 (ranked 31st); Best finish, T-4th MasterCard Classic & Allianz Championship. Fell out of the top 30 on the money list in the final full-field event of the year yet put together another solid season that included six top-10 finishes, the most he's had in one season since 1999. All six top-10 efforts came prior to mid-Aug.

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