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Don Pooley

  • Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Residence: Tucson, Ariz.
  • Birthdate: August 26, 1951
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1973

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Player Notes

Won the 1985 Vardon Trophy

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - 2002 U.S. Senior Open, 2003 Allianz Championship

PGA Tour
2 - 1980 B.C. Open & 1987 Memorial Tournament

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 14; top ten finishes - 3; stroke average 71.15 (ranked 85th); money $192,570 (ranked 83rd); best finish T-3rd Memorial...

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 8; top ten finishes - 0; stroke average 71.48; money $67,549 (ranked 156th); best finish, T-14th Northern Telecom Open. With his injuries in '91 it was the first time he failed to appear among top 100 money winners since 1979.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 70.37 (ranked 23rd); money $135,683 (ranked 107th); best finish, T-8th, Canadian Open...

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 8; top ten finishes - 2; stroke average 71.27; money $123,105 (ranked 122nd); best finish, T-3rd Heritage Classic. The lower back pain returned forcing him not to play in January, February, July & August.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 3; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 71.30; money $76,978 (ranked 171st); best finish T-3rd, Texas Open. Again problems with his back due to neck disc surgery forced him to miss most of the season.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 15; top ten finishes - 3; stroke average 71.07 (ranked 76th); money $226,804 (ranked 82nd); best finish3rd, Ideon Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 12; top ten finishes - 0; stroke average 71.28 (ranked 98th); money $94,351 (ranked 169th); best finishT-17th, Nissan Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.15 (ranked 24th); money $312,660 (ranked 68th); best finish, T5th, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic & Touchstone Energy Tucson.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 71.93 (ranked 151st); money $48,547 (ranked 205th); best finish, T31st, MCI Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 2; top-10 finishes - 0; money $19,063 (ranked 260th); best finish, T37th, Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Played in seven events making the cut twice, 73rd at the John Deere Classic & T76th in the Memorial.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 7; top 10 finishes - 4; stroke average 69.40; money $266,976 (ranked 60th); best finish, T4th, Kroger Senior Classic & Gold Rush Classic. Earned a full exemption for the 2002 Senior season by finishing 6th at the Champions Tour qualifying tournament.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Played in three events, missing the cut in the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open, Memorial Tournament and the B.C. Open.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 29; top 10 finishes - 8; stroke average 70.59 (ranked 16th); money $1,155,456 (ranked 17th); Best finish, Winner U.S. Senior Open. Along with Rodger Davis 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 -15; top 10 finishes -3; stroke average 70.94 (ranked 29th); money $491,012 (ranked 38th); Best finish, Win Allianz Championship. Underwent surgery on January 3 at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA, to repair a labrum tear in his left shoulder. Originally injured the shoulder in the spring of 2002, hitting balls on a wet surface at Bruno's Memorial Classic...Was scheduled to return to the circuit in April but re-injured the shoulder during rehab and did not start his season until the Columbus Southern Open in mid-May with a T45 in Georgia.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 21; top 10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.35 (ranked 31st); money $524,974 (ranked 37th); Best finish, T-4th Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Underwent hernia surgery in the spring and also battled back problems in the latter stages of the year.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 10; stroke average 70.21 (ranked 10th); money $1,028,289 (ranked 14th); Best finish, T-2nd Bank of America Championship.

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