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Chip Beck

  • Birthplace: Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Residence: Lake Forest, Ill.
  • Birthdate: September 12, 1956
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1978
  • College: Georgia
  • Eligibility Code: 6, 8

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Player Notes

Started playing golf at age 10 when he attended a clinic that was given by the head professional at the Highland Golf Club in Fayetteville, N.C. Once he started to hit balls, he was hooked. . . A journalism major at the University of Georgia, he enjoyed considerable success on the Bulldog golf team. As a senior, he was named the Athlete of the Year, the first time a golfer had ever been honored at Georgia. . . Since joining the Tour in 1979, he has been one of the most consistent players, not only cracking the top 125 the last 14 years, but finishing in the top 25 between 1987 and 1993. . . Member of the 1989, '91 & '93 Ryder Cup Team. . . 

Career Victories

PGA Tour
4 - 1988 Los Angeles Open, USF&G Classic, 1990 Buick Open, 1992 Freeport- McMoRan Classic

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.72 (ranked 44th); money - $571,816 (ranked 17th). . . On Oct. 11, 1991, Beck added his name alongside Al Geiberger as the first two Tour professionals to post a 59 in a Tour event. He had 13 birdies, no bogeys during the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.12 (ranked 9th); money - $578,535 (ranked 16th); best finish, 2nd Buick Open. . . 

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.47 (ranked T-27th); money - $689,704 (ranked 17th); Winner, Freeport McMoRan Classic. . . 

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.77 (ranked 50th); money - $603,376 (ranked 25th); best finish -2nd, Masters and Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.60 (ranked T-39th); money - $281,131 (ranked 68th); best finish -3rd, Los Angeles Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.35 (ranked T-103rd); money - $170,081 (ranked 111th); best finish -9th, United Airlines Hawaiian Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.56 (ranked 135th); money - $228,127 (ranked 98th); best finish -2nd, Buick Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 73.86 (ranked 188th); money - $10,866 (ranked 272nd); best finish -T42nd, Greater Milwaukee Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.36 (ranked 175th); money - $137,423 (ranked 178th); best finish -T12th, B.C. Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.19 (ranked 174th); money - $56,637 (ranked 211th); best finish -T21st Buick Invitational.

2001 Nationwide Tour
Played in 15 events made the cut six times, best finish -T29th Fort Smith Classic.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
missed cut in four events

2002 Nationwide Tour
Played in 16 events, best finish -3rd Omaha Classic.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Missed cut in three events

2003 Nationwide Tour
Played in 12 events, best finish -T19th Rheem Classic

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Missed cut in two events

2004 Nationwide Tour
Missed cut in five events

2005 Nationwide Tour
Played in six events, made cut twice, T50th Cox Classic & T59th Mark Christopher Classic.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 5; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 68.08 (ranked N/A); money - $505,467 (ranked 35th); best finish - 2nd SAS Championship & AT&T Championship.

2006 Nationwide Tour
Played in 13 events, best finish -T8th Cox Classic.

2006 PGA Tour
Only start T66th in B.C. Open

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