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John Mahaffey

  • Birthplace: Kerrville, Texas
  • Residence: The Woodlands, Texas
  • Birthdate: May 9, 1948
  • Age: 59
  • Turned Pro: 1971
  • College: Houston
  • Eligibility Code: 2, 6

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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 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.

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.

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; scoring 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; scoring 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.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 15; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 74.49 (ranked 78th); money - $66,287 (ranked 89th); best finish - T-2nd Administaff Small Business Classic.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 9; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 77.33 (ranked N/A); money - $17,579 (ranked 125th); best finish - 49th Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

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