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Jerry Tucker

  • Birthplace: Carbondale, Ill.
  • Residence: Stuart, Fla.
  • Birthdate: June 15, 1949
  • Age: 57
  • Turned Pro: 1976
  • College: Southern Illinois
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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Player Notes

PGA Master Professional and PGA Teaching Professional at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla´┐Ż. Finished tied for 13th in the 2006 Callaway Golf Senior PGA Professional National Championship´┐Ż.Finished tied for 15th in 2004 . . With close friend, Roger Kennedy (a two-time Senior PGA Club Professional Champion),they co-founded the Treasure Coast Senior Tour of South Florida, a mini tour serving players age 48 and older. . .Winner of the 1999 Reebok Golf PGA Match Play Championship. . . Tied for 16th in the 2003 Callaway Golf PGA Senior PGA Professional National Championship, and was 15th in 2001 . .The all-time leader in Senior Division victories (9) on the PGA Tournament Series, conducted in South Florida in the winter. . .Won a record six events in 2001-02 PGA Tournament Series, and was the top money-winner . ..Former head professional at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, site of the 1992 PGA Championship. . . Missed qualifying for the Champions Tour by one stroke in the 1999 and 2000 Champions Tour Qualifying Tournaments. . . Competed in 1989 and 1992 PGA Championships and 1981 and 1984 U.S. Open. . Winner, 1991 Gateway Shootout (with John Daly) . . . .Competed in 16 PGA Club Professional Championships with career-best finish -T-34 in 1988. . . Winner, 1993 Gateway PGA Player of the Year, 1994 Gateway PGA Professional of the Year, 1988 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year, 1990 Gateway PGA Horton Smith Award, 1981 Gateway PGA Assistant Professional of the Year and finished 18th in 1981 FootJoy PGA Assistant Professional Championship. . . Captained the 1975-76 Southern Illinois University golf team. . . Credited with developing points system to rank the playing performances of PGA Professionals. . . Winner, 2000 South Florida PGA Senior Player of the Year.. .Won 2000 South Florida PGA Senior Championship.. .Has continued as a teacher of the short game, and to accentuate his love of teaching, built a replica of the famed No. 12, par-3 hole at Augusta National Golf Club, which he shares with neighbor, Roger Kennedy, on adjoining property.

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