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John Cook

  • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
  • Residence: Windermere, Fla.
  • Birthdate: 10/2/1957
  • Age: 50 Ht.:6'-0"
  • Turned Pro: 1979
  • Eligibility Code: 6, 9, 10, 18

Player Notes

Born in Ohio but grew up in Southern California. Cook's high school sporting interests in high school were golf, basketball and football, but after deciding that he was too light for football and too short for basketball, began concentrating solely on golf. In 1974 he won the World Junior, and, on the advice of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, chose to play college golf at Ohio State. He was an All-American there three years, and the team won the 1979 NCAA title. In 1978 Cook won the U.S. Amateur, and then in '79 lost in the finals to Mark O'Meara. He turned pro after that and won the 1981 Crosby in his second year on tour. . .After several years of playing through the pain, Cook finally had an operation on his right hand in 1989. He returned slowly to competition, losing playoffs twice in 1990. 1992 was the year that he finally began performing up to the potential he had shown in his amateur career. Cook won three times, finished second at both the British Open and PGA Championship, and ended up 3rd on the money list. . .Member of the 1993 Ryder Cup team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
11 - 1981 Bing Crosby, 1983 Canadian Open, 1987 International, 1992 Bob Hope Classic, Hawaiian Open, Las Vegas Invitational, 1996 Fed Ex St. Jude Classic, CVS New England Classic, 1997 Bob Hope Classic, 1998 GTE Byron Nelson, 2001 Reno-Tahoe Open. PGA Tour Playoff Record: 3-3

Other
1982 Sao Paulo Open and 1995 Mexican Open.

Career Summary

Champions Tour Victories: 1 - 2007 AT&T Championship 1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.45 (ranked 26th); money - $448,112 (ranked 28th). 1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.16 (ranked 11th); money - $546,984 (ranked 26th); best finish, 2nd, Hawaiian Open. 1992 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 69.92 (ranked 9th); money - $1,165,606 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Bob Hope Classic, Hawaiian Open and Las Vegas Invitational. 1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.45 (ranked 29th); money - $342,321 (ranked 45th); best finish, T5th, Infiniti Tournament of Champions. 1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.30 (ranked 27th); money - $429,725 (ranked 37th); best finish, 3rd, Memorial Tournament. 1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.29 (ranked 101st); money - $186,977 (ranked 97th); best finish, T5th, FedEx St. Jude Classic. Also won the Mexican Open. 1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.52 (ranked T30th); money - $831,260 (ranked 19th); winner, Fed Ex St. Jude Classic and CVS New England Classic. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.35 (ranked T30th); money - $815,903 (ranked 28th); Winner, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.47 (ranked 37th); money - $1,145,511 (ranked 22nd); winner, GTE Byron Nelson. 1999 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.18 (ranked 85th); money - $567,168 (ranked 71st); best finish, T2nd, Shell Houston Open. 2000 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28 / rounds played - 88 / cuts made - 15; Top-10 finishes -3; best finish - T5th at the Buick Classic and Invensys Classic at Las Vegas; money - $537,105; (ranked 89th) 2000 Notes: Won the unofficial Fred Meyer Challenge with Mark O'Meara, 2000 Stats: scoring average - 70.92 / (67th); Driving Distance - 268.6 / (143rd); Driving Accuracy - 73.4% / (29th); GIR - 70.1% / (12th); Putting - 1.808 / (175th); Birdie Average - 3.20 per rd / (148th) / Total Birdies - 282; Sand Saves - 53.5% / (108th); Scrambling - 61.5% / (51st); All-Around; rank - - 865 / (117th). 2001 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25 / rounds played - 88 / cuts made - 21; Top-10 finishes -2; best finish - Winner at the Reno-Tahoe Open; money - $1,022,778; (ranked 54th) 2001 Notes: $540,000 check for winning at Reno was his biggest check in his 22 year career. 2001 Stats: scoring average - 70.72 / (57th); Driving Distance - 270.7 / (174th); Driving Accuracy - 76.6% / (4th); GIR - 72.9% / (3); Putting - 1.755 / (50th); Birdie Average - 3.85 per rd / (36th) / Total Birdies - 339; Sand Saves - 47.4% / (142nd); Scrambling - 60.1% / (91st); All-Around; rank - - 564 / (45th) 2002 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25 / rounds played - 82 / cuts made - 16; Top-10 finishes -6 / best finish - 2nd at the Sony Open in Hawaii and Memorial Tournament / Earnings: $1,624,095; (ranked 35th) 2002 Notes: Best financial year ever, went over the $1 million mark for the fourth time in his career. 2003 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 10 / cuts made - 6; Top-10 finishes -0 / best finish - T33rd WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship / Earnings: $78,931; (ranked 215th) 2003 Notes: Limited to 10 events due to a torn labrum and several cysts in his right arm. Underwent surgery after the Masters and didn't play until September. 2004 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; rounds played - 53; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $210,448; (ranked 189th); best finish - T-19th at the Memorial Tournament 2004 Stats: scoring average - 71.68 / (153rd); Driving Distance - 270.2 / (194th); Driving Accuracy - 73.4% / (9th); GIR - 66.5% / (57th); Putting - 1.789 / (127th); Birdie Average - 3.21 per rd / (168th) / Total Birdies - 170; Sand Saves - 50.0% / (80th); All-Around; rank - - 981 / (152nd). 2005 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 70; in money - 167; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $374,185; (ranked 165th); best finish - T-5th at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic 2005 Notes: Third year in a row out of the top-150 on the money list. 2005 Stats: scoring average - 71.37 / (133rd); Driving Distance - 272.6 / (196); Driving Accuracy - 69.8% / (21st); GIR - 63.9% / (132nd); Putting - 1.764 / (49th); Birdie Average - 3.33 per rd / (149th) / Total Birdies - 233; Sand Saves - 44.2% / (153rd); All-Around; rank - - 1020 / (165th). 2006 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 67; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $644,505; (ranked 129th); best finish - 3T- at the FedEx St. Jude Classic 2006 Stats: scoring average - 70.93 / (80th); Driving Distance - 277.0 / (182nd); Driving Accuracy - 70.6% / (17th); GIR - 66.3% / (67th); Putting - 1.789 / (126th); Birdie Average - 3.25 per rd / (159th) / Total Birdies - 218; Sand Saves - 46.0% / (137th); All-Around; rank - - 876 / (133rd). 2007 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; rounds played - 34; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.74 (ranked 176th); money - $119,756 (ranked 210th); best finish - T26 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic On turning 50 played in two Champions Tour events, T36th in the Administaff Small Business Classic and then won the AT&T Championship.

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