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Ed Dougherty

  • Birthplace: Chester, Pa.
  • Residence: Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Birthdate: 11/4/1947
  • Age: 60 Ht.:6'-1"
  • Turned Pro: 1969
  • Eligibility Code: 21

Player Notes

Played golf for the first time when he was working in the post office in Linwood, Pa at the age of 19. Served a tour in Vietnam and when he returned started playing golf more seriously at Fort Lewis, Wash. After turning pro in 1969 was a club pro that got his PGA Tour card in 1975. Between '75 and 1983 played in 201 events only making 101 cuts with a best finish -of T3rd in 1976 Greater Jacksonville Open. Never earned more than $27,948 in a single season. Also in that eight year span only made $149,364 in earnings. He returned home to Pennsylvania to work at Edgemont Country Club as a club professional and became the terror on the PGA . In 1985, he not only won the PGA Professional National Championship, but was also named PGA Professional Player of the Year. Dougherty achieved every conceivable goal as a club professional and went back to the Qualifying Tournament in 1986 and regained his Tour card. In his first season back on tour, 1987 wasn't a banner year even though he made the top 125. But he lost his card in 1989 with a poor season, and was forced back to Q-School to regain it for 1990. All of this set him up for his biggest golfing thrill as he found himself in a playoff with Jim Gallagher, Jr. for the Greater Milwaukee Open. Even though he lost, it helped Dougherty save his Tour card for 1991. Since then Dougherty has been in the top 125, except for 1994 when his earnings dropped below $100,000 and he finished 157th on the money list. That along with a shoulder injury forced him to miss the first half of 1995 but after returning and in his 3rd start of '95 his shinning moment came through when he won the Deposit Guaranty Classic. After 20 years on and off the tour he won his first PGA Tour event and at age 48 became the oldest first time winner since John Barnum won the 1962 Cajun Classic at 51. Dougherty is a serious model train buff and recently has begun restoring pinball machines. He is called ""Doc"" on tour and when he left that tour to join the Champion Tour was the only remaining Vietnam vet on the PGA Tour.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
1 - 1995 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic

Career Summary

PGA Tour Playoff Record: 0-1 Champions Tour Playoff Record: 0-1 Champions Tour Victories: 2 - 2000 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, 2001 TD Waterhouse Championship 1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.36 (ranked 114th); money - $124,505 (ranked 123rd). 1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 36; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.48 (ranked 117th); money - $201,958 (ranked 82nd)... 1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 36; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.39 (ranked T-108th); money - $237,525 (ranked 66th); best finish, T-2nd Anheuser Busch Classic and Chattanooga Classic. 1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.42 (ranked 113th); money - $167,651 (ranked 99th); best finish, T-6th Honda Classic. 1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $97,137 (ranked 137th); best finish, T-15th, Freeport McMoRan Classic. 1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.28; money - $154,007 (ranked 122nd); winner, Deposit Guaranty Classic. 1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.28; money - $15,250; best finish, 27th, Mercedes Championship 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.61 (ranked 188th); money - $65,552 (ranked 193rd); best finish, T-10th, Quad City Classic. 1997 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.90 (ranked 13th); money - $412,679 (ranked 44th); best finish, T3rd, Bell Atlantic Classic. 1999 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.44 (ranked 13th); money - $951,072 (ranked 16th); best finish, 2nd, U.S. Senior Open, TD Waterhouse Championship, Comfort Classic and Kroger Senior Classic. 2000 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 37; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.85 (ranked 27th); money - $953,374 (ranked 17th); winner, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic. 2001 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 36; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.79 (ranked 18th); money - $1,330.818 (ranked 13th); winner, TD Waterhouse Championship. 2002 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 34; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.98 (ranked 22nd); money - $896,843 (ranked 22nd); best finish - 4th Audi Senior, U.S. Senior Open and RJR Championship. 2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -29; top-10 finishes -4; scoring average - 71.33 (ranked 43rd); money - $565,146 (ranked 33rd); best finish - T-4th Music City Championship at Gaylord Opryland and Farmers Charity Classic. 2004 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.70 (ranked 62nd); money - $125,074 (ranked 80th); best finish - T-7th The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Returned to action in late June following his off-season shoulder surgery and was T57 in his first start at the Bank of America Championship near Boston. 2005 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.77 (ranked 45th); money - $243,900 (ranked 59th); best finish - T-12th Bank of America Championship. 2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.28 (ranked 59th); money - $234,454 (ranked 62nd); best finish - T6th Allianz Championship. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes -0; scoring average - 72.81 (ranked 66th); money - $147,572 (ranked 77th); best finish - T-15th Commerce Bank Championship.

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