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Scott Hoch

  • Birthplace: Raleigh, N.C.
  • Residence: Orlando, Fla.
  • Birthdate: 11/24/1955
  • Age: 52 Ht.:5'-11"
  • Turned Pro: 1979
  • Eligibility Code: 6, 8, 9, 10, 18

Player Notes

Played on Wake Forest's 1975 NCAA Championship team. . .Runner-up in 1978 U.S. Amateur, losing in the finals to John Cook. . .Winner 1986 Vardon Trophy. . .Donated $100,000 of his Las Vegas winnings in 1989 to the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando. . .Had arthroscopic surgery in Feb. of 1992 to correct shoulder impingement. . .Member of three Presidents Cup Teams, 1994, '96 and '98. . .Member of two Ryder Cup Teams, 1997 and 2001. . .Became the second oldest (after Lee Elder) Ryder Cup rookie in 1997. Also member of the 2002 Ryder Cup Team. . .Since 1982 he has finished in the top-40 of the money list every year except in 1992 when he was injured until 2004 when he got hurt again.

Career Victories

European Tour
1 - 1995 Dutch Open

PGA Tour
11 - 1980 Quad Cities Open, 1982 USF&G Classic, 1984 Quad Cities Open, 1989 Las Vegas Invitational, 1994 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, 1995 Greater Milwaukee Open, 1996 Michelob Classic, 1997 Greater Milwaukee Open, 2001 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, Advil Western Open, 2003 Ford Championship at Doral.

Other
1982 Pacific Masters, Casio World Opens, 1986 Chrysler Team Championship (with Gary Hallberg) Casio World Opens, 1990 and '91 Korea Open

Career Summary

PGA Tour Playoff Record: 2-2 Champions Tour Playoff Record: 1-0 Champions Tour Victories: 3 - 2007 FedEx Kinko's, 2008 Allianz Championship, The ACE Group Classic. 1980 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.62; money - $45,600 (ranked 77th); Winner, Quad Cities Open. 1981 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 72.33 (ranked 108th); money - $49,606 (ranked 87th); best finish, T9th, Southern Open. 1982 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.74 (ranked 9th); money - $193,862 (ranked 16th); Winner, USF&G Classic. 1983 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.21 (ranked 20th); money - $,605114 (ranked 37th); best finish, T3rd, Miller High Life Quad Cities Open.. 1984 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.08 (ranked 14th); money - $224,345 (ranked 27th); Winner, Miller High Life Quad Cities Open. 1985 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.28 (ranked 28th); money - $186,020 (ranked 35th); best finish, T2nd, Walt Disney World Classic. 1986 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.08 (ranked 1st); money - $222,077 (ranked 36th); best finish, 3rd Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic and T3rd, Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open and Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic. 1987 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 87; scoring average - 70.44 (ranked 8th); money - $391,747 (ranked 20th); best finish, 3rd, Anheuser-Busch Classic, Buick Open, T3rd, Memorial and PGA Championship. 1988 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.07 (ranked 14th); money - $397,599 (ranked 26th); best finish,4th Kmart Greater Greensboro Open and T4th, Hardee's Golf Classic. 1989 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.15 (ranked 11th); money - $670,680 (ranked 10th); Winner, Las Vegas Invitational. 1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.44 (ranked 25th); money - $333,978 (ranked 40th); best finish, T3rd, Kemper Open. 1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.19 (ranked 14th); money - $520,038 (ranked 27th); best finish, T2nd, Southwest Bell Colonial. . .Hoch hurt his left shoulder in Dec., 1991 at the JC Penney Classic when he heard a pop on a swing. Doctors thought it was a muscular problem, but when workouts did not seem to help and he could not play early in 1992, the doctors revised their thinking and on further examinations found cartilage damage. The problem was more serious than expected, needing surgery in March of 1992. Hoch made his debut at the '92 BellSouth, where he finished T25th. 1992 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.06 (ranked T73rd); money - $84,798 (ranked 146th); best finish, T11th, Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. 1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.36 (ranked 26th); money - $403,742 (ranked 37th); best finish, T3rd, Kemper Open. 1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.10 (ranked 19th); money - $804,559 (ranked 11th); Winner, Bob Hope Classic. 1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.39 (ranked 35th); money - $792,643 (ranked 18th); Winner, at the Greater Milwaukee Open. 1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.02 (ranked 11th); money - $1,039,564 (ranked 9th); Winner, at the Michelob Championship. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 69.70 (ranked 8th); money - $1,393,788 (ranked 6th); Winner, at the Greater Milwaukee Open. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.93 (ranked T14th); money - $1,237,053 (ranked 17th); best finish, 2nd, Kemper Open, T2 CVS Charity Classic. 1999 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.21 (ranked 19th); money - $1,172,692 (ranked 33rd); best finish, 4th, Buick Classic. 2000 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played -104 ; in money -24; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $1,368,888 (ranked 33rd); best finish -T2nd at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic 2000 Stats: scoring average - 70.41 / (29th); driving distance - 270.6 / (131st); driving accuracy -71.6% / (45th); GIR - 68.9% / (31st); putting - 1.763 / (55th); birdie average - 3.82 per rd / (30th) / total birdies - 397; sand saves - 58.0% / (43rd); scrambling -60.9% / (66th); all-around rank - 477 / (32nd) 2001 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played -84 ; in money -17; Top-10 finishes - 10; money - $2,875,319 (ranked 7th); Winner, at the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic and Advil Western Open 2001 Notes: One of only four players to win multiple events after the age of 45. The others were Hale Irwin in 1990, Julius Boros and Sam Snead. 2001 Stats: scoring average - 69.85 / (9th); driving distance - 275.8 / (133rd); driving accuracy -73.9% / (19th); GIR - 67.0% / (75); putting - 1.739 / (21st); birdie average - 4.00 per rd / (23rd) / total birdies - 336; sand saves - 56.1% / (40th); scrambling -66.5% / (4th); all-around rank - 435 / (20th). 2002 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played -70 ; in money -16; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $1,465,173 (ranked 38th); best finish -T-2nd at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. 2002 Notes: Over the $1 million dollar mark for the seventh straight year. 41 of 70 rounds under par. 2002 Stats: scoring average - 70.27 / (22nd); driving distance - 270.0 / (184th); driving accuracy -69.8% / (62nd); GIR - 65.1% / (113th); putting - 1.757 / (53rd); birdie average - 3.71 per rd / (71st) / total birdies - 260; sand saves - 53.1% / (69th); all-around rank - 759 / (91st). 2003 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; rounds played - 43; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - ; money - $1,198,250; (ranked 59th); best finish - Win at the Ford Championship at Doral 2003 Notes: After his win at Doral had problems with a nagging right wrist. 2003 Stats: scoring average - 71.65 / (na); Driving Distance - 278.8 / (na); Driving Accuracy - 63.7% / (na); GIR - 57.1% / (na); Putting - 1.817 / (na); Birdie Average - 2.74 per rd / (na) / Total Birdies - 118; Sand Saves - 33.3% / (na); All-Around; rank - - / (na). 2004 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 17; rounds played - 51; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,239,360; (ranked 60th); best finish - 2nd at the Shell Houston Open. Just played twice in 2005, T32nd at the Ford Championship at Doral and then withdrew from Bay Hill when he reinjured his left hand. After attempting to rehab underwent surgery in October. Doctors removed pieces of bone and cartilage in his hand and repaired a torn tendon that he snapped in April. Didn't play on PGA Tour in 2006, spent most of season rehabbing left hand from surgery in October 2005. 2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 2; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.20 (ranked N/A); money - $69,110 (ranked 94th); best finish - T8th SAS Championship. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes -6; scoring average - 70.60 (ranked 18th); money - $852,487 (ranked 22nd); Winner, Kinko’s Classic of Austin.

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