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Although he started in the game at age five, baseball and basketball were his first loves. Earned his PGA Tour card on his second attempt in June of 1978 but he only made just over $1,000 in the 12 months. Went back to the school in June of 1979 and regained his playing privileges. Played full time on the PGA Tour between 1979 and 1996, playing a total of 424 events. Won twice, was runner-up seven times and 3rd, eight times. Finished in the Top-10 70 times and made 301 cuts. Had career earnings of $3,112,263. . .Career has been sidetracked by numerous injuries, necessitating surgeries on back (1989), both knees (1994) and neck (1995). Despite setbacks has two PGA Tour victories, the 1986 Colonial Invitational and NEC World Series of Golf. Finished fifth on Tour money list in 1986, with $463,630. Winner of the 1987 Vardon Trophy and Epson Stats All-Around title. Member of U.S. Ryder Cup squad in 1987. Led the PGA TOUR in Driving Distance in 1980-81. Lost playoff to Craig Stadler in 1982 Masters. Michigan State Amateur champion in 1975 and 1977. Named to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in May 2004. Has been involved in course design work, including the PohlCat Golf Course in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
2 - 1986 Colonial National Invitational, World Series Of Golf.
2005 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.87 (ranked 21st); money - $469,345 (ranked 35th); best finish - T-3rd Commerce Bank Long Island Classic. 2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.11 (ranked 55th); money - $261,666 (ranked 57th); best finish - 10th Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 7; top-10 finishes -0; scoring average - 72.25 (ranked N/A); money - $45,257 (ranked 106th); best finish - T-20th Allianz Championship.
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