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Don Pooley

  • Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Residence: Tucson, Ariz.
  • Birthdate: 8/27/1951
  • Age: 56 Ht.:6'-2"
  • Turned Pro: 1973

Player Notes

Winner of the 1985 Vardon Trophy

Career Victories

PGA Tour
2 - 1980 B.C. Open and 1987 Memorial Tournament

Other
Champions Tour Victories: 2 - 2002 U.S. Senior Open, 2003 Allianz Championship

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.15 (ranked 85th); money - $192,570 (ranked 83rd); best finish -T-3rd Memorial. 1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.48; money - $67,549 (ranked 156th); best finish, T-14th Northern Telecom Open. With his injuries in '91 it was the first time he failed to appear among top 100 money winners since 1979. 1992 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.37 (ranked 23rd); money - $135,683 (ranked 107th); best finish, T-8th, Canadian Open... 1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.27; money - $123,105 (ranked 122nd); best finish, T-3rd Heritage Classic. The lower back pain returned forcing him not to play in January, February, July and August. 1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.30; money - $76,978 (ranked 171st); best finish -T-3rd, Texas Open. Again problems with his back due to neck disc surgery forced him to miss most of the season. 1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.07 (ranked 76th); money - $226,804 (ranked 82nd); best finish3rd, Ideon Classic. 1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.28 (ranked 98th); money - $94,351 (ranked 169th); best finishT-17th, Nissan Open. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.15 (ranked 24th); money - $312,660 (ranked 68th); best finish, T5th, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and Touchstone Energy Tucson. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.93 (ranked 151st); money - $48,547 (ranked 205th); best finish, T31st, MCI Classic. 1999 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $19,063 (ranked 260th); best finish, T37th, Touchstone Energy Tucson Open. 2000 PGA Tour Summary: Played in seven events making the cut twice, 73rd at the John Deere Classic and T76th in the Memorial. 2001 PGA Tour Summary: Played in three events, missing the cut in the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open, Memorial Tournament and the B.C. Open. 2001 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 7; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 69.40; money - $266,976 (ranked 60th); best finish, T4th, Kroger Senior Classic and Gold Rush Classic. Earned a full exemption for the 2002 Senior season by finishing 6th at the Champions Tour qualifying tournament. 2002 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.59 (ranked 16th); money - $1,155,456 (ranked 17th); best finish - Winner U.S. Senior Open. Along with Rodger Davis was one of only two player to finish among the top 31 money winners after earning exempt status at the 2001 National Qualifying Tournament. 2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -15; top-10 finishes -3; scoring average - 70.94 (ranked 29th); money - $491,012 (ranked 38th); best finish - Win Allianz Championship. Underwent surgery on January 3 at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Ga., to repair a labrum tear in his left shoulder. Originally injured the shoulder in the spring of 2002, hitting balls on a wet surface at Bruno's Memorial Classic...Was scheduled to return to the circuit in April but re-injured the shoulder during rehab and did not start his season until the Columbus Southern Open in mid-May with a T45 in Georgia. 2004 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.35 (ranked 31st); money - $524,974 (ranked 37th); best finish - T-4th Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Underwent hernia surgery in the spring and also battled back problems in the latter stages of the year. 2005 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.21 (ranked 10th); money - $1,028,289 (ranked 14th); best finish - T-2nd Bank of America Championship. 2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.71 (ranked 19th); money - $924,614 (ranked 16th); best finish - 2nd MasterCard Championship at Hualalai and Constellation Energy Classic. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes -4; scoring average - 70.83 (ranked 21st); money - $540,809 (ranked 33rd); best finish - T-4th Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

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