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Joey Sindelar

  • Birthplace: Fort Knox, Ky.
  • Residence: Horseheads, N.Y.
  • Birthdate: 3/31/1962
  • Age: 50 Ht.:5'-10"
  • Turned Pro: 1981

Player Notes

Sindelar was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky while his father was serving in the Army, but has lived in New York for most of his life. He was a childhood friend and high school golf rival of fellow Champions Tour player Mike Hulbert. . .He attended the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and while there was a distinguished member of the school's golf team. Sindelar was a three time All-American, member of the 1979 NCAA Championship Team, and Ohio State's Athlete of the Year in 1981. He was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1992.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
7 - 1985 Greater Greensboro Open, B.C. Open, 1987 B.C. Open, 1988 Honda Classic, The International, 1990 Hardee's, 2004 Wachovia Championship

Career Summary

1983 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 3; T33rd B.C. Open, T21st Bank of Boston Classic and missed cut at Panasonic Las Vegas. 1984 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 72.31 (ranked 91st); money - $116,528 (ranked 59th); best finish, T2nd, Bank of Boston Classic 1985 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 28; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.38 (ranked 39th); money - $282,762 (ranked 12th); Winner, Greater Greensboro Open and B.C. Open. 1986 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 35; in money - 29; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.16 (ranked 34th); money - $341,231 (ranked 14th); best finish, 2nd, Federal Express St. Jude Classic and Pensacola Open. 1987 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.52 (ranked 78th); money - $235,033 (ranked 40th); Winner, B.C. Open 1988 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 27; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.11 (ranked 15th); money - $813,732 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Honda Classic and The International. 1989 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.93 (ranked 77th); money - $196,092 (ranked 72nd); best finish, T5th, Canadian Open. 1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.22 (ranked 96th); money - $307,207 (ranked 46th); Winner, Hardee's Classic 1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.31 (ranked T104th); money - $168,3527 (ranked 94th); best finish, T6th, NEC World Series of Golf. 1992 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.79 (ranked 46th); money - $396,354 (ranked 35th); best finish, T3rd, Memorial Tournament. 1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.65 (ranked 40th); money - $391,649 (ranked 38th); best finish, 2nd Hawaiian Open. Was having a great year until a wrist injury hit him at the PGA Championship. Diagnosed as fracture of hook of hamates bone it forced him out of action for the rest of 1993. 1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $114,563 (ranked 145th); best finish -T3rd, Greater Milwaukee Open. 1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.90 (ranked 63rd); money - $202,896 (ranked 90th); best finish -T4th, Ideon Classic. Started season under a special medical extension in which he had to earn $31,347 in his first eight starts to regain his exempt status, which he did. 1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.94 (ranked 62nd); money - $275,531 (ranked 77th); best finish -T6th, B.C. Open. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.19 (ranked T91st); money - $200,069 (ranked 114th); best finish -T10th, PGA Championship. 1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.76 (ranked 44th); money - $466,797 (ranked 61st); best finish -T6th, B.C. Open. 1999 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.10 (ranked 78th); money - $413,993 (ranked 97th); best finish -T8th, Greater Milwaukee Open. 2000 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 84 ; in money -14; Top-10 finishes - 2 money $388,341 (ranked 126th); best finish -T5th at the BellSouth Classic and Buick Classic; 2000 Notes: Finished out of the top-125 of the money list for the first time since 1994. 2000 Stats: scoring average - 71.65 / (134th); driving distance - 273.2 / (97th); driving accuracy -66.5% / (133rd); GIR - 67.7% / (54th); putting - 1.792 / (135th); birdie average - 3.39 per rd / (112th) / total birdies - 285; sand saves - 48.8% / (161st); scrambling - 53.8% / (184th); all-around rank - 887 / (120th). 2001 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 66 ; in money -12; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $654,864 (ranked 81st); best finish -T-2nd at the Bell Canadian Open. 2001 Notes: Five Top-25 finishes. 2001 Stats: scoring average - 71.18 / (98th); driving distance - 291.5 / (11th); driving accuracy -64.5% / (163rd); GIR - 67.0% / (75); putting - 1.791 / (148th); birdie average - 3.68 per rd / (75th) / total birdies - 243; sand saves - 45.5% / (157th); scrambling - 58.9% / (124th); all-around rank - 803 / (105th). 2002 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 102 ; in money -19; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $790,750 (ranked 87th); best finish -T-2nd at the Honda Classic. 2002 Notes: Fourth time finished in the top-100 in the last five years 2002 Stats: scoring average - 71.19 / (102nd); driving distance - 285.8 / (42nd); driving accuracy -67.2% / (114th); GIR - 69.1% / (22nd); putting - 1.773 / (103rd); birdie average - 3.78 per rd / (54th) / total birdies - 386; sand saves - 38.8% / (195th); all-around rank - 741 / (84th). 2003 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 91; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $691,328; (ranked 92nd); best finish - 3rd at the Buick Classic 2003 Stats: scoring average - 71.15 / (101st); Driving Distance - 284.6 / (108th); Driving Accuracy - 68.2% / (61st); GIR - 69.2% / (17th); Putting - 1.807 / (173rd); Birdie Average - 3.33 per rd / (155th) / Total Birdies - 303; Sand Saves - 40.5% / (169th); All-Around; rank - - 914 / (139th). 2004 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 98; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $1,536,881; (ranked 41st); best finish - Win at the Wachovia Championship 2004 Stats: scoring average - 71.11 / (96th); Driving Distance - 291.5 / (53rd); Driving Accuracy - 65.6% / (70th); GIR - 67.6% / (36th); Putting - 1.811 / (182nd); Birdie Average - 3.47 per rd / (114th) / Total Birdies - 340; Sand Saves - 35.1% / (193rd); All-Around; rank - - 869 / (124th). 2005 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 104; in money - 36; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,060,238; (ranked 70th); best finish - T-4th at the Deutsche Bank Championship 2005 Notes: Eight Top-25 finishes 2005 Stats: scoring average - 71.16 / (103rd); Driving Distance - 286.9 / (113th); Driving Accuracy - 68.1% / (31st); GIR - 68.6% / (19th); Putting - 1.783 / (110th); Birdie Average - 3.70 per rd / (45th) / Total Birdies - 385; Sand Saves - 40.9% / (175th); All-Around; rank - - 789 / (100th). 2006 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 90; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $802,507; (ranked 105th); best finish - T6th at the Wachovia Championship and U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee 2006 Notes: Six Top-25 finishes. 2006 Stats: scoring average - 71.42 / (134th); Driving Distance - 284.2 / (143rd); Driving Accuracy - 65.5% / (66th); GIR - 68.6% / (17th); Putting - 1.799 / (152nd); Birdie Average - 3.36 per rd / (136th) / Total Birdies - 302; Sand Saves - 39.6% / (183rd); All-Around; rank - - 954 / (149th). 2007 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 75; in money - 12; Top-10 Finishes - 0; money - $310,717 (ranked 174th); best finish - T13th at the Wyndham Championship 2007 Stats: scoring average - 71.56 / (164th); Driving Distance - 287.1 / (111th); Driving Accuracy - 65.2% / (69th); GIR - 66.6% / (30th); Putting - 1.820 / (177th); Birdie Average - 3.24 per rd / (140th) / Total Birdies - 243; Sand Saves - 40.6% / (179th); All-Around; rank - - 981 / (159th).

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