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Denis Watson

  • Birthplace: Salisbury, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
  • Residence: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • Birthdate: 10/19/1959
  • Age: 52 Ht.:6'-0"
  • Turned Pro: 1976
  • Eligibility Code: 1, 7, 8, 9, 10

Player Notes

Started playing golf at age 14 when his dad took him to play...Served two years in the Rhodesian Army...Has also worked as an insurance relief officer and as an assistant professional/instructor...Did some work for PGA TOUR Radio in the past. . .Played on the PGA Tour between 1980 and 1996, played in 302 events. Made the cut in 142 tournaments, he finished in the Top-10 in 22 events. . .Has had injuries and physical problems since 1987. Had wrist and elbow surgery in 1989, followed by cervical fusion in 1991. Later procedure corrected neck problem that had existed since 1985.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
3 - 1984 Buick Open, World Series of Golf, Las Vegas Invitational.

4 - 2007 Senior PGA Championship, Boeing Classic, 2008 AT&T Champions Classic, FedEx Kinko's Classic

Career Summary

2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 3; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 76.29 (ranked N/A); money - $4,517 (ranked 163rd); best finish - T66th SAS Championship. Is using his PGA Tour career victory list to play on the Championship Tour in 2007. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; top-10 finishes -12; scoring average - 70.22 (ranked 7th); money - $1,636,123 (ranked 4th); Winner, Senior PGA Championship and Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

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