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Chip Beck

  • Birthplace: Fayetteville, NC
  • Residence: Lake Forest, IL
  • Birth Date: September 12, 1956
  • height: 5-10
  • Turned Pro: 1978

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PGA TOUR Victories

(4) 1988,Los Angeles Open Presented by Nissan, USF&G Classic. 1990,Buick Open. 1992,Freeport-McMoRan Golf Classic.

International Victories

(1): 2007 Kinojyo Senior Open.

2009 Champions Tour Money and Position

$21,994 (84)

Champions Tour Best Round

68 at Round 1, Regions Charity Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Los Angeles Open Presented by Nissan, USF&G Classic, Buick Open, Freeport-McMoRan Golf Classic.

2008 Season Highlights

Best performance of the season was a T4 at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, his top effort since the 2006 AT&T Championship (T2). Was tied for the opening-round lead in the event and then carded a final-round 68 at Pebble to move from T17 into the top five...Posted consecutive rounds of 69 on the weekend to finish T7 at the Bank of America Championship near Boston in June...Initial top-10 finish came at The ACE Group Classic in Naples in February when he was T8 after three straight sub-par rounds...Forced to withdraw after two rounds at the Toshiba Classic due to an elbow injury he suffered in a fall on ice at his home during the winter.

Career Highlights

2007: Just out of the top 50 on the official money list in his first full-season...Had two top-10s in 22 appearances, both coming during the summer...Fast finish in early August at the 3M Championship allowed him to T8 in Minnesota. Final-round 66 at TPC Twin Cities featured a back-nine 29, establishing the low nine-hole score on the circuit in 2007. After making birdie at No. 14 Sunday, holed a 6-iron shot for an eagle at No. 15 (followed by Jay Haas' eagle on same hole in the next grouping) and then finished the round with three straight birdies to also record the best birdie-eagle run on the Champions Tour for the year...T10 at The Principal Charity Classic in June...Final-round 66 at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship vaulted him to a T13, his best performance in a senior major...Forced to withdraw early in the final round of the Bank of America Championship due to a rotator cuff injury to his left shoulder...Won the Kinojyo Senior Open on the Japan Senior Tour in November where he defeated Katsunara Takahashi in a one-hole playoff. 2006: Among the top five in four of his first five appearances and was par or better in all 13 rounds played...Debuted on the circuit near Baltimore and was T5 in his first start at the Constellation Energy Classic just five days after turning 50. Closed with a 6-under-par 66 Sunday and got within a shot of the lead with a pair of late birdies, but eventually finished three strokes behind winner Bob Gilder...A solo third-place finisher in his next start at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn, posting three consecutive rounds in the 60s. Closed at 5-under-par on the back nine and eventually placed two strokes out of a playoff with R.W. Eaks and eventual-winner Andy Bean...Was T2 the next week at the weather-shortened SAS Championship near Raleigh...Other runner-up effort came in his last start of the year at the AT&T Championship. Final-round 65 at Oak Hills was the low round of the day and gave him the lead late Sunday. Eventually lost by one stroke when Fred Funk made birdies on three of the last four holes, including a clutch par save at No. 18, to preserve the victory.

Personal

Started playing golf when he was 10 after attending a junior clinic with his mother in Fayetteville, NC...Serves as a director of the Western Golf Association...Is an advisor to Aspen Capital in Tampa, FL, and also sits on the board of Solargenix, the largest builder of solar energy plants...Is a devout Catholic who supports Catholic Charities through a family foundation...Favorite courses are Pebble Beach, Harbour Town and Cypress Point...Enjoys watching The Discovery Channel...Favorite entertainer is Elton John...Favorite movie is "It's A Wonderful Life."...Favorite athlete is Jack Nicklaus and lists No Ordinary Time as his favorite book...Biggest thrill outside of golf is having a happy family and being born into a family of seven sisters and two brothers...Has spent some time working as a partner with Mentor Financial, a financial-services firm in suburban Chicago.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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