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John Cook

  • Birthplace: Toledo, OH
  • Residence: Windermere, FL
  • Birth Date: October 2, 1957
  • height: 6-0
  • Turned Pro: 1979

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PGA TOUR Victories

(11) 1981,Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. 1983,Canadian Open. 1987,The International. 1992,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, United Airlines Hawaiian Open, Las Vegas Invitational. 1996,FedEx St. Jude Classic, CVS Charity Classic. 1997,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 1998,GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 2001,Reno-Tahoe Open.

Other Victories

(5): 1982 Sao Paulo Open. 1983 World Cup [with Rex Caldwell]. 1994 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Mark O'Meara]. 1995 Mexican Open. 2000 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Mark O'Meara].

2009 Champions Tour Money and Position

$353,557 (14)

2009 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T3-- Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. T6-- Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. T8-- Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. T9-- The Cap Cana Championship.

Champions Tour Best Round

66 at Round 3, Allianz Championship.

Champions Tour Highlights

Teamed with former college teammate Joey Sindelar to finish T3 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. The pair finished one stroke shy of making the two-team playoff in an event eventually won by Bernhard Langer/Tom Lehman...Was T6 in the season-opener at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in Hawaii, where he fired three straight rounds in the 60s...Finished T9 at The Cap Cana Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Canadian Open, The International, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, United Airlines Hawaiian Open, Las Vegas Invitational, FedEx St. Jude Classic, CVS Charity Classic, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Reno-Tahoe Open.

Career Highlights

2008: Finally broke through into the victory column late in the year when he successfully defended his AT&T Championship at Oak Hills, cruising to a three-stroke win over Keith Fergus. Win in San Antonio made him just the third player in event history to successfully defend a title and first ever at Oak Hills. Trailed by six strokes after the first round but weekend scores of 63-65-128 matched the lowest score of the year for the last 36 holes. Second career win on the Champions Tour was also his third title in Texas. Win was his 15th top-10 finish of the year and that led all Champions Tour players...Earlier in the year appeared in control heading into his final nine holes at the Senior British Open at Royal Troon. However, made a double bogey at No. 11, a bogey at No. 12 and was nursing a one-stroke advantage over Bruce Vaughan going to the final hole. Missed a 15-foot par putt at No. 18 and then fell on the first playoff hole when Vaughan drained a 20-footer for a birdie and he missed a 12-footer which would have sent it to a second extra hole...The following week at the U.S. Senior Open in Colorado Springs, was in contention throughout before shooting a final-round 77 at The Broadmoor to place fifth...Fashioned rounds of 66-67 in his final two rounds at the Boeing Classic to move from a T25 after the opening round to a solo third-place finish near Seattle...Rounds of 68-68 on the weekend in Tampa led to a solo fourth at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am...In his next start at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, teamed with former Ohio State teammate Joey Sindelar to place T4 in the Legends Division...Was T5 at The Principal Charity Classic and followed with another T5 effort in his next start at the Bank of America Championship...Also turned in a T5 finish at the AT&T Champions Classic in March, where he worked himself up the leaderboard, thanks to a 4-under-par effort on the front nine Sunday. Finished 3-over on his back nine to drop out of contention...Finished T6 at the Allianz Championship. Got himself in contention following a second-round, 6-under 66 and was among the leaders for much of Sunday but was unable to move up the leaderboard after playing even-par over his final 10 holes...In his final major of the season at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, was T7 after carding four straight rounds of par/better at Baltimore CC...Also T9 at The Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach. Made double eagle in the second-round (14th hole, driver and 3-wood), his first albatross in competition.2007: Claimed his first Champions Tour event in his second career start, winning the AT&T Championship in San Antonio in mid-October by two strokes over good friend Mark O'Meara. Clutch 7-foot par putt at the final hole at Oak Hills preserved the victory after he trailed by two strokes through 36 holes. Win in San Antonio came just 19 days after he turned 50, making him the youngest winner in tournament history and the eighth-youngest all-time on the Champions Tour. Victory at the AT&T Championship ended a personal drought of 6 years, 1 month, 25 days between victories (2001 Reno-Tahoe Open)...Made his Champions Tour debut the week prior at the Administaff Small Business Classic and finished T36 near Houston...Troubled by health problems for most of the year and made just 13 starts on the PGA TOUR prior to turning 50...Best event of the season was a T26 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico.

Personal

Born in Ohio but grew up in Southern California...Persuaded by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf to attend Ohio State...Father, Jim, was a long-time tournament director on the PGA TOUR...Joined USA Network's "PGA TOUR Sunday" as an analyst in 2003...Son Jason played golf at Pepperdine...Once did a photo shoot as a youngster with Mary Cathleen Collins, who later became famous as Bo Derek.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

3-3

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