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Keith Fergus

  • Birthplace: Temple, TX
  • Residence: Sugar Land, TX
  • Birth Date: March 3, 1954
  • height: 6-2
  • Turned Pro: 1976

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PGA TOUR Victories

(3) 1981,Memorial Tournament. 1982,Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic. 1983,Bob Hope Desert Classic.

Other Victories

(2): 1971 Texas State Junior. 1976 Texas State Open.

2009 Champions Tour Money and Position

$643,998 (2)

2009 Champions Tour Best Finishes

1-- The Cap Cana Championship, Regions Charity Classic.

Champions Tour Best Round

66 at Round 1, Regions Charity Classic. 66 at Round 2, Regions Charity Classic.

Champions Tour Highlights

Won his second career title when he prevailed by one stroke at The Cap Cana Championship in March. Made a dramatic eagle on the 17th hole to grab the lead after trailing Mark O'Meara by as many as four strokes during the final round. Drained a sand-wedge approach from 95 yards for the decisive eagle. Was 1-over-par in his Sunday round after 11 holes but played his next six at 5-under, which gave him the lead and his first win since 2007...Added a second title in May when he won the rain-shortened Regions Charity Classic near Birmingham. Fired consecutive rounds of 66 to win by three strokes over Gene Jones. It marked the first time he had won multiple events in a season since doing so in 1994 on the Nationwide Tour.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Memorial Tournament, Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic, Bob Hope Desert Classic.

Career Highlights

2008: Turned in another steady campaign, with six top-10s, including three in his first five starts of the season when he opened the year with 15 consecutive rounds of par/better...Overall, carded three consecutive sub-par scores in 11 of his 27 appearances last year...Best effort came in the last full-field event of the season. Fired a final-round 65 at Oak Hills to jump up into second place at the AT&T Championship, three strokes back of winner John Cook. Performance in San Antonio was his best finish on the Champions Tour since winning the 2007 Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach...Was also T6 at the Allianz Championship in February after firing three straight sub-par rounds, including a final-round, 4-under 68...In June, garnered a sixth-place finish at the Bank of America Championship, thanks, in part, to a 6-under-par 66 Saturday...Was also T8 in his second start of the season at the Turtle Bay Championship and then T8 again in early March at the Toshiba Classic.2007: Registered his first victory on the Champions Tour and surpassed the $1-million mark in season earnings for the first time...First win came in his 72nd start when he outlasted Hale Irwin and Mark O'Meara at the inaugural Ginn Championship at Ocean Hammock. Victory made him just the second player ever to post titles on the PGA TOUR, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour (Ron Streck in 2005 was the other). One-stroke victory over O'Meara and Irwin came despite bogeys on two of the final three holes on the Ocean Club at Hammock Beach. Win ended a TOUR victory drought of just over 12 1/2 years (1994 Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour)...Shot consecutive 67s on the weekend at the SAS Championship to finish T3 near Raleigh. His $132,000 check moved him over the seven-figure mark in single-season earnings for the first time in his career...Was T6 at the JELD-WEN Tradition. Was in contention through 54 holes at Crosswater before receiving a two-stroke penalty after his third round for inadvertently testing the condition of a hazard on the 17th hole...At one point during the year, went 229 holes without a three-putt. 2006: Nearly doubled his previous year's earnings and earned a berth in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Took full advantage of his appearance, finishing solo third. Made a late Sunday charge but fell three strokes shy of winner Jim Thorpe...Two months earlier, nearly won his first Champions Tour title at the Boeing Greater Seattle Classic in August but lost in a one-hole playoff to Tom Kite. Closed with an 8-under-par 64 Sunday, his best Champions Tour effort. Playing well ahead of the leaders, he narrowly missed a potential eagle putt on the final hole in regulation, leaving his putt inches short. Had he converted, he would have eventually earned the title outright. In the playoff, watched his second shot carom off the cartpath and into a skybox behind 18, effectively ending his chances as Kite made a birdie-4 on the hole. 2005: Top efforts came in back-to-back weeks in March during the early California swing...Had a T6 at the SBC Classic near Los Angeles. Opened with an even-par 72 before firing a 7-under-par 65, which gave him a one-stroke lead over Mark McNulty after 36 holes. However, closed with a 5-over-par 77 at Valencia on Sunday...Continued his strong play at the Toshiba Senior Classic, grabbing a T2, his second consecutive top-five effort at Newport Beach. Trailed eventual winner Mark Johnson by three strokes entering the final round and lost by four after a final-round 71...Led the Champions Tour in Total Driving...Earned fully-exempt status for 2006 by finishing T4 at the National Qualifying Tournament in Beaumont, CA. Was T40 after an opening-round 77 and moved into a T9 after five rounds. Moved into the top seven after posting a final-round 70 in windy conditions. 2004: Joined Tour after turning 50 in early March. Made 18 starts, primarily through the PGA TOUR Career Victory category...In contention for the first time when he was one off the lead after 36 holes of the Toshiba Senior Classic. Eventually placed fourth after a final-round 69...Shot a 7-under-par 65 in the second round of the Administaff Small Business Classic to move up 40 spots. Round was his lowest since a second-round 64 at the 1997 Quad City Classic. 2003: Finished ninth at the 2003 National Qualifying Tournament at the TPC Eagle Trace. Shot 72-hole total of 3-under 285, but missed earning fully-exempt status by two strokes. Tied Rafael Navarro for the ninth spot and then claimed sole possession of ninth place with a par on the first extra playoff hole.

Personal

Started playing golf at age 8...Played football and basketball in high school, but enjoyed practicing golf more than other sports...Was attacked by killer bees on the driving range prior to his third round at the 1996 Nortel Open and was stung between 10 and 15 times. His caddie, Artie Granfield, was stung between 50 and 100 times...Began using the long putter in 1988 while coaching at the University of Houston...Has done some golf course design work on the side...Did soap commericals on television in the 1980s...One of his superstitions is getting rid of anything negative. If he makes a double bogey, he changes to a new ball. If he plays poorly, he won't wear the same outfit for a while, but if he plays well he can't wait to wear the same shirt again...Enjoys attending Broadway shows...Enjoys working in his yard, trying different wines and spending time with his grandson, Keegan...His first car was a maroon 1966 Mustang.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

2-0

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