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Scott Hoch

  • Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
  • Residence: Orlando, FL
  • Birth Date: November 24, 1955
  • height: 5-11
  • Turned Pro: 1979

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PGA TOUR Victories

(11) 1980,Quad Cities Open. 1982,USF&G Classic. 1984,Miller High Life QCO. 1989,Las Vegas Invitational. 1994,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 1995,Greater Milwaukee Open. 1996,Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. 1997,Greater Milwaukee Open. 2001,Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, Advil Western Open. 2003,Ford Championship at Doral.

Other Victories

(7): 1982 Pacific Masters, Casio World Open. 1986 Casio World Open. 1990 Korean Open. 1991 Korean Open. 1995 Heineken Dutch Open. 2008 Merrill Lynch Shootout [with Kenny Perry].

2009 Champions Tour Money and Position

$155,529 (40)

2009 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T9-- Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Champions Tour Best Round

65 at Round 3, The ACE Group Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Quad Cities Open, USF&G Classic, Miller High Life QCO, Las Vegas Invitational, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open, Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, Greater Milwaukee Open, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, Advil Western Open, Ford Championship at Doral.

2008 Season Highlights

Was the first multiple winner in 2008, claiming a pair of titles in Florida in back-to-back starts early in the campaign...Was also among the top-three in three other events and pocketed more than $1.4 million in earnings, his best money-making year since 2002...First win of the season came at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton. Birdied three of his final four holes on the Old Course at Broken Sound to prevail by one stroke over Bruce Lietzke and Brad Bryant. Appeared out of contention after being 1-over through 10 holes in his final round but birdied five of his last eight holes to win, including a 22-footer at No. 17 to draw even with Bryant. With Bryant already finished, he two-putted for a birdie from 23 feet at No. 18 to claim the title...Won the following week near Naples at The ACE Group Classic. Trailed by two strokes after 36 holes but a closing, 4-under-par 68 included a critical birdie on the 18th hole that eventually got him into a playoff with Tom Kite, Tom Jenkins and Bryant. Made an 8-foot birdie on the first extra hole to win. Victory gave him multiple wins in a season for the first time since 2001 on the PGA TOUR...Almost won a third Florida title at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Was tied with Tom Watson for the lead standing in the 18th fairway on the last day but eventually missed a 4-foot par putt that dropped him into a T2 with Jay Haas...Also T2 in defense of his FedEx Kinko's Classic crown. Had a chance to join Denis Watson in a playoff but missed a long birdie attempt at the last hole...On the leaderboard during the weekend at the Senior PGA Championship and eventually finished T3 at Oak Hill, two strokes back of Jay Haas...Was also in the final group Sunday at the inaugural Cap Cana Championship but finished T5 in the Dominican Republic...Also was solo fifth at the JELD-WEN Tradition...Made his first appearance on the PGA TOUR since 2005 at The Honda Classic and was T65 at PGA National...Closed his season by teaming with Kenny Perry to win the unofficial Merrill Lynch Shootout by four strokes over Boo Weekley and J.B. Holmes in Naples, FL, site of his Champions Tour win earlier in the year at The ACE Group Classic.

Career Highlights

2007: In first full season on the Champions Tour, broke through for victory at the FedEx Kinko's Classic, prevailing by two strokes over D.A. Weibring near Austin, TX. Posted three straight rounds in the 60s and made just one bogey in the 54-hole event. Win came in just his 10th start on the Champions Tour. 2006: Spent majority of the season rehabbing left hand from surgery in October 2005...Made his Champions Tour debut at the Constellation Energy Classic in September and shot 72-70-69 to T27 at Hayfields CC. Appearance in Maryland was his first tournament on any TOUR since March 2005 when he reinjured the same hand during the Bay Hill Invitational and withdrew after the opening round...Two weeks later, was T8 at the rain-shortened SAS Championship near his native Raleigh, NC, shooting rounds of 69-71 at Prestonwood CC.

Personal

Donated $100,000 of 1989 Las Vegas Invitational winnings to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando. Has a floor named after him at the Arnold Palmer Hospital thanks to his family's donations. Although son Cameron was successfully treated elsewhere for rare bone infection in right leg, he and wife Sally are strong supporters of Orlando facility...Family has also made large donations to area hospitals and churches...Brother Buddy was a professional bowler, while their father won All-American honors in baseball at Wake Forest...Lists Harbour Town GL, Muirfield Village and the CC of North Carolina as his favorite courses...Favorite entertainer is Frank Sinatra, favorite movies include "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Blazing Saddles."...Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan...Has experienced his share of medical issues in recent years...Underwent left-hand surgery during the week of the 2005 FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World. Doctors removed a couple of pieces of bone and cartilage in his hand and repaired a torn tendon that had snapped in April of that same year...Had played just four PGA TOUR events in 2003 with a nagging wrist injury and then sprained left wrist during the 2004 PGA Championship when, during the second round, he put his hands out to break a fall, after walking off the tee box and ground gave way.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

2-2

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