Toshiba Classic. T3--
Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. T4--
AT&T Champions Classic. 4--
The Cap Cana Championship. T7--
The ACE Group Classic.
Champions Tour Best Round
63 at Round 3, Toshiba Classic.
Champions Tour Highlights
Along with Mark O'Meara, finished T2 at the Toshiba Classic, one stroke behind Eduardo Romero. Performance at Newport Beach was his top career Champions Tour effort. Final-round, bogey-free 63 equaled the low round of the tournament (Joe Ozaki, 63, third round) and also matched his career-best score since turning 50...One week later, finished T4 at the AT&T Champions Classic after being the 18- and 36-hole leader in the event. Held the lead midway through the final round but fell back after two bogeys midway through the back nine and T4...Fourth-place effort at The Cap Cana Championship helped him lock up March Player of the Month honors. Was up by one stroke late in the round Sunday but made a bogey at No. 17 to drop out of the lead and eventually finished two shots behind winner Keith Fergus...Teamed with former college teammate John Cook 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 Bernhard Langer/Tom Lehman...Also finished T7 at The ACE Group Classic in Naples.
2008: Turned in a solid rookie season on the Champions Tour that saw him record four top-five finishes in his first nine appearances...Did not join the Champions Tour until he turned 50 in late March and made his debut in early April at the inaugural Cap Cana Championship in the Dominican Republic (T61)...Best chances for victory both came in appearances in his native western New York area...Was T3 at the Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill near Rochester. Rebounded from an opening-round 76 to contend on the back nine Sunday in front of partisan fans. Also made spirited bid for a win at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in July near his home but was done in by a bogey, double-bogey finish at the En-Joie GC. A two-time winner of the PGA TOUR's B.C. Open at the course in Endicott, NY, he finished fourth, three strokes behind Eduardo Romero...One week after his strong showing in Rochester, finished fourth at The Principal Charity Classic...Earned his first Champions Tour top-10 finish when he teamed with former Ohio State teammate John Cook to finish T4 in the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah...Was also T6 at the U.S. Senior Open after rounds of 68-69 on the weekend at The Broadmoor...Carded a Champions Tour career-best, 8-under 63 in the final round of the AT&T Championship to finish T8 in San Antonio...Had the third-best Final-Round Scoring Average on the Champions Tour (69.72)...Made four appearances on the PGA TOUR prior to turning 50 and finished T28 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya, thanks to a 6-under 64 in the third round...Also competed at the PGA TOUR's Turning Stone Resort Championship in early October and finished T68 in upstate New York.
Childhood friend of fellow Champions Tour player Mike Hulbert. As an 18-year-old in 1976, teamed with Hulbert to defeat newly appointed Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim and his partner to win the CC of Ithaca best-ball event...Struck up a lasting friendship with Boeheim and remains a huge SU fan...Son Jamie plays golf at Ohio State.