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Fuzzy Zoeller

  • Birthplace: New Albany, Ind.
  • Residence: Floyds Knobs, IN
  • Birth Date: November 11, 1951
  • height: 5-10
  • Turned Pro: 1973

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PGA TOUR Victories

(10) 1979,Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational, Masters Tournament. 1981,Colonial National Invitation. 1983,Sea Pines Heritage, Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic. 1984,U.S. Open Championship. 1985,Hertz Bay Hill Classic. 1986,AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Sea Pines Heritage, Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.

International Victories

(2): 2002 Senior Slam. 2008 Wendy's Champions Skins Game [with Peter Jacobsen].

Other Victories

(6): 1972 Florida State Junior College Championship [indiv]. 1973 Indiana State Amateur. 1985 Skins Game. 1986 Skins Game. 1987 Merrill Lynch Shoot-Out Championship. 2003 Tylenol Par-3 Challenge.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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2009 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T1-- *Wendy's Champions Skins Game. T9-- Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

PGA TOUR Best Round

76 at Round 2, Masters Tournament.

Champions Tour Highlights

Made his 31st and final start at the Masters Tournament...He and partner John Jacobs shared the first round lead at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf before eventually finishing T9.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational, Masters Tournament, Colonial National Invitation, Sea Pines Heritage, Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic, U.S. Open Championship, Hertz Bay Hill Classic, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Sea Pines Heritage, Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.

Career Highlights

2008: Was a distant T2 at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, thanks to a final-round 69 on the host course. Performance on the Monterey Peninsula was his best on the circuit since winning the 2004 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai. Teamed with Sydney Burlison of Salinas, CA, to win the pro-junior portion of the event by eight strokes. Better-ball score of 25-under 191 was a tournament record...Performance in California was one of three top-10 finishes during the year...Two weeks earlier, rebounded from an opening-round 74 with scores of 66-69-68 at the JELD-WEN Tradition to finish T7 in Oregon...Other top-10 came in July in upstate New York, when he was T10 in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Final-round, 7-under-65 matched his low round of the season...Teamed with Peter Jacobsen in February to claim the Wendy's Champions Skins Game. The pair won the final skin worth $100,000 on the first playoff hole to win the title at the Royal Ka'anapali GC on Maui...Made his 30th appearance at the Masters but missed the cut. 2007: Posted best finish of the campaign at the Regions Charity Classic in May when he contended all three days before finishing T6 near Birmingham...Made his 29th appearance at the Masters and was the oldest player in the field to make the cut. 2006: Posted initial top-10 finish at The ACE Group Classic when he was T6 in February in Naples...Attracted attention at the Allianz Championship when he had one of the highlights of the season. He made an unusual hole-in-one on No. 16 in the second round. His 7-iron landed just off the back of the green and remained there for nearly 10 seconds before rolling back into the hole for the 17th ace of his competitive career. 2005: T3 at the Blue Angels Classic, thanks to a final-round 6-under 64 on Sunday. 2004: Won his first event on the Champions Tour in just over 19 months when he started the season with a come-from-behind victory at the MasterCard Championship. Shot 64 in the final round and outdueled Dana Quigley down the stretch, thanks to birdies on the last three holes, including a clutch 18-foot putt on No. 18 for the win. Had 23 total birdies for the week...Shot career-best 10-under 61 on Sunday at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, equaling the TPC Tampa Bay course record. Birdied 11 of his first 14 holes, including seven straight, at the TPC Tampa Bay and briefly held the lead before a bogey on the final hole eventually left him in a T3...Voted as the Champions Tour's February Player of the Month...Shot 6-under 29 on the front side of Glen Oaks during the second round of the Allianz Championship, a nine-hole record at the course. 2003: Made a spirited defense of his Senior PGA Championship title and was the only player in the field to shoot par or better for all four rounds. Was leading early in the final round, but eventually finished T3 at Aronimink GC, three strokes behind winner John Jacobs...Easily won the Tylenol Par-3 Challenge at Treetops Resort in Michigan, banking $330,000. 2002: Among the top 10 in one-third of his starts as a Champions Tour rookie...Became the 11th player to make his first Champions Tour title a major when he held off Bobby Wadkins and Hale Irwin for the Senior PGA Championship crown. Was the only player in the 144-man field to finish under par (2-under) over 72 holes at Firestone and ended a TOUR victory drought of 15 years, 10 months and 27 days dating back to the 1986 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic...Held off Don Pooley by one stroke to win the Senior Slam on the Lost Gold course at Superstition Mountain in early November. His 36-hole score of 6-under 138 in the event pitting the winners of the four major championships, earned him a $300,000 check...Made his official debut on the Champions Tour at the Royal Caribbean Classic, tying for 51st at Crandon Park with a 1-under 143 total in the rain-shortened event.

Personal

Always a gallery favorite because of his humor and relaxed approach to the game...Has an interest in golf-course design and one of his projects is the TPC Summerlin, host course of the PGA TOUR's Las Vegas event...Won USGA's Bob Jones Award in 1985, an award given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf...Lists Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan as his favorite athletes. Arnold Palmer was his idol growing up...Enjoys the outdoors and went sheep hunting in Alaska in 2001...Has run the highly successful and popular Wolf Challenge in his hometown which benefits area charities. The event has raised more than $1.5 million...Web site is fuz.com.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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