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John Cook

  • Birthplace: Toledo, OH
  • Residence: Windermere, FL
  • Birth Date: 10/02/1957
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 6-0
  • Eligibility Code: 6, 8, 10, 20
  • 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].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T2-- *Tavistock Cup.

Champions Tour Best Round

61 at Round 3, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Champions Tour Highlights

He and teammate Joey Sindelar fell in a two-hole playoff to Mark O'Meara and Nick Price at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April in Savannah. The pair shot a 28-under-par total of 188 and played bogey-free golf for all 54 holes until each made a bogey on the second extra hole to finish second...Earlier in the year despite making just one bogey in the tournament and missing five greens in regulation, was a hard-luck loser to Bernhard Langer in a playoff at the Allianz Championship. Appeared to be in position for the victory on the first extra hole only to have Langer hole an improbable 45-foot bunker shot from a plugged lie for an eagle. Had a chance to extend the overtime session, but his 25-foot eagle putt caught the right edge of the hole and lipped out. Playoff loss was his third overall on the Champions Tour and second in succession after falling to Mike Reid in overtime at 2009 JELD-WEN Tradition. Became the first player since Brad Bryant to be involved in consecutive playoffs...Had a nice showing near his home in Southern California in March when he was T7 at the Toshiba Classic.

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

2009: Closed the year with a bang...Rolled to a five-stroke victory at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and set a new tournament standard with his 22-under-par 266, breaking the old mark of 20-under-par 268 set in 2003 by Jim Thorpe and later matched by Thorpe (2007) and Andy Bean (2008). Also matched his career-low round with a tournament-record 10-under-par 62 in the second round. His 54-hole total of 197 matched Jack Nicklaus' three-round total of 19-under 197 at the 1990 Mazda Senior Players Championship as the lowest 54-hole score in a 72-hole Champions Tour event. Earned $442,000 for his win, the largest check of his Champions Tour career. He also picked up 884 points in the Charles Schwab Cup race, which vaulted him from fifth to second in the final standings. His second-place finish earned him a $500,000 annuity...Just two weeks earlier, won for the fourth time in his pro career in Texas when he came from two strokes back to win the Administaff Small Business Classic. Final-round 68 near Houston included a clutch 12-foot birdie putt at the par-4 17th, and he eventually held off Jay Haas and Bob Tway to win by two strokes. Trailed Dan Forsman early on the back nine Sunday and was the beneficiary when Forsman's tee shot at No. 14 found the water...Made a strong bid for a win at the JELD-WEN Tradition in late August. Appeared in control with a one-stroke lead with one hole remaining over Mike Reid, but made a bogey on his 72nd hole, ending a run of 54 holes without a bogey. He then fell on the first extra hole in a playoff when Reid made a birdie. Made a hole-in-one in the first round when he aced No. 13 with an 8-iron from 165 yards...Was in contention through three rounds of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship before a 2-over 72 Sunday dropped him into a T5...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 eventually won by Bernhard Langer/Tom Lehman...Nineteen of his opening rounds were below par. Named the Champions Tour Player of the Month for October. 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... 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...Made a double eagle at The Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach 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...Remains a stanuch Ohio State fan...Father, Jim, was a long-time tournament director on the PGA TOUR...Was an analyst on USA Network's "PGA TOUR Sunday" 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

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