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Joey Sindelar

  • Birthplace: Fort Knox, KY
  • Residence: Horseheads, NY
  • Birth Date: 03/30/1958
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 5-10
  • Eligibility Code: 8
  • Turned Pro: 1981

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PGA TOUR Victories

(7) 1985,Greater Greensboro Open, B.C. Open. 1987,B.C. Open. 1988,Honda Classic, The International. 1990,Hardee's Golf Classic. 2004,Wachovia Championship.

Other Victories

(1): 1981 New York State Open.

2010 Champions Tour Money and Position

$317,342 (8)

2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

P2-- Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. 3-- Allianz Championship. T8-- The ACE Group Classic.

Champions Tour Best Round

61 at Round 3, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Champions Tour Highlights

Teamed with former Ohio State teammate John Cook to finish second to Mark O'Meara and Nick Price at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April. The two teams finished the 54-hole event tied at 28-under-par 188, but despite not making a bogey in the event, the pair each bogeyed the second playoff hole to finish second...Was in contention on the back nine at the Allianz Championship and birdied the last hole to finish solo third in Boca Raton, his best Champions Tour performance since coming in a distant second to Fred Funk at lthe 2009 U.S. Senior Open...Finished T8 in his initial start of the campaign, at The ACE Group Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Greater Greensboro Open, B.C. Open, B.C. Open, Honda Classic, The International, Hardee's Golf Classic, Wachovia Championship.

Career Highlights

2009: Went beyond the seven-figure earnings mark for the first time since 2005 and eventually finished 11th on the final money list, his highest standing since placing third on the PGA TOUR money list in 1988...His seven top-10s were also the most he's had in a single season since 1988...Year featured a pair of runner-up finishes and also was in contention for a victory several other times...Early in the season, along with Mark O'Meara, finished T2 at the Toshiba Classic, one stroke behind Eduardo Romero. 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...In late April, partnered former college teammate John Cook to a T3 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. The pair finished one stroke shy of making the two-team playoff, eventually won Bernhard Langer/Tom Lehman...In early August, made a spirited run at the U.S. Senior Open, but was unable to overtake Fred Funk, finishing second in the tournament. Posted four straight sub-par rounds at Crooked Stick and 72-hole total was an impressive 14-under-par 274, still six strokes back of Funk. Performance in Indianapolis was his best-ever in a major championship on any Tour...Other opportunity for a win came in Iowa when he was one stroke out of the 36-hole lead at The Principal Charity Classic and then briefly tied for the lead early in the final round before falling into an eventual T12...Earned a spot in the Champions Tour's season-ending event, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, but was forced to withdraw early in the third round with a pulmonary embolism...Ranked third on the circuit in Rounds in the 60s, with 38. 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 upstate 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.

Personal

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.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

2-1

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