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Hal Sutton

  • Birthplace: Shreveport, LA
  • Residence: Shreveport, LA
  • Birth Date: 04/28/1958
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 6-1
  • Eligibility Code: 2, 8, 20
  • Turned Pro: 1981

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PGA TOUR Victories

(14) 1982,Walt Disney World Golf Classic. 1983,Tournament Players Championship, PGA Championship. 1985,St. Jude Memphis Classic, Southwest Golf Classic. 1986,Phoenix Open, Memorial Tournament. 1995,B.C. Open. 1998,Westin Texas Open, THE TOUR Championship. 1999,Bell Canadian Open. 2000,THE PLAYERS Championship, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. 2001,Shell Houston Open.

2010 Champions Tour Money and Position

$123,887 (34)

2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T8-- The ACE Group Classic, Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.

Champions Tour Best Round

65 at Round 2, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Champions Tour Highlights

Rebounded from a 1-over-par 73 in the opening round at The ACE Group Classic with weekend scores of 70-69 in windy conditions to finish T8 in Naples.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Walt Disney World Golf Classic, Tournament Players Championship, PGA Championship, St. Jude Memphis Classic, Southwest Golf Classic, Phoenix Open, Memorial Tournament, B.C. Open, Westin Texas Open, THE TOUR Championship, Bell Canadian Open, THE PLAYERS Championship, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open.

Career Highlights

2009: Was among the top 10 three times in his first full Champions Tour season. His 19 starts were the most he's made since he played 24 PGA TOUR tournaments in 2003...Had a chance to finish among the top-30 money-winners on the Champions Tour until he was slowed by lower-back problems in October and ended up 34th with more than $443,000, his best earnings year since pocketing a little more than $939,000 on the PGA TOUR in 2003...After shooting 74 Friday at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, rallied with rounds of 64-69 on the weekend to finish T3 in Tampa, his best career Champions Tour effort and highest tournament finish in a TOUR-sanctioned event since placing third at the 2003 MCI Heritage Classic...In late September, fired a closing-round, 7-under-par 65 to share fourth place with Nick Price at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn...Registered his low round on the Champions Tour when he closed with a 9-under-par 63 at the Boeing Classic in late August, helping him to a fifth-place finish near Seattle. The 63 was his best round as a professional since a 63 at the 2003 Valero Texas Open. 2008: Turned 50 in late April but did not make first of his two appearances on the Champions Tour until mid-October when he debuted at the Administaff Small Business Classic. Carded three consecutive par/better rounds at The Woodlands and finished T23. Appearance near Houston was his first in a TOUR event since the 2006 Nissan Open, where he missed the cut...Also was T61 at the AT&T Championship.

Personal

Did some commentary work for ABC Sports in 2004. As side business and hobby, rides and sells cutting horses...Family owns an oil company in hometown of Shreveport, LA...Has started a golf course design business...Was awarded the Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence award, which he accepted at the Independence Ball on New Year's Day 2004...Opened Christus Schumpert Sutton Children's Hospital in Shreveport, LA, a five-story wing with 80 beds, in May 2006. Sutton came up with the idea after his agent's 7-year-old daughter died of spinal meningitis. Hosts a charity golf tournament each spring to benefit the hospital. Event has raised $6 million...Shared the Golf Writers Association of America's 2006 Charlie Bartlett Award with Louisianans Kelly Gibson and David Toms for their combined $2 million-plus in aid to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita victims...Lists Firestone CC as his favorite course...Favorite book is The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews...Best friend is Jack Burke, Jr.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

4-2

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