Bonita Springs, FL
- Birthplace: Portland, OR
- Residence: Bonita Springs, FL
- Age: 58
- Turned Pro: 1976
PGA TOUR Victories
1980,Buick-Goodwrench Open. 1984,Colonial National Invitation, Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. 1990,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 1995,AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Buick Invitational of California. 2003,Greater Hartford Open.
(1): 2008 Wendy's Champions Skins Game [with Fuzzy Zoeller].
(7): 1974 Pacific-8 Conference Championship [indiv]. 1976 Oregon Open, Northern California Open. 1979 Western Australian Open. 1981 Johnnie Walker Cup. 1982 Johnnie Walker Cup. 1986 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Curtis Strange].
2012 Champions Tour Money and Position
Champions Tour Best Round
65 at Round 2, Allianz Championship.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Buick-Goodwrench Open, Colonial National Invitation, Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Buick Invitational of California, Greater Hartford Open.
2011: Made an early Sunday charge up the leaderboard at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. His final-round 68 led to a T6 finish at En-Joie GC, his best Champions Tour effort since he was T5 at the 2007 Toshiba Classic...Underwent surgery on his lower back in late October to remove bone spurs...Also did some analyst work for NBC Sports during the year. 2010: Injuries once again played havoc with his year, limiting him to 14 events and just one start in the final three months of the season—at the Administaff Small Business Classic in late October...After suffering from persistent pain in his left leg stemming from nerve damage in his L-3 and L-4 discs, underwent back surgery on August 16. Surgery was performed by Dr. Michael Weiss at the Laser Spine Institute in Scottsdale, AZ...Posted two T17 finishes during the year, which were his best outings. First was at the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and the second came at The Cap Cana Championship in the Dominican Republic...Withdrew from the U.S. Senior Open in late July after an opening-round 74 at Sahalee due to back problems. 2009: Made eight official starts but did not play his first event until early June at the Triton Financial Classic in Austin. During preparation for 2009 season, damaged his rotator cuff in left shoulder and underwent surgery on Jan. 16, with Dr. Michael Havig in Naples, FL...Best performance of the season came in his last appearance at the AT&T Championship. Final-round 66 was his best round since early 2008 and vaulted him into a T22 in San Antonio. 2008: Season was reduced due to right-knee replacement surgery on April 2 in Naples, FL, and subsequent rehabilitation. Returned to action in late June at the Commerce Bank Championship (T74) but only played two more events shortly thereafter and none after the U.S. Senior Open in early August...Played in only seven official events and finished T13 twice. Was T13 at The ACE Group Classic in mid-February and again at the 3M Championship in late July...In late February, grabbed a win with Fuzzy Zoeller at the unofficial Wendy's Champions Skins Game. The pair won the final skin worth $100,000 on the first playoff hole to capture the title at Royal Ka'anapali GC on Maui. 2007: Riddled by lower-back issues throughout the year. Withdrew from The ACE Group Classic prior to the start of the second round and subsequently underwent micro-surgery on his lower back at the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, FL, in early March...Came back just over a week later to T5 at the Toshiba Classic in California. Carded a second-round, 7-under 64 at Newport Beach, matching his career-low score on the Champions Tour...Was then forced to withdraw from the AT&T Champions Classic the following week and did not play again until late May after undergoing additional procedures in late March...Withdrew again before the final round of the JELD-WEN Tradition with lower-back issues...Was T10 in his final appearance of the season at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Sandwiched rounds of 68 around a second-round 74. 2006: Season came to a halt in late July when subsequent left-hip problems forced him to the sidelines after the Senior British Open. Eventually had left hip-replacement surgery September 9 in Naples, Fla. and did not return to competition despite earning a spot in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship for the third consecutive year...Best showing was a T3 at the U.S. Senior Open. After an opening round, 2-over-par 72, followed with three consecutive rounds in the 60s to remain among the leaders throughout the final three rounds. Was 3-under-par after eight holes Sunday, but his undoing was a double bogey on No. 9 and a bogey at No. 11...Hobbled by a sore right knee at the start of the season and eventually had a series of synthetic cartilage injections in hopes of avoiding knee replacement...Finished T4 in the AT&T Classic at Valencia and then made a spirited run on the final day of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf before finishing T2 behind Jay Haas. 2005: Was a top-30 finisher despite knee woes which limited him to just 10 Champions Tour starts. Initially underwent surgery on his right knee at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, CO, on Feb. 14 and was out of action until THE PLAYERS Championship at the end of March, where he missed the cut. Had surgery on the same knee again on September 7 at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic to remove floating pieces of torn cartilage and returned in late October at the FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort...Just prior to the second surgery, knee problems forced him to withdraw from the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach before the start of the final round...Highlight of the campaign came in July when he picked up his second win in a major championship on the Champions Tour, nipping Hale Irwin by one stroke at the Ford Senior Players Championship near Detroit. Key birdies on two of the final three holes were instrumental in his come-from-behind win. Had started the final round three strokes behind Irwin but closed with a 6-under-par 66 for the win. Victory made him just one of three golfers (Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus) whose first two Champions Tour wins came in major championships...Finished T10 at the season-opening MasterCard Championship and then did not play again on the Champions Tour until the Blue Angels Classic near Pensacola in early May. Opened and closed with rounds of 65 to T3 at The Moors, three strokes out of a playoff...Played in 11 events on the PGA TOUR and made the cut in five of them, including the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 where he finished T15. It was his first start in the U.S. Open since 1996 (T23) and earned an exemption into the tournament after winning the 2004 U.S. Senior Open. It was his first made-cut in a major on the PGA TOUR since the 1997 PGA Championship (T67). Made a hole-in-one on 175-yard No. 9 (7-iron) on Saturday, which led to a one-under 69 in the third round, his first sub-70 performance at a PGA TOUR major championship since posting a 69 in the final round of the 1996 British Open and his first score in the 60s at a U.S. Open since shooting 64 during the final round of the 1998 event at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. 2004: Officially joined the Champions Tour at the SBC Classic in March shortly after turning 50, but subsequent left hip surgery in April kept him out of action on the Tour for nearly three months...Highlight of his season came in his third start on the Champions Tour in late July when he was one-stroke victor over Hale Irwin in the U.S. Senior Open near St. Louis. Posted rounds of 69-68 Sunday, despite walking all 36 holes in 90-degree heat at Bellerive with a sore left hip. Became the second-youngest champion in U.S. Senior Open history at 50 years, 4 months, 28 days (Dale Douglass is youngest at 50/3/24)...Nearly won his second major title less than a month later. Shared the third-round lead with Vicente Fernandez at the JELD-WEN Tradition near his home in Portland, but couldn't hang on in Sunday's final round. Was among a half-dozen players slugging it out down the stretch on Sunday's back nine but saw his chances go awry when he made a double bogey at No. 17. Birdied the final hole, but his closing-round, 1-over-par 73 left him T4...Appeared to be in the driver's seat down the stretch at the inaugural Administaff Small Business Classic but dumped his second shot in the water from a fairway bunker on the par-5 final hole and fell one stroke short of a playoff with Hale Irwin and eventual winner Larry Nelson...Had to withdraw from both the Ford Senior Players Championship and the Senior British Open with hip problems prior to his U.S. Senior Open win...Finished third in his Champions Tour debut at the SBC Classic at Valencia in early March. Was among the first-round leaders after opening with 5-under 67...After almost three months away from competition, was tied for the first-round lead at the Commerce Bank Long Island Classic after establishing his career-best score on the Champions Tour, a 6-under 64 on Friday...Had undergone left-hip surgery in early April to repair a torn labrum and did not play again until early July at Eisenhower Park.
Biggest thrill outside of golf was recording the Jake Trout and the Flounders CD with the late Payne Stewart and Mark Lye, along with Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Glenn Frey, Alice Cooper and Darius Rucker…Wife, Jan, was on the golf and gymnastics teams at Oregon...Dream foursome would include his late father and brother as well as Ben Hogan…Favorite book is Timeline…First job was working at a golf course on the grounds crew…Favorite athlete is Arnold Palmer…Heroes are Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Johnny Miller...Has done analyst work for NBC and ABC Sports...ls an avid follower of the Oregon Ducks...Made his first hole-in-one at age 14 at Gearhart CC in Oregon while playing with his brother, David...Says if he had one golf course to play the rest of his life it would be Pebble Beach, which he calls the most inspirational course he's ever played.
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