- Birthplace: Thorpe, WI
- Residence: Madison, WI
- Age: 62
- Turned Pro: 1972
PGA TOUR Victories
1977,American Express Westchester Classic. 1978,U.S. Open Championship. 1985,U.S. Open Championship.
(5): 2000 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf [Legends Division with Jim Colbert]. 2001 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf [Legends Division with Jim Colbert]. 2005 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf [Raphael Division with Tom Watson]. 2006 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf [Raphael Division with Tom Watson]. 2007 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf [Raphael Division with Tom Watson].
(1): 2005 ING Par-3 Shootout.
2012 Champions Tour Money and Position
2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes
Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf.
Champions Tour Best Round
68 at Round 1, Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay.
Champions Tour Highlights
Finished eighth in the Legends Division in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf in Savannah in April. Was originally scheduled to play with Tom Watson, but Watson withdrew prior to the start of the event with an arm injury and his spot was taken by Bobby Clampett.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
American Express Westchester Classic, U.S. Open Championship, U.S. Open Championship.
Played on the Champions Tour full time from 2000-2003 before ESPN/ABC Sports commitments and injuries forced him to limit his schedule. 2010: Was T13 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai...Finished T12 with Tom Watson at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. 2009: Was T11 at the 2009 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (with Tom Watson) in defense of the duo's 2008 title. 2008: Teamed with Tom Watson to win the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah in April. The pair opened with a 13-under par 59 and followed with rounds of 62-64 to nip the team of Craig Stadler and Jeff Sluman by one stroke. In going wire to wire, they played all 54 holes without a bogey, running their string of consecutive bogey-free holes to 162. They had won three consecutive unofficial titles in the Raphael Division at the event. The win was the first official title for North since his 1985 U.S. Open victory, a span of 22 years, 10 months, 11 days...Other start came at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (T48). 2007: Teamed with Tom Watson for his third consecutive Raphael Division title at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Duo held off Roger Maltbie and Gary Koch in the 36-hole better-ball team competition by one stroke and did not make a bogey for third straight year. 2006: He and Tom Watson won second consecutive Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf title in the Raphael Division by six strokes over Gary Koch and Roger Maltbie. Played all 36 holes without a bogey for second year in succession. 2005: Teamed with Tom Watson to play two bogey-free rounds and win the Raphael Division by four strokes over the teams of John Bland/Graham Marsh and Bruce Lietzke/Bill Rogers. 2003: T8 at the U.S. Senior Open at the Inverness Club in Toledo, despite an 8-over-par 43 to start his opening round. Did not play after early August after injuring his back at the 3M Championship. 2002: Was T7 at the 3M Championship in August and T8 at the Kroger Senior Classic where he shot a then tournament record 8-under-par 64 at TPC at River's Bend on Friday...Held a one-stroke lead after 36 holes at the SAS Championship before finishing T11. 2001: Top effort came in March when he lost a one-hole playoff to Mike McCullough at the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida.Closed with a final-round 65 at The Moors. Teamed with Jim Colbert for a second consecutive unofficial Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf crown. 2000: Joined the Champions Tour in March and was a winner in his first start when he teamed with Jim Colbert to win the unofficial Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Best individual outing was a T6 at The Countrywide Tradition.
Still serves as an analyst on ESPN's telecasts and has also done work for ABC Sports...Was a color analyst on ESPN telecasts prior to joining the Champions Tour in 2000...Three-time All-America selection at the University of Florida...Avid follower of University of Wisconsin sports and, at one time, assisted the Badger football staff...Won the 1969 Wisconsin Amateur and 1971 Western Amateur.
Champions Tour Playoff Record
Played in just eight events in 2009 and 2010 combined, including a T13 at the 2010 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Was T11 at the 2009 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (with Tom Watson) in defense of their 2008 title. Finished T12 with Watson at the same event in 2010. Played on the Champions Tour full time from 2000-2003 before ESPN/ABC Sports commitments and injuries forced him to limit his schedule...Was second at the 2001 Emerald Coast Classic near Pensacola, losing in a one-hole playoff to Mike McCullough...Also won five unofficial Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf titles, two paired with Jim Colbert and three with Tom Watson before he and Watson won an official title in 2008...In June 2005, earned $350,000 for winning the ING Par-3 Shootout at the Treetops course in Gaylord, MI, over Gary McCord (second) and Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson (T3)...Joined the PGA TOUR in 1973 and played full-time until the 1992 season when he was slowed by various physical woes...Underwent six knee surgeries and operations to remove skin cancers from his nose and cheek, suffered from right elbow bone spurs and also battled shoulder and neck problems, as well...Two-time winner of the U.S. Open and one of 19 players with more than one Open win...First victory came at Cherry Hills CC in Colorado in 1978 and the second at Oakland Hills CC in Birmingham, MI, in 1985. Had four-stroke lead at Cherry Hills with five holes to play. By the time he reached the 18th hole, needed only bogey to win. He secured that for victory over Dave Stockton and J.C. Snead...Victory at Oakland Hills came with a 279 total, one stroke better than international runner-up trio of Tze-Chung Chen of Taiwan, Dave Barr of Canada and Denis Watson of Zimbabwe...Other PGA TOUR victory came in 1977 when he prevailed in the Westchester Classic...Shares the PGA TOUR's nine-hole scoring record with Billy Mayfair and Mike Souchak. Shot a 27 at the 1975 B.C. Open...Played on the 1985 U.S. Ryder Cup team and also represented the United States in the 1978 World Cup...Three-time All-America selection at the University of Florida...Avid follower of University of Wisconsin sports and, at one time, assisted the Badger football staff...Won the 1969 Wisconsin Amateur and 1971 Western Amateur.