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Corey  Pavin

Corey Pavin

Dallas, TX

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Oxnard, CA
  • Residence: Dallas, TX
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 1982

PGA TOUR Victories

(15) 1984,Houston Coca-Cola Open. 1985,Colonial National Invitation. 1986,Hawaiian Open, Greater Milwaukee Open. 1987,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Hawaiian Open. 1988,Texas Open. 1991,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic. 1992,Honda Classic. 1994,Nissan Los Angeles Open. 1995,Nissan Open, U.S. Open Championship. 1996,MasterCard Colonial. 2006,U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

2012 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$22,000 (228)

2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

P1-- Allianz Championship. 4-- Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay. T6-- Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf. T9-- Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare.

PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 2, Sony Open in Hawaii.

Champions Tour Highlights

Among the top 20 on the Champions Tour money list for a second straight season and reeled off 24 consecutive scores of par or better from the Senior PGA Championship (T8) in late May through the third round of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship (T17) in late August...Led the Champions Tour in both Driving Accuracy (82.11 percent) and Putting Average (1.709)...Best efforts were a pair of T3s—at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (with Tom Lehman) and the Senior British Open. At the Legends, three-round better-ball total of 26-under was one stroke short of getting into a playoff...Trailed the leaders by just one stroke after 54 holes of the Senior British but eventually finished three strokes back of Russ Cochran despite posting a third consecutive 69 at Walton Heath. Performance in England was his second straight top-three finish in the Senior British...Started his season by going bogey free over all 54 holes at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and it led to a sixth-place finish in Hawaii...Made four appearances on the PGA TOUR, making the cut in two tournaments. Was T45 at The PLAYERS and T55 at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera CC earlier in the year.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Houston Coca-Cola Open, Colonial National Invitation, Hawaiian Open, Greater Milwaukee Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Hawaiian Open, Texas Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic, Honda Classic, Nissan Los Angeles Open, Nissan Open, U.S. Open Championship, MasterCard Colonial, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

Career Highlights

2010: Spent majority of his rookie year concentrating on captain's duties for the Ryder Cup matches in Wales and team finished a half point short of retaining the Ryder Cup at biennial matches in early October...Made strong bids for victories on both Tours during the campaign...On the Champions Tour, battled Bernhard Langer in Sunday's final round at the Senior British Open before falling one stroke short at Carnoustie and finishing solo second. Despite a final-round, 1-under-par 70, was unable to convert a birdie opportunity at No. 18 prior to Langer's two-putt bogey at the final hole...Also finished second to Fred Couples at The Cap Cana Championship. Was the 36-hole leader in the event and, despite carding a final-round 66, was two strokes back. The 19-under 197 was his TOUR career-best in relation to par. Held the tournament lead until catching an unfortunate break on his second shot on the 14th hole when his ball hit a greenside sprinkler head and landed 60 yards over the green, leading to a bogey. Couples made birdie on the same hole to take the lead for good...Was three strokes off the lead after 36 holes at the inaugural Montreal Championship and, despite making only one bogey, eventually finished T3, thanks to consecutive 67s on the weekend...Near the end of the season, was the leader for the first 46 holes of the Administaff Small Business Classic but played his final eight holes at The Woodlands CC in 4-over to finish T5 near Houston...Rookie campaign on the Champions Tour started at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and was T13 on the Big Island...Registered the highest finish by a Champions Tour player in a PGA TOUR event since Tom Watson at the 2009 British Open (second) when he was T2 at the Travelers Championship. Was in a playoff with Scott Verplank and eventual-winner Bubba Watson but was eliminated with a par on the first extra hole...Also was T7 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, which included a second-round, 6-under-par 64. It was his 27th straight appearance in that event...Made one appearance on the European Tour, finishing 16th at the Volvo China Open.

Personal

With his son Ryan won Disney's father-child event for Ryan's age group (1996)...Serves as host for Corey Pavin Golf Classic benefiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Ventura County, CA...Had LASIK surgery in November 1998...Caddied for former UCLA teammate Jay Delsing at 2003 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, where Delsing earned his card for the 2004 TOUR season...Joined TOUR members Frank Lickliter II, Jerry Kelly, Donnie Hammond and Howard Twitty on a USA/Armed Forces Entertainment tour of the Persian Gulf for Thanksgiving 2006 and went to the region again in November 2009 with Tom Watson, Tim Simpson and Twitty...Is a long-time friend of former San Antonio Spurs' star David Robinson.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

5-4