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Curtis  Strange

Curtis Strange

Morehead City, NC

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Norfolk, VA
  • Residence: Morehead City, NC
  • Age: 57
  • Turned Pro: 1976

PGA TOUR Victories

(17) 1979,Pensacola Open. 1980,Michelob-Houston Open, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic. 1983,Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. 1984,Lajet Golf Classic. 1985,Honda Classic, Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational, Canadian Open. 1986,Houston Open. 1987,Canadian Open, Federal Express St. Jude Classic, NEC World Series of Golf. 1988,Independent Insurance Agent Open, Memorial Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, Nabisco Championship. 1989,U.S. Open Championship.

Other Victories

(6): 1974 NCAA Championship (indiv.). 1986 ABC Cup. 1988 Sanctuary Cove Classic. 1989 Palm Meadows Cup, RMCC Invitational [with Mark O'Meara]. 1993 Greg Norman's Holden Classic.

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$34,101 (80)

2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T10-- Legends Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Raphael Division.

Champions Tour Best Round

69 at Round 3, ACE Group Classic. 69 at Round 1, Toshiba Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Pensacola Open, Michelob-Houston Open, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic, Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, Lajet Golf Classic, Honda Classic, Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational, Canadian Open, Houston Open, Canadian Open, Federal Express St. Jude Classic, NEC World Series of Golf, Independent Insurance Agent Open, Memorial Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, Nabisco Championship, U.S. Open Championship.

Career Highlights

2011: For the third consecutive year, made seven official appearances on the Champions Tour...In his final start of the season, was T10 at the rain-shortened Insperity Championship, his first top-10 in a stroke-play event since he T6 was at the 2008 Toshiba Classic...Also teamed with Ben Crenshaw to finish T2 in the Raphael Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Duo shot a better-ball score of 63-64-127 in the 36-hole competiton but came up one stroke short of Mark James/Des Smyth...For the second straight year during the summer, worked as a TV commentator on early-round U.S. Open coverage and also covered all rounds of the British Open. 2009: Underwent right-hip surgery in April following the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Did not return to action until the SAS Championship in late September, finishing T68 at Prestonwood CC in Cary, NC...Best performance came in his first event when he was T19 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. 2008: Lone top-10 came in March when he was T6 at the Toshiba Classic, his best finish in a Champions Tour event since he was third at the 2005 Constellation Energy Classic. Managed to post three consecutive rounds in the 60s at Newport Beach for the first time since 2005 season. 2007: Lone top-10 finish came in his second start when he was T7 at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Was three strokes off the lead after 36 holes and final-round 73 left him five strokes back of Tom Watson...Highlight of the season was his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. 2006: Best effort was a T11 at the U.S. Senior Open at Prairie Dunes in early July, thanks to rounds of 67-69 on the weekend...Was the 36-hole leader at the 3M Championship and held the lead at the turn Sunday before shooting 4-over 40 on the back nine and finishing T14 in Minnesota. Played in the final group of a Champions Tour event for the first time and a first since the 1990 Southwestern Bell Colonial on the PGA TOUR. 2005: Managed two top-10 performances in his rookie season on the Champions Tour...Best effort on Tour since the 1997 Buick Open (T2) came when he finished solo third at the Constellation Energy Classic near Baltimore late in the season. Moved into contention after recording a pair of eagles on Saturday, eventually finishing five strokes back of Bob Gilder...Was the first-round leader at the FedEx Kinko's Classic and notched his first top-five finish in Austin, a T5 at The Hills...Was T49 in his Champions Tour debut at The ACE Group Classic...Matched his career-low round at the Blue Angels Classic, firing an 8-under 62 at The Moors on Saturday...Also scored a hole-in-one on the par-3 13th hole of NCR CC's South Course during the first round of the U.S. Senior Open. Ace was his first in competition since the 1988 Masters.

Personal

Started playing golf at age 7; father owned White Sands CC in Virginia Beach, VA...Identical twin, Allan, is a former TOUR member.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

6-3