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Hal  Sutton

Hal Sutton

Shreveport, LA

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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Shreveport, LA
  • Residence: Shreveport, LA
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1981

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.

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$42,240 (70)

Champions Tour Best Round

69 at Round 3, Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay.

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

2011: For the second straight year finished 36th on the money list...Had his two best outings in successive starts in August. Posted three straight rounds in the 60s to finish fifth at the 3M Championship in Minnesota and two weeks later, rebounded from an opening-round 73 with three consecutive rounds in the 60s to finish T6 at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, the year's final major...Was one of three players to play the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn bogey-free (Loren Roberts and Peter Senior were the others) which led to a T15 finish...Was T8 along with teammate Larry Mize at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf...Had a streak of 90 holes without a bogey during the year, which started on the fifth hole in the second round of The Principal Charity Classic and ended on the fifth hole in the first round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open...Underwent hip surgery at the conclusion of the season. 2010: Enjoyed his best earnings year since pocketing a little more than $939,000 on the PGA TOUR in 2003...Best effort came in late August when he opened with a 6-under-par 66 and went on to T4 at the Boeing Classic in August near Seattle...In his first start of the season, 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...Added another T8 effort at April's Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am...In early October, posted three straight sub-par rounds to claim a T9 finish at the Ensure Classic at Rock Barn. 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...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.

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. He 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

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