Chris Patton (golfer)

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Chris Patton
— Golfer —
Personal information
Nickname "Big Daddy"
Born (1967-11-20) November 20, 1967 (age 47)
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 305 lb (138 kg; 21.8 st)[1]
Nationality  United States
Career
College Clemson University
Turned professional 1990
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Canadian Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T39: 1990
U.S. Open CUT: 1990
The Open Championship CUT: 1990
PGA Championship DNP

Chris Patton (born November 20, 1967) is an American professional golfer, best known for his large size[1] and for winning the 1989 U.S. Amateur.

Patton was born in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He played college golf at Clemson University where he won five events and was a three-time All-American.[2] While at Clemson, he won the 1989 U.S. Amateur at Merion Golf Club.[3] The win earned him invitations to the first three majors in 1990. He finished as the low amateur (T-39) at the Masters Tournament. He turned professional after the 1990 U.S. Amateur.

Patton played on the Nationwide Tour from 1993 to 1995, winning once at the 1993 Nike New Mexico Charity Classic. He also played on the Canadian Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, and the NGA Hooters Tour, winning once on each tour.

In 2012, Patton was part of the reality show "Chasing The Dream" on the Golf Channel and was featured as Robbie Biershenk's friend and caddie during the 9-episode mini-series.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins[edit]

Canadian Tour wins[edit]

Austalasian Tour wins[edit]

  • 1991 Australian Match Play Championship[4]

Other wins[edit]

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