Dan Halldorson

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Dan Halldorson
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Daniel Albert Halldorson
Born (1952-04-02) April 2, 1952 (age 62)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)[1]
Nationality  Canada
Residence Cambridge, Illinois
Career
Turned professional 1971
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Canadian Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1981
U.S. Open T40: 1988
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T16: 1982

Daniel Albert Halldorson (born April 2, 1952) is a Canadian professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Canadian Tour.

Halldorson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. He did not attend college and turned pro in 1971. He joined the Canadian Tour in 1973 and the PGA Tour in 1975.

Halldorson had seven career wins in Canadian Tour events. He won one official PGA Tour event, the 1980 Pensacola Open, and finished a career best 36th on the PGA Tour money list that year. He won the unofficial Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in 1986. Halldorson was a member of seven WGC-World Cup Canadian national teams (1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1991) including two winning teams (1980, 1985).

Halldorson played briefly on the Champions Tour after turning 50 in 2002.

Halldorson is now the Deputy Director of the Canadian Tour and was named a Lifetime Member in 2005. He was elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.[2] He operates a golf course design business with fellow former PGA Tour golfer Mike Morley. Halldorson also authored a golf instructional book. He currently lives in Cambridge, Illinois.[2]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Oct 12, 1980 Pensacola Open –13 (68-67-70-70=275) 2 strokes United States Gary Hallberg, United States Mike Sullivan

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1981 Quad Cities Open Canada Dave Barr, United States Woody Blackburn
United States Frank Conner, Mexico Victor Regalado
Barr won with par on eighth extra hole
Conner, Halldorson, and Regalado eliminated with birdie on first hole

Canadian Tour wins[edit]

Other wins[edit]

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PGA Tour Canada profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "2007 inductee Dan Halldorson". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 

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