Dave Eichelberger

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Dave Eichelberger
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Martin Davis Eichelberger, Jr.
Born (1943-09-03) September 3, 1943 (age 70)
Waco, Texas
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Honolulu, Hawaii
Spouse D.C. Mist
Children Davis, Emalia, Martin, Clinton
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1966
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Champions Tour 6
Other 1 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T20: 1971
U.S. Open T19: 1971
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T34: 1971

Martin Davis Eichelberger, Jr. (born September 3, 1943) is an American professional golfer who has won several tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour levels.

Eichelberger was born in Waco, Texas. He started in the game at the age of 13 in the junior programs at his family's golf club in Waco. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma; and while there blossomed into an outstanding amateur. He led the Oklahoma State Cowboys to the 1963 NCAA Championship. He graduated in 1965 and turned pro in 1966.

Eichelberger has twelve professional victories. Four of which came on the PGA Tour, plus six Champions Tour triumphs. On his way to a win at the 2002 Emerald Coast Classic, Eichelberger made a hole-in-one from 185 yards at the par 3 eighth hole during the first round of play.

Although he is a native Texan, Eichelberger lived most of his adult life in New Canaan, Connecticut. In 2003, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he lives today with his wife, son and daughter – fraternal twins.

Professional wins (12)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 11, 1971 Greater Milwaukee Open −14 (64-70-68-68=270) 1 stroke Australia Bob Shaw
2 Jul 3, 1977 Greater Milwaukee Open −10 (71-68-69-70=278) 2 strokes United States Morris Hatalsky, United States Gary McCord,
United States Mike Morley
3 Mar 2, 1980 Bay Hill Classic −5 (69-66-70-74=279) 3 strokes United States Leonard Thompson
4 Apr 19, 1981 Tallahassee Open −17 (66-66-69-70=271) Playoff United States Bob Murphy, United States Mark O'Meara

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1971 Greater Greensboro Open United States Bud Allin, United States Rod Funseth Allin won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1981 Tallahassee Open United States Bob Murphy, United States Mark O'Meara Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (6)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 11, 1994 Quicksilver Classic −7 (71-67-71=209) 2 strokes United States Homero Blancas, United States Raymond Floyd
2 Aug 4, 1996 VFW Senior Championship −10 (64-68-68=200) 2 strokes United States Jim Colbert
3 Oct 12, 1997 The Transamerica −11 (67-68-70=205) 4 strokes United States Frank Conner, United States Terry Dill,
United States John Jacobs, United States DeWitt Weaver
4 Jul 11, 1999 U.S. Senior Open −7 (71-69-73-68=281) 3 strokes United States Ed Dougherty
5 Aug 1, 1999 Novell Utah Showdown −19 (66-63-69=197) Playoff United States Dana Quigley
6 Mar 31, 2002 Emerald Coast Classic −10 (65-65=130) 2 strokes United States Doug Tewell

Champions Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1994 Raley's Senior Gold Rush United States Bob Murphy Lost to bogey on fifth extra hole
2 1995 FHP Health Care Classic Australia Bruce Devlin Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 1999 Novell Utah Showdown United States Dana Quigley Won with par on first extra hole

Other senior wins (1)[edit]

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1999 U.S. Senior Open −7 (71-69-73-68=281) 3 strokes United States Ed Dougherty

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

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