David Gossett

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David Gossett
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name David Spencer Gossett
Born (1979-04-28) April 28, 1979 (age 35)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Bee Cave, Texas
Career
College University of Texas
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T54: 2000
U.S. Open CUT: 2000, 2014
The Open Championship CUT: 2000
PGA Championship CUT: 2001, 2002

David Spencer Gossett (born April 28, 1979) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour (formerly the Nationwide Tour).

Gossett was born in Phoenix, Arizona. His father introduced him to the game of golf and he competed in his first tournament at age 10. He went to Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee.[1] Gossett attended the University of Texas, and was a two-time first-team All-American member of the golf team. He won the U.S. Amateur,[2] the Big 12 Championship, and was the Big 12 Student-Athlete of the Year in 1999. He was also a member of the Walker Cup team in 1999.[3] He turned pro in 2000.

As winner of the U.S. Amateur, Gossett was supposed to play in the U.S. Open in the same group as defending champion Payne Stewart, but Stewart perished in a plane crash in October 1999.

Gossett won his first official PGA Tour event in 2001 at the John Deere Classic. He lost his fully exempt status in 2004, and has had to split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour in recent years. His most recent PGA Tour appearance was at the 2014 John Deere Classic. He spent the early part of the decade trying to get back on the PGA Tour through the Web.com Tour and the Adams Pro Tour. Gossett qualified for the 2014 U.S Open, his first since 2000. He still has PGA Tour membership due to his win, but his status is extremely limited due to lack of play.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1998 Red River Classic, Tucker Invitational, Golf Digest Collegiate Invitational
  • 1999 U.S. Amateur, Big 12 Championship

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 29, 2001 John Deere Classic −19 (68-64-68-65=265) 1 stroke United States Briny Baird

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament T54 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site
  2. ^ "1999 U.S. Amateur". United States Golf Association. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Walker Cup Match". United States Golf Association. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 

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