Duffy Waldorf

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Duffy Waldorf
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name James Joseph Waldorf, Jr.
Nickname Duffy
Born (1962-08-20) August 20, 1962 (age 52)
Los Angeles, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Northridge, California
Career
College UCLA
Turned professional 1985
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T5: 1996
U.S. Open T9: 1994
The Open Championship T18: 2002
PGA Championship T9: 1992

James Joseph "Duffy" Waldorf, Jr. (born August 20, 1962) is an American professional golfer.

Biography[edit]

Waldorf was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended UCLA[1] where he was on the golf team from 1982 to 1985. He was a two-time NCAA All-American, 1985 College Player of the Year, and was selected for the Walker Cup.

Waldorf turned professional in 1985 and joined the PGA Tour.

Waldorf's career PGA Tour earnings are $11,873,941. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Waldorf finished T-14 in the 2007 Q-School to regain his 2008 PGA Tour card. However, after playing in only 4 events, he underwent knee surgery in May 2008.[2] A recurring knee problem hindered Waldorf, who sat out the entire 2009 and 2010 seasons. He played in 14 events during the 2011 season. He failed to satisfy his Medical Extension and split the 2012 season among the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour.

Waldorf had a successful 2013 season with 12 top-10 finishes.

Waldorf is a connoisseur of fine wine and is well known for his trademark colorful caps and shirts. His wife and children write messages and reminders on the golf balls he uses each week. He resides in Northridge, Los Angeles.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (7)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 22, 1995 LaCantera Texas Open –20 (66-66-71-65=268) 6 strokes United States Justin Leonard
2 Jun 27, 1999 Buick Classic –8 (70-67-68-71=276) Playoff United States Dennis Paulson
3 Sep 26, 1999 Westin Texas Open –18 (68-69-65-68=270) Playoff United States Ted Tryba
4 Oct 29, 2000 National Car Rental Golf Classic Disney –26 (65-66-69-62=262) 1 stroke United States Steve Flesch

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1997 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill United States David Duval, New Zealand Grant Waite Duval won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1999 Buick Classic United States Dennis Paulson Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 1999 Westin Texas Open United States Ted Tryba Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T58 CUT CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP T39 DNP T24 T5 36 DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T57 T72 T9 T13 CUT T60 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP T25 T39 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T43
PGA Championship DNP DNP T9 CUT DNP T20 CUT CUT T38 T41
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament CUT T31 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT T44 DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP T54 T18 T34 DNP T67 DNP CUT
PGA Championship T46 CUT CUT T45 T49 DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 13 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 7
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 12 7
Totals 0 0 0 1 3 7 39 26
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1992 U.S. Open – 1993 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duffy Waldorf". PGA Tour. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Birmingham News

External links[edit]