Gary Hallberg

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Gary Hallberg
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Gary George Hallberg
Born (1958-05-31) May 31, 1958 (age 56)
Berwyn, Illinois
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Castle Rock, Colorado
Career
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 1980
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Japan Golf Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Champions Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T6: 1985
U.S. Open T22: 1980
The Open Championship T32: 1991
PGA Championship T6: 1984

Gary George Hallberg (born May 31, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour.

Hallberg was born in Berwyn, Illinois. He attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and was a member of the golf team. He was a member of the 1977 Walker Cup team, and was the individual medalist at the 1979 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships. Hallberg had a couple of golf's historical firsts: he was the first four-time, first-team All-American in the history of intercollegiate golf, and he was the first player to obtain his PGA Tour card by winning a set level of money (in this case $8,000 in 1980) rather than by going to Qualifying School.[1] He turned professional in 1980.

Hallberg won three PGA Tour events during his career. He was PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1980. His best finish in major championships was a T-6 at both the 1984 PGA Championship and The Masters in 1985.[2] At the 1991 Open Championship, Hallberg was tied for the lead after 36 holes[3] before finishing T32. During his late forties, he played mostly on the Nationwide Tour, winning once.

Hallberg began playing on the Champions Tour in 2008 after turning 50. He won his first event in 2010 at the Ensure Classic at Rock Barn. He shot a final round of 11-under par 61 in the final round to come from behind and win by one over Fred Couples and by two over Bernhard Langer. The win made him the fourth player to win on all the PGA Tour sponsored tours (PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour).[4]

Hallberg has also done some analyst work for CNBC and NBC Sports. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 20, 1983 Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open –17 (67-67-69-68=271) 1 stroke United States Tom Kite
2 Sep 20, 1987 Greater Milwaukee Open –19 (70-66-67-66=269) 2 strokes United States Wayne Levi, United States Robert Wrenn
3 Oct 4, 1992 Buick Southern Open –10 (68-69-69=206) 1 stroke United States Jim Gallagher, Jr.

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1984 Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open United States Gary Koch Lost to birdie on second extra hole
2 1991 H.E.B. Texas Open United States Blaine McCallister Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins[edit]

Champions Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 3, 2010 Ensure Classic at Rock Barn –18 (67-70-61=198) 1 stroke United States Fred Couples

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T47 DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP T32 DNP T6 CUT DNP T42 DNP
U.S. Open T22 LA T53 DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP 73 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT CUT T42 T6 T59 DNP CUT CUT DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP T57 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T44 DNP CUT T28 DNP DNP CUT T42
The Open Championship DNP T32 DNP DNP DNP T68 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT T56 T14 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

LA = Low Amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
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 0 1 1 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 5
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 4 31 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1992 U.S. Open – 1993 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1984 PGA – 1985 Masters)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGA Tour profile". PGA Tor. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "British Open lead shared by 3 players". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. July 20, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Notebook: 3M makes record contribution to charity". PGA Tour. October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 

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