Hale Irwin

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Hale Irwin
— Golfer —
HaleIrwin1986.jpg
Irwin in 1986
Personal information
Full name Hale S. Irwin
Born (1945-06-03) June 3, 1945 (age 69)
Joplin, Missouri
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Sally Irwin
Career
College University of Colorado
Turned professional 1968
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 87
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 20
Japan Golf Tour 1
Champions Tour 45 (1st all time)
Other 9 (regular)
12 (senior)
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 3)
Masters Tournament T4: 1974, 1975
U.S. Open Won: 1974, 1979, 1990
The Open Championship T2: 1983
PGA Championship T5: 1975
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1992 (member page)
Champions Tour
leading money winner
1997, 1998, 2002
Champions Tour
Player of the Year
1997, 1998, 2002
Champions Tour
Rookie of the Year
1995
Byron Nelson Award
(Champions Tour)
1996, 1997, 1998, 2002
Charles Schwab Cup 2002, 2004

Hale S. Irwin (born June 3, 1945) is an American professional golfer. He was one of the world's leading golfers from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. He is one of the few players in history to have won three U.S. Opens, becoming the oldest ever U.S. Open champion in 1990, at the age of 45.

Along with Gary Player, David Graham and Bernhard Langer, Irwin is one of four golfers to win official tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played. He has also developed a career as a golf course architect.

Early years[edit]

Irwin was born in Joplin, Missouri, and raised in Baxter Springs, Kansas and Boulder, Colorado. His father introduced him to the game of golf when he was 4 years old. He broke 70 for the first time at the age of 14.[1] Irwin was a star athlete in football, baseball, and golf at Boulder High School[2] and graduated in 1963. Irwin then attended the University of Colorado, where he was a two-time All-Big Eight defensive back, as well as an academic All-American in football. He won the individual NCAA Division I Championship in golf in his senior year in 1967 and turned professional the following year.

PGA Tour[edit]

Irwin had 20 victories on the PGA Tour beginning with the 1971 Sea Pines Heritage Classic and finishing with the 1994 MCI Heritage Golf Classic, and won prize money of just under six million dollars. His 1994 Heritage win at the age of nearly 49 made him one of the oldest winners in Tour history.

Irwin's tournament victories kept him ranked high among his peers - he was ranked among the top five in McCormack's World Golf Rankings in every year from 1975 to 1979, inclusive. He ranked in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for a few weeks in 1991.[3]

Irwin's first U.S. Open triumph came at Winged Foot in 1974 at the age of 29. In what became known as "The Massacre at Winged Foot", Irwin won with a score of 7-over par, the second-highest winning score in relation to par of any U.S. Open since 1945. The course conditions at Winged Foot in 1974 were described as "brutal".[4] Johnny Miller and several other players suggested that the USGA had intentionally made the Winged Foot course setup particularly treacherous in response to Miller's record-breaking round of 63 at Oakmont the year before.[5] Irwin, however, said in 1974: "I've always enjoyed playing tough courses. It's much more of a challenge to me."[6] Irwin earned $35,000 for his victory at Winged Foot and said that he had a vivid dream three weeks earlier that he won the U.S. Open, which he only told his wife about.[7]

Irwin won the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship at Wentworth Club in 1974 and 1975. He missed out on a record-breaking third straight victory when he was beaten in the 1976 final by Australian David Graham on the second sudden-death playoff hole.[8]

Between 1974 to 1977, Irwin had four consecutive top-5 finishes at The Masters. In 1977, Irwin's three wins on the PGA Tour included a five shot victory in the Colgate Hall of Fame Classic at Pinehurst Resort. Irwin shot a brilliant second round of 62 at Pinehurst for a 15-under par opening 36-hole total of 127, which was the best in any PGA Tour event for over a decade.[9]

Irwin demonstrated great consistency during the late 1970s. For four years between January 1975 to the end of the 1978 season, Irwin made the cut in 86 consecutive PGA Tour events. To date, this is the fourth longest streak of consecutive cuts made on the PGA Tour, behind Tiger Woods (142), Byron Nelson (113) and Jack Nicklaus (105).[10]

Irwin added a second U.S. Open title in 1979 at Inverness Club. With its narrow fairways and heavy rough,[11] the Inverness course was a stern test for the players. Irwin's final round of 75 tied the post-World War II tournament record for the highest final round score by a U.S. Open champion.[12] The next month in The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Irwin came to the final round with a two-shot lead. He was bidding to become only the third golfer since 1945 to win the U.S. Open and The Open Championship in the same year after Ben Hogan (1953) and Lee Trevino (1971) - a feat later matched by Tom Watson (1982) and Tiger Woods (2000).[13] Irwin said in 1979: "I would dearly love to win the British Open. It is special."[14] However, he was thwarted in his attempt at an historic double by the incredible recovery play of Seve Ballesteros.

In 1983, Irwin had another close tilt at The Open Championship, but lost by a shot to Tom Watson at Royal Birkdale, after whiffing on a tiny putt of about an inch, during his third round of play. Irwin said that his mistake, which cost him the chance of a playoff with Watson, was "a mental lapse" and that he learned a lesson from it, later being very careful on short putts.[15]

Irwin said in an interview in 2000 that the greatest disappointment of his career was not at the British Open, but at the 1984 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Irwin had led the tournament after the first three rounds, but shot a final round of 79 to finish 6th. Reflecting on his final round collapse, Irwin said: "A number of factors were in play and it was very emotional. I thought it would be great to win 10 years later at the same venue and, more than anything else, my father was dying of cancer then and I thought it would be wonderful to give him a victory. I destroyed myself with the pressures I'd built up."[16]

After his victory in the 1985 Memorial Tournament, Irwin had occasional top-10 finishes in tournaments for the rest of the 1980s, but he did not have a further official PGA Tour win until an incredible year in 1990, which was capped by his third U.S. Open victory. In a remarkable tournament, Irwin holed an improbable 45 feet (14 m) birdie putt on the 72nd hole to join a playoff against fellow American Mike Donald. In the 18-hole Monday playoff, Donald was two shots ahead of Irwin with three holes to play. Donald missed a 15-foot par putt on the 18th which would have given him victory. Both men shot rounds of 74 in the playoff and Irwin won the title with a birdie on the first sudden-death playoff hole. After becoming the oldest ever U.S. Open champion at the age of 45, winning his first PGA Tour event for five years, Irwin was gracious in victory. He said of his playoff opponent Mike Donald: "God bless him. I almost wish he had won."[17]

Somewhat remarkably, after his 1990 U.S. Open triumph Irwin won the Buick Classic the following week, becoming the first man since Billy Casper in 1966 to win a PGA Tour event the week after gaining the U.S. Open title.[18]

During his career, Irwin won professional tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played: Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Irwin played on five Ryder Cup teams: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1991. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992.

Former U.S. Open champion and television analyst Ken Venturi said of Irwin: "Aesthetically and technically, Hale stands at the ball as well as any player I've ever seen."[19]

Champions Tour[edit]

Irwin qualified to play on the over-50 Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) in 1995, and enjoyed even greater success at this level than he did on the PGA Tour. Through the 2013 season, he is the career leader in wins and earnings with 45 victories and over $26 million.[20][21] Irwin won three consecutive PGA Seniors' Championship's between 1996 to 1998, including a 12-stroke victory in the 1997 tournament, which was the largest ever margin of victory in a 72-hole Champions Tour event until Bernhard Langer's 13-stroke victory in the 2014 Senior Open Championship.[22] Irwin's nine victories in 1997 tied the Senior Tour record set by Peter Thomson in 1985.[16]

Irwin won the U.S. Senior Open in 1998 and 2000 for a career total of five USGA titles. He narrowly missed out on a third U.S. Senior Open title in 2004 when he finished one stroke behind Peter Jacobsen.[23]

Irwin is the oldest player to finish in the top five in a senior major, with a third-place finish at the 2012 Senior PGA Championship at the age of 66.[24] In the 2012 3M Championship, Irwin shot a score under his age for the first time in his career. His round of 65 included an eagle on the 9th hole and six consecutive birdies on the back nine.[25]

In 2000, Irwin was ranked as the 19th greatest golfer of all time by Golf Digest magazine.[26]

Personal life[edit]

Irwin is married to wife Sally and has two children.[27] Irwin's son Steve qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open. Steve Irwin said of his father: "I'm very proud of him. The U.S. Open is what truly defined his career. It's been my ultimate goal in golf to play in the U.S. Open since I began competing."[28]

For 25 years, Hale Irwin helped to raise money for the St. Louis Children's Hospital, which named a wing in his honor. Irwin also enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He is the uncle of former CU lineman Heath Irwin.[29]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (87)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (20)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Nov 28, 1971 Sea Pines Heritage Classic 68-73-68-70=279 −5 1 stroke United States Bob Lunn
2 Sep 16, 1973 Sea Pines Heritage Classic 69-66-65-72=272 −12 5 strokes United States Jerry Heard, United States Grier Jones
3 Jun 16, 1974 U.S. Open 73-70-71-73=287 +7 2 strokes United States Forrest Fezler
4 Jun 1, 1975 Atlanta Classic 66-69-68-68=271 −17 4 strokes United States Tom Watson
5 Jun 29, 1975 Western Open 71-68-71-73=283 −1 1 stroke South Africa Bobby Cole
6 Feb 22, 1976 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open 69-69-66-68=272 −12 2 strokes United States Tom Watson
7 Mar 7, 1976 Florida Citrus Open 74-66-64-66=270 −18 Playoff United States Kermit Zarley
8 May 29, 1977 Atlanta Classic 70-70-66-67=273 −15 1 stroke United States Steve Veriato
9 Aug 28, 1977 Colgate Hall of Fame Golf Classic 65-62-69-68=264 −20 5 strokes United States Leonard Thompson
10 Oct 16, 1977 San Antonio Texas Open 68-67-64-67=266 −14 2 strokes United States Miller Barber
11 Jun 17, 1979 U.S. Open 74-68-67-75=284 Even 2 strokes United States Jerry Pate, South Africa Gary Player
12 Feb 14, 1981 Hawaiian Open 68-66-62-69=265 −23 6 strokes United States Don January
13 Aug 23, 1981 Buick Open 65-73-67-72=277 −11 Playoff United States Bobby Clampett, United States Peter Jacobsen,
United States Gil Morgan
14 Mar 14, 1982 Honda Inverrary Classic 65-71-67-66=269 −19 1 stroke United States George Burns, United States Tom Kite
15 May 29, 1983 Memorial Tournament 71-71-70-69=281 −7 1 stroke United States Ben Crenshaw, Australia David Graham
16 Feb 5, 1984 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am 69-69-68-72=278 −10 Playoff Canada Jim Nelford
17 May 26, 1985 Memorial Tournament 72-67-68-67=274 −14 1 stroke United States Lanny Wadkins
18 Jun 18, 1990 U.S. Open 69-70-74-67=280 −8 Playoff United States Mike Donald
19 Jun 24, 1990 Buick Classic 66-69-68-66=269 −15 2 strokes United States Paul Azinger
20 Apr 17, 1994 MCI Heritage Golf Classic 68-65-65-68=266 −18 1 stroke Australia Greg Norman

PGA Tour playoff record (4–5)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1970 Los Angeles Open United States Billy Casper Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 1972 Liggett & Myers Open Australia David Graham,
United States Lou Graham, United States Larry Ziegler
Lou Graham won with birdie on third extra hole
David Graham and Ziegler eliminated with par on first hole
3 1976 Florida Citrus Open United States Kermit Zarley Won with par on sixth extra hole
4 1976 Memorial Tournament United States Roger Maltbie Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole
5 1981 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am United States John Cook, United States Bobby Clampett,
United States Ben Crenshaw, United States Barney Thompson
Cook won with par on third extra hole
Clampett, Crenshaw, and Thompson eliminated with birdie on first hole
6 1981 Buick Open United States Bobby Clampett, United States Peter Jacobsen,
United States Gil Morgan
Won with birdie on second extra hole
7 1984 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Canada Jim Nelford Won with birdie on second extra hole
8 1990 U.S. Open United States Mike Donald Won with birdie on first extra hole after 18-hole playoff (Donald:74, Irwin:74)
9 1991 Memorial Tournament United States Kenny Perry Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (9)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (45)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 30, 1995 Ameritech Senior Open −22 (66-63-66=195) 8 strokes United States Kermit Zarley
2 Oct 1, 1995 Vantage Championship −17 (66-68-65=199) 4 strokes United States Dave Stockton
3 Feb 25, 1996 American Express Invitational −19 (66-67-64=197) 5 stroke United States Bob Murphy
4 Apr 21, 1996 PGA Seniors' Championship −8 (66-74-69-71=280) 2 strokes Japan Isao Aoki
5 Jan 19, 1997 MasterCard Championship −9 (71-67-69=207) 2 strokes United States Gil Morgan
6 Feb 9, 1997 LG Championship −15 (70-66-65=201) 1 stroke United States Bob Murphy
7 Apr 20, 1997 PGA Seniors' Championship −14 (69-65-72-68=274) 12 strokes United States Dale Douglass, United States Jack Nicklaus
8 Apr 27, 1997 Las Vegas Senior Classic −6 (70-65-72=207) 1 stroke Japan Isao Aoki
9 Jul 20, 1997 Burnet Senior Classic −17 (65-68-66=199) 2 strokes United States Lee Trevino
10 Aug 3, 1997 BankBoston Classic −13 (70-65-65=200) 2 strokes United States Jerry McGee, United States Bob Wynn
11 Sep 14, 1997 Boone Valley Classic −16 (70-65-65=200) 2 strokes United States Gil Morgan
12 Oct 5, 1997 Vantage Championship −18 (64-62-69=195) 1 stroke United States Dave Eichelberger
13 Oct 19 1997 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic −13 (67-63-70=200) 3 strokes United States Mike Hill, United States Bruce Summerhays
14 Mar 15, 1998 Toshiba Senior Classic −13 (70-68-62=200) 1 stroke United States Hubert Green
15 Apr 19, 1998 PGA Seniors' Championship −13 (68-68-69-70=275) 6 strokes United States Larry Nelson
16 Apr 26, 1998 Las Vegas Senior Classic −7 (69-67-70-75=281) 1 stroke Argentina Vicente Fernandez
17 Jul 19, 1998 Ameritech Senior Open −15 (62-66-73=201) 3 strokes United States Larry Nelson
18 Jul 26, 1998 U.S. Senior Open +1 (77-68-71-69=285) 1 stroke Argentina Vicente Fernandez
19 Aug 30, 1998 BankBoston Classic −15 (69-64-68=201) 2 strokes United States Jay Sigel
20 Nov 8, 1998 Energizer Senior Tour Championship −14 (66-73-70-65=274) 5 strokes United States Gil Morgan
21 May 9, 1999 Nationwide Championship −10 (69-68-69=206) 1 stroke United States Bob Murphy
22 May 30, 1999 Boone Valley Classic −13 (68-69-66=203) 2 strokes United States Al Geiberger
23 Jun 27, 1999 Ford Senior Players Championship −21 (67-71-64-65=267) 7 strokes Australia Graham Marsh
24 Jul 18, 1999 Ameritech Senior Open −10 (73-66-67=206) 1 stroke United States Bruce Fleisher, United States Raymond Floyd, United States Gary McCord
25 Jul 25, 1999 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic −15 (64-68-69=201) 2 strokes United States Jim Dent, United States Dale Douglass
26 May 14, 2000 Nationwide Championship −9 (71-67-69=207) 1 stroke Argentina Vicente Fernandez
27 Jun 4, 2000 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland −18 (68-65-65=198) 1 stroke United States Gil Morgan
28 Jul 2, 2000 U.S. Senior Open −17 (66-71-65-65=267) 3 strokes United States Bruce Fleisher
29 Oct 22, 2000 EMC Kaanapali Classic −18 (71-62-65=198) 4 strokes United States Joe Inman
30 Mar 18, 2001 Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley −10 (71-70-65=206) 5 strokes United States Allen Doyle, United States Tom Watson
31 Apr 28, 2001 Bruno's Memorial Classic −21 (65-65-65=195) 4 strokes Australia Stewart Ginn
32 Oct 7 2001 Turtle Bay Championship −11 (69-68-68=205) 3 strokes England John Jacobs
33 Feb 10, 2002 ACE Group Classic −16 (68-64-68=200) 1 stroke United States Tom Watson
34 Mar 10, 2002 Toshiba Senior Classic −17 (67-64-65=196) 5 strokes United States Allen Doyle
35 Aug 11, 2002 3M Championship −12 (66-70-68=204) 3 strokes United States Hubert Green
36 Oct 6, 2002 Turtle Bay Championship −8 (69-69-70=208) Playoff United States Gary McCord
37 May 19, 2003 Kinko's Classic of Austin −8 (69-66-73=208) Playoff United States Tom Watson
38 Oct 12, 2003 Turtle Bay Championship −8 (68-73-67=208) 2 strokes United States Tom Kite
39 Apr 25, 2004 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf −11 (66-68-71=205) 1 stroke United States Gary Koch, United States Gil Morgan
40 May 30, 2004 Senior PGA Championship −8 (67-69-69-71=276) 1 stroke United States Jay Haas
41 Jan 30, 2005 Turtle Bay Championship −16 (67-66-67=200) 5 strokes United States Dana Quigley
42 Feb 27, 2005 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am −8 (72-69-68-67=276) 1 stroke United States Morris Hatalsky, Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty
43 Sep 4, 2005 The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach −13 (66-69-68=203) 1 stroke United States Morris Hatalsky, United States Gil Morgan, United States Craig Stadler
44 Oct 2, 2005 SAS Championship −13 (69-68-66=203) 2 strokes United States Bob Gilder, United States Tom Jenkins
45 Jan 21, 2007 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai −23 (66-62-65=193) 5 strokes United States Tom Kite

Champions Tour playoff record (2–6)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1996 Boone Valley Classic United States Gibby Gilbert Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1999 BankBoston Classic United States Tom McGinnis Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 1999 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship United States Jim Ahern Lost to par on second extra hole
4 2002 SBC Senior Open United States Bob Gilder Lost to par on first extra hole
5 2002 Lightpath Long Island Classic United States Hubert Green Lost to birdie on seventh extra hole
6 2002 Turtle Bay Championship United States Gary McCord Won with birdie on first extra hole
7 2003 Kinko's Classic of Austin United States Tom Watson Won with birdie on second extra hole
8 2004 Administaff Small Business Classic United States Larry Nelson Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Senior majors are shown in bold.

Other senior wins (12)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (3)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1974 U.S. Open 1 shot deficit +7 (73-70-71-73=287) 2 strokes United States Forrest Fezler
1979 U.S. Open (2) 3 shot lead E (74-68-67-75=284) 2 strokes United States Jerry Pate, South Africa Gary Player
1990 U.S. Open (3) 4 shot deficit −8 (69-70-74-67-=280) Playoff1 United States Mike Donald

1Defeated Mike Donald with a birdie on the 19th hole after they were tied at 74 (+2) in an 18-hole playoff.

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T61 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP T13 CUT DNP T4 T4 T5 5 8 T23
U.S. Open DNP T19 T36 T20 1 T3 T26 T41 T4 1
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T24 T9 T32 T46 T24 6
PGA Championship T31 T22 T11 T9 DNP T5 T34 T44 T12 CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT T25 CUT T6 T21 T36 CUT DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T8 T58 T39 T39 6 14 CUT CUT T17 T54
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T2 T14 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T30 T16 T42 T14 T25 T32 T26 DNP T38 DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP T10 T47 T27 T18 T14 T29 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open 1 T11 T51 T62 T18 CUT T50 T52 CUT WD
The Open Championship T53 T57 T19 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T12 T73 T66 T6 T39 T54 DNP T29 DNP T41
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T27 T52 CUT WD DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for wins. 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 4 7 13 21 17
U.S. Open 3 0 1 5 7 13 34 27
The Open Championship 0 1 0 1 3 7 11 11
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 3 10 26 24
Totals 3 1 1 11 20 43 92 79
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 26 (1972 U.S. Open – 1979 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 5 (1975 Masters – 1976 Masters)

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (7)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1996 PGA Seniors' Championship −8 (66-74-69-71=280) 2 strokes Japan Isao Aoki
1997 PGA Seniors' Championship (2) −14 (69-65-72-68=274) 12 strokes United States Dale Douglass, United States Jack Nicklaus
1998 PGA Seniors' Championship (3) −13 (68-68-69-70=275) 7 strokes United States Larry Nelson
1998 U.S. Senior Open +1 (77-68-71-69=285) 1 stroke Argentina Vicente Fernández
1999 Ford Senior Players Championship −21 (67-71-64-65=267) 7 strokes Australia Graham Marsh
2000 U.S. Senior Open (2) −17 (66-71-65-65=267) 3 strokes United States Bruce Fleisher
2004 Senior PGA Championship (4) −8 (67-69-69-71=276) 1 stroke United States Jay Haas

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
The Tradition DNP 2 T13 4 T20 T37 3 6
Senior PGA Championship DNP 1 1 1 T11 T2 T5 T2
Senior Players Championship T10 2 T19 2 1 T4 3 T6
U.S. Senior Open T5 2 T5 1 T3 1 T11 T11
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
The Tradition T10 13 T42 T32 T52 T41 T38 T50 T45 T53 T54 T72
Senior PGA Championship T15 1 T46 T23 T42 CUT T59 T65 4 3 T56 T67
Senior Players Championship T12 T9 2 DNP T7 T27 T15 T41 T45 T30 T68 T75
U.S. Senior Open DNP 2 25 T32 CUT T40 T32 CUT T4 CUT T56 CUT
Senior British Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T13 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

The Senior British Open was not a Champions Tour major until 2003.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

This list may be incomplete.
Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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