Joey Sindelar

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Joey Sindelar
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Joseph Paul Sindelar
Born (1958-03-30) March 30, 1958 (age 56)
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Horseheads, New York
Spouse Suzanne
Children Ryan, Jamie
Career
College Ohio State University
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 7
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T31: 1985
U.S. Open T6: 1992
The Open Championship CUT: 1986
PGA Championship T10: 1997

Joseph Paul Sindelar (born March 30, 1958) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the Champions Tour.

Sindelar was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky while his father was serving in the Army, but has lived in New York for most of his life. He was a childhood friend and high school golf rival of fellow PGA Tour player Mike Hulbert.

Sindelar attended the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and while there was a distinguished member of the school's golf team. He was a three-time All-American, member of the 1979 NCAA Championship team, and Ohio State's Athlete of the Year in 1981. He was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1992.

Sindelar turned pro in 1981. He won seven PGA Tour events, and was one of the most consistent players on the Tour with more than 80 top-10 finishes in his career. He played on the 1991 World Cup team. His best finish in a major was T6 at the 1992 U.S. Open.[1] In 1988, Sindelar had ten top-10 finishes including two victories: The International and the Honda Classic. In 2006, he scored a double eagle (albatross), in the PGA Championship — only the third time such a score had been recorded in that competition's history.[2]

Since turning 50 in March 2008, Sindelar has played on the Champions Tour where he has over 30 top-10 finishes in 2008 including four second place finishes with a playoff loss at the 2010 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Sindelar currently lives in Horseheads, New York.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1971 New York State Boys
  • 1980 New York State Amateur

Professional wins (9)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 21, 1985 Greater Greensboro Open −3 (68-76-72-69=285) 1 stroke Japan Isao Aoki, United States Craig Stadler
2 Sep 1, 1985 B.C. Open −10 (66-71-69-68=274) 1 stroke United States Mike Reid
3 Sep 6, 1987 B.C. Open −18 (65-63-69-69=266) 4 strokes United States Jeff Sluman
4 Mar 13, 1988 Honda Classic −12 (68-70-68-70=276) 2 strokes United States Ed Fiori, Scotland Sandy Lyle, United States Payne Stewart
5 Aug 21, 1988 The International 17 points (3-11-7-17) 4 points United States Dan Pohl, United States Steve Pate
6 Sep 9, 1990 Hardee's Golf Classic −12 (70-65-67-66=268) Playoff United States Willie Wood
7 May 9, 2004 Wachovia Championship −11 (69-69-70-69=277) Playoff United States Arron Oberholser

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Canada Dave Barr, United States Mark Brooks Brooks won with birdie on second extra hole
Sindelar eliminated with par on first hole
2 1990 Hardee's Golf Classic United States Willie Wood Won with par on first extra hole
3 2004 Wachovia Championship United States Arron Oberholser Won with par on second extra hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T31 CUT T35 T39 CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP T15 T15 T51 T17 T33
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T62 T28 T53 CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP T36 DNP T47 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T6 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T43 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T63 T56 WD DNP DNP T14 T10 T40 WD
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP CUT CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T64 DNP CUT DNP T49 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"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 0 0 0 7 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 4 17 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 16 10
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 6 41 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1991 Masters – 1993 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Professional

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