|— Golfer —|
July 18, 1951 |
Chicago Heights, Illinois
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Residence||Palos Verdes Estates, California|
|College||University of Southern California|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1974, 1981|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1979, 1986, 1993|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1975|
|PGA Championship||T22: 1982|
Pfeil was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He attended the University of Southern California, where he was a two-time All-American as a member of the golf team — third-team in 1973 and second-team in 1974. While playing for the Trojans, Pfeil and his teammates, including future Masters champion Craig Stadler, lead them to a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championship in 1973, and a fourth-place finish a year later. Pfeil was a member of the 1973 Walker Cup team. He turned professional in 1974 and joined the PGA Tour in 1976.
Pfeil had 12 top-10 finishes including a win at the 1980 Tallahassee Open during his PGA Tour career. His best finish in a major was T-22 at the 1982 PGA Championship. His best year was 1984, when he finished 69th on the money list with $101,878. In his forties, he accepted an assistant coaching position at USC and was involved in corporate golf exhibitions, mainly for Toyota.
After turning 50 in July 2001, Pfeil began play on the Champions Tour. His best finish in this venue was T-10 at the 2002 NFL Golf Classic.
- 1972 Pacific Coast Amateur
- 1973 Southern California Amateur
- 1974 PAC-8 Conference Championship (individual), Pacific Coast Amateur
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runners-up|
|1||Apr 20, 1980||Tallahassee Open||–11 (69-66-71-71=277)||2 strokes||Mark Lye, Bill Rogers|
- 1976 Spalding Invitational
- 1983 Anderson-Pacific Classic
- 1985 Jerry Ford Invitational
U.S. national team appearances
- Walker Cup: 1973 (winners)
- "Men's Golf All-Americans from USC Trojans official site". Retrieved 2007-12-09.
- "Mark Pfeil Profile". Retrieved 2007-12-09.
- "Mark Pfeil bio from U.S. Senior Open official site". Retrieved 2007-12-09.
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2007-12-26.