Neal Lancaster

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Neal Lancaster
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Grady Neal Lancaster
Born (1962-09-13) September 13, 1962 (age 52)
Smithfield, North Carolina
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Smithfield, North Carolina
Career
Turned professional 1985
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1995, 1996
U.S. Open T4: 1995
The Open Championship T37: 2002
PGA Championship T34: 2002

Grady Neal Lancaster (born September 13, 1962) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Lancaster was born, raised and makes his home in Smithfield, North Carolina. He turned pro in 1985 as a completely self-taught player. Lancaster started playing on mini-tours four months in 1989 before going to Q School. He did not take his first golf lesson until 1992. His first golf lesson was given by L.B. Floyd, father of Raymond Floyd.[1]

Lancaster has 28 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a win at the 1994 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic. His best finish in a major is a T-4 at the 1995 U.S. Open.[2]

Lancaster shares the 9-hole record at the U.S. Open with Vijay Singh with a 29 at both the 1995 and 1996 U.S. Opens. These scores came on the back nine of the fourth and second rounds, respectively.[3]

In 2002, Lancaster came to the final hole of the Bell Canadian Open with a two-shot lead. He made double bogey to drop into a sudden death playoff with John Rollins and Justin Leonard. Rollins won on the first extra hole.[4] Lancaster played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1990 to 2005.

Lancaster placed fifth at the 2009 Q School tournament, but shoulder surgeries have plagued the former winner. He played in the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open, his first PGA Tour start since 2009. He made the cut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, his first since the 2009 Buick Open. After turning 50, Lancaster played his first Champions Tour event in October 2012 at the SAS Championship and finished T8 at the tour's Q school.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runners-up
1 May 15, 1994 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic -9 (67-65=132) Playoff United States Tom Byrum, United States Mark Carnevale,
United States David Edwards, Japan Yoshi Mizumaki,
United States David Ogrin

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T4 T82 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T84 DNP T44 DNP T52 DNP CUT DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP T37 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T34 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

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