|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Paul David Goydos|
June 20, 1964 |
Long Beach, California
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)|
|Residence||Dove Canyon, California|
|College||Long Beach State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1996, 2007|
|U.S. Open||T12: 1999|
|The Open Championship||72nd: 2009|
|PGA Championship||T29: 1997|
Goydos was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He attended Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, Long Beach State University and turned pro in 1989. He started out as a struggling mini-tour player supplementing his income as a substitute teacher.
Goydos has won two PGA Tour events – The 1996 Bay Hill Invitational and the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii. He has amassed more than 40 top-10 finishes and has more than $10 million in career earnings. His best finish in a major was a T-12 at the 1999 U.S. Open.
Goydos had only two starts in 2004, both coming at the end of the year, because of sinus surgery and hip problems; he played in 2005 under a Major Medical Exemption. His victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2007 elevated Goydos into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.
Goydos played in six events in 2012 before bone spurts in his left wrist and subsequent surgery forced him out of action for 15 months. He missed the cut in two events in 2013. He started the 2014 season on a Major Medical Extension, but was unable to satisfy the requirements and was demoted to the Past Champions category. At the same time, Goydos became eligible for the Champions Tour.
Goydos was inducted into the inaugural class of the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame in 1996 and was inducted into the Long Beach State 49er Athletic Hall of Fame the same year.
Goydos has two children, Chelsea and Courtney. Ex-wife Wendy (Medak) died of a possible drug overdose (pending toxicology report) while attempting to treat migraines in 2009.
Professional wins (5)
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning Score||Margin of Victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||March 17, 1996||Bay Hill Invitational||-13 (67-74-67-67=275)||1 stroke||Jeff Maggert|
|2||January 14, 2007||Sony Open in Hawaii||-14 (66-63-70-67=266)||1 stroke||Luke Donald, Charles Howell III|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
- 1992 Ben Hogan Yuma Open
Other wins (2)
- 1990 Long Beach Open
- 1996 EA Sports Challenge Championship
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||72|
|The Open Championship||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1996 PGA – 1999 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0
Results in World Golf Championship events
|Accenture Match Play Championship||R64|
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- "Paul Goydos". Golf Major Championships. Retrieved January 21, 2008.
- "Goydos shoots fourth 59 in tour history". ESPN. July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
- Ryder Cup: Clarke, McGinley and Bjorn are vice-captains BBC Sport, July 20, 2010
- 'A real-life tragedy'