|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Paul Francis Stankowski|
December 2, 1969 |
|Residence||Flower Mound, Texas|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T5: 1997|
|U.S. Open||T19: 1997|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1997|
|PGA Championship||T41: 2000|
Stankowski initially played on the Nationwide Tour. His first and only victory in this venue came at the 1996 NIKE Louisiana Open. The following week, he played in the BellSouth Classic on the PGA Tour and won, becoming the only golfer in history to win a Nationwide Tour event and a PGA Tour event back-to-back. He had another big year in 1997, winning the United Airlines Hawaiian Open. His best finish in a major was T5 at the 1997 Masters Tournament.
In 1998, however, his fortunes began to change due to a host of injury-related ailments. He injured his right shoulder at the Bay Hill Invitational that year and also had LASIK surgery. In 2004, he suffered a major injury to his left wrist and played the two following years under a Major Medical Extension.
Stankowski is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and sponsors the annual Paul Stankowski FCA Golf Scramble in El Paso. He lives in Flower Mound, Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Apr 7, 1996||BellSouth Classic||−8 (68-71-70-71=280)||Playoff||Brandel Chamblee|
|2||Feb 16, 1997||United Airlines Hawaiian Open||−17 (71-66-64-70=271)||Playoff||Jim Furyk, Mike Reid|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
- 1996 NIKE Louisiana Open
Other wins (4)
- 1992 New Mexico Open
- 1996 Casio World Open (Japan Golf Tour), Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International
- 2001 Straight Down Fall Classic (with Brad Payne)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.