|Full name||Charles Henry Beck|
September 12, 1956 |
Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Residence||Lake Forest, Illinois|
|College||University of Georgia|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||2nd: 1993|
|U.S. Open||T2: 1986, 1989|
|The Open Championship||T12: 1992|
|PGA Championship||T5: 1990|
|Achievements and awards|
Charles Henry "Chip" Beck (born September 12, 1956) is an American golfer who was a three-time All-American at the University of Georgia. He has four victories on the PGA Tour and twenty runner-up finishes. He spent 40 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings between 1988 and 1989.
Beck was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was the runner-up at the 1993 Masters Tournament, and was tied for runner-up at the 1986 and 1989 U.S. Open championships. He is also noted for his stellar play at the 1991 Ryder Cup held at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort and is a three-time Ryder Cup participant, also playing in 1989 and 1993 at The Belfry Golf & Country Club in Sutton Coldfield, England. He won the Vardon Trophy in 1988.
Beck shot a round of 59 in the third round of the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational on the Sunrise Golf Club (par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of only six players in the history of the PGA Tour ever to do so. His round included 5 pars and 13 birdies (a PGA Tour record for birdies in one round) including a three footer on the 18th hole. Beck finished tied for third in the tournament. He also shot a hole-in-one (also a double eagle) at the par-4 9th hole in the first round of the 2003 Omaha Classic, a Nationwide Tour event. It was the first in Nationwide Tour history and second recorded in the history of the PGA Tour umbrella combined.
Beck missed 46 consecutive PGA Tour cuts from 1997 to 1998 and eventually left the PGA Tour to sell insurance.
In 2006, Beck became eligible for the Champions Tour and enjoyed newfound success. He currently resides in Lake Forest, Illinois. In 2015, Beck stepped away from competition to join the staff at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples, Florida.
Professional wins (5)
PGA Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning Score||Margin of Victory||Runner-up|
|1||Feb 28, 1988||Los Angeles Open||-17 (65-69-65-68=267)||4 strokes||Mac O'Grady|
|2||Apr 24, 1988||USF&G Classic||-26 (69-64-65-64=262)||7 strokes||Lanny Wadkins|
|3||Jul 29, 1990||Buick Open||-16 (66-70-71-65=272)||1 stroke|| Mike Donald, Hale Irwin,
|4||Apr 5, 1992||Freeport-McMoRan Golf Classic||-12 (67-65-74-70=276)||1 stroke||Greg Norman, Greg Standly|
PGA Tour playoff record (0-2)
|1||1988||Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic||Bob Lohr||Lost to par on fifth extra hole|
|2||1991||Buick Open||Brad Faxon||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Japan Senior Tour wins (1)
- 2007 Kinojyo Senior Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||T28||T26|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T17||T12||CUT||CUT|
CUT = missed the half way cut (3rd round cut in 1982 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||8||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (1987 PGA – 1990 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1989 Masters – 1989 U.S. Open)
U.S. national team appearances
- Dunhill Cup: 1988
- Four Tours World Championship: 1988 (winners), 1989 (winners)
- Ryder Cup: 1989 (tie), 1991 (winners), 1993 (winners)