Dan Forsman

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Dan Forsman
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Personal information
Full nameDaniel Bruce Forsman
Born (1958-07-15) July 15, 1958 (age 61)
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceProvo, Utah
ChildrenRichard, Thomas
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional1982
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
PGA Tour Champions3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT7: 1993
PGA ChampionshipT7: 1992
U.S. OpenT13: 1996
The Open ChampionshipT73: 1993

Daniel Bruce Forsman (born July 15, 1958) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and who now plays on the Champions Tour.

Early years[edit]

Forsman was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.[1] however his family relocated to Mountain View, California where he grew up. He learned to play golf at Los Altos Golf and Country Club[2] and spent summers caddying for club members. He attended Awalt High School (currently Mountain View High School) where he lettered on both the golf and basketball teams. He attended Arizona State University majoring in Communications. While at ASU, he was also on the golf team.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Forsman turned professional in 1982.[1] He earned his PGA Tour card at Qualifying School at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in the fall of 1982 and joined the PGA Tour in 1983. A five-time winner on the PGA Tour,[2] Forsman finished in the top-125 every year from 1983 until 2003 with the exception of one year. His best overall season was 1992, when he finished 10th on the money list with a win and three second-place finishes. He lost his card in 2004, but continued to play relatively well during his late forties.[3]

After reaching the age of 50 in July 2008, Forsman began play on the Champions Tour. He won his first title in this venue in his rookie year at the 2009 AT&T Champions Classic where he shot a final round of 6 under par, came from 5 shots back, and defeated Don Pooley in a playoff with a birdie on the first playoff hole. His second win came a year later at the Regions Charity Classic.[2] His third win came at the 2012 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

Personal life[edit]

Forsman is married to the former Trudy Holley. They settled in Provo, Utah,[3] where they raised their two sons Richard and Thomas.

Professional wins (9)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 21, 1985 Lite Quad Cities Open −13 (68-69-63-67=267) 1 stroke United States Bob Tway
2 Mar 16, 1986 Hertz Bay Hill Classic −11 (68-67-67=202) 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd, United States Mike Hulbert
3 Feb 18, 1990 Shearson Lehman Hutton Open −13 (68-63-72-72=275) 2 strokes United States Tommy Armour III
4 Aug 9, 1992 Buick Open −12 (72-67-70-67=276) Playoff Australia Steve Elkington, United States Brad Faxon
5 Sep 15, 2002 SEI Pennsylvania Classic −14 (73-68-64-65=270) 1 stroke Australia Robert Allenby, United States Billy Andrade

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1992 Buick Open United States Steve Elkington, United States Brad Faxon Won with par on second extra hole
Faxon eliminated with par on first hole
2 1997 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic United States David Duval Lost to par on first extra hole

Champions Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Mar 15, 2009 AT&T Champions Classic −11 (72-67-66=205) Playoff United States Don Pooley
2 May 16, 2010 Regions Charity Classic −20 (68-62-66=196) 3 strokes Japan Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki, Australia Peter Senior
3 Jan 22, 2012 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai −15 (67-65-69=201) 2 strokes United States Jay Don Blake

Champions Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2009 AT&T Champions Classic United States Don Pooley Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT T60 T33
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT T7 14 T35 CUT
U.S. Open CUT T60 T19 T13 CUT
The Open Championship T73
PGA Championship CUT T32 T7 T44 T61
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T66 T48 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 5 28 15
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (1991 PGA – 1996 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1992 PGA – 1993 Masters)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Sorensen, Mike (July 3, 2008). "Provo's Dan Forsman eager to embark on second stage of career". Deseret News. Retrieved August 11, 2011.

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