Dan Halldorson

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Dan Halldorson
Personal information
Full name Daniel Albert Halldorson
Born (1952-04-02)April 2, 1952
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died November 18, 2015(2015-11-18) (aged 63)
Cambridge, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)[1]
Nationality  Canada
Turned professional 1971
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Canadian Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Other 11
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1981
U.S. Open T40: 1988
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T16: 1982

Daniel Albert Halldorson (April 2, 1952 – November 18, 2015) was a Canadian professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Canadian Tour.

Halldorson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. He did not attend college and turned pro in 1971. He joined the Canadian Tour in 1973 and the PGA Tour in 1975.

Halldorson had seven career wins in Canadian Tour events. He won one official PGA Tour event, the 1980 Pensacola Open, and finished a career best 36th on the PGA Tour money list that year. He won the unofficial Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in 1986. Halldorson was a member of seven WGC-World Cup Canadian national teams (1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1991) including two winning teams (1980, 1985).

Halldorson played briefly on the Champions Tour after turning 50 in 2002.

Halldorson was the Deputy Director of the Canadian Tour and named a Lifetime Member in 2005. He was elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.[2] He operated a golf course design business with fellow former PGA Tour golfer Mike Morley. Halldorson also authored a golf instructional book. He lived in Cambridge, Illinois.[2]

Halldorson died from a massive stroke at the age of 63.[3]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Oct 12, 1980 Pensacola Open –13 (68-67-70-70=275) 2 strokes United States Gary Hallberg, United States Mike Sullivan

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1981 Quad Cities Open Canada Dave Barr, United States Woody Blackburn
United States Frank Conner, Mexico Victor Regalado
Barr won with par on eighth extra hole
Conner, Halldorson, and Regalado eliminated with birdie on first hole

Canadian Tour wins[edit]

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Masters Tournament CUT
PGA Championship CUT WD T16 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Halldorson never played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "PGA Tour Canada profile". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "2007 inductee Dan Halldorson". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  3. ^ Hall of fame golfer Dan Halldorson dead at 63

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