Dave Eichelberger

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Dave Eichelberger
Personal information
Full name Martin Davis Eichelberger, Jr.
Born (1943-09-03) September 3, 1943 (age 74)
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Honolulu, Hawaii
Spouse D.C. Mist
Children 4
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1966
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
PGA Tour Champions 6
Other 1 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T20: 1971
U.S. Open T19: 1971
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T34: 1971

Martin Davis Eichelberger, Jr. (born September 3, 1943) is an American professional golfer who has won several tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour levels.

Eichelberger was born in Waco, Texas. He started in the game at the age of 13 in the junior programs at his family's golf club in Waco. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma; and while there blossomed into an outstanding amateur. He led the Oklahoma State Cowboys to the 1963 NCAA Championship. He graduated in 1965 and turned pro in 1966.

Eichelberger has twelve professional victories. Four of which came on the PGA Tour, plus six Champions Tour triumphs. On his way to a win at the 2002 Emerald Coast Classic, Eichelberger made a hole-in-one from 185 yards at the par 3 eighth hole during the first round of play.

Although he is a native Texan, Eichelberger lived most of his adult life in New Canaan, Connecticut. In 2003, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he lives today with his wife, son and daughter – fraternal twins.

Professional wins (12)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 11, 1971 Greater Milwaukee Open −14 (64-70-68-68=270) 1 stroke Australia Bob Shaw
2 Jul 3, 1977 Greater Milwaukee Open −10 (71-68-69-70=278) 2 strokes United States Morris Hatalsky, United States Gary McCord,
United States Mike Morley
3 Mar 2, 1980 Bay Hill Classic −5 (69-66-70-74=279) 3 strokes United States Leonard Thompson
4 Apr 19, 1981 Tallahassee Open −17 (66-66-69-70=271) Playoff United States Bob Murphy, United States Mark O'Meara

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1971 Greater Greensboro Open United States Bud Allin, United States Rod Funseth Allin won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1981 Tallahassee Open United States Bob Murphy, United States Mark O'Meara Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (6)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 11, 1994 Quicksilver Classic −7 (71-67-71=209) 2 strokes United States Homero Blancas, United States Raymond Floyd
2 Aug 4, 1996 VFW Senior Championship −10 (64-68-68=200) 2 strokes United States Jim Colbert
3 Oct 12, 1997 The Transamerica −11 (67-68-70=205) 4 strokes United States Frank Conner, United States Terry Dill,
United States John Jacobs, United States DeWitt Weaver
4 Jul 11, 1999 U.S. Senior Open −7 (71-69-73-68=281) 3 strokes United States Ed Dougherty
5 Aug 1, 1999 Novell Utah Showdown −19 (66-63-69=197) Playoff United States Dana Quigley
6 Mar 31, 2002 Emerald Coast Classic −10 (65-65=130) 2 strokes United States Doug Tewell

Champions Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1994 Raley's Senior Gold Rush United States Bob Murphy Lost to bogey on fifth extra hole
2 1995 FHP Health Care Classic Australia Bruce Devlin Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 1999 Novell Utah Showdown United States Dana Quigley Won with par on first extra hole

Other senior wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T43 T64
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP T20 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP T19 T29 CUT T40 DNP T21 DNP 59 CUT
PGA Championship DNP T34 CUT DNP T71 DNP DNP CUT T42 DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T24 T75 DNP CUT
PGA Championship T65 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T57
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Note: Eichelberger never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1999 U.S. Senior Open −7 (71-69-73-68=281) 3 strokes United States Ed Dougherty

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

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