Jason Gore

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Jason Gore
Personal information
Full nameJason William Gore
Born (1974-05-17) May 17, 1974 (age 44)
Van Nuys, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight245 lb (111 kg; 17.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceValencia, California
Career
CollegeUniversity of Arizona
Pepperdine University
Turned professional1997
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Web.com Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Web.com Tour7
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT47: 2010
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT62: 2006
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
Player of the Year
2005

Jason William Gore (born May 17, 1974) is an American professional golfer.

Biography[edit]

Gore was born in Van Nuys, California. He grew up playing junior golf with Tiger Woods.[1]

Gore attended the University of Arizona, then transferred to Pepperdine University.[2] At Pepperdine, he was part of their NCAA Division I Championship team in 1997. He also played on the victorious Walker Cup team that year.

Gore turned professional in 1997. In 2005, he played on the PGA Tour after moving from the Nationwide Tour midseason, after receiving a battlefield promotion, which is given when a player wins three Nationwide Tour events in one season.

Gore has one PGA Tour win, the 84 Lumber Classic in 2005, and is the all-time leader in career wins on what is now the Web.com Tour, with seven. Gore belongs to a small group of players who have shot 59 in their careers. His historic round of 59 happened on Friday of the 2005 Cox Classic at Champions Run in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also one of two golfers to win on both the Web.com Tour and PGA Tour in the same season, following Paul Stankowski in 1996.

Gore played in the final group of the 2005 U.S. Open with Retief Goosen. He shot a 14-over-par 84 to drop all the way to a tie for 48th; Michael Campbell won the event. Gore was not fully exempt on the PGA Tour from 2009 to 2014. Gore had a strong 2015, but a poor 2016 saw him finish outside 150th, limiting him to past champion status for 2017.

During the third round of the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Gore made a double eagle on the par-5 18th hole.[3]

Gore currently resides in Valencia, California[4] with his wife, Megan, his son, Jaxon, and his daughter, Olivia.

After injuries and poor play, Gore went into the insurance business. In 2018, he received his license and is one of the co-founders of Kirkman Gore Insurance Services.[5]

As a comeback from his retirement, Gore earned a sponsor exemption for the 2018 RSM Classic on the PGA Tour. After three rounds, he was in second place, a stroke behind leader Charles Howell III after posting scores of 68, 63 and 67.[6] In the final round, Gore shot +2 and finished T15 for the tournament.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (12)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Sep 18, 2005 84 Lumber Classic −14 (65-72-67-70=274) 1 stroke Paraguay Carlos Franco

Web.com Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 8, 2000 Buy.com New Mexico Classic −14 (67-69-64-66=266) Playoff United States Mike Grob
2 Sep 15, 2002 Oregon Classic −18 (67-67-65-71=270) 3 strokes United States Marco Dawson, United States Jeff Freeman,
United States Patrick Moore, United States Arron Oberholser,
United States Tag Ridings
3 Sep 22, 2002 Albertson's Boise Open −15 (66-68-66-73=273) 2 strokes United States Emlyn Aubrey, United States Barry Cheesman
4 Jul 10, 2005 National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic −17 (69-66-68-68=271) 1 stroke United States Doug LaBelle II
5 Jul 17, 2005 Scholarship America Showdown −14 (67-68-64-67=266) 4 strokes United States Bill Haas
6 Aug 7, 2005 Cox Classic −23 (71-59-68-63=261) Playoff United States Roger Tambellini
7 Oct 17, 2010 Miccosukee Championship −16 (65-67-65-71=268) 4 strokes United States Scott Gutschewski, United States Kevin Kisner

Other wins (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T49 CUT T47
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T62
  Did not play

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

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crouse, Karen (September 3, 2015). "At 41, Jason Gore Brings a Different Look, and Sensibility, to the FedEx Cup Playoffs". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Yoon, Peter (June 15, 1997). "Greener Pastures : Pepperdine's Jason Gore Is Concentrating on the State Amateur While Contemplating When He Should Join the PGA Tour". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "Farmers Insurance Open Notes: Jason Gore has a double eagle on a day of hole-outs". Los Angeles Times. January 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Meet Jason". www.jasongoregolf.com.
  5. ^ Hoggard, Rex (November 16, 2018). "Insurance salesman Gore has another shot at a PGA Tour title". Golf Channel.
  6. ^ Strege, John (November 17, 2018). "Jason Gore, a 'retired' professional golfer turned insurance salesman, somehow is one off lead in RSM Classic". Golf Digest. Retrieved November 18, 2018.

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