Jeff Maggert

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Jeff Maggert
Personal information
Full nameJeffrey Allan Maggert
Born (1964-02-20) February 20, 1964 (age 56)
Columbia, Missouri
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Nationality United States
ResidenceThe Woodlands, Texas
SpouseMichelle Austin Maggert
ChildrenMatt, Macy, Phillip Austin (step-son), Jake, Madeline
Career
CollegeTexas A&M University
Turned professional1986
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
PGA Tour Champions
Professional wins19
Highest ranking14 (May 30, 1999)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
European Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Korn Ferry Tour2
PGA Tour Champions6
Other7
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament5th: 2003
PGA Championship3rd/T3: 1995, 1997
U.S. Open3rd: 2002, 2004
The Open ChampionshipT5: 1996
Achievements and awards
Ben Hogan Tour
leading money winner
1990
Ben Hogan Tour
Player of the Year
1990

Jeffrey Allan Maggert (born February 20, 1964) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions.

Maggert was born in Columbia, Missouri[2] and was raised on a golf course in The Woodlands, Texas, where he attended McCullough High School.[3] He attended Texas A&M University,[2] where he was an All-American member of the golf team.[2]

Maggert turned professional in 1986.[2] He was Player of the Year on the Ben Hogan Tour (now Web.com Tour) in 1990, winning two tournaments, and also played in Asia and Australia with some success. He won the 1989 Malaysian Open and the 1990 Vines Classic, an event on the Australasian Tour. He finished runner-up in the 1992 Vines Classic. Maggert's good play on the Ben Hogan Tour ensured a promotion to the PGA Tour for 1991. He has won three times and finished runner-up 16 times on the PGA Tour.[2] He has represented the United States in the Ryder Cup three times and in the Presidents Cup once.[2]

In April 2003, Maggert was the 54-hole leader at The Masters, having shot a third round of 66 to charge through the field. He endured a disappointing final round, that included a triple bogey on the third hole, after the ball rebounded off the bunker lip and struck him, and then a quintuple bogey on the 12th after finding the water twice. Maggert would finish in solo fifth place, his career best finish at the Masters.

Maggert withdrew from The Players Championship in 2008 after completing one round, when he learned that his older brother, Barry, had died in a single-engine airplane crash in Gilpin County, Colorado.[4]

Maggert is the only golfer to have more than one double eagle in major championship play (once during the 1994 Masters Tournament and once during the 2001 Open Championship). He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking, going as high as 13th in 1999.

Maggert started the 2012 season on a medical exemption after shoulder surgery in June. His 2011 season was limited to 18 events, making six cuts. He went to Q School to back up the nine starts and $567,086 on his exemption. Maggert could not satisfy his medical exemption and played the remainder of the 2012 season in the Q School/Nationwide Tour graduate category. He still managed to barely retain a PGA Tour card, finishing 123rd on the money list.

Maggert won on his Champions Tour debut in March 2014 at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, becoming the 17th player to do so.[5] He also became the seventh player to win on all the PGA Tour sponsored major tours (PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, and Champions Tour). He finished the three rounds at 11-under-par, two strokes ahead of Billy Andrade.

In May 2015, Maggert won his maiden senior major championship and second Champions Tour event at the Regions Tradition. After finishing in a tie at 14-under-par after regulation play, he defeated Kevin Sutherland in sudden-death playoff on the first extra hole with a birdie.

The following month, Maggert won his second senior major championship with a two stroke victory over Colin Montgomerie at the U.S. Senior Open. He began the final round tied for the lead with Bernhard Langer, but shot a five-under-par 65 to pull clear of the field and claim the win.

On November 10, 2019, Maggert won the season-ending event on the PGA Tour Champions, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Maggert won the event in dramatic fashion by holing out a wedge from the fairway for eagle on the third playoff hole, defeating Retief Goosen.[6]

Professional wins (19)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

Legend
World Golf Championships (1)
Other PGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 10, 1993 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic −23 (66-65-66-68=265) 3 strokes United States Greg Kraft
2 Feb 28, 1999 WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship 38 holes United States Andrew Magee
3 May 16, 2006 FedEx St. Jude Classic −9 (72-66-68-65=271) 3 strokes United States Tom Pernice Jr.

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1996 Shell Houston Open United States Mark Brooks Lost to birdie on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jan 28, 1990 Vines Classic −7 (64-71-73-73=281) 1 stroke Australia Brett Ogle

Ben Hogan Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 13, 1990 Ben Hogan Knoxville Open −11 (70-66-66=202) Playoff United States Greg Ladehoff
2 Jul 22, 1990 Ben Hogan Buffalo Open −12 (67-69-68=204) Playoff United States Carl Cooper, United States Greg Ladehoff

Ben Hogan Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1990 Ben Hogan Knoxville Open United States Greg Ladehoff Won with eagle on first extra hole
2 1990 Ben Hogan Elizabethtown Open United States Dicky Thompson Lost to par on second extra hole
3 1990 Ben Hogan Buffalo Open United States Carl Cooper, United States Greg Ladehoff Won with birdie on first extra hole

Asia Golf Circuit wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Apr 2, 1989 Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open −5 (71-73-71-68=283) 5 strokes United States Greg Bruckner, United States Bob Lendzion,
United States Craig McClellan, United States Casey Nakama

Other wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour Champions wins (6)[edit]

Legend
PGA Tour Champions major championships (2)
Other Champions Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Mar 23, 2014 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic −11 (68-69-68=205) 2 strokes United States Billy Andrade
2 May 17, 2015 Regions Tradition −14 (67-67-68-72=274) Playoff United States Kevin Sutherland
3 Jun 28, 2015 U.S. Senior Open −10 (70-65-70-65=270) 2 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
4 Aug 9, 2015 Shaw Charity Classic −16 (67-63-64=194) 4 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
5 Aug 30, 2015 Dick's Sporting Goods Open −14 (68-68-66=202) 2 strokes United States Paul Goydos
6 Nov 10, 2019 Charles Schwab Cup Championship −21 (63-65-69-66=263) Playoff South Africa Retief Goosen

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2015 Regions Tradition United States Kevin Sutherland Won with par on first extra hole
2 2018 Constellation Senior Players Championship Fiji Vijay Singh Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 2019 Charles Schwab Cup Championship South Africa Retief Goosen Won with eagle on third extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T21 T50 CUT T7 CUT T23 CUT
U.S. Open T52 T9 T4 T97 4 T7 T7
The Open Championship CUT CUT T24 T68 T5 T51 CUT T30
PGA Championship 6 T51 CUT T3 T73 3 T44 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT T20 5 CUT T20
U.S. Open CUT T44 3 CUT 3 T78
The Open Championship T41 CUT T47 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T62
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 2 6 12 7
U.S. Open 0 0 2 4 7 7 17 11
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 1 2 12 7
PGA Championship 0 0 2 2 3 3 14 7
Totals 0 0 4 8 13 18 55 32
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1995 U.S. Open – 1996 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1995 PGA – 1996 Masters)

Results in The Players Championship[edit]

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Players Championship CUT T54 CUT 3 T18 T53 CUT T51 T46
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Players Championship T3 CUT T14 T11 T33 T46 T45 CUT WD
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
The Players Championship T35 T2 T48
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

World Golf Championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1999 WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship 38 holes United States Andrew Magee

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Match Play 1 R64 R64
Championship T48 39 NT1
Invitational T7 T24 T59

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
NT = No tournament
"T" = tied

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2015 Regions Tradition 1 shot lead −14 (67-67-68-72=274 ) Playoff1 United States Kevin Sutherland
2015 U.S. Senior Open Tied for lead −10 (70-65-70-65=270) 2 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie

1 Defeated Kevin Sutherland in a sudden-death playoff: Maggert (4) and Sutherland (5).

Senior results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
The Tradition 21 1 T38 T42 T5 T6 NT
Senior PGA Championship T9 T22 T31 T59 CUT T21 NT
U.S. Senior Open T55 1 T30 T23 T49 T47 NT
Senior Players Championship T12 T36 T35 2 T39 T52
Senior British Open Championship T7 T54 T31 T50 NT
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 22 1999 Ending 30 May 1999" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Jeff Maggert". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Bamberger, Michael (June 14, 1999). "Fresh Start". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Maggert's brother dies in plane crash in Colorado". ESPN. Associated Press. May 9, 2008. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  5. ^ "Jeff Maggert wins Champions debut". ESPN. Associated Press. March 23, 2014.
  6. ^ Strege, John (November 10, 2019). "Jeff Maggert's improbable hole-out eagle to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship allows Scott McCarron to win the Schwab Cup". Golf Digest. Retrieved November 10, 2019.

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