Joe Inman

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Joe Inman
Personal information
Full name Joseph Cooper Inman, Jr.
Born (1947-11-29) November 29, 1947 (age 69)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Marietta, Georgia
Career
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 1972
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
PGA Tour Champions 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T9: 1978
U.S. Open T12: 1978
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship 11th/T11: 1977, 1978

Joseph Cooper Inman, Jr. (born November 29, 1947) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Inman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the eldest of six children. After graduating in 1965 from Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, he attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and was a distinguished member of the golf team – a three-time All-American (first-team his senior year). He graduated in 1970 and turned pro in 1972 shortly after marrying Nancy Craig of Columbia, South Carolina.

Inman played on the PGA Tour from 1974 to 1986. He won one event during this phase of his career, the 1976 Kemper Open. His best finish in a major was T-9 at The Masters in 1978.[1] After he retired from the PGA Tour, he worked as a sales representative for Ping from 1989 to 1997; he became eligible for the Champions Tour upon reaching the age of 50 in November 1997.

Inman had spent his regular PGA Tour years largely toiling in relative obscurity, but immediately became one of the stars on the Champions Tour by winning the 1998 Pacific Bell Senior Classic in his first year. He won the event three years in a row (it was called the SBC Classic the third year), and became only the 5th player in Champions Tour history to three-peat an event. He won the 1998 Senior Tour Rookie of the Year award. Inman has over 4.2 million dollars in Champions Tour career earnings.

Inman became the head coach for the Georgia State University men's golf team in 2008.[2]

Inman lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Nancy. They have three children: Joseph Craig, Sally Anne, and Katherine Craig, each of whom attend or have attended Wake Forest. His younger brother, John, was a two-time winner on the PGA Tour and 1984 NCAA Champion.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Jun 13, 1976 Kemper Open −11 (70-69-67-71=277) 1 stroke United States Grier Jones, United States Tom Weiskopf

Other wins[edit]

Champions Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Nov 1 1998 Pacific Bell Senior Classic −14 (66-68-68=202) 1 stroke United States Lee Trevino
2 Oct 31 1999 Pacific Bell Senior Classic −14 (68-66-65=199) 2 strokes United States Dave Stockton, United States Bruce Summerhays
3 Oct 29 2000 SBC Senior Classic −15 (65-68-65=198) 3 strokes United States Larry Nelson

Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic United States Allen Doyle Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

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