|Full name||Joseph Cooper Inman, Jr.|
November 29, 1947 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|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|
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. 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 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.
- 1969 North and South Amateur
- 1970 North Carolina Amateur
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runners-up|
|1||Jun 13, 1976||Kemper Open||−11 (70-69-67-71=277)||1 stroke||Grier Jones, Tom Weiskopf|
- 1968 Carolinas Open (as an amateur)
Champions Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Nov 1 1998||Pacific Bell Senior Classic||−14 (66-68-68=202)||1 stroke||Lee Trevino|
|2||Oct 31 1999||Pacific Bell Senior Classic||−14 (68-66-65=199)||2 strokes||Dave Stockton, Bruce Summerhays|
|3||Oct 29 2000||SBC Senior Classic||−15 (65-68-65=198)||3 strokes||Larry Nelson|
Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1999||Cadillac NFL Golf Classic||Allen Doyle||Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole|
U.S. national team appearances
- Walker Cup: 1969 (winners)