Lee Rinker

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Lee Rinker
Personal information
Full name Lee Cross Rinker
Born (1960-11-10) November 10, 1960 (age 57)
Stuart, Florida
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Jupiter, Florida
College University of Alabama
Turned professional 1983
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T33: 1993
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T29: 1998

Lee Cross Rinker (born November 10, 1960) is an American professional golfer.

Rinker was born in Stuart, Florida. He played college golf at the University of Alabama and turned professional in 1983

Rinker joined the PGA Tour in 1983, but struggled to keep his card. His best year came in 1997, when he finished second twice, and made nearly $500,000. However, his struggles continued, and he has not made a cut on the PGA Tour since 1999. He has played on the Nationwide Tour for many years. In November 2010, he earned his 2011 Champions Tour card by finishing second at qualifying school.

Rinker's brother, Larry, and his sister, Laurie, are also professional golfers. Sister-in-law Kelli, wife of older brother Laine, was also on the LPGA Tour.

Rinker is currently the Director of Golf at the Emerald Dunes Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Tournament wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
U.S. Open CUT T58
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
U.S. Open T33 CUT
PGA Championship CUT T56 T52 T61 T29
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
U.S. Open CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT

Note: Rinker never played in the Masters Tournament nor The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

  • PGA Cup: 1992 (winners), 2007 (winners), 2009 (winners)

See also[edit]

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