Marco Dawson

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Marco Dawson
Personal information
Born (1963-11-17) November 17, 1963 (age 58)
Freising, Germany
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceMerritt Island, Florida
SpouseHeather (divorced)
ChildrenMarco Jr., Isabella
CollegeFlorida Southern College
Turned professional1985
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s) Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1
PGA Tour Champions2
European Senior Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA Championship75th: 1996
U.S. OpenT48: 2003
The Open ChampionshipT68: 2016

Marco Dawson (born November 17, 1963) is an American professional golfer who now plays on the PGA Tour Champions, having previously played on the PGA Tour. He won the 2015 Senior Open Championship.

Dawson was born on a United States military base in Freising, Germany. He attended Florida Southern College, graduating in 1985, when turned professional. Dawson has enjoyed a long career playing both the PGA and Tours. He played on the PGA Tour in 1991–1997, 2000–2001, 2003–2008 and 2012 and played on the Tour in 1990, 1999, 2002, 2009–11, and 2013.

Dawson has won once on the Tour, a three stroke victory at the 2002 LaSalle Bank Open. His best finish on the PGA Tour is 2nd at the 1995 Greater Milwaukee Open, when he finished three strokes behind Scott Hoch.

He secured a return to the PGA Tour for 2012 via qualifying school in December 2011.

Dawson lives in Suntree, Florida.[1]

Playing partner disqualifications[edit]

In 2003, Dawson became involved in two separate incidents involving rules breaches. At the Chrysler Classic of Tucson in March, he was playing with Brandel Chamblee when Chamblee took an incorrect drop. Dawson was criticized for only notifying rules officials shortly after he had signed Chamblee's card, meaning disqualification rather than a two-stroke penalty.[2] In a similar incident in October, Dawson was playing with Esteban Toledo when he called Toledo on an incorrect drop, resulting in Toledo's disqualification. The latter incident resulted in a feud in which Toledo sacked the agent both players shared, and Dawson was eventually fined $10,000 for not informing officials of an infringement promptly.[3]

Professional wins (3)[edit] Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Aug 11, 2002 LaSalle Bank Open 71-69-67-69=276 −12 3 strokes United States Darron Stiles Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Nike Tour Championship United States Bob Heintz Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

Senior major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Mar 22, 2015 Tucson Conquistadores Classic 67-67-69=203 −13 2 strokes United States Bart Bryant
2 Jul 26, 2015 The Senior Open Championship 65-67-68-64=264 −16 1 stroke Germany Bernhard Langer

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
U.S. Open 83 T48
The Open Championship
PGA Championship 75
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T68
PGA Championship

Note: Dawson never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2015 The Senior Open Championship Tied for lead −16 (65-67-68-64=264) 1 stroke Germany Bernhard Langer

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2022.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
The Tradition T9 T38 T23 T4 T46 T30 NT T46 T13
Senior PGA Championship T9 T9 CUT T33 T19 T35 NT T63 CUT
U.S. Senior Open T5 T33 T32 T23 T12 T47 NT 20
Senior Players Championship T15 T7 T69 T54 T24 T30 T28 T42
The Senior Open Championship T39 1 T60 T45 T6 NT
  Top 10

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kotala, Carl (August 7, 2015). "Dawon returns home as Senior British Open champ". Florida Today. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Encouraged Kelly runs on his matchplay platform
  3. ^ When two rights make a wrong

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