|Full name||Grady Neal Lancaster|
September 13, 1962|
Smithfield, North Carolina
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Residence||Smithfield, North Carolina|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour Champions|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1995, 1996|
|U.S. Open||T4: 1995|
|The Open Championship||T37: 2002|
|PGA Championship||T34: 2002|
Lancaster was born, raised and makes his home in Smithfield, North Carolina. He turned pro in 1985 as a completely self-taught player. Lancaster started playing on mini-tours four months in 1989 before going to Q School. He did not take his first golf lesson until 1992. His first golf lesson was given by L.B. Floyd, father of Raymond Floyd.
Lancaster has 28 top-10 finishes in 579 PGA Tour events, including a win at the 1994 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, which was shortened to 36 holes due to weather. (Prior to 1996, PGA Tour events shortened to 36 holes were considered official.) His best finish in a major is a T-4 at the 1995 U.S. Open.
Lancaster shares the 9-hole record at the U.S. Open with Vijay Singh with a 29 at both the 1995 and 1996 U.S. Opens. These scores came on the back nine of the fourth and second rounds, respectively.
In 2002, Lancaster came to the final hole of the Bell Canadian Open with a two-shot lead. He made double bogey to drop into a sudden death playoff with John Rollins and Justin Leonard. Rollins won on the first extra hole. Lancaster played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1990 to 2005.
Lancaster placed fifth at the 2009 Q School tournament, but shoulder surgeries plagued him for years. He played in the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open, his first PGA Tour start since 2009. He made the cut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, his first since the 2009 Buick Open.
After turning 50, Lancaster played his first Champions Tour event in October 2012 at the SAS Championship and finished T8 at the tour's Q school. With minimal chances to play in PGA Tour-sanctioned events due to lack of status, Lancaster changed his focus to events from the USGA and his home region, the Carolinas section of the PGA. In 2017, Lancaster won Carolinas PGA Senior Professional Championship.
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||May 15, 1994||GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic||−9 (67-65=132)||Playoff|| Tom Byrum, Mark Carnevale,|
David Edwards, Yoshi Mizumaki,
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||1994||GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic|| Tom Byrum, Mark Carnevale, David Edwards,
Yoshi Mizumaki, David Ogrin
|Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2002||Bell Canadian Open||Justin Leonard, John Rollins||Rollins won with birdie on first extra hole|
- 1985 Carolinas Open
- 1989 Pine Tree Open, Utah Open
- 2017 Carolinas PGA Senior Professional Championship
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T37|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- 1990 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1999 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2009 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates