|Full name||Paul Francis Stankowski|
December 2, 1969 |
|Residence||Flower Mound, Texas|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T5: 1997|
|U.S. Open||T19: 1997|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1997|
|PGA Championship||T41: 2000|
Stankowski initially played on the Nationwide Tour. His first and only victory in this venue came at the 1996 Nike Louisiana Open. The following week, he played in the BellSouth Classic on the PGA Tour and won, becoming the only golfer in history to win a Nationwide Tour event and a PGA Tour event back-to-back. Stankowski started the week as the sixth alternate. He had another big year in 1997, winning the United Airlines Hawaiian Open. His best finish in a major was T5 at the 1997 Masters Tournament.
In 1998, however, his fortunes began to change due to a host of injury-related ailments. He injured his right shoulder at the Bay Hill Invitational that year and also had LASIK surgery. In 2004, he suffered a major injury to his left wrist and played the two following years under a Major Medical Extension.
Stankowski is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and sponsors the annual Paul Stankowski FCA Golf Scramble in El Paso. He lives in Flower Mound, Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Stankowski has made over 400 starts on the PGA Tour, but has not played a full season since 2011. With his PGA Tour career winding down, he changed his focus to entrepreneurship and radio broadcasting. He is the co-owner of Francis Edward, a leather goods company whose name is derived from the middle names of Stankowski and co-founder Mike Vicary. Stankowski is married and has two children. He says he is done with competitive golf until 2020, when he becomes eligible for PGA Tour Champions.
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Apr 7, 1996||BellSouth Classic||−8 (68-71-70-71=280)||Playoff||Brandel Chamblee|
|2||Feb 16, 1997||United Airlines Hawaiian Open||−17 (71-66-64-70=271)||Playoff||Jim Furyk, Mike Reid|
PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)
|1||1996||BellSouth Classic||Brandel Chamblee||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||1997||United Airlines Hawaiian Open||Jim Furyk, Mike Reid||Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Reid eliminated with par on first hole
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
Other wins (4)
- 1992 New Mexico Open
- 1996 Casio World Open (Japan Golf Tour), Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International
- 2001 Straight Down Fall Classic (with Brad Payne)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- 1993 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1995 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2006 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2010 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates