Sonny Skinner

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Sonny Skinner
Personal information
Born (1960-08-18) August 18, 1960 (age 57)
Portsmouth, Virginia
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Sylvester, Georgia
College Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Turned professional 1982
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour Tour 2
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 2008, 2010, 2013
Achievements and awards
PGA Professional of the Year 2008
Senior PGA Professional
of the Year

Sonny Skinner (born August 18, 1960) is an American professional golfer who plays on the Champions Tour.

Skinner was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He turned professional in 1982.

Skinner joined the PGA Tour in 1990 after going through qualifying school. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 1991 after a poor performance in his rookie year on the PGA Tour. He went through qualifying school again in 1991 and returned to the PGA Tour in 1992. He returned to the Nationwide Tour in 1993 where he won the first event he entered, the NIKE Shreveport Open. He picked up his second win on Tour in 1994 at the NIKE Dominion Open. He played on the Nationwide Tour until earning his PGA Tour card through qualifying school for the third time in 1996. In the 1997 Buick Open, he tied the course record at the Warwick Hills Golf Course with a 62 but Billy Mayfair shot a 61 in 2001 to break the record. He failed to retain his card in 1997 but went through qualifying school for a fourth time to earn his card for 1998. He returned to the Nationwide Tour in 1999 where he would play full-time until 2004. He played on the Nationwide Tour part-time until 2010.

Skinner joined the Champions Tour in 2010 once he turned 50.

Skinner was named the PGA Professional of the Year in 2008 and the Senior PGA Professional of the Year in 2010, becoming the first person to win both awards. He is a PGA teaching professional at the River Pointe Golf Club in Albany, Georgia.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Note: The PGA Championship was the only major Skinner played.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

  • PGA Cup: 2009 (winners), 2011 (winners)

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