Tony Sills

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Tony Sills
Personal information
Full name Anthony Irvin Sills
Born (1955-12-05) December 5, 1955 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
College University of Southern California
Turned professional 1980
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T36: 1986
U.S. Open T15: 1985
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T16: 1986

Anthony Irvin Sills (born December 5, 1955) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and later became a golf teaching professional.

Sills, who is Jewish,[1] was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. As a youth, he caddied at the Riviera Country Club, including when the club hosted the Los Angeles Open. Sills attended Palisades High School and later the University of Southern California, where was a member of the golf team with future PGA Tour golfer Scott Simpson.[2]

Sills turned professional in 1980. He had 22 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a win at the 1990 Independent Insurance Agent Open. In that tournament, he beat Gil Morgan with a par on the first extra hole in a sudden-death playoff. His best finish in a major championship was T15 at the 1985 U.S. Open.[3] His best year was 1990 when he finished 61st on the money list.

After his touring days were over, Sills taught putting and the short game with Putting Arc co-founder V.J. Trolio at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi.

Sills has a daughter, Emily, who played golf for the University of Tennessee.

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Apr 1, 1990 Independent Insurance Agent Open −12 (67-72-65=204) Playoff United States Gil Morgan

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1990 Independent Insurance Agent Open United States Gil Morgan Won with par on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T36 DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open T34 T15 DNP T31 DNP T63 DNP
PGA Championship T62 CUT T16 CUT DNP DNP DNP

Note: Sills never played in The Open Championship
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

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