Web.com Tour: Conditionally Exempt / Past Champion - 2 Years
Older brother John competed in 1996 U.S. Amateur and 1996 and 2000 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Teammate of Corey Pavin, Duffy Waldorf and Jay Delsing at UCLA.
Realized his dream to design golf courses when he partnered with Damian Pascuzzo in 2003 to design Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, Calif. They continue to partner on design projects including La Costa in Carlsbad, Calif., and Murasaki CC in Noda City, Japan. Their renovation of 36 holes at La Costa Resort, where Pate won the 1988 MONY Tournament of Champions, is particularly pleasing
Teammate of Corey Pavin, Tom Pernice, Jr., Duffy Waldorf and Jay Delsing during his career at UCLA
Says career highlight was Sunday at the 1999 Ryder Cup. "The comeback spoke for itself," he said. Also a member of the 1991 winning Ryder Cup Team
Favorites include "Animal House," reruns of "NCIS", College Football and the History Channel. Enjoys taking vacations with his family, especially Hawaii
Favorite city is Santa Barbara, the city where he grew up
Favorite books are Stephen King's The Stand and Thomas Sowell's Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
His favorite sport other than golf is baseball. His father played the sport in college and his grandfather was a Major League pitcher for the St. Louis Browns. Older brother, John, competed in 1996 U.S. Amateur and 1996 and 2000 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Reading, golf course design
PGA TOUR Victories (6)
1987 Southwest Golf Classic
1988 MONY Tournament of Champions, Shearson Lehman Hutton Andy Williams Open
1991 Honda Classic
1992 Buick Invitational of California
1998 CVS Charity Classic
Web.com Tour Victories (1)
2010 Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open Presented by Samsung
PGA TOUR Champions (1)
1998 JCPenney Classic [with Meg Mallon].
Ryder Cup (2), 1991, 1999
Kirin Cup (1), 1989
Dunhill Cup (1), 1991.
Monday qualified for the Tucson Conquistadores Classic and eventually finished T9.
2010: Defeated Aaron Watkins in a playoff on the Nationwide Tour to win the Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open and become the oldest champion in that Tour's history. Held the 54-hole at the Bogota CC and fired an even-par 71 to tie Watkins at 11-under 273. Earned the victory when he made par on the second extra hole and Watkins missed his 3-foot par putt. The victory is his first since the 1998 CVS Charity Classic, the last of his six PGA TOUR titles. It came at the age of 48 years, 9 months and 11 days, topping the mark of 48 years, 6 months and 17 days set by Dick Mast when he won the 1999 New Mexico Classic
Posted his second top-10 finish 12 starts later at the Mylan Classic. Fired 68 in both the first and final rounds to finish T9
Missed the cut in his only start on the PGA TOUR at the Reno-Tahoe Open. 2009: Made one of four cuts on the PGA TOUR and two of nine cuts on the Nationwide Tour. 2008: Missed all three cuts on the PGA TOUR. 2006: Played in a combined 14 events between the PGA TOUR (no cuts made in two starts) and Nationwide Tour (2-12). 2005: Finished out of the top 125 for the fifth consecutive season, playing in the Past Champion category. David Duval's final-round 59 in 2009 kept him from earning his seventh career PGA TOUR title at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Finished T4 at the Masters. During third-round 65, tied Augusta National record with seven consecutive birdies. Captain's Choice for 1999 U.S. Ryder Cup team, his second Ryder Cup appearance (1991). Named 1999 PGA TOUR Comeback Player of The Year. Earned first victory since 1992 Buick Invitational with one-stroke win over Scott Hoch and Bradley Hughes at 1998 CVS Charity Classic. Stood one off 54-hole lead after rounds of 70-65-67. Closing 67 produced sixth TOUR title. Win capped comeback from January 1996 car crash in California desert that left him with broken right hand, wrist and cheekbone. Ran into rear end of slow-moving truck while on way home from Phoenix Open
Made successful return to TOUR in 1997, following 1996 wrist injury, playing in 28 events and making cut 15 times. Ranked among top 100 on money list for first time since 1994
Financially, his 1999 earnings of $1,755,960 more than doubled his best previous year on TOUR. Only David Duval's final-round 59 kept him from earning his seventh career PGA TOUR title at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Shot 25-under-par over the course of five rounds in Palm Springs
Reached the semifinals at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing to John Huston in third-place match
In April, finished T4 in the Masters. During third-round 65, tied Augusta National record with seven consecutive birdies
Lost in playoff to Loren Roberts at GTE Byron Nelson Classic
Captain's Choice for 1999 Ryder Cup. Named 1999 PGA TOUR Comeback Player of The Year
Member of 1991 and 1999 Ryder Cup Teams
In 1991 Ryder Cup played in only one match due to bruised hip suffered in traffic accident on way to banquet
Won two events in 1988, the MONY Tournament of Champions and the Shearson Lehman Hutton-Andy Williams Open