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PGA TOUR Victories (16)
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (2)
International Victories (8)
Additional Victories (6)
CURRENT YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
Highlight of his season was being voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015. Received notification in mid-October and will be inducted at St. Andrews along with David Graham, Laura Davies and A.W. Tillinghast. Despite only recording four top-10 finishes, the fewest he's had in a year on the Champions Tour since 2008, earned a spot among the top-30 money-winners for the fifth time in the last six years.
Eclipsed the seven-figure mark in single-season earnings for the fourth time in five years and registered nine top-10s in his 22 starts, the most appearances he's made in a Champions Tour season.
Played an abbreviated schedule after suffering an injury during the spring (torn cartilage in his rib area while preparing for the Masters) and missed four months of the season. Made just 11 starts during the year. Best performance came during the midst of five straight top-10 finishes in the latter portion of the summer, a first for him in his Champions Tour career.
Turned in another solid Champions Tour season, with nine overall top-10s in 20 starts and played his best golf in the second half of the year when he had five top-10 efforts in his last nine starts, including a pair of runner-up showings. Also played in three PGA TOUR events. Made his 28th career appearance at The Masters (missed cut). Made the cut in his return appearance at THE PLAYERS Championship. He earned a spot in the field by virtue of his 2010 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship title. Opening-round 6-under 66 at TPC Sawgrass put him two strokes off the lead, but followed with rounds of 74-79-77 to finish 74th. It was his first made PGA TOUR cut since the 2009 Open Championship.
Was eighth on the final money list for the second year in succession, but more importantly, won two times, including his first individual title on the Champions Tour when he prevailed in a one-hole playoff over Michael Allen at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship in October. Led by two strokes after 54 holes and appeared in control on the back nine before a late Sunday charge by Michael Allen left the two tied at 7-under-par after 72 holes at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Hit two near-perfect shots on the first playoff hole and then two putted from 25 feet for the win after Allen's tee shot landed in the right rough which eventually led to a bogey. The victory earned him a spot in the 2011 THE PLAYERS Championship and allowed him to go over the $1 million mark in season earnings for the third time in the last four years. Was the lone player in the starting field of 78 players to post four rounds in the 60s.
Was among the top 10 in half of his 20 appearances on the circuit but, despite several strong bids for victory, finished second four times and third once. Game and attitude rejuvenated by engagement to Meredith Berkman during Masters week and subsequent wedding on June 27.
Posted just two top-10 finishes in 16 starts, with both coming in successive outings in the spring. Teamed with Nick Price for a T7 finish at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and, the following week, was T10 at the FedEx Kinko's Classic in Texas. Made two appearances on the European Tour and made the cut at both stops on consecutive weeks in March. Was T39 at both the Dubai Desert Classic and the Emaar-MGF Indian Masters in New Delhi.
Was a runner-up four times on the Champions Tour in his rookie season. Closed his season with back-to-back runner-ups in Texas. Was a distant second near Houston at the Administaff Small Business Classic, losing to Bernhard Langer by eight strokes despite posting a 17-under total over 54 holes at Augusta Pines. Was second again the following week at Oak Hills in San Antonio, two strokes back of good friend John Cook despite posting a 13-under 200 score that included a 63 in the opening round, the best score in the tournament.
Took one-time exemption for top 50 on PGA TOUR career money list. Had two top-25s finishes in the season; a T16 at the Buick Invitational and a T20 at the Canadian Open. Turns 50 in January 2007 to become eligible for the Champions Tour.
Played on a Minor Medical Extension, with eight events needed to earn $79,396 (equal to 2004 No. 125). Accomplished the feat with a T52 finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Played out of the Major Medical Category for the remainder of the season.
Limited to 17 events due to wrist injury, did not play after Deutsche Bank Championship in early September.
Fell out of the top 125 for the first time since earning his card in 1981.
Two runner-up finishes were the most since he had two in 1996.
Second-round 63 at PGA tied the all-time low 18 for a major. Top-20 finish was fifth career top-20 at Augusta National for the former Masters champion.
Struggled through difficult season, which saw him fall out of the top 100 on the official money list for first time since 1982.
Represented the United States on his fifth Ryder Cup team and in Dunhill Cup and World Cup competitions.
At age 41, became the oldest player to win two major championships in the same year. As a reward, was chosen by his peers as PGA TOUR Player of the Year. Joined Nick Price and Nick Faldo as the only players in the 1990s to win two majors in one year. Named PGA of America and Golf Writers Association of America Player of Year.
Posted back-to-back victories at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and Buick Invitational. First player to win at Pebble Beach five times. Six of his victories came in pro-am events: 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1997 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Ams and 1991 Walt Disney World/ Oldsmobile Classic. Shot 67 all four days for tournament-record 20-under-par 268 and one-stroke victory over David Duval and Tiger Woods. Trailed each day by two or three strokes until back-nine on Sunday. Following week, opened with 67-66 for a share of lead at Torrey Pines through 36 holes. Slipped two strokes back with Saturday 71, but another 71 Sunday good enough for two-stroke victory over seven players. During first five appearances, enjoyed stretch of 12 consecutive rounds in 60s and was 69 under par. Earned West Coast swing-record $741,785, two thirds of final total of $1,124,560.
Improved on his stellar 1995 campaign with two wins, two seconds and two thirds. Two wins meant four TOUR victories in 13 months. Crossed $1-million mark for first time. Enjoyed torrid stretch in spring with four consecutive top-three finishes. Cisco World Match Play Championship
Victory in Argentine Open gave him victories on five continents (North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia). Struggled throughout the season, returning to form over the last two months. Three top-10 finishes included back-to-back ninth-place finishes in Greater Milwaukee Open (tie) and Bell Canadian Open (solo).
After four top-10 finishes in first four months, best placing rest of way was T12 in Kmart Greater Greensboro Open. As direct result missed finishing in top 30 for first time since 1983. Had streak of TOUR Championship appearances broken at seven. Began year with back-to-back top-10s, T3 Tournament of Champions and T9 United Airlines Hawaiian Open. Had consecutive top-10s in Nestle Invitational (T6) and THE PLAYERS Championship, where earned biggest paycheck of year ($100,000) for solo fifth. Saw his consecutive years TOUR victory snapped at four.
Victory was one of nine top-10 finishes on year, cornerstone to best money-won season of $759,648. Previous high was $707,175 in 1990. Had top-10 finishes in season's first four events. Finished in top 30 for ninth consecutive year, played in TOUR Championship seventh straight time. TOUR leader with 1.731 putts per hole.
Finished strong in 11th season on PGA TOUR, winning seventh career title at Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic. Shot 64 in final round, which tied him with Tom Purtzer, D.A. Weibring and Mark Brooks for low finish by winner, and defeated David Peoples by a stroke. Victory moved him into top 30 and enabled him to compete in year-ending TOUR Championship for six straight year. Was eighth consecutive year finished in top 30 on money list. Was third straight year with at least one victory. Member of victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Six top-10 finishes including two wins in 20 made cuts in 25 events. Won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for third time by two strokes over Kenny Perry. Win highlighted by the fact that his father, Bob O'Meara was his Pro-Am partner for all four days. Next victory came at the H.E.B. Texas Open, where a final-round 63 resulted in a 19-under-par 261 to lead by one over Gary Hallberg. Fleshed out his season with a third at MONY Tournament of Champions; a T4 at Shearson Lehman Hutton Open, a T5 at Las Vegas Invitational and a T10 at Nestle Invitational.
Continued winning ways at AT&T Pebble Beach. Enjoyed a second-round lead, tying with Nick Price after three rounds. A final-round 2-under-par 70 on the Pebble Beach links resulted in an 11-under-par 277, one better than Tom Kite. Had seven top-10 and 13 top-25 finishes. In mid-February, three under-par rounds resulted in T2 at Shearson Lehman Hutton in La Jolla, Calif. Saw next top-10, T5, at English Turn G&CC, with a 9-under 279 at the USF&G Classic, five strokes behind Champion Tim Simpson. In May, scored two top-10s, the first at GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, solo third, one stroke out of a two-way playoff with Jodie Mudd and Larry Nelson, with a 14-under 265. Following week, carded a T6 at the Memorial Tournament. At the Buick Open, rounds of 66-70-71-68 garnering a T5 finish at 13-under 275. Final top-10 of the season came late-October, solo sixth, at the Nabisco Championship.
Finished strong in his eighth season on PGA TOUR, with seven top-10s and 20 made cuts in 27 events. Placed 22nd on the money list ($438,311), his second-best earnings year. His season-opener came at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and resulted in a T4, with five consecutive under-par rounds at the 90-hole tournament. Two weeks later, finished T9 at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, four shots behind champion Steve Jones.
Made 20 cuts in 26 appearances, including seven top-10s. Clinched his first top-10 of the season at the Phoenix Open. Opening and closing rounds of 62-69, coupled with middle rounds of 71-70 equaled a T6 finish with Bobby Clampett and Corey Pavin, five strokes behind Paul Azinger's winning score.
Garnered five top-10s, while making 22 cuts in 25 events. Was solo-second in first start of the season, at the MONY Tournament of Champions. Fired rounds of 70-65-67-71 for a 15-under 273. Was well off the pace at the Doral-Eastern Open following a third-round 74, But thanks to a final-round 66, finished T3 in Miami in March. Scoring needle settled in at T3 for the next three events, at the Memorial Tournament (weekend rounds of 67-66), the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic (four under-par rounds) and the Cannon Sammy Davis, Jr.-Greater Hartford Open (a third-round 64 and a final-round 67).
Continued his winning ways, adding two victories and six top-10s in 25 starts. Had back-to-back titles in February, winning the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am and the Hawaiian Open, that propelled him to No.1 on the TOUR's money list. On the Monterey Peninsula, took a two-shot advantage into the final round at Pebble Beach GL over Curtis Strange. Shot a 1-over 73. Battled back from final-round bogeys at Pebble Beach GL on Nos. 5 and 12 to eclipse Larry Rinker, Kikuo Arai and Strange by a shot.
Enjoyed a breakout year, with 15 top-10s and his first career title, at the Greater Milwaukee Open. Finished second on the PGA TOUR money list, with $465,873. In Wisconsin, shot a 16-under 272 at Tuckaway CC to defeat Tom Watson by five strokes in September. Rounds of 67-68-69-68 led to his maiden victory.
Made 17 cuts in 32 events. Took the opening-round lead at the B.C. Open, shooting a 63 at En Joie GC with a 63, three shots ahead of the field. Following rounds of 71-73-71 netted a T15. Four solid under-par rounds of 69-69-66-69 resulted in a T13 at the Texas Open. Final top-25 was a T20 at the Pensacola Open at Perdido Bay CC.
Racked up four top-25s while making 19 cuts in 35 starts.
PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. Highlight of rookie season was playoff loss to Dave Eichelberger at Tallahassee Open.