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PGA TOUR Victories (24)
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (22)
International Victories (118)
During the week of THE PLAYERS Championship was honored with the PGA Tour's Lifetime Achievement Award, joining a list of recipients that includes friends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, as well as Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and former President George H.W. Bush.
In early July, learned he had been selected to join Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as an Honorary Starter at the 2012 Masters.
Did not play a round on the PGA TOUR for the first time since 1957. Played in three official Champions Tour events as he continued to serve as one of golf's great worldwide ambassadors.
Celebrated his 50th season as a professional.
Made 20 Champions Tour appearances, with his best showing coming at the Foremost Insurance Classic, where he fired a final-round 69 at Egypt Valley CC en route to a T6. Ended the season on a strong note by carding par-or-better scores in 10 of his last 11 rounds, including six in the 60s.
Had one of the great senior seasons by a player over age 60. Just two months shy of his 63rd birthday, became the second-oldest winner in the history of the Champions Tour with his one-stroke victory over J.C. Snead and Walter Hall at the Northville Long Island Classic. Win came 12 years, 9 months after his first victory on the Champions Tour, setting an all-time record for longest span between first Champions Tour win and last. Carded three consecutive rounds of 68 at Meadow Brook Club. Had captured his fourth consecutive MasterCard Champions title the day before, becoming just the fourth player to "double dip," claiming both events in the same week.
Returned to a familiar position in the top 31 after a year's absence. His 23 tournament appearances yielded just under $500,00 in prize money ($494,714) and a 24th-place money-list finish, his best official earnings year since 1992.
Suffered through his first season since turning 50 without winning a tournament. Knocked on the door several times, with nine top-10 finishes, including a pair of second-place showings and three third-place performances.
Played in three of the four PGA TOUR majors, missing the cut in the Masters, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.
Won a career-high five times in 20 starts, including his second PGA Seniors' Championship and second U.S. Senior Open.
Made the cut in both of his PGA TOUR starts, at the Masters Tournament (T35) and at The Open Championship (T66).
Played in his final non-major PGA TOUR event, the Southern Open. Opened with back-to-back 69s to easily make the cut. Settled on a T37, one of four made PGA TOUR cuts that season. He was T36 at the Masters, T37 at the Sea Pines Heritage and T24 at the Houston Open.
Finished inside the top 20 in three tournaments–the Masters (T15), the Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic (T16) and the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic (T17).
Went winless on the PGA TOUR for a third consecutive season but won his 11th South African Open title, finishing three strokes in front of fellow South Africans Dale Hayes and Bobby Cole. In the third round, he took control of the tournament with a 9-under 63 at Royal Johannesburg GC.
Didn't win a PGA TOUR event for the first time since 1967 but did win three times–all at international venues. Took the South African Open for a ninth time.
In a year he was inducted as a member of the inaugural class of the World Golf Hall of Fame, he captured both the second Masters title of his career and third Open Championship. At Augusta National, he shot a 6-under 66 in the third round and eventually edged Dave Stockton and Tom Weiskopf by two strokes.
Won on the PGA TOUR for a sixth consecutive season. In September, he held a five-shot lead after the 16th hole of the Southern Open's final round but saw the lead dwindle to a one-shot win after he bogeyed the final two holes while Forrest Fezler birdied Nos. 17 and 18 at the Columbus, Ga., event. The win, worth $20,030, left him $27,000 short of the $1-million mark in career earnings.
Had an amazing six runner-up performances on the PGA TOUR but was able to come away with one victory–the San Diego Open–by a stroke over Tony Lema at Stardust CC.
Won his first of three Masters Tournament titles. Also claimed two other victories for first multi-win season. Was the leading money winner on TOUR for the only time in his career.
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