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PGA TOUR Victories (2)
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (1)
International Victories (1)
Additional Victories (12)
Received the Old Tom Morris Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Received his highest honor when the World Golf Hall of Fame inducted him, along with Tom Kite, Marlene Stewart Streit and Isao Aoki.
Earned the distinction of being the oldest player to earn an exemption on the Champions Tour from the prior-year's money list when he finished in the top 28 in 1986, at age 64.
Made 19 Champions Tour starts, finishing inside the top-10 in nine of them for a 14th-place final money-list position. Lost in the quarterfinals of the Senior Seiko Tucson Match Play in January. Two more T7s came during back-to-back July starts—at the Greater Syracuse Senior Classic and the Merrill Lynch Golf Digest Pro-Am at Newport CC in Rhode Island.
Finished 12th on the Champions Tour money list. Came up short in his search for victory, finishing solo second at the Hall of Fame at Pinehurst's No. 2 Course. Opened with an even-par 72 then jumped into contention with a 6-under 66 in the second round. Was tied for second with Dan Sikes, five shots behind leader Rod Funseth. Shot a solid 69 on the final day but was no match for Funseth, who fashioned a 65 and won the tournament by nine strokes. Had a solid finish to his season, with three top-10s in his final six starts. Was T4 at the Citizens Union Senior Golf Classic in September, finished T7 at the Hilton Head Seniors International and T6 at the Boca Grove Classic.
Played in 11 official Champions Tour events and recorded an 18th-place money-list finish. Rebounded from a disappointing Champions Tour season in 1981 with three top-10s in his 11 starts. Best effort came at the Suntree Seniors Classic, where he turned rounds of 75-68-71-69 into a T7.
Missed the cut in both of his TOUR starts—at the Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open and the Sammy Davis, Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. Made six Champions Tour starts, with one top-10—a T9 at the Michelob Senior Classic in early April.
Missed the cut in all three of his PGA TOUR starts, including his final major championship appearance, at the PGA Championship.
Missed the cut in both of his TOUR starts, including a 78-78 showing in his final U.S. Open appearance.
Finished 50th on the money list and again came close to winning. In the final event of his season, in Louisiana at the Cajun Classic Open, shot rounds of 70-67-70-67 to T2 with Bobby Mitchell, four shots behind winner Ron Cerrudo.
Four other top-10s came at the Greater Greensboro Open (fifth), the Dallas Open (sixth) and the Canadian Open (T10).
Dropped out of the top-50 on the money list for the first time since 1960. Finished 59th on the earnings' chart. Only top-10s were a pair of T8 efforts both in California—at the Los Angeles Open in his first start of the year and then in San Francisco at the Lucky International Open three weeks later.
Again finished inside the top 50 on the final money list, at No. 48. Opened his season with back-to-back T9s, at the Los Angeles Open and the San Diego Open, respectively. Added a T8 at the Canadian Open in July and a T9 at the Carling World Open in August.
Finished 46th on the money list but was disappointed again, earning the third runner-up finish of his career when he T2 at the St. Paul Open in Minnesota in August. Played well on the weekend at Keller GC, shooting rounds of 68-67. But Charles Courtney walked away with the title. Additional top-10s came at the Waco Turner Open (T6), the Thunderbird Classic (T7), the Buick Open (fifth) and the almaden Open in his final start of the year in November (T6).
Made 23 cuts and finished 49th on the money list. Again flirted with victory, settling for a runner-up finish at the Canadian Open in late-July. Held a share of the 54-hole lead with Ted Kroll at Le Club Laval-sur-lac in Quebec. Shot an even-par 72 on the final day to Kroll's 70. Was also T5 at the Sahara Invitational and T10 at the Eastern Open.
Only two top-10s of the season were T4s, at the Home of the Sun Open, where he was in solo second after the third round, a stroke behind leader Bud Sullivan. Shot a 71 on the final day to drop two positions, into a tie with Art Wall.
Two top-10s came at the Eastern Open (T6) and the Portland Open (T7).
Made the cut in five PGA TOUR starts, his best finish a T25 at the San Diego Open, the first time he broke 70 in a TOUR event. He fired a second-round 67 to go with an opening 75 and closing 73-76 over his final 36 holes.
Played in two PGA TOUR events, both on consecutive weeks in Chicago. Finished T62 at the All American Open then remained at the Tam O'Shanter Club and was T54 at the World Championship of Golf.