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PGA TOUR Victories (10)
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (14)
Additional Victories (3)
Did not compete in an event during the season.
Named the recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service Award, inaugurated in 1988 to honor outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf. Received the award at August's 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, S.C. Did not compete in any events during the year.
Spent the majority of his year running his new company, Stockton Golf, and working with his two sons, teaching his putting/short-game method to both professionals and amateurs. During the summer, with Matthew Rudy, co-authored a book, Unconscious Putting, which explains his unique approach on the greens.
Made just two starts during the year due to health-related issues. Competed at the Allianz Championship in February and played one round at the Toshiba Classic in early March before being forced to WD due to illness. Underwent surgery September 23 to correct a 75-percent tear in his right rotator cuff.
Played in 12 events before being shelved for the remainder of the year following left-shoulder surgery for a partially torn rotator cuff in late August. While recuperating, hooked up with Phil Mickelson, who solicited his advice on putting after a suggestion from his caddie, Jim MacKay. Mickelson credited Stockton for improvement in his putting after his win in the year's final FedEx Cup event, The TOUR Championship in Atlanta. Also worked with Michelle Wie prior to the Solheim Cup.
Went over the million-dollar mark ($1,040,524) in yearly earnings for a fifth time.
Claimed a second consecutive Arnold Palmer Award as the circuit's leading money-winner, the first player to do so since Bob Charles in 1988-89. Earnings of over $1.4 million were more than his total amount in 27 years on the PGA TOUR. Voted Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America.
Collected both the Arnold Palmer Award and the Champions Tour Player of the Year Award after winning a career-high five tournaments. Won back-to-back events at the Franklin Quest Championship and the GTE Northwest Classic. Voted Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America and other assorted publications.
Voted Champions Tour Rookie of the Year.
Most productive year was 1974 when he won three events and finished sixth on the money list with $155,104.