ResidenceCollege Station, Texas, USA
AttachmentSterling Golf
Date of Birth:14/06/1961
Place of BirthAlbany, Minnesota, USA
Height & Weight5ft 11in 14st 2lbs (178cm 90kg)
FamilyWife: Lucinda; Child: Christopher (1988)
InterestsFishing, hunting
Turned Pro1985
Qualifying School2010* (winner)

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The American claimed his second Swiss Seniors Open title by one shot after a dramatic final day at Golf Club Bad Ragaz. A winner in the 2012 edition of the tournament, he was three shots off the pace with three holes to play, but birdied the 17th and 18th holes to finish on ten under par. He had a strong 2015 season, as he finished in the top 20 in his last four events including fourth place in the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open. Benefited from a purple patch in the middle of his 2014 Senior Tour season, where he finished tied second at the Travis Perkins Masters and tied third at the Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior), before culminating this run of form with a victory at the Senior Open de Portugal. Enjoyed a marvellous 2013 season, winning three times and finishing third on the Order of Merit. Claimed back-to-back victories, first capturing the Berenberg Bank Masters in Germany before a week later holding off the challenge of former Ryder Cup Captains Mark James and Ian Woosnam to win the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Championship in Switzerland. Lost in a play-off to David J Russell in the French Riviera Masters before adding a third title in the Fubon Senior Open. Finished third on his debut in the Berenberg Bank Masters in 2011 and then joint runner-up in the Van Lanschot Senior Open after turning 50 in June 2011. Ended the year 24th on the Order of Merit to retain his playing rights having won the Qualifying School the previous November by five strokes in Portugal after a superb closing round of 65. Inspired to join the Senior Tour by his close friend, the late Bob Boyd, who was a member from 2005 to 2010 until his death in February 2011. Won the National PGA Club Professional Championship in 2000 and 2003 and the National Assistant PGA Championship in 2009. The Assistant Club Pro at The Falls Resort shot an opening round 71 at the 2001 US PGA Championship to sit two shots off the pace. Was a former college team-mate of 2010 Ryder Cup winning Captain Colin Montgomerie at Houston Baptist University.

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Senior Tour Wins5
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 2,237 (2001)


Professional PGA Cup 2000 (winners), 05, 07 (winners)

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