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Jay Sigel

 
EXEMPT STATUS:
Top 31 on All-Time Money List
FULL NAME:
Jay Sigel
HEIGHT:
6-1
WEIGHT:
207
BIRTHDATE:
November 13, 1943
BIRTHPLACE:
Bryn Mawr, PA
RESIDENCE:
Berwyn, PA
FAMILY:
Wife, Betty; Jennifer (12/29/72), Amy (12/30/74), Megan (1/3/79)
EDUCATION:
Wake Forest University (B.A., 1967)
SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Charity work, insurance business
TURNED PROFESSIONAL:
1993
JOINED TOUR:
1994

 Champions Tour Victories
(8) 1994  GTE West Classic.  1996  Energizer SENIOR TOUR Championship.  1997  Bruno's Memorial Classic,  Kroger Senior Classic.  1998  Bell Atlantic Classic,  EMC Kaanapali Classic.  2002  Farmers Charity Classic.  2003  Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am. 
 Other Victories
1975 Porter Cup. 1976 Sunnehanna Amateur. 1978 Sunnehanna Amateur. 1979 British Amateur. 1981 Porter Cup. 1982 U.S. Amateur. 1983 U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur. 1984 Northeastern Amateur. 1985 U.S. Mid-Amateur, Northeastern Amateur. 1987 Porter Cup, U.S. Mid-Amateur. 1988 Sunnehanna Amateur. 1991 Northeastern Amateur.
 Current Year Charles Schwab Cup Points and Positions
240 (28)
 Current Year Champions Tour Money and Positions
$385,738 (25)
 Current Year Best Champions Tour Finishes
1--Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am
 Current Year Champions Tour Best Round
65 at Round 3,  Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am
 Current Year Champions Tour Highlights
Made a nine-foot birdie putt on the last hole to defeat Mike McCullough at the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am, his eighth career title on the Champions Tour. Came from two strokes back on the final day with a course-record tying 7-under 65 at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. Victory was his first top-10 finish of the season and, at age 59, made him the oldest Champions Tour winner ever in Kansas City.
 Best PGA TOUR Finishes
T18--1979  IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic. 
 Best Champions Tour Finishes
1--1994  GTE West Classic.  1996  Energizer SENIOR TOUR Championship.  1997  Bruno's Memorial Classic,  Kroger Senior Classic.  1998  Bell Atlantic Classic,  EMC Kaanapali Classic.  2002  Farmers Charity Classic.  2003  Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am. 
 Best 2002 Champions Tour Finishes
1--Farmers Charity Classic, 2--Uniting Fore Care Classic Presented by Novell, T5--NFL Golf Classic, T8--Lightpath Long Island Classic
  2002 Season Champions Tour
Tournaments Entered--30; in money--30; Top 10 finishes--4
  2002 Season Highlights
Voted as the Champions Tour's Comeback Player of the Year...Earned first victory since October 1998 with a two-stroke win over Morris Hatalsky at the Farmers Charity Classic. Was tied for lead after 36 holes with Rodger Davis and Dan O'Neill and closed with a 5-under-par 67 at Egypt Valley. Helped his cause with a pair of eagles in the final round...Also finished a distant second to Hatalsky at the Uniting Fore Care Classic. Made 24 points on the weekend in the Modified Stableford System and finished 12 points back in Park City...Was tied for the 36-hole lead at the NFL Golf Classic, but T5 after posting 74 in the final round at Upper Montclair.
 Career Highlights
2001: Missed the first five months of the season, recovering from rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders (left shoulder in Nov. 2000; right shoulder in Jan. 2001)...Returned to action at the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland (T58)...Finished second at the SBC Senior Classic. 2000: Troubled most of the year by a left shoulder problem and underwent arthroscopic surgery in November. 1998: Defeated Jose Maria Canizares with a birdie on the third extra hole of a playoff for the Bell Atlantic Classic title. Course-record 62 at Hartefeld National on Saturday that included an amazing 27 on the front nine. Champions Tour-record nine-hole score featured an eagle and seven straight birdies, the best eagle-birdie run in the history of the circuit...Went wire-to-wire for victory at the EMC Kaanapali Classic. Fired a career-best 10-under 61 in the opening round. 1997: Tied Gil Morgan for the most top-10 finishes (19) in the campaign, while compiling multiple wins for the first time as a professional...Captured his first victory of the year in Birmingham at the Bruno's Memorial Classic, holding off Gil Morgan by three strokes...Six consecutive top 10s from mid-June to mid-July were highlighted by a win at the Kroger Senior Classic. Waltzed to a seven-stroke victory over Isao Aoki at Kings Island, setting a tournament record with an 18-under-par 195 total...Came close to winning two other events...Lost to Bob Murphy in a nine-hole playoff at the Toshiba Senior Classic when Murphy sank an 80-foot birdie putt...Also fell to open qualifier Dana Quigley in a three-hole playoff at the Northville Long Island Classic. 1996: Posted the biggest victory of his Champions Tour career in the year's final official event, a two-stroke win over Kermit Zarley at the Energizer SENIOR TOUR Championship in Myrtle Beach, SC. Helped his cause with a hole-in-one in the third round (10th of his career). 1995: Broke Jim Dent's run as the Champions Tour's longest hitter, winning that statistical category with an average of 277.4 yards per drive. 1994: Garnered Rookie of the Year honors after completing one of the most remarkable come-from-behind victories in golf history at the GTE West Classic in Ojai, CA. Rallied from 10 strokes down to catch Jim Colbert in regulation and then defeated him on the fourth extra playoff hole for his first professional win...Final-round course-record 63 at The Dunes Club came on his 51st birthday during the GOLF MAGAZINE SENIOR TOUR Championship and included both an eagle and rare double-eagle (15th/5-wood/220 yards). 1993: Earned a conditional card at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament, finishing 11th at Grenelefe Resort.
 Personal
Is Senior Vice President of Century Business Services...Serves as President of the Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Golf Association...Works part-time as a fee-paid consultant on golf course design projects...Biggest thrill in golf was winning back-to-back U.S. Amateur titles...He and his family have a Brittany Spaniel named Replace All Divots...Has worked with such golf instructors as Mitchell Spearman and Bill Davis...Heroes are Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer...Father got him started in the sport...Collects Ping putters and Wilson Black Dot wedges.
 Champions Tour Playoff Record
2-2

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