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Birthdate: August 27, 1949
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, La.
Age: 56 Ht: 5'10" Wt: 180
Home: Edmond, Okla.
College: Oklahoma State
Turned Professional: 1971
Joined PGA Tour: 1975
PGA Tour Playoff record: 1-0
Joined Champions Tour: 1999
Champions Tour Playoff record: 1-1
PGA Tour Wins: 4 - 1980 Sea Pines Heritage Classic, IVB Philadelphia Classic, 1986 Los Angeles Open & 1987 Pensacola Open.
Champions Tour Wins: 8 - 2000 PGA Seniors' Championship, SBC Championship, Novell Utah Showdown, 2001 The CountryWide Tradition, 2002 Verizon Classic, Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf, 2003 Farmers Charity Classic. 2004 Greater Hickory Classic At Rock Barn.
Player Notes: Got started in the game by working as a caddie for his father in Stillwater, Okla. Played on the PGA Tour between 1975 and 1999, in 532 starts won four times. He was runner-up five times and had 59 top-10 finishes. In the late 90s, worked as an on-course commentator for The Golf Channel. . . Made five appearances on the Senior Tour after turning 50 in August of 1989. Did not play his first event until the first of October due to a back injury he sustained right before he was eligible to play. . . In five starts on the Champions Tour in 1999, best finish T15th, Vantage Championship and Raley's Gold Rush Classic.
2000 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.09 (ranked 12th); money $1,408,194 (ranked 8th); winner PGA Seniors' Championship, SBC Championship, Novell Utah Showdown.
2001 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average 69.94 (ranked 7th); money $1,721,339 (ranked 7th); winner The Countrywide Tradition.
2002 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 69.85 (ranked 5th); money $1,579,988 (ranked 5th); best finish, Winner Verizon Classic and Liberty Mutual Legends.
2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -27; top 10 finishes -9; stroke average 70.45 (ranked 20th); money $1,237,681 (ranked 13th); Best finish, Win Farmers Charity Classic.
2004 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 27; top 10 finishes - 8; stroke average 70.30 (ranked 10th); money $1,179,440 (ranked 12th); Best finish, Won Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn.
2005 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 19; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.10 (ranked 58th); money $257,721 (ranked 58th); Best finish, T-5th JELD-WEN Tradition. Suffered through a frustrating season after being plagued for much of the early portion of the year by a elbow injury. Underwent arthroscopic surgery on the left elbow in May.