Birthdate: December 31, 1950
Birthplace: Corvallis, Ore.
Age: 56 Ht: 5'9" Wt: 180
Home: Corvallis, Ore.
College: Arizona State
Turned Professional: 1973
Joined PGA Tour: 1976
PGA Tour Playoff record: 1-0
Joined Champions Tour: 2001
Champions Tour Playoff record: 3-0
PGA Tour Wins: 6 - 1976 Phoenix Open, 1980 Canadian Open, 1982 Byron Nelson Classic, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic, Bank Of Boston, 1983 Phoenix Open
Champions Tour Wins: 8 - 2001 Verizon Classic, Senior Tour Championship, 2002 SBC Sr. Open, FleetBoston Classic, Allianz Championship, Kroger Senior Classic, 2003 Emerald Coast Classic, 2005 Constellation Energy Classic
Player Notes: Gilder starred for the Arizona State golf team. Along with Howard Twitty and Tom Purtzer the team won the 1973 Western Athletic Conference title. After graduation in 1973, he tried for his Tour card, but failed in three different attempts. Gilder won the New Zealand Open in 1974, beating Jack Newton and Bob Charles in a playoff. His fourth trip to the Q-school was a charm, as he earned his card and on his second tournament in 1976 won the Phoenix Open. In his next four years he made the top 75 in earnings and visited the winnerís circle again with a victory in the 1980 Canadian Open. His best season on tour has to be in 1982 has he won three times (Byron Nelson, Westchester and Bank of Boston) and earned $308,648. He was sixth on the money list and played on the 1983 Ryder Cup Team . . . What is best remembered of his '83 season, was his double-eagle 2 he made on the 18th hole on national TV, during the third round of the Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic. He won the Phoenix Open again in 1983, in splendid fashion, beating Rex Caldwell, Johnny Miller and Mark O'Meara in an eight-hole playoff. In 1988 he won the Kapalua International, beating John Mahaffey by two strokes.
1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.24 (ranked 98th); money $154,934 (ranked 102nd); best finish, 7th Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic...
1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.85 (ranked T63rd); money $251,683 (ranked 66th); best finish, 4th Centel Western Open.
1992 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.23 (ranked T-94th); money $170,761 (ranked 91st); best finish, T-6th U.S. Open.
1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.21 (ranked 91st); money $148,496 (ranked 108th); best finish, T-7th Buick Classic.
1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.28 (ranked T-95th); money $154,868 (ranked 118th); best finish T-5th, Shell Houston Open.
1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.75; money $139,361 (ranked 138th); best finish T-8th, Buick Classic, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic and Quad Cities Classic.
1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.13 (ranked 80th); money $114,844 (ranked 156th); best finish 12th, Canon Greater Hartford Open.
1997 Nike Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.96 (ranked T37th); money $67,071 (ranked 32nd); best finish T3rd, Nike Dakota Dunes Open.
Played in five events on the PGA Tour in 1997, made the cut twice, best finish T27th at Buick Classic.
1998 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.13 (ranked T164th); money $186,913 (ranked 143rd); best finish T9th, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am.
1999 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 2; top-10 finishes - 0; money $10,052 (ranked 289th); best finish T55th, Greater Milwaukee Open.
2000 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; money $70,236 (ranked 206th); best finish T33rd, John Deere Classic and SEI Pennsylvania Classic.
2000 Buy.com Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 5; top-10 finishes -1; money $31,438 (ranked 107th); best finish T8th, BUY.COM Monterrey Open.
Despite playing with a sprained left ankle and five kidney stone Gilder was the medalist in the 2000 Senior Tour qualifying tournament.
2001 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average 70.37 (ranked 11th); money $1,684,986 (ranked 8th); winner, Verizon Classic and Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia. Was voted Rookie-of-the-Year.
2002 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 34; top-10 finishes - 16; scoring average 70.26 (ranked 11th); money $2,367,637 (ranked 2nd); best finish, Winner SBC Sr. Open, Fla.eetBoston Classic, Allianz Championship and Kroger Senior Classic.
2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -30; top 10 finishes -9; stroke average 70.46 (ranked 21st); money $1,278,247 (ranked 12th); Best finish, Win Emerald Coast Classic.
2004 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.06 (ranked 24th); money $791,452 (ranked 22nd); Best finish, T-3rd FedEx Kinko's Classic, Farmers Charity Classic & Baylor Advantage Pro-Am.
2005 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.99 (ranked 27th); money $925,952 (ranked 18th); Best finish, Win Constellation Energy Classic.
2006 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.42 (ranked 9th); money $994,842 (ranked 13th); Best finish, Win Constellation Energy Classic.