Player Biography

CRAIG STADLER

Birthdate: June 2, 1953

Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.

Age: 54 Ht: 5'10" Wt: 255

Home: Evergreen, Colo.

College: USC

Turned Professional: 1975

Joined PGA Tour: 1976

PGA Tour Playoff record: 3-3

Joined Champions Tour: 2003

Champions Tour Playoff record: 1-0

PGA Tour victories: 13 - 1980 Bob Hope Classic, Greater Greensboro Open, 1981 Kemper Open, 1982 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open, Masters, Kemper Open, World Series of Golf, 1984 Byron Nelson Classic, 1991 Tour Championship, 1992 World Series of Golf, 1994 Buick Invitational, 1996 Nissan Open, 2003 B.C. Open

Champions Tour Victories: 8 - Ford Senior Players Championship, Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn, SBC Championship, 2004 The ACE Group Classic, Bank of America Championship, JELD-WEN Tradition, The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach presented by Wal-Mart, SAS Championship presented by Forbes.

Other victories: 1973 U.S. Amateur, 1978 Magnolia Classic, 1985 European Masters, 1987 Dunlop Phoenix (Jap), 1990 Scandinavian Open, 1992 Argentine Open

Player Notes: Won 1973 U.S. Amateur…Member 1975 USA Walker Cup team…Member 1983 and '85 Ryder Cup teams…Leading money winner ($446,462) on the 1982 PGA Tour.

1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.71 (ranked 41st); money $278,482 (ranked 52nd); best finish, T3rd Hawaiian Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.06 (ranked 7th); money $827,628 (ranked 2nd); winner The Tour Championship.

1992 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.62 (ranked T34th); money $487,460 (ranked 28th); winner, NEC World Series of Golf.

1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.60 (ranked T37th); money $553,623 (ranked 29th); best finish, 2nd Las Vegas Invitational and T2nd World Series of Golf.

1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.39 (ranked 29th); money $474,831 (ranked 32nd); winner Buick Invitational of California.

1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.42 (ranked 37th); money $402,316 (ranked 45th); best finish, T3rd, B.C. Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 70.87 (ranked T56th); money $336,820 (ranked 58th); winner, 1996 Nissan Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.29 (ranked 28th); money $525,304 (ranked 41st); best finish, 2nd in Nissan Open and T2nd in Buick Invitational.

1998 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.83 (ranked 54th); money $350,091 (ranked 85th); best finish, T7th Honda Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 70.89 (ranked T57th); money $454,091 (ranked 87th); best finish, 3rd, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

2000 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; Rounds Played: 66 ; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 2; Best finish: 2nd at the Shell Houston Open; Earnings: $631,752 Rank (74th)

2000 Stats: Scoring - 71.41 / (114th); Driving Distance - 276.4 / (57th); Driving Accuracy - 61.9% / (174th); GIR - 65.6% / (105th); Putting - 1.768 / (66th); Birdie Average - 3.56 per rd / (71st) / Total Birdies - 235; Sand Saves - 38.7% / (193rd); Scrambling - 53.5% / (186th); All-Around Rank - 789 / (102nd)

2001 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; Rounds Played: 39 ; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 1; Best finish: T-5th at the Accenture Match Play Championship; Earnings: $196,072 Rank (174th).

2002 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered: 22; Rounds Played: 68 ; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 1 / Best finish: T-10th at the WorldCom Classic / Earnings: $505,778 Rank (127th)

2002 Notes: Teamed with son Kevin to win the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge in the Bahamas.

2002 Stats: Scoring - 71.14 / (92nd); Driving Distance - 280.4 / (98th); Driving Accuracy - 70.2% / (58th); GIR - 66.0% / (89th); Putting - 1.761 / (67th); Birdie Average - 3.66 per rd / (85th) / Total Birdies - 249; Sand Saves - 51.7% / (80th); All-Around Rank - 597 / (45th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 11; Rounds Played - 26; Scoring average - 71.94; in money - 4; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $584,830 Rank (113th); Best finish: Win at the B.C. Open

2003 Notes: Became just the second player in PGA Tour history to win both a PGA Tour and Champions Tour event in the same season, joing Ray Floyd who won the Doral Ryder Open and the GTE North Classic in 1992.

2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 14; Rounds Played - 48; Scoring average - 69.38 (ranked 2nd); top -10 Finishes - 7; money $1,192,278 Rank (14th); Winner, Ford Senior Players Championship, Greater Hickory Classic At Rock Barn, SBC Championship.

2004 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; Rounds Played - 67; Scoring average - 69.30 (ranked 1st); top -10 Finishes - 12; money $2,306,066 Rank (1st); Winner, The ACE Group Classic, Bank of America Championship, JELD-WEN Tradition, The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach presented by Wal-Mart, SAS Championship presented by Forbes.

2004 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 6; Rounds Played - 20; Scoring average - 72.09; in money - 4; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $137,475 Rank (208th); Best finish: T21st, B.C. Open

2004 Notes: Was voted by the players as the Champions Tour's Player of the Year after a career-best five victories in a single season, the most wins by any player in a year since Larry Nelson in 2001...Also topped the Champions Tour earnings list for 2004 and received the Arnold Palmer Award as the circuit's leading money-winner, with a personal-best $2,306,606, the 10th-highest money total ever...Joined Lee Trevino and Tom Watson as the third player to earn money titles on both the Champions Tour and the PGA TOUR.

2005 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 21; top 10 finishes - 14; stroke average 69.65 (ranked 3rd); money $1,274,719 (ranked 9th); Best finish, T-2nd 3M Championship & The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

2005 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 6; Rounds Played - 24; in money - 5; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $256,110.00 Rank (197 - unofficial); Best finish: T-9 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

2006 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 22; top 10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.87 (ranked 26th); money $936,601 (ranked 15th); Best finish, T-2nd Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, 3M Championship.

In four starts on the PGA Tour in 2006, missed cut at Sony Open in Hawaii, Masters, Verizon Heritage, T42nd at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.