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Hal Sutton

Personal information
NameHal Sutton
Full nameHal Evan Sutton
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight210 lb (95.3 kg ; 15 st)
NationalityUnited States
ResidenceBossier City, Louisiana
Career
CollegeCentenary College
Turned professional1981
Current toursPGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour14
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament10th: 2000
U.S. OpenT4: 1986
The Open ChampionshipT4: 1986
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1983
Achievements and awards
PGA Player of the Year1983
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1983
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
1994
Payne Stewart Award2007

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Hal Evan Sutton (born April 28, 1958) is an American professional golfer.

Sutton was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. A promising golfer at the Centenary College of Louisiana, he was named Golf Magazines 1980 College Player of the Year. He quickly established himself as one of the PGA Tour's top young stars in the early 1980s; his first win was at the 1982 Walt Disney World Golf Classic in a playoff with Bill Britton after the two had tied at 19-under-par 269 after 72 holes. What would prove to be the biggest win of his career—his only win in a major—came a year later at the PGA Championship. He entered into a long drought shortly thereafter, going from 1986 to 1995 without a PGA Tour victory; he nearly lost his tour card late in the string, maintaining it only by using a one-time-only exemption for players in the top 50 of the all-time PGA Tour career money list. After this disappointing stint of play for eight years, Sutton rejuvenated his career in 1995 with a win at the B.C. Open. In 1998 he won the Valero Texas Open and the prestigious Tour Championship to finish fifth on the PGA Tour money list. Other than his spectacular 1983 season, Sutton had his best year to date in 2000 by beating Tiger Woods in the final group of The Players Championship to win. He also had an additional win to that—the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic two starts later. He would go on to finish fourth on the PGA Tour money list. In 2001, however, Sutton had one of his best years, making the cut in 22 of 26 events with one victory at the Shell Houston Open at TPC at The Woodlands and a season winnings total of $1.7 million.

Sutton ranked in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for over 50 weeks from their debut in 1986 to 1987 and then again for over 50 weeks between 1999 and 2001. He has reached the top 5 of the rankings.

After playing on four U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1985, 1987, 1999, 2002), he was named non-playing captain of the team for 2004. The competition, played at Oakland Hills Country Club, saw Europe beat the USA by 18.5 points to 9.5 points. Inevitably, Sutton came in for some criticism of his performance as captain, especially for his decision to pair Tiger Woods with Phil Mickelson on the first day of play.

In 2007 he received the Payne Stewart Award. He won it for his charitable efforts which include the establishment of the Christus Schumpert Sutton Children's Hospital in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. He also teamed up with Louisianans Kelly Gibson and David Toms to raise more than $2 million in aid to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita victims. Sutton was also awarded the Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award in 2004 and the Golf Writers Association of America's 2006 Charlie Bartlett Award with Gibson and Toms for their relief efforts. He became eligible to play on the Champions Tour in April 2008.

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PGA Tour wins (14) :
No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 31, 1982 Walt Disney World Golf Classic -19 (71-63-68-67=269) Playoff US Bill Britton
2 Mar 28, 1983 Tournament Players Championship -5 (73-71-70-69=283) 1 stroke US Bob Eastwood
3 Aug 7, 1983 PGA Championship -10 (65-66-72-71=274) 1 stroke US Jack Nicklaus
4 Jun 30, 1985 St. Jude Memphis Classic -9 (65-76-73-65=279) Playoff US David Ogrin
5 Sep 22, 1985 Southwest Golf Classic -15 (68-67-67-71=273) Playoff US Mike Reid
6 Jan 26, 1986 Phoenix Open -17 (64-64-68-71=267) 2 strokes US Calvin Peete, US Tony Sills
7 May 25, 1986 Memorial Tournament -17 (68-69-66-68=271) 4 strokes US Don Pooley
8 Sep 17, 1995 B.C. Open -15 (71-69-68-61=269) 1 stroke US Jim McGovern
9 Sep 27, 1998 Westin Texas Open -18 (67-68-67-68=270) 1 stroke US Justin Leonard
10 Nov 1, 1998 The Tour Championship -6 (69-67-68-70=274) Playoff FJ Vijay Singh
11 Sep 12, 1999 Bell Canadian Open -13 (69-67-70-69=275) 3 strokes US Dennis Paulson
12 Mar 27, 2000 The Players Championship -10 (69-69-69-71=278) 1 stroke US Tiger Woods
13 Apr 23, 2000 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic -14 (67-64-72-71=274) 3 strokes US Andrew Magee
14 Apr 22, 2001 Shell Houston Open -10 (70-68-71-69=278) 3 strokes US Joe Durant, US Lee Janzen

Wins (1) :
Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runner-up
1983 PGA Championship 2 shot lead -10 (65-66-72-71=274) 1 stroke US Jack Nicklaus

Results timeline :
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters 52 CUT DNP T27 CUT T31 CUT CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT T19 6 T16 T23 T4 T31 64 T29
The Open Championship DNP T47 LA CUT T29 CUT DNP DNP T11 CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T29 1 T6 T65 T21 T28 T66 CUT

Results timeline :
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP T36 DNP T19 DNP T7
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T10
PGA Championship T49 T7 CUT T31 T55 CUT CUT CUT T27 T26

Results timeline :
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
The Masters 10 36 DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T23 T24 CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT T44 T60 T39 CUT 79

PGA Championship champions

Match play era
1916 Jim Barnes * 1917 18 Cancelled due to World War I * 1919 Jim Barnes * 1920 Jock Hutchison * 1921 Walter Hagen * 1922 Gene Sarazen * 1923 Gene Sarazen * 1924 Walter Hagen * 1925 Walter Hagen * 1926 Walter Hagen * 1927 Walter Hagen * 1928 Leo Diegel * 1929 Leo Diegel * 1930 Tommy Armour * 1931 Tom Creavy * 1932 Olin Dutra * 1933 Gene Sarazen * 1934 Paul Runyan * 1935 Johnny Revolta * 1936 Denny Shute * 1937 Denny Shute * 1938 Paul Runyan * 1939 Henry Picard * 1940 Byron Nelson * 1941 Vic Ghezzi * 1942 Sam Snead * 1943 Cancelled due to World War II * 1944 Bob Hamilton * 1945 Byron Nelson * 1946 Ben Hogan * 1947 Jim Ferrier * 1948 Ben Hogan * 1949 Sam Snead * 1950 Chandler Harper * 1951 Sam Snead * 1952 Jim Turnesa * 1953 Walter Burkemo * 1954 Chick Harbert * 1955 Doug Ford * 1956 Jack Burke, Jr. * 1957 Lionel Hebert
Stroke play era
1958 Dow Finsterwald * 1959 Bob Rosburg * 1960 Jay Hebert * 1961 Jerry Barber * 1962 Gary Player * 1963 Jack Nicklaus * 1964 Bobby Nichols * 1965 Dave Marr * 1966 Al Geiberger * 1967 Don January * 1968 Julius Boros * 1969 Raymond Floyd * 1970 Dave Stockton * 1971 Jack Nicklaus * 1972 Gary Player * 1973 Jack Nicklaus * 1974 Lee Trevino * 1975 Jack Nicklaus * 1976 Dave Stockton * 1977 Lanny Wadkins * 1978 John Mahaffey * 1979 David Graham * 1980 Jack Nicklaus * 1981 Larry Nelson * 1982 Raymond Floyd * 1983 Hal Sutton * 1984 Lee Trevino * 1985 Hubert Green * 1986 Bob Tway * 1987 Larry Nelson * 1988 Jeff Sluman * 1989 Payne Stewart * 1990 Wayne Grady * 1991 John Daly * 1992 Nick Price * 1993 Paul Azinger * 1994 Nick Price * 1995 Steve Elkington * 1996 Mark Brooks * 1997 Davis Love III * 1998 Vijay Singh * 1999 Tiger Woods * 2000 Tiger Woods * 2001 David Toms * 2002 Rich Beem * 2003 Shaun Micheel * 2004 Vijay Singh * 2005 Phil Mickelson * 2006 Tiger Woods * 2007 Tiger Woods * 2008 Pádraig Harrington * 2009 Y. E. Yang

PGA and PGA Tour Players of the Year

PGA Players of the Year
1948 Ben Hogan * 1949 Sam Snead * 1950 Ben Hogan * 1951 Ben Hogan * 1952 Julius Boros * 1953 Ben Hogan#∞ * 1954 Ed Furgol * 1955 Doug Ford * 1956 Jack Burke, Jr. * 1957 Dick Mayer * 1958 Dow Finsterwald * 1959 Art Wall, Jr. * 1960 Arnold Palmer * 1961 Jerry Barber * 1962 Arnold Palmer * 1963 Julius Boros * 1964 Ken Venturi * 1965 Dave Marr * 1966 Billy Casper * 1967 Jack Nicklaus * 1968 No award * 1969 Orville Moody * 1970 Billy Casper * 1971 Lee Trevino * 1972 Jack Nicklaus ∞∞ * 1973 Jack Nicklaus * 1974 Johnny Miller * 1975 Jack Nicklaus * 1976 Jack Nicklaus * 1977 Tom Watson * 1978 Tom Watson * 1979 Tom Watson * 1980 Tom Watson * 1981 Bill Rogers * 1982 Tom Watson * 1983 Hal Sutton * 1984 Tom Watson * 1985 Lanny Wadkins * 1986 Bob Tway * 1987 Paul Azinger * 1988 Curtis Strange * 1989 Tom Kite * 1990 Nick Faldo * 1991 Corey Pavin * 1992 Fred Couples * 1993 Nick Price * 1994 Nick Price * 1995 Greg Norman * 1996 Tom Lehman * 1997 Tiger Woods * 1998 Mark O'Meara * 1999 Tiger Woods * 2000 Tiger Woods#∞ * 2001 Tiger Woods * 2002 Tiger Woods * 2003 Tiger Woods * 2004 Vijay Singh * 2005 Tiger Woods ∞∞ * 2006 Tiger Woods * 2007 Tiger Woods * 2008 Pádraig Harrington * 2009 Tiger Woods
PGA Tour Players of the Year
1990 Wayne Levi * 1991 Fred Couples * 1992 Fred Couples * 1993 Nick Price * 1994 Nick Price * 1995 Greg Norman * 1996 Tom Lehman * 1997 Tiger Woods * 1998 Mark O'Meara * 1999 Tiger Woods * 2000 Tiger Woods#∞ * 2001 Tiger Woods * 2002 Tiger Woods * 2003 Tiger Woods * 2004 Vijay Singh * 2005 Tiger Woods ∞∞ * 2006 Tiger Woods * 2007 Tiger Woods * 2008 Pádraig Harrington * 2009 Tiger Woods

United States Ryder Cup captains

1927 Walter Hagen * 1929 Walter Hagen * 1931 Walter Hagen * 1933 Walter Hagen * 1935 Walter Hagen * 1937 Walter Hagen * 1947 Ben Hogan * 1949 Ben Hogan * 1951 Sam Snead * 1953 Lloyd Mangrum * 1955 Chick Harbert * 1957 Jack Burke, Jr. * 1959 Sam Snead * 1961 Jerry Barber * 1963 Arnold Palmer * 1965 Byron Nelson * 1967 Ben Hogan * 1969 Sam Snead * 1971 Jay Hebert * 1973 Jack Burke, Jr. * 1975 Arnold Palmer * 1977 Dow Finsterwald * 1979 Billy Casper * 1981 Dave Marr * 1983 Jack Nicklaus * 1985 Lee Trevino * 1987 Jack Nicklaus * 1989 Raymond Floyd * 1991 Dave Stockton * 1993 Tom Watson * 1995 Lanny Wadkins * 1997 Tom Kite * 1999 Ben Crenshaw * 2002 Curtis Strange * 2004 Hal Sutton * 2006 Tom Lehman * 2008 Paul Azinger * 2010 Corey Pavin

USA squad 2002


USA squad 2004




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