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Encyclopedia > Corey Pavin

Corey Pavin (b. November 16, 1959, Oxnard, California, USA) is an American golfer who was a leading player on the PGA TOUR from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s. Skyline of Oxnard. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ...


Pavin attended UCLA and turned professional in 1982. He quickly established himself in the sport, with three international victories in 1983, and his first PGA Tour victory at the 1984 Houston Coca-Cola Open. He won at least one event either on the PGA Tour or internationally most years for the next decade, and topped his home Tour's money list in 1991, when he was the last man to achieve this without winning a million dollars in prize money. Pavin's success culminated in his only major victory, the 1995 U.S. Open. Rather than marking a new move to a new level of achievement however, this was soon followed by a long slide down the world rankings. Pavin only won one further PGA Tour event, which took his career total to fourteen, plus two or three further events outside the U.S. His 89th place finish on the 2004 money list was the first time he had featured in the top hundred since 1998. The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... // The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


PGA Tour wins

Major championship shown in bold. The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Other wins

// The PGA European Tour, much more commonly referred to simply as the European Tour, is a professional golf tour for men. ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... // The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The Million Dollar Challenge may refer to the: Nedbank Golf Challenge, the annual golf tournament Million Dollar Challenge, posed by James Randi to prove psychic ability ...

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles

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Corey Pavin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (306 words)
Pavin attended UCLA and turned professional in 1982.
Pavin's success culminated in his only major victory, the 1995 U.S. Open.
Pavin only won one further PGA Tour event, which took his career total to fourteen, plus two or three further events outside the U.S. His 89th place finish on the 2004 money list was the first time he had featured in the top hundred since 1998.
Sports: Pavin distinctly different in his Shinnecock return (773 words)
Corey Pavin looks nothing like the golfer who made history here nine years ago, and that is by choice.
Pavin is 44, sporting a buzz cut that makes him look even leaner than the day in 1995 when he hit the famous approach shot to the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club to wrap up the U.S. Open title.
Pavin was at the top of his game, but he didn't stay there long.
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