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Encyclopedia > Dave Stockton

Dave Stockton (Born November 2, 1941 San Bernardino, California) is an American golfer who was prominent on the PGA Tour from the middle of the 1960s to the late 1970s. November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA TOUR (correctly rendered in all caps) is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA which operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...

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Career Summary

Stockton attended University of Southern California and turned professional in 1964. His first PGA Tour win came at the 1967 Colonial National Invitational. His career year was perhaps 1973, when he won three times, but his two majors, both of which were PGA Championships, came in 1970 and 1976. In 1970 he played the final round with Arnold Palmer, shooting an erratic seventy-three which included an eagle and a double-bogey back to back on the seventh and the eighth, and a making a birdie on the thirteenth despite putting a ball in the water. In the end though, this was good enough for a two stroke victory over Palmer and Bob Murphy. Due to rain the 1976 PGA was the first ever where the final round had to be delayed until Monday. Stockton sank a ten foot birdie putt at the seventy-second hole to avoid having to continue into a three-man playoff with Raymond Floyd and Don January. The University of Southern California (also known as USC), Southern Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ... Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. ...


Stockton joined the PGA Senior Tour (now the Champions Tour) in 1991 and enjoyed continued success, topping the Senior Tour money list in 1993 and 1994. His fourteen senior titles include three senior majors, the 1992 and 1994 Senior Players Championships and the 1996 U.S. Senior Open. He remains competitive in his sixties, finishing in the Top 50 on the Champions Tour money list for a thiteenth consecutive season in 2004. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


Stockton played for the U.S. team in the Ryder Cup in 1971 and 1977. He was the U.S.'s victorious non playing captain in the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1967 Colonial National Invitation
  • 1968 Cleveland Open Invitational, Greater Milwaukee Open
  • 1970 PGA Championship
  • 1971 Massachusetts Classic
  • 1973 Greater Milwaukee Open
  • 1974 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open, Quad Cities Open, Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open
  • 1976 PGA Championship

Major championships shown in bold. The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ...


Senior PGA Tour wins

  • 1992 Mazda Presents The Senior Players Championship
  • 1993 Murata Reunion Pro-Am, Southwestern Bell Classic, Franklin Quest Championship, GTE Northwest Classic, The Transamerica
  • 1994 Nationwide Championship, Ford Senior Players Championship, Burnet Senior Classic
  • 1995 GTE Suncoast Classic, Quicksilver Classic
  • 1996 U.S. Senior Open, First of America Classic
  • 1997 Franklin Quest Championship

Senior majors shown in bold. The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


External links

Official site (http://www.davestockton.com/)
Profile on the PGA Tour's official site (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/132564)


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Dave Stockton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (396 words)
David Knapp Stockton (born November 2, 1941) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.
Due to rain at the 1976 PGA Championship, which was held at the Congressional Country Club, the final round had to be delayed until Monday for the first time in the tournament's history.
Stockton sank a ten foot birdie putt at the seventy-second hole to avoid a three-man playoff with Raymond Floyd and Don January.
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