FACTOID # 18: Alaska spends more money per capita on elementary and secondary education than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Fuzzy Zoeller
Fuzzy Zoeller
Personal Information
Birth November 11, 1951 (1951-11-11) (age 56)
New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
College Edison Junior College (FL)
University of Houston
Career
Turned Pro 1973
Current tour Champions Tour
Professional wins 17 (PGA Tour: 10, Other regluar: 5, Champions Tour: 2)
Best Results in Major Championships
Wins: 2
Masters Won 1979
U.S. Open Won 1984
British Open 3rd: 1994
PGA Championship 2nd: 1981
Awards
Bob Jones Award 1985

Frank Urban "Fuzzy" Zoeller, Jr. (born November 11, 1951) is an American professional golfer. He is one of three golfers to have won The Masters in his first appearance in the event. He also won the 1984 U.S. Open, which earned him the 1985 Bob Jones Award. is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Albany is a city in Floyd County, Indiana, situated along the Ohio River opposite Louisville, Ky. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Bob Jones Award is the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The Bob Jones Award is the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. ...

Contents

Life and career

Zoeller was born in New Albany, Indiana. He attended the University of Houston and became a professional golfer in 1973. He has won two major championships: the 1979 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club and the 1984 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club. New Albany is a city in Floyd County, Indiana, situated along the Ohio River opposite Louisville, Ky. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The main entrance to Winged Foot Golf Club Winged Foot Golf Club is a 36-hole golf club located in Mamaroneck, New York. ...


Zoeller is one of only three golfers to have won The Masters in his first appearance in the event. The other two were the winners of the first two Masters, Horton Smith and Gene Sarazen. Zoeller was voted the 1985 Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. This article is about the golf tournament. ... Horton Smith (b. ... Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of... The Bob Jones Award is the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. ... The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ...


In 2002, Zoeller joined the Champions Tour and won the Senior PGA Championship, a senior major, that year. He also won the 2004 MasterCard Championship. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ... The MasterCard Championship at Hualalai is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. ...


Controversies

Zoeller is often jokingly critical of his colleagues on the golf course, for instance, asking "Where are the windmills and animals?" on a newly designed golf course, or heckling Craig Stadler, saying, "Nice clods, Stadler. Did you get those at a Buster Brown fire sale?"[1] But at the 1997 Masters tournament, Zoeller made a controversial remark regarding Tiger Woods. After finishing tied for 34th place with a score of 78, Zoeller, referring to the following year's Master's Club Champion's Dinner, for which the defending champion selects the menu, said, "That little boy is driving well and he's putting well. He's doing everything it takes to win. So, you know what you guys do when he gets in here? You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year. Got it?" Zoeller then smiled, snapped his fingers, and walked away before turning and added, "or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve."[2] K-Mart and Dunlop ceased sponsoring Zoeller after the incident.[3][4] Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Collards, also called collard greens or borekale (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), are various loose-leafed cultivars of the cabbage plant. ... new Kmart logo Kmart Corporation was a US based corporation until it merged with Sears Holdings in November 2004. ... People whose family name is or was Dunlop include James Dunlop (1793-1848), Scottish-Australian astronomer John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor and founder of the Dunlop rubber company John Thomas Dunlop, United States administrator Sir Edward Weary Dunlop, Australian war hero Douglas Morton Dunlop, Scottish-American professor of history and...


"I know Fuzzy, and it was obvious to me that he was attempting to be funny," number-one ranked golf pro Tom Lehman said. "He probably would have said the same thing to Tiger's face and they both would have yukked it up...[But] it wasn't the best timing, and it wasn't in good taste. It's not appropriate."[2]


"I've been on the tour for 23 years and anybody who knows me knows that I am a jokester," Zoeller said. "It's too bad that something I said in jest was turned into something it's not. But I didn't mean anything by it and I'm sorry if I offend anybody. If Tiger is offended by it, I apologize to him, too. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Tiger as a person and an athlete."


When Woods was asked about it he replied "I'm sure Fuz didn't mean anything derogatory; as a matter of fact, I thought it was funny." Zoeller later offered an apology directly to Woods, which Woods accepted.[5]


On February 13, 2007, Zoeller sued the Miami foreign-credential evaluation firm of Josef Silny & Associates. The lawsuit alleged that defamatory statements appeared in the Wikipedia article about Zoeller in December 2006, originating from a computer at that firm.[6][7] According to the suit, the edits suggested Zoeller had committed acts of alcohol, drug, and domestic abuse.[8] Defendant Josef Silny said a computer consultant would investigate.[9][10] is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Miami redirects here. ... “Libel” redirects here. ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ...


Amateur wins (2)

  • 1972 Florida State Junior College Championship (individual)
  • 1973 Indiana State Amateur

Professional wins (17)

PGA Tour wins (10)

Major championships are shown in bold. The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The Bank of America Colonial is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... “MCI Classic” redirects here. ... The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is a golf tournament in the Fall Series of the PGA Tour. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The Bay Hill Invitational is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... ... “MCI Classic” redirects here. ... The Michelob Championship at Kingsmill was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1968 to 2002. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ...


Other wins (5)

  • 1985 Skins Game
  • 1986 Skins Game
  • 1987 Merrill Lynch Shoot-Out Championship
  • 2002 Senior Slam
  • 2003 Tylenol Par-3 Challenge

A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ... A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ...

Champions Tour wins (2)

Senior major championship is shown in bold. The 2002 Senior PGA Tour was the 23rd season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The 2004 Champions Tour was the 25th season since the Champions Tour officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. ... The MasterCard Championship at Hualalai is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ...


Major Championships

Wins (2)

Year Championship Winning Score Margin Runner(s) Up
1979 The Masters -8 (70-71-69-70=280) Playoff1 Flag of the United States Ed Sneed, Flag of the United States Tom Watson
1984 U.S. Open -4 (71-66-69-70-67=276) Playoff2 Flag of Australia Greg Norman

1Defeated Ed Sneed and Tom Watson in a sudden death playoff - Zoeller 4-3, Sneed 4-4 and Watson 4-4.
2Defeated Greg Norman in a 18 hole playoff (Zoeller shot 67, Norman 75) Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... // Ed Sneed (born August 6, 1944) is an American professional golfer, sportscaster and course design consultant, who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Thomas Sturges Tom Watson (born September 4, 1949) is an American golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA Tour events. ... This article is about the year. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (married 1981, divorced 2007) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Professional wins 87 (PGA Tour: 20, European Tour: 14, PGA Tour of Australasia: 33, Other: 22...


Results timeline

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Masters DNP DNP DNP 1
U.S. Open T38 T44 CUT CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP T54 10 T54
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters T19 T43 T10 T20 T31 CUT T21 T27 T16 T26
U.S. Open T53 DNP T15 CUT 1 T9 T15 CUT T8 CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP T8 T14 T14 T11 T8 T29 T52 CUT
PGA Championship T41 2 CUT T6 DNP T54 CUT 64 CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters T20 T12 T19 T11 T35 CUT CUT T34 T33 CUT
U.S. Open T8 T5 CUT T68 T58 T21 DNP T28 CUT CUT
The Open Championship DNP T80 DNP T14 3 DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T14 CUT DNP T31 T19 69 T36 CUT DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT 60
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10 This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...


References

  1. ^ The Gigantic Book of Golf Quotations, ed. Jim Apfelbaum. 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Golfer says comments about Woods 'misconstrued'" (April 21, 1997). CNN.com.
  3. ^ Staff report (April 23, 1997). "Kmart Drops Zoeller." New York Times
  4. ^ Sirak, Ron (Feb 15, 1998). Daly, Zoeller are birds of a feather. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  5. ^ Drape, Joe (May 21, 1997). Woods Meets Zoeller for Lunch. New York Times.
  6. ^ "Golfer Zoeller sues law firm for Wikipedia posting" (February 22, 2007), MiamiHerald.com
  7. ^ Golfer Sues Over Vandalized Wikipedia Page. (February 22, 2007), The Smoking Gun
  8. ^ "Fuzzy teed off", February 22, 2007, Associated Press hosted by Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 22, 2007.
  9. ^ Zoeller sues to identify the author of a disputed entry on Wikipedia. PGA.com (2007-02-22). Retrieved on 2007-02-23.
  10. ^ Wikipedia entry causes pro-golfer Fuzzy Zoeller to sue. iTWire. Retrieved on 2007-02-25.

is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Screenshot from The Smoking Gun The Smoking Gun is a website that posts legal documents, arrest records, and police mugshots on a daily basis. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Fuzzy Zoeller's Hole In One
Persondata
NAME Zoeller, Fuzzy
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Zoeller, Frank Urban, Jr.
SHORT DESCRIPTION American professional golfer
DATE OF BIRTH November 11, 1951
PLACE OF BIRTH New Albany, Indiana
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

  Results from FactBites:
 
Fuzzy Zoeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (343 words)
In 1979 Zoeller became one of only three golfers to have won The Masters in his first appearance in the event.
Zoeller, always known for his locker room humor, is also known as having made a controversial remark regarding Tiger Woods during the 1997 Masters tournament.
Zoeller joined the Champions Tour in 2002 and won a senior major, the Senior PGA Championship that year.
Tiger Woods, Fuzzy Zoeller pairing leaves tension in the air (882 words)
Zoeller thought he was being witty; others thought he was being racist; Tiger Woods -- at first -- didn't know what to think.
Zoeller eventually gave it and somewhere along the way lost a lot of his endorsements, including Kmart.
But Zoeller, puffing a cigarette at one side of the spacious green, kept away from Woods -- who was smiling and listening to his coach, Butch Harmon -- on another part of the green.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m