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Encyclopedia > Gil Morgan

Gil Morgan (b. September 25 1946, Wewoka, Oklahoma) is a professional golfer. Wewoka is a city located in Seminole County, Oklahoma. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

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Career outline

Morgan graduated from East Central State College in 1968 and gained a Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in 1972 before turning professional in that year. He won seven events on the PGA Tour between 1977 and 1990, the most prestigious of which was the 1978 World Series of Golf. He became eligible to play the Champions Tour in 1996, and has enjoyed considerably more success at that level than he did on the regular tour, with over 23 wins to his name as of May 2005. Three of his wins have come in senior majors, namely The Tradition in 1997 and 1998 and the Senior Players Championship, also in 1998. The Southern College of Optometry is a private college located in Memphis, Tennessee dedicated to the study of optometry, the field of medicine dedicated to the performance of refractive eye examinations and the fitting of necessary spectacles and contact lenses for vision correction. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... 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. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ... The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1977 B.C. Open
  • 1978 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open, World Series of Golf
  • 1979 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic
  • 1983 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open, Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open
  • 1990 Kemper Open

The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ...

Other regular career wins

  • 1978 Taiheiyo Masters (Japan)
  • 1981 Oklahoma Open (U.S. - not a PGA Tour event)
  • 1997 Oklahoma Open (U.S. - not a PGA Tour event)

Champions Tour wins

Senior majors are shown in bold. The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... The Charles Schwab Cup Championship is the final event of the season on the Champions Tour, the worlds leading golf tour for male professionals aged fifty and above. ... The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ...


Other senior wins

  • 1998 Senior Slam at Los Cabos
  • 1999 Senior Slam at Los Cabos
  • 1999 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - team (with Hubert Green)

See also

This is a list of all the golfers who have won twenty or more official events on the Champions Tour, the leading golf tour in the world for men aged fifty and above. ... Golfers with most Champions Tour major championship wins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

External links

Profile on the PGA Tour's official site


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The 64th Annual Senior PGA Championship / News / Interview / Gil Morgan (1174 words)
GIL MORGAN: It was one of those days that the weather, it gets the thickest, it is going to be the clubs not wanting to go through it.
GIL MORGAN: We play in a lot of bad conditions all through the year so this is not uncommon.
GIL MORGAN: I really -- I keep going over it but I think it's going to favor the guy that first of all, keeps it in play the most and then maybe the longer player, the guy that can carry the ball the longest.
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