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Lon Hinkle (born July 17, 1949) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 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. ...

Hinkle was born in Flint, Michigan. He attended San Diego State University, where he was a member of the golf team. He turned pro and joined the PGA Tour in 1972. Flint, Michigan is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located along the Flint River about 60 miles (96 km) northwest of Detroit. ... San Diego State University athletics http://www. ... Golfer after swing. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Hinkle won three tournaments in his career on the PGA Tour, all of which came in the late 1970s. His best year in professional golf was 1979 when he earned $247,693, finished 3rd on the money list, and won two Tour events, including the prestigous World Series of Golf. His best finish in a major was a T-3 at both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in 1980. During his career on the PGA Tour, he had more than 60 top-10 finishes. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... 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, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA 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 Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

After turning 50 in 1999, Hinkle joined the Champions Tour. So far, his best finish at that level is a T-12 in the 2000 Audi Senior Classic. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

Hinkle lives in Bigfork, Montana in the northwest corner of the state. Bigfork is a census-designated place located in Flathead County, Montana. ...

Professional wins

PGA Tour

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


  • 1978 JC Penney Classic (with Pat Bradley)
  • 1991 Quicksilver Open

Pat Bradley (b. ...

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site

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Lon Hinkle, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, has been granted a sponsor's exemption.
Hinkle lives in Big Fork, Mont. Hinkle finished second in the Washington Open in 2004.
Hinkle is known in golf lore for the "Hinkle Tree," which was planted after he took a shortcut through another fairway while playing the eighth hole at the 1979 U.S. Open at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Hinkle linked to tree for 25 years (604 words)
That was Lon Hinkle's first impression of the horticulturally challenged spruce that has forever linked him to golf folklore.
In 1979, Hinkle and the rest of the PGA Tour gathered for the U.S. Open at the Inverness Club, a short, traditional layout in Toledo, Ohio.
Hinkle twice was escorted out to the general vicinity for pretournament photo shoots by national golf magazines.
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