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Encyclopedia > Mark Calcavecchia

Mark Calcavecchia (b. June 12 1960, Laurel, Nebraska) is an American golfer. He attended the University of Florida, turned professional in 1981 and joined the PGA Tour in 1982. Laurel is a town located in Cedar County, Nebraska. ... 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. ... Century Tower, University of Florida. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


Calcavecchia was as his best in the late 1980s, notching up his most notable achievement in 1989, when he won the British Open one of golf's four major championships. That year was his only multi-win season on the PGA Tour, with two other titles complimenting the Open. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


As of the end of the 2004 season, Calcavecchia had won eleven times on the PGA Tour, and nine further times in other professional events, and his career earnings on the PGA Tour exceeded sixteen million dollars.


Calcavechhia was a member of the United States Ryder Cup team in 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2002. 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 victories

Major championship shown in bold. The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... Phoenix Open (FBR Open) The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Phoenix Open (FBR Open) The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... Phoenix Open (FBR Open) The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ...


External link

Profile on the PGA Tour's official site (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/131978)


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