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Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...


Azinger was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He attended Florida State University and turned professional in 1981. He finished one shot behind the winner Nick Faldo in the 1987 Open Championship. He won eleven tournaments on the PGA Tour in seven seasons from 1987 to 1993, climaxing in his one major title, the 1993 PGA Championship. He was subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He wrote a book called Zinger about his battle with the disease and was the recipient of GWAA Ben Hogan Award in 1995, given to the individual who has continued to be active in golf despite physical handicap or serious illness. In 2000, he won his first tournament in seven seasons at the Sony Open in Hawaii. See Holyoke, Colorado for the city in Colorado. ... The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[4] is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US 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. ... Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer arising from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells. ... The Sony Open in Hawaii is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ...


He is also an avid poker player and competed in the 2006 World Series of Poker main event.[1] A game of Texas holdem, the most popular form of poker, in progress. ... The 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) began on June 25, 2006 with satellite events, with regular play commencing on June 26 with the annual Casino Employee event, and the Tournament of Champions held on June 28 and 29. ...


Azinger gave the eulogy at the memorial service for friend Payne Stewart. He has been named as the US Ryder Cup captain for the 2008 event at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. [2] Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... 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. ... Valhalla Golf Club, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is a private golf club designed by professional golfer Jack Nicklaus. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ...

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PGA Tour victories (12)

Major championship is shown in bold. The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... The Frys. ... The Buick Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Bay Hill Invitational is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... The Buick Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Mercedes Championships (the pluralisation is official) is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point and Spyglass Hill. ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ... CVS/pharmacy Charity Classic is a professional golf tournament. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US 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 Sony Open in Hawaii is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Other wins (3)

The BMW International Open is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The BMW International Open is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The Wendys 3-Tour Challenge is an unofficial golf event held every November at the Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ...

Controversial Comment at 2007 Players Championship

From: The Players Championship, TPC @ Sawgrass 2007; After Azinger fires a first round 78

  • ...while waiting for the rep to deliver the club, Klauk(Head Superintendent at TPC) receives a call from Abate, who was stopped by Paul Azinger as he came off the range. Azinger apparently suggested to Abate that several shrubs be removed overnight to create a walkway to the clubhouse that would keep the players away from autograph seekers that line the already established path. Klauk doesn't know what to say. [3]

Team appearances

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. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ...

Results in major championships

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP T17 CUT T14
U.S. Open CUT DNP CUT 34 CUT T6 T9
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T2 T47 T8
PGA Championship DNP DNP CUT CUT CUT 2 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters CUT 52 T31 CUT DNP T17 T18 T28 5 CUT
U.S. Open T24 CUT T33 T3 DNP CUT T67 T28 T14 T12
The Open Championship T48 DNP T59 T59 DNP CUT CUT CUT CUT DNP
PGA Championship T31 DNP T33 1 CUT T31 T31 T29 T13 T41
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
The Masters T28 T15 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T12 T5 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T7 DNP DNP WD DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T24 T22 CUT CUT T55 CUT CUT

DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
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. ... Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US 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. ... Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US 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. ... Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US 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. ...


See also

This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ...

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Results in ranking tournaments over the last two years from the Official World Golf Ranking site

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