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Encyclopedia > Steve Jones (golfer)

Steve Jones (born December 27, 1958 in Artesia, New Mexico) is a professional golfer who is best known for winning the U.S. Open in 1996. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Artesia is a city located in Eddy County, New Mexico. ... 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. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ...


Jones was a semi-finalist at the U.S. Junior Amateur in 1976. He attended the University of Colorado and turned professional in 1981. The early years of his career where difficult. He played the PGA Tour in 1982, but only made three cuts. His first top 10 finish on the PGA Tour came at the Texas Open in September 1985, and in 1986 he won the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament to retain his card for the following year. This marked the beginning of a more successful period. Jones won on the PGA Tour for the first time at the 1988 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 1989 was the winningmost year of his career with three PGA Tour wins, and he finished a career best eighth on the money list. The U.S. Junior Amateur is one of the thirteen U.S national golf championships organised by the United States Golf Association. ... University of Colorado at Boulder The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU or CU–Boulder) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... 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. ...


In November 1991 Jones suffered ligament and joint damage to his left ring finger in a dirtbike accident, and he missed almost three years when he might have been in his prime. After playing two events in 1994, he began his comeback in earnest in 1995, when he picked up two top 10 finishes. In 1996 he achieved three top ten places by May, but he was still a rank outsider when he picked up the U.S. Open title that June, which was the only major championship of his career. He defeated Tom Lehman and Davis Love III by one stoke, and was the first sectional qualifier to win the tournament since Jerry Pate in 1976. A motorcycle (or motorbike) is a two-wheeled vehicle powered by an engine. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ...


Jones picked up two more PGA Tour wins in 1997 and his last to date in 1998. Since then he has slipped steadily down the money list, but he is exempt on the PGA Tour until 2006 as the majors carried a 10-year exemption back in 1996. He missed part of 2003 and all of 2004 after undergoing surgery for tennis elbow, but starting playing again in 2005. Tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylitis) is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender, usually as a result of a specific strain or overuse. ...


Jones' played for the United States in the 1996 World Cup of Golf and was captain's assistant for the United States team at the 2004 Ryder Cup. The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The 35th Ryder Cup Matches were held between September 17 and September 19 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. ...


PGA Tour wins

Major championship shown in bold. 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 Mercedes Championships (the pluralisation is official) is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1919. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... 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 Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1919. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


External link

  • Profile on PGA Tour.com (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/132046)

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