Who's who: Calvin Peete

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Who's who: Calvin Peete

  • Name:

    Calvin Peete
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1943-2015]. Born on July 18, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. Died on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia (aged 71).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1975

Roll of Honour

Ryder cup player (1983, '85). Total professional wins (14), including PGA Tour (12) and Japan Tour (2).

Did you know?

Former PGA Tour player, who was the most successful African-American to have played on the Tour, prior to the emergence of Tiger Woods.

Top tournaments won by Calvin Peete

1986
America
269 (-19)
$90,000
USF&G

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

USF&G

Played as the USF&G Classic (March 20-23). Second-placed Pat McGowan (USA) finished 5 shots behind Calvin Peete (USA), who recorded the last of his 12 PGA Tour wins. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

MONY

Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (Jan 8-11; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 6 shots behind Peete (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1985
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
270 (-14)
$81,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$81,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 17-20). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Peete (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$162,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 28-31). Second-placed D.A. Weibring (USA) finished 3 shots behind Peete (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1984
Awards
70.56
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

Score

70.56

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Peete (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Jack Nicklaus (USA) was second with 70.75; Mark O'Meara (USA) was third with 70.77.

1984
America
266 (-14)
$63,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open (Oct 4-7). Second-placed Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 3 shots behind Calvin Peete (USA), whose four rounds in the 60s (67-67-66-66) clinched victory. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

1984
Awards
70.56
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

Score

70.56

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Peete (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 80 rounds). Mark O'Meara (USA) was second with 70.77; Craig Stadler (USA) was third with 70.78.

1983
America
276 (-8)
$63,000
Anheuser-Busch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

Anheuser-Busch

Played as the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic (July 21-24). Second-placed Tim Norris (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Calvin Peete (USA). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

1983
America
Atlanta CC
206 (-10)
$72,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

Atlanta CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic (May 19-22). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA), Don Pooley (USA) and Jim Colbert (USA) finished 2 shots behind Peete (USA). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].

1982
Japan
Sobu CC
134 (-8)
US$15,000
Goldwin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

Sobu CC

Score

134 (-8)

Prize money

US$15,000

Title sponsor

Goldwin

Played as the Goldwin Cup Japan vs USA Match (Nov 4-7; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Craig Stadler (USA) finished in third place behind Bob Gilder (USA) and first-time Japan Tour winner Calvin Peete (USA), who tied for first place. [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].

1982
America
203 (-10)
$63,000
Anheuser-Busch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Score

203 (-10)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

Anheuser-Busch

Played as the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic (July 22-25). Second-placed Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 2 shots behind Calvin Peete (USA). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

1982
America
268 (-16)
$36,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pensacola Open (Oct 21-24). Second-placed Hal Sutton (USA) and Dan Halldorson (Can) finished 7 shots behind Peete (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Perdido Bay GC, Pensacola, FL].

1982
Japan
281 (-7)
¥16million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

¥16million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 18-21; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) and defending champion Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Peete (USA), whose first prize equated to US$60,377. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

1982
America
265 (-19)
$49,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

En-Joie

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$49,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the B.C. Open (Sept 2-5). Second-placed Jerry Pate (USA) finished 7 shots behind Peete (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

1982
America
Tuckaway CC
274 (-14)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

Tuckaway CC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Victor Regalado (Mex) finished 2 shots behind Calvin Peete (USA), who recorded his second win in this event and second PGA Tour win. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1979
America
Tuckaway CC
269 (-19)
$36,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

Tuckaway CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 12-15). Second-placed Victor Regalado (Mex), Jim Simons (USA) and Lee Trevino (USA) finished 5 shots behind Calvin Peete (USA), who recorded the first of his 12 PGA Tour wins, just three days before his 36th birthday. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

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