Who's who: Dave Eichelberger

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Who's who: Dave Eichelberger

  • Name:

    Martin Davis "Dave" Eichelberger Jr
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 3, 1943 in Waco, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1966

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (1): US Senior Open (1999). Multiple winner on the US PGA and Champions Tours.

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Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Dave Eichelberger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Score

130 (-10)

Prize money

$217,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Emerald Coast Classic (March 29-31). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Eichelberger (USA), who recorded the last of his six Snr PGA Tour wins. Reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].

1999
Majors
281 (-7)
$315,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 3 shots behind Eichelberger (USA), who recorded his only major championship win. [Des Moines G&CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].

1999
America
Park Meadows, UT
197 (-19)
$202,500
Novell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Venue

Park Meadows, UT

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$202,500

Title sponsor

Novell

Played as the Novell Utah Showdown (Jul 30-Aug 1). Eichelberger (USA) beat Dana Quigley (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Transamerica (Oct 10-12). Second-placed Frank Conner (USA), Terry Dill (USA), John Jacobs (USA) and DeWitt Weaver (USA) finished 4 shots behind Eichelberger (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].

1996
America
Loch Lloyd CC
200 (-10)
$135,000
VFW

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Venue

Loch Lloyd CC

Score

200 (-10)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

VFW

Played as the VFW Senior Championship (Aug 2-4). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Eichelberger (USA). [Loch Lloyd CC, nr Kansas City, Missouri].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Score

19th hole

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the inaugural Diners Club Matches (Dec 9-11; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Dave Eichelberger (USA) & Raymond Floyd (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) & Arnold Palmer (USA) at the 19th hole in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$157,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Quicksilver Classic (Sept 9-11). Second-placed Homero Blancas (USA) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Eichelberger (USA). [Quicksilver GC, Midway, nr Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania].

1981
America
Killearn CC
271 (-17)
$18,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Venue

Killearn CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$18,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tallahassee Open (April 16-19). Eichelberger (USA) beat Bob Murphy (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to land the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bay Hill Classic (Feb 28-Mar 2). Second-placed Leonard Thompson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Eichelberger (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].

1979
America
267 (-21)
$36,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Dave Eichelberger (USA) & Murle Breer (USA, formerly Lindstrom, née MacKenzie). Second place: Jim Colbert (USA) & Silvia Bertolaccini (Arg). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

1977
America
Tuckaway CC
278 (-10)
$26,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Venue

Tuckaway CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$26,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Jun 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA), Gary McCord (USA) and Mike Morley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dave Eichelberger (USA), who recorded his second win in this event and second PGA Tour win. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1971
America
Tripoli CC
270 (-14)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Eichelberger, Dave

Venue

Tripoli CC

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Bob Shaw (Aus) finished 1 shot behind 27-year-old Dave Eichelberger (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Tripoli CC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisconsin; from 2016 called the University Club of Milwaukee].

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