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.

Did you know?

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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