Who's who: Dave Stockton

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Who's who: Dave Stockton

  • Name:

    David Knapp "Dave" Stockton
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Nov 2, 1941 in San Bernardino, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and golf instructor (putting guru).
  • Turned Pro:

    1964

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US PGA Championship (1970, '76). Senior MAJORS (3): Snr Players Ch'ship (1992, '94); US Senior Open (1996). Ryder Cup player (1971, '77); Ryder Cup captain (1991). Multiple PGA Tour and Champions Tour winner.

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Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Dave Stockton

1997
America
Park Meadows, UT
201 (-15)
$150,000
Franklin Quest

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Park Meadows, UT

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Quest

Played as the Franklin Quest Championship (July 25-27). Second-placed Kermit Zarley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Stockton (USA), who recorded the last of his 14 Snr PGA Tour wins. [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].

1996
Majors
277 (-11)
$212,500
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$212,500

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (July 4-7). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Stockton (USA), who recorded his third and last win in a senior major championship. [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].

1996
America
Egypt Valley CC
206 (-10)
$127,500
First of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Egypt Valley CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

First of America

Played as the First of America Classic (Aug 9-11). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA). [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Quicksilver Classic (May 26-28). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA). [Quicksilver GC, Midway, nr Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania].

1995
America
204 (-9)
$112,500
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Suncoast Classic (Feb 17-19). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ), Jim Colbert (USA) and J.C. Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Stockton (USA), who recorded his tenth Snr PGA Tour win. [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].

1994
America
Bunker Hills
203 (-13)
$157,500
Burnet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Bunker Hills

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$157,500

Title sponsor

Burnet

Played as the Burnet Senior Classic (Aug 19-21). Second-placed Jim Albus (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA). [Bunker Hills GC, Coon Rapids, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].

1994
Awards
$1,402,519
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Score

$1,402,519

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Stockton (USA) won his second straight Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1994 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,402,519 on the Tour. Raymond Floyd (USA) was second with $1,382,762; Jim Albus (USA) was third with $1,237,128.

1994
America
CC of the South
198 (-18)
$172,500
Nationwide

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

CC of the South

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$172,500

Title sponsor

Nationwide

Played as the Nationwide Championship (June 10-12). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA). [CC of the South, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].

1994
Majors
TPC Michigan
271 (-17)
$210,000
Ford

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (June 23-26). Second-placed Jim Albus (USA) finished 6 shots behind Stockton (USA). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

1993
America
Inglewood GC, WA
200 (-16)
$75,000
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Inglewood GC, WA

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Northwest Classic. Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) finished 4 shots behind Stockton (USA). [Inglewood GC, Kenmore, nr Seattle, Washington].

1993
America
Loch Lloyd CC
204 (-6)
$105,000
Southwestern Bell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Loch Lloyd CC

Score

204 (-6)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Southwestern Bell

Played as the Southwestern Bell Classic. Second-placed Larry Mowry (USA) and Walt Zembriski (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA). [Loch Lloyd CC, nr Kansas City, Missouri].

1993
Awards
$1,175,944
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Score

$1,175,944

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Stockton (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1993 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,175,944 on the Tour. Bob Charles (NZ) was second with $1,046,823; George Archer (USA) was third with $963,124.

1993
America
Stonebriar CC
211 (-5)
$75,000
Muratec

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Stonebriar CC

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Muratec

Played as the Muratec Reunion Pro-Am. Second-placed Harold Henning (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Stockton (USA). [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].

1993
America
Park Meadows, UT
197 (-19)
$75,000
Franklin Quest

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Park Meadows, UT

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Quest

Played as the Franklin Quest Championship. Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 9 shots behind Stockton (USA). [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].

1993
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Stockton (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1993
America
203 (-13)
$90,000
Transamerica

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Transamerica

Played as The Transamerica (Oct 8-10). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) and Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].

1992
Awards
$656,458
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Score

$656,458

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Stockton (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 1992 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished seventh on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $656,458.

1992
Majors
TPC Michigan
277 (-11)
$150,000
Mazda

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Mazda

Played as the Senior Players Championship presented by Mazda (June 11-14). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) and J.C. Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Stockton (USA). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

1976
Majors
281 (+1)
$45,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

281 (+1)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (58th) (Aug 12-16). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) and Don January (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA), who claimed the second of his two PGA Championship wins. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].

1974
America
Crow Valley
271 (-13)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Crow Valley

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Quad Cities Open (July 11-14). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stockton (USA), who started the final round five off the lead, but a Sunday 64 gave him a narrow win. [Crow Valley GC, Davenport, Iowa].

1974
America
276 (-8)
$30,000
Glen Campbell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Glen Campbell

Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Feb 14-17). Second-placed John Mahaffey (USA) and Sam Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Stockton (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1974
America
Wethersfield CC
268 (-16)
$40,000
Sammy Davis, Jr.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Wethersfield CC

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Played as the Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 4 shots behind Dave Stockton (USA). [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].

1973
America
Tuckaway CC
276 (-12)
$26,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Tuckaway CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$26,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 5-8). Second-placed Homero Blancas (USA) and Hubert Green (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dave Stockton (USA), who recorded his second win in this event. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1971
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
275 (-13)
$33,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$33,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Massachusetts Classic (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dave Stockton (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1970
Majors
279 (-1)
$40,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (52nd) (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) and Bob Murphy (USA) finished 3 shots behind 28-year-old Dave Stockton (USA), who recorded the first of his two wins in this event, and his first major championship title. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].

1968
America
North Shore CC, Wisc.
275 (-13)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

North Shore CC, Wisc.

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Greater Milwaukee Open (July 11-14). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 4 shots behind Dave Stockton (USA). [North Shore CC, Mequon, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1968
America
Lakewood CC, OH
276 (-8)
$22,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Venue

Lakewood CC, OH

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$22,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cleveland Open (June 27-30). Second-placed Bob Dickson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dave Stockton (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Lakewood CC, Westlake, nr Cleveland, OH].

1967
America
273 (-15)
$11,000
Haig Scotch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$11,000

Title sponsor

Haig Scotch

Played as the Haig & Haig Scotch Foursome (two-person, all male teams). Second-placed team of Richard Martinez (USA) & Bob Lunn (USA) finished 1 shot behind winners Dave Stockton (USA) & Laurie Hammer (USA). [La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif.]

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stockton, Dave

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$23,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation. Second-placed Charles Coody (USA) finished 2 shots behind 25-year-old Dave Stockton (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

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