Who's who: Don Pooley

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Who's who: Don Pooley

  • Name:

    Sheldon George "Don" Pooley Jr
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Aug 27, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1973

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (1): US Senior Open (2002). Multiple winner on the US PGA and Champions Tours. PGA Tour wins (2). Champions Tour wins (2).

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Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Don Pooley

2003
America
Glen Oaks CC, IA
200 (-13)
$225,000
Allianz

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pooley, Don

Venue

Glen Oaks CC, IA

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Allianz

Played as the Allianz Championship (Aug 22-24). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA), Bruce Fleisher (USA) and Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 3 shots behind Don Pooley (USA), who recorded the second of his two Champions Tour wins. [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].

2002
Majors
274 (-10)
$450,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pooley, Don

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (June 27-30). Pooley (USA) beat Tom Watson (USA) at the fifth sudden-death playoff hole. [Caves Valley GC, Owings Mill, Maryland].

1992
America
193 (-23)
$115,000
Amoco-Centel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pooley, Don

Score

193 (-23)

Prize money

$115,000

Title sponsor

Amoco-Centel

Played as the Amoco-Centel Championship (Nov 5-8; post-season unofficial PGA Tour event for players aged 40-49). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pooley (USA). [Dunes West G&RC, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina].

1987
America
272 (-16)
$140,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pooley, Don

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$140,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 28-31). Second-placed Curt Byrum (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pooley (USA), who recorded the second of his two PGA Tour wins. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

1985
Awards
70.36
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pooley, Don

Venue

Score

70.36

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Pooley (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). John Mahaffey (USA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) were tied second with 70.44.

1985
Awards
70.36
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pooley, Don

Venue

Score

70.36

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Pooley (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Lanny Wadkins (USA) and John Mahaffey (USA) were tied second with 70.44.

1980
America
271 (-13)
$49,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pooley, Don

Venue

En-Joie

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$49,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the B.C. Open (Aug 28-31). Second-placed Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Pooley (USA). Jacobsen had just recorded his first PGA Tour title one week earlier. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

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