Who's who: Fred Funk

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Who's who: Fred Funk

  • Name:

    Frederick "Fred" Funk
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    June 14, 1956 in Takoma Park, Maryland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1981

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (3): US Senior Open (2009); The Tradition (2008, '10). Ryder Cup player (2004). Presidents Cup player (2003, 2005). Total professional wins (29), including PGA Tour (8) and PGA Champions Tour (9).

Did you know?

Known as a straight but not overly long hitter, Funk became a PGA Tour winner for the first time aged 35. Thereafter he recorded a further seven PGA Tour wins, a Ryder Cup appearance and three senior major titles.

Top tournaments won by Fred Funk

2014
America
159 (-20)
$230,000
Bass Pro Shops

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

159 (-20)

Prize money

$230,000

Title sponsor

Bass Pro Shops

Played as the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops (June 6-8; two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) & Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA) & defending champion Jeff Sluman (USA). [Top of the Rock & Buffalo Ridge courses, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri].

2012
America
201 (-15)
$240,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn (Oct 12-14). Second-placed Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 1 shot behind Funk (USA), who claimed his second Champions Tour win of 2012. [Trent Jones Jr course, Rock Barn G&S, Conover, NC].

2012
America
202 (-14)
$255,000
Insperity

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Insperity

Played as the Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare (May 4-6). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Funk (USA). [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

2010
Majors
276 (-12)
$392,000
JELD-WEN

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$392,000

Title sponsor

JELD-WEN

Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 19-22). Second-placed Michael Allen (USA) and Chien-soon Lu (Taiwan) finished 1 shot behind Funk (USA), who recorded his second win in three years in this event. [Crosswater Club, Sunriver Resort, nr Bend, Oregon].

2009
Majors
268 (-20)
$470,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$470,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (July 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Joey Sindelar (USA) finished 6 shots behind Funk (USA), who set a tournament record total of 20-under-par to take his second major championship title. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].

2008
America
195 (-21)
$300,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai (Jan 18-20; Champions Tour season-opener). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 2 shots behind Funk (USA). [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

2008
Majors
269 (-19)
$392,000
JELD-WEN

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$392,000

Title sponsor

JELD-WEN

Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Mike Goodes (USA) finished 3 shots behind Funk (USA) who claimed his first career major championship title. [Crosswater Club, Sunriver Resort, nr Bend, Oregon].

2007
America
193 (-23)
$240,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

193 (-23)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Jan 26-28). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA), Kiyoshi Murota (Jpn), Tom Purtzer (USA), Loren Roberts (USA) and Denis Watson (Zim) finished 11 shots behind Funk (USA). [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].

2007
America
266 (-14)
$630,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun (Feb 22-25; PGA Tour's first ever event in Mexico). Funk (USA) beat José Cóceres (Arg) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [El Camaleón course, Mayakoba Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico].

2006
America
201 (-12)
$240,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

201 (-12)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Championship (Oct 20-22; formerly SBC Championship). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Funk (USA), playing in only his third start on the tour. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 24-27). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng), Tom Lehman (USA) and Scott Verplank (USA) finished 1 shot behind 51-year old Fred Funk (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

2005
America
La Quinta, The GC at
15 skins
$925,000
Merrill Lynch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Venue

La Quinta, The GC at

Score

15 skins

Prize money

$925,000

Title sponsor

Merrill Lynch

Played as the Merrill Lynch Skins Game (Nov 26/27). Funk (USA), making his Skins Game debut, won with a total of 15 skins worth $925,000. Second was Tiger Woods (USA) with 3 skins worth $75,000. Annika Sörenstam (Swe, LPGA Tour) and Fred Couples (USA) were shut out with no skins. [GC at La Quinta, La Quinta, California; at the time known as Trilogy at La Quinta].

2004
America
266 (-22)
$540,000
Farm Bureau

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

Farm Bureau

Played as the Southern Farm Bureau Classic (Sep 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Ryan Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Funk (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win in 6 years. [Annandale GC, Madison, nr Jackson, Miss.].

1998
America
270 (-18)
$216,000
Deposit Gauranty

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Deposit Gauranty

Played as the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic (July 16-19). Second-placed Paul Goydos (USA), Franklin Langham (USA) and Tim Loustalot (USA) finished 2 shots behind Funk (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Annandale GC, Madison, nr Jackson, Miss.].

1996
America
197 (-16)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Venue

En-Joie

Score

197 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the B.C. Open (Sept 19-22). Funk (USA) beat Pete Jordan (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

1995
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
268 (-16)
$180,000
Ideon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Ideon

Played as the Ideon Classic at Pleasant Valley (July 27-30). Second-placed Jim McGovern (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1995
America
272 (-16)
$180,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Sept 28-Oct 1). Second-placed John Morse (USA) and Loren Roberts (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA). [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1993
America
La Hacienda GC
268
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Venue

La Hacienda GC

Score

268

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Donnie Hammond (USA) finished in second place behind Funk (USA). [GC La Hacienda, Ciudad López Mateos, nr Mexico City].

1992
America
272 (-16)
$216,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Apr 30-May 3). Second-placed Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 2 shots behind 35-year-old Fred Funk (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

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