Who's who: Gil Morgan

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Who's who: Gil Morgan

  • Name:

    Gilmer Bryan "Gil" Morgan II
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 25, 1946 in Wewoka, Oklahoma.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1972

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (3): The Tradition (1997, 1998); Snr Players Ch'ship (1998). Multiple winner on the US PGA, Champions and international tours. PGA Tour wins (7). Champions Tour wins (23).

Did you know?

Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Gil Morgan

2007
America
202 (-14)
$300,000
Wal-Mart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Wal-Mart

Played as the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Aug 31-Sep 2). Second-placed Hale Irwin (US) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who recorded the last of his 25 Champions Tour wins. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2006
America
Glen Oaks CC, IA
197 (-16)
$225,000
Allianz

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Glen Oaks CC, IA

Score

197 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Allianz

Played as the Allianz Championship (June 2-4). Second-placed Loren Roberts (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA). [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].

2004
America
Valencia CC, Calif.
202 (-14)
$225,000
SBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Valencia CC, Calif.

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

SBC

Played as the SBC Classic (March 12-14). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Valencia CC, nr Santa Clarita, California].

2003
America
TPC River's Bend
200 (-16)
$225,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

TPC River's Bend

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Kroger Classic (Sept 5-7). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [TPC River's Bend, Maineville, nr Cincinnati, Ohio].

2002
America
202 (-14)
$240,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland (June 14-16). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA), Mike McCullough (USA) and Dana Quigley (USA) finished 3 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Gaylord Springs Links, Nashville, Tennessee; at the time known as Springhouse GC].

2001
America
TPC Jasna Polana
201 (-15)
$225,000
Instinet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

TPC Jasna Polana

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Instinet

Played as the Instinet Classic (June 15-17). Second-placed Tom Jenkins (USA) and J.C. Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [TPC Jasna Polana, Princeton, New Jersey].

2001
Awards
69.20
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Score

69.20

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Morgan (USA) won his second straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Hale Irwin (USA) was second with 69.29; Allen Doyle (USA) was third with 69.41.

2001
America
Pelican Marsh
204 (-12)
$210,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Pelican Marsh

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 9-11). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who won this event for the second time in four years. [Pelican Marsh GC, Naples, FL].

2000
Awards
68.83
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Score

68.83

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Morgan (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with 68.87; Bruce Fleisher (USA) was third with 69.01.

2000
America
131 (-13)
$187,500
Comfort Inn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

131 (-13)

Prize money

$187,500

Title sponsor

Comfort Inn

Played as the (last) Comfort Classic at the Brickyard (Sept 8-10). Second-placed Jim Ahern (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Morgan (USA). Final round cancelled due to bad weather. [Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, IN].

2000
America
197 (-13)
$187,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

197 (-13)

Prize money

$187,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Emerald Coast Classic (March 23-26). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Morgan (USA). [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].

2000
America
TPC Jasna Polana
199 (-17)
$210,000
Instinet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

TPC Jasna Polana

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Instinet

Played as the Instinet Classic (July 21-23). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) and Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 4 shots behind Morgan (USA). [TPC Jasna Polana, Princeton, New Jersey].

1999
America
Kings Island
198 (-18)
$210,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Kings Island

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (Sept 24-26). Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Grizzly course, Golf Ctr at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio].

1999
America
194 (-22)
$158,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

194 (-22)

Prize money

$158,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (March 18-21; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed John Mahaffey (USA) & Tom Wargo (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hubert Green (USA) & Gil Morgan (USA). [Slammer & Squire course, World Golf Village, St Augustine, FL].

1999
America
132 (-12)
$300,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

132 (-12)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Slam (March 6/7; 36-hole unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for the previous season's four Major winners). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA; US Snr Open and Snr PGA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA; Snr Plyrs and Tradition). Irwin and Morgan won two majors each in 1998, so two non-major winners, Larry Nelson (USA) and Jay Sigel (USA), joined the event and finished in joint third. [Cabo Real GC, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico].

1999
America
201 (-15)
$180,000
Comfort Inn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Comfort Inn

Played as the Comfort Classic at the Brickyard. Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, IN].

1998
Majors
TPC Michigan
267 (-21)
$300,000
Ford

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 9-12). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 3 shots behind Morgan (USA), who won his second major championship title of 1998. [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

1998
America
Cabo del Sol (Ocean)
134 (-10)
$300,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Cabo del Sol (Ocean)

Score

134 (-10)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Slam (March 9/10; unofficial Snr PGA Tr event, for the previous year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA; Snr PGA) with 140 finished 6 shots behind Morgan (USA; Tradition). Third with 146 was Isao Aoki (Jpn), taking the place of Larry Gilbert (USA; Snr Plyrs). Fourth with 152 was Graham Marsh (Aus; US Snr Open). [Ocean course, Cabo del Sol GC, Los Cabos, Mexico].

1998
America
Bay Colony GC
210 (-6)
$180,000
LG

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Bay Colony GC

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

LG

Played as the LG Championship (Feb 6-8). Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Bay Colony GC, Naples, FL].

1998
America
Park Meadows, UT
200 (-16)
$150,000
Smith's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Park Meadows, UT

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Smith's

Played as the Utah Showdown presented by Smith's (Jul 31-Aug 2). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) and John Mahaffey (USA) finished 4 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].

1998
America
Tanglewood, NC
198 (-12)
$225,000
Vantage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Tanglewood, NC

Score

198 (-12)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Vantage

Played as the Vantage Championship (Oct 2-4). Second-placed and defending champion Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Golf, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].

1998
America
195 (-21)
$200,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Championship (Jan 15-18; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) and defending champion Hale Irwin (USA) finished 6 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

1998
Majors
276 (-12)
$210,000
Countrywide

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Countrywide

Played as The Tradition presented by Countrywide (April 2-5). Second-placed Tom Wargo (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Morgan (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1997
America
202 (-14)
$195,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland (June 6-8). Second-placed John Bland (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who recorded back-to-back Snr PGA Tour wins. [Gaylord Springs Links, Nashville, Tennessee; at the time known as Springhouse GC].

1997
America
Wilshire CC
198 (-15)
$150,000
Ralphs

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Wilshire CC

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Ralphs

Played as the Ralphs Senior Classic (Oct 31-Nov 2). Second-placed George Archer (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Morgan (USA). [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, California].

1997
America
Egypt Valley CC
207 (-9)
$150,000
First of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Egypt Valley CC

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

First of America

Played as the First of America Classic (Aug 15-17). Second-placed Bob Duval (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA), who recorded his fifth Snr PGA Tour win. [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

1 up

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 13/14; 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). Gil Morgan (USA) & Jay Sigel (USA) beat Bob Eastwood (USA) & Walter Morgan (USA) by 1 hole in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1997
America
Kemper Lakes
210 (-6)
$180,000
Ameritech

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Kemper Lakes

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Ameritech

Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (May 30-Jun 1). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].

1997
Majors
266 (-22)
$180,000
Countrywide

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Countrywide

Played as The Tradition presented by Countrywide (April 3-6). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 6 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1997
Awards
$2,160,562
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Score

$2,160,562

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Morgan (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 1997 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished second on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $2,160,562.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$328,000

Title sponsor

Energizer

Played as the Energizer Senior Tour Championship (Nov 6-9; Snr PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins, and his sixth Snr PGA Tour win of the year. [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].

1996
America
Wilshire CC
202 (-11)
$120,000
Ralphs

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Wilshire CC

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Ralphs

Played as the Ralphs Senior Classic (Oct 4-6). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Senior PGA Tour winner Morgan (USA). [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, California].

1990
America
274 (-10)
$180,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (May 31-Jun 3). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Gil Morgan (USA), who recorded the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

1983
America
271 (-9)
$54,000
Joe Garagiola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

Joe Garagiola

Played as the Joe Garagiola Tucson Open (Jan 6-9). Gil Morgan (USA) beat Curtis Strange (USA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

1983
America
270 (-14)
$54,000
Glen Campbell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

Glen Campbell

Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Jan 13-16). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA), Mark McCumber (USA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who posted back-to-back wins in the first two PGA Tour events of 1983. [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].

1979
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
278 (-10)
$54,000
Danny Thomas

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

Danny Thomas

Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (Jun 27-Jul 1). Morgan (USA) beat Larry Nelson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].

1978
America
278 (-6)
$40,000
Glen Campbell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

Glen Campbell

Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Feb 16-19). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who posted his second PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1978
America
278 (-2)
$100,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Series of Golf (Sept 27-Oct 1). Gil Morgan (USA) beat Hubert Green (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

US$65,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Taiheiyo Pacific Masters (Oct 5-8; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Jerry Pate (USA) finished 3 shots behind Morgan (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].

1977
America
270 (-14)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morgan, Gil

Venue

En-Joie

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the B.C. Open (Sept 8-11). Second-placed Lee Elder (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Morgan (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

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