Who's who: Hale Irwin

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Who's who: Hale Irwin

  • Name:

    Hale S. Irwin
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Baxter Springs, Kansas.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1968
  • Website:

    https://www.haleirwin.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (3). Senior MAJORS (7). Ryder Cup player (1975, '77, '79, '81, '91). Presidents Cup player & captain (1994). Total professional wins (87), including PGA Tour (20) and Champions Tour (45). Champions Tour Rookie of the Year (1995) and leading money winner (1997, '98, 2002). Charles Schwab Cup winner (2002, 2004). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1992).

Golf course design

Included in Hale and son Steve's design portfolio are more than 25 courses, including: Hills course, Red Hawk (NV); Members Club, St James Plantation (NC); Links at Cottonwoods (Mississippi); Mountain course, Cordillera (Colorado); Indian Peaks (Colorado); Lodestone (Maryland); TPC Wakefield Plantation (NC).

Did you know?

Following graduation from the the University of Colorado, Irwin turned professional and began a highly successful career in golf. His 20 PGA Tour titles and record 45 Champions Tour wins, include three U.S. Opens and seven senior majors. His final U.S. Open win came in 1990, and made 45-year old Irwin the oldest player to win this prestigious major championship. In 1986 he founded Hale Irwin Golf Design. To date he and his son Steve have over 25 courses in their design portfolio.

Top tournaments won by Hale Irwin

2007
America
193 (-23)
$290,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

193 (-23)

Prize money

$290,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai (Jan 15-21; Champions Tour season-opener). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 5 shots behind 61-year old Irwin (USA), who recorded the last of his 45 Champions Tour wins. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

2005
America
203 (-13)
$285,000
SAS Institute

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$285,000

Title sponsor

SAS Institute

Played as the SAS Championship (Sept 30-Oct 2). Second-placed Bob Gilder (USA) and Tom Jenkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his fourth Champions Tour win in 2005. [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].

2005
America
134 (-8)
$240,000
Outback Steakhouse

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

134 (-8)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Outback Steakhouse

Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (Feb 25-27). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Mark McNulty (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). Reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Jan 28-30; not played in 2004). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA), who won this event for the fifth straight year. [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].

2005
America
203 (-13)
$300,000
Wal-Mart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Wal-Mart

Played as the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 2-4). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA), Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind 60-year-old Irwin (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2004
Majors
276 (-8)
$360,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the Senior PGA Championship (May 27-30). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who claimed his fourth win in this event and his seventh senior major title. [Valhalla GC, Louisville, KY].

2004
America
205 (-11)
$364,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$364,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 23-25). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) and Gary Koch (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, Georgia].

2004
Awards
3427 pts
$1,000,000
Charles Schwab

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

3427 pts

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Irwin (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture his second Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Craig Stadler (USA) was second with 3388 pts; Tom Kite (USA) was third with 2981 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.

2003
America
Hills CC, TX
208 (-8)
$240,000
Kinko's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Hills CC, TX

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Kinko's

Played as the inaugural Kinko's Classic of Austin (May 9-11). Irwin (USA) beat Tom Watson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [The Hills CC, Hills of Lakeway, Austin, TX].

2003
America
123 (-21)
$200,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

123 (-21)

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (Dec 6/7; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Second-placed Jack & Jackie Nicklaus II (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hale & Steve Irwin (USA). [International course, ChampionsGate Resort, Orlando, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Oct 10-12). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 2 strokes behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his fourth straight win in this event. [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].

2002
Awards
68.93
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

68.93

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Irwin (USA) won his fourth Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Tom Watson (USA) was second with 69.57; Tom Kite (USA) was third with 69.64.

2002
Awards
2886 pts
$1,000,000
Charles Schwab

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

2886 pts

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Irwin (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture the Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Bob Gilder (USA) was second with 2087 pts; Bruce Fleisher (USA) was third with 1582 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Oct 4-6). Irwin (USA) beat Gary McCord (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to claim this title for the third straight year. [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].

2002
America
11 skins
$450,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

11 skins

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 26/27; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Defending champion Irwin (USA) won with a total of 11 skins worth $450,000. Second was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 7 skins worth $150,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) were shutout with no skins. [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].

2002
America
204 (-12)
$262,500
3M

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

3M

Played as the 3M Championship (Aug 9-11). Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].

2002
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

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

2002
America
TwinEagles
200 (-16)
$225,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

TwinEagles

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 8-10). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].

2002
Awards
$3,028,304
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

$3,028,304

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Irwin (USA) won his third Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 2002 leading money winner, with earnings of $3,028,304 on the Tour. Bob Gilder (USA) was second with $2,367,637; Bruce Fleisher (USA) was third with $1,860,534.

2002
America
Newport Beach, CA
196 (-17)
$225,000
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

196 (-17)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 8-10). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Oct 5-7; formerly Kaanapali Classic). Second-placed John Jacobs (Eng) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].

2001
America
206 (-10)
$210,000
Siebel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Siebel

Played as the inaugural Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley (March 16-18). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Coyote Creek GC, Morgan Hill, nr San Jose, California].

2001
America
7 skins
$320,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

7 skins

Prize money

$320,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 27/28; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Irwin (USA) won with a total of 7 skins worth $320,000. Second was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 10 skins worth $260,000. Third was Arnold Palmer (USA) 1 skin worth $20,000. Defending champion Gary Player (RSA) was shutout with no skins. [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].

2001
America
Greystone G&CC
195 (-21)
$210,000
Bruno's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Greystone G&CC

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Bruno's

Played as Bruno's Memorial Classic (April 27-29). Second-placed Stewart Ginn (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].

2000
America
198 (-15)
$165,000
EMC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

EMC

Played as the EMC Kaanapali Classic (Oct 20-22). Second-placed Joe Inman (USA) finished 4 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; at the time known as the North course].

2000
America
198 (-18)
$225,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland (June 2-4). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Gaylord Springs Links, Nashville, Tennessee; at the time known as Springhouse GC].

2000
America
135 (-9)
$300,000
Our Lucaya

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

135 (-9)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Our Lucaya

Played as Our Lucaya Senior Slam (Dec 2/3; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event, for the year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA; The Tradition) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA; US Snr Open). Doug Tewell (USA; Snr PGA) was third and Raymond Floyd (USA; Snr Plyrs) fourth. [Reef course, Grand Lucayan Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama; known at the time as Our Lucaya Resort].

2000
America
GC of Georgia
207 (-9)
$217,500
Nationwide

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

GC of Georgia

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$217,500

Title sponsor

Nationwide

Played as the (last) Nationwide Championship (May 12-14). Second-placed Vicente Fernández (Arg) and Tom Jenkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Lakeside course, GC of Georgia, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].

2000
Majors
267 (-17)
$400,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$400,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Old Course, Saucon Valley CC, Bethlehem, PA].

1999
America
Kemper Lakes
206 (-10)
$195,000
Ameritech

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Kemper Lakes

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Ameritech

Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (July 16-18). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA), Raymond Floyd (USA) and Gary McCord (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].

1999
America
GC of Georgia
206 (-10)
$210,000
Nationwide

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

GC of Georgia

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Nationwide

Played as the Nationwide Championship (May 7-9). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Lakeside course, GC of Georgia, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].

1999
Majors
TPC Michigan
267 (-21)
$300,000
Ford

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (June 24-27). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

1999
America
Bunker Hills
201 (-15)
$225,000
Coldwell Banker Burnet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Bunker Hills

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Coldwell Banker Burnet

Played as the Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic (July 23-25). Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) and Jim Dent (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Snr PGA Tour. [Bunker Hills GC, Coon Rapids, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

7 skins

Prize money

$230,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 30/31; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Irwin (USA) won with a total of 7 skins worth $230,000. Second was defending champion Raymond Floyd (USA) 4 skins worth $160,000. Third was Jim Colbert (USA) 7 skins worth $150,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) was shutout with no skins. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].

1999
America
Boone Valley
203 (-13)
$210,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Boone Valley

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Boone Valley Classic (May 28-30). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Boone Valley GC, Augusta, nr St Louis, Missouri].

1998
Awards
$2,861,945
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

$2,861,945

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Irwin (USA) won his second straight Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1998 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,861,945 on the Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with $2,179,047; Larry Nelson (USA) was third with $1,442,476.

1998
America
201 (-15)
$150,000
Bank of Boston

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Bank of Boston

Played as the BankBoston Classic (Aug 28-30). Second-placed Jay Sigel (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].

1998
America
281 (-7)
$210,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic (April 23-26). Second-placed Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as TPC at the Canyons].

1998
America
Kemper Lakes
201 (-15)
$195,000
Ameritech

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Kemper Lakes

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Ameritech

Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (Jul 17-19). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$347,000

Title sponsor

Energizer

Played as the Energizer Senior Tour Championship (Nov 5-8; Snr PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his seventh victory of the year. [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].

1998
America
Newport Beach, CA
200 (-13)
$165,000
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 13-15). Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who shot a 9-under-par 62 in the final round. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].

1998
Awards
68.59
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

68.59

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Irwin (USA) won his third straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with 69.46; Larry Nelson (USA) was third with 69.87.

1998
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

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

1998
Majors
275 (-13)
$270,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 16-19). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 7 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his third straight win in this event. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

1998
Majors
285 (+1)
$267,500
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

285 (+1)

Prize money

$267,500

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (Jul 23-26). Second-placed Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Snr PGA Tour. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Bighorn

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Senior Match Play Challenge (Nov 14/15; unofficial Snr PGA Tr post-season event). Irwin (USA) beat Gil Morgan (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Mountains course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].

1997
Awards
68.92
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

68.92

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Irwin (USA) won his second straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with 69.29; Isao Aoki (Jpn) was third with 70.03.

1997
Majors
274 (-14)
$216,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 17-20). Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Dale Douglass (USA) finished 12 shots behind defending champion Irwin (USA), who set a new record winning margin for a Senior PGA Tour event. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

1997
America
Bunker Hills
199 (-17)
$202,500
Burnet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Bunker Hills

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$202,500

Title sponsor

Burnet

Played as the Burnet Senior Classic (July 18-20). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Bunker Hills GC, Coon Rapids, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].

1997
America
203 (-13)
$150,000
Bank of Boston

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Bank of Boston

Played as the BankBoston Classic (Aug 1-3). Second-placed Jerry McGee (USA) and Bob Wynn (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his tenth Snr PGA Tour win. [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].

1997
America
Boone Valley
200 (-16)
$195,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Boone Valley

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Boone Valley Classic (Sept 12-14). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Boone Valley GC, Augusta, nr St Louis, Missouri].

1997
America
Bay Colony GC
201 (-15)
$150,000
LG

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Bay Colony GC

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

LG

Played as the LG Championship (Feb 7-9). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Bay Colony GC, Naples, FL].

1997
America
207 (-6)
$150,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

207 (-6)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic (April 25-27). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as TPC at the Canyons].

1997
America
209 (-7)
$186,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$186,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Championship (Jan 16-19; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his fifth Snr PGA Tour win. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

1997
America
131 (-13)
$250,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

131 (-13)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Slam at Los Cabos (Feb 24/25; unofficial Snr PGA Tr event, for the previous year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA; US Snr Open) finished 9 shots behind Irwin (USA; US Snr PGA). Raymond Floyd (USA; Snr Players) was third and Jack Nicklaus (USA; The Tradition) fourth. [Palmilla GC, San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico].

1997
America
200 (-13)
$127,500
Hyatt Regency

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

Hyatt Regency

Played as the Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic (Oct 17-19). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) and Bruce Summerhays (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his ninth Snr PGA Tour win of the year. [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; at the time known as the North course].

1997
America
Tanglewood, NC
195 (-18)
$225,000
Vantage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Tanglewood, NC

Score

195 (-18)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Vantage

Played as the Vantage Championship (Oct 3-5). Second-placed Dave Eichelberger (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Golf, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].

1997
Awards
$2,343,364
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

$2,343,364

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Irwin (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1997 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,343,364 on the Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with $2,160,562; Isao Aoki (Jpn) was third with $1,410,499.

1997
Awards
x
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

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

1996
America
TPC Prestancia
197 (-19)
$135,000
Amex

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

TPC Prestancia

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

Amex

Played as the American Express Invitational (Feb 23-25). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Prestancia, Sarasota, Florida].

1996
Majors
280 (-8)
$198,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 18-21). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his first senior major championship win. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

1996
America
123 (-21)
$180,000
Lexus

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

123 (-21)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Lexus

Played as the Lexus Challenge hosted by Raymond Floyd (Dec 20/21; unofficial Snr PGA Tour pro-celebrity post-season two-person team event; 12 teams participated). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) & Kevin Costner (USA; actor), Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) & Robert Wuhl (USA; actor) and John Brodie (USA; American football & Snr PGA Tr pro) & Ken Griffey Jr (USA; baseball) finished 4 shots behind Hale Irwin (USA) & Sean Connery (Scot; actor). [Citrus course, La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, Calif; now called the Citrus Club at La Quinta].

1996
Awards
69.47
n/a
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

69.47

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Irwin (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Isao Aoki (Jpn) was second with 70.04; Raymond Floyd (USA) was third with 70.22.

1995
Awards
$799,175
see Score
Snr PGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Score

$799,175

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Snr PGA Tr

Irwin (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 1995 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 10th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $799,175.

1995
America
Stonebridge, IL
195 (-21)
$127,500
Ameritech

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Stonebridge, IL

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

Ameritech

Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (July 28-30). Second-placed Kermit Zarley (USA) finished 8 shots behind first-time Senior PGA Tour winner Irwin (USA), who was playing in his fifth Senior Tour event, having turned 50 two months earlier. [Stonebridge CC, Aurora, nr Chicago, Illinois].

1995
America
Tanglewood, NC
199 (-17)
$225,000
Vantage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Tanglewood, NC

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Vantage

Played as the Vantage Championship (Sept 29-Oct 1). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 4 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Golf, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].

1994
America
266 (-18)
$225,000
MCI

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

MCI

Played as the MCI Heritage Classic (Apr 14-17). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who recorded the last of his three wins in this event, and the last of his 20 PGA Tour wins. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

1990
America
269 (-15)
$180,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Classic (June 14-17; formerly the Westchester Classic). Second-placed Paul Azinger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded back-to-back PGA Tour wins, having won the US Open a week earlier. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

1990
Majors
280 (-8)
$220,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Medinah

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$220,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (90th) (June 14-18). Irwin (USA) and Mike Donald (USA) tied an 18-hole playoff, both scoring 2-over-par 74s. Irwin won at the first hole of the ensuing sudden-death playoff, to record the last of his three US Open Championship wins. [No.3 Course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].

1986
America
269 (-19)
$72,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural (and only) Bahamas Classic (Jan 2-5; PGA Tr pre-season warm-up event). Second-placed Donnie Hammond (USA) finished 6 shots behind Irwin (USA). Finishing third was David Love III (USA), making his first start as a touring professional. [Ocean Club, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas; at the time called Paradise Island GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 23-26). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

1984
America
278 (-10)
$72,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Feb 2-5). Irwin (USA) beat Jim Nelford (Can) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 26-29). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) and David Graham (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his fifteenth PGA Tour win. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

1982
America
269 (-19)
$72,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Inverrary Classic (March 11-14). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and George Burns (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), whose scrambling birdie-three after a wayward drive at the final hole gave him victory. [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1982
America
265 (-7)
$10,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Gavea

Score

265 (-7)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Atlantica Boavista Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) and Manuel Calero (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Gavea GC, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro].

1981
America
Warwick Hills
277 (-11)
$63,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Open (Aug 20-23). Irwin (USA) beat Bobby Clampett (USA), Gil Morgan (USA) and defending champion Peter Jacobsen (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

1981
Japan
275 (-13)
US$40,000
Bridgestone

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

US$40,000

Title sponsor

Bridgestone

Played as the Bridgestone Tournament (Oct 22-25; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Bill Rogers (USA) finished 8 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].

1981
America
265 (-23)
$58,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

$58,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hawaiian Open (Feb 12-15). Second-placed Don January (USA) finished 6 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

1979
Majors
284 (E)
$50,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (79th) (June 14-17). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and Jerry Pate (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Hale Irwin (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: John Mahaffey & Hale Irwin (USA). [Glyfada GC of Athens, Greece].

1978
Aus/NZ
278 (-6)
A$20,000
Mayne Nickless

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

A$20,000

Title sponsor

Mayne Nickless

Played as the Mayne Nickless Australian PGA Ch'ship. Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 8 shots behind Irwin (USA), the only player to finish under par. [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

Lexington

Played as the Lexington PGA Championship. Won by Irwin (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].

1977
America
Atlanta CC
273 (-15)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Atlanta CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Atlanta Classic (May 26-29). Second-placed Steve Veriato (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].

1977
America
264 (-20)
$50,000
Colgate

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate Hall of Fame Golf Classic (Aug 25-28). Second-placed Leonard Thompson (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [No.2 course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

1977
America
266 (-14)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Antonio Texas Open. Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

1976
America
272 (-12)
$37,000
Glen Campbell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$37,000

Title sponsor

Glen Campbell

Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Feb 19-22). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1976
America
Rio Pinar CC
270 (-18)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Rio Pinar CC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Florida Citrus Open (March 4-7). Irwin (USA) beat Kermit Zarley (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. [Rio Pinar CC, Orlando, FL].

1975
Europe
4 & 2
£10,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 9-11; field of eight players). Defending champion Irwin (USA) beat Al Geiberger (USA) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1975
America
Atlanta CC
271 (-17)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Venue

Atlanta CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Atlanta Classic (May 29-June 1). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].

1975
America
283 (-1)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Bobby Cole (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). During the tournament's second round, a number of players were struck by lightning, including Lee Trevino and Jerry Heard on the 13th green, and Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin at other parts of the course. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].

1974
Europe
3 & 1
£10,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 10-12; field of eight players). Irwin (USA) beat defending champion Gary Player (RSA) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1974
Majors
287 (+7)
$35,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

287 (+7)

Prize money

$35,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (74th) (Jun 13-16). Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].

1973
America
272 (-12)
$30,000
Sea Pines

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Sea Pines

Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Jerry Heard (USA) and Grier Jones (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win, the first coming in this event two years earlier. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

1971
America
279 (-5)
$22,000
Sea Pines

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$22,000

Title sponsor

Sea Pines

Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic (Nov 25-28). Second-placed Bob Lunn (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Irwin (USA), who recorded the first of his three wins in this event. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

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