Name:Jerome Kendrick "Jerry" Pate
Born:Sept 16, 1953 in Macon, Georgia.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf commentator and golf course designer.
Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Jan 25-27). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA) and Fulton Allem (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA). [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (Feb 24-26). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA), Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Mark James (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Pate (USA). This was Pate's first win as a pro in 24 years and maiden victory on the Champions Tour. [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 18-21). Second-placed Brad Bryant (USA) and Scott Simpson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the Colombian Open (Abierto de Colombia). Second-placed Luis Arevalo (Colombia) finished a distant 21 shots behind Pate (USA). [Club Los Lagartos, Bogotá, Colombia].
Played as the Pensacola Open (Oct 15-18). Second-placed Steve Melnyk (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pate (USA). [Perdido Bay GC, Pensacola, FL].
Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (June 25-28). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA). [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].
Played as the Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished in second place behind Pate (USA). [Sao Fernando GC, Cotia, nr Sao Paulo].
Played as the United States-Japan Professional Golf Match (Nov 6-9; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Norio Suzuki (Jpn) and defending champion Tom Purtzer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pate (USA), who recorded the second of his two Japan Tour wins. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].
Played as the Southern Open (Sept 7-10). Second-placed Phil Hancock (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Jerry Pate (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. Hancock was also second to Pate in this event a year earlier. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 6-9). Pate (USA) beat Dave Stockton (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Ch'ship (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Jerry Pate (USA) & Hollis Stacy (USA). Second-place: Curtis Strange (USA) & Nancy Lopez (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
Played as the Southern Open (Oct 20-23). Second-placed Johnny Miller (USA), Phil Hancock (USA), Steve Taylor (USA) and defending champion Mac McLendon (USA) finished 7 shots behind Jerry Pate (USA). [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].
Played as the Canadian Open (July 22-25). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jerry Pate (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Essex G&CC, LaSalle, Windsor, Ontario].
The US Open (76th) (Jun 17-20). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) and Al Geiberger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA). Pate went through a qualifying event to get into this US Open. [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
Played as the Taiheiyo Club Pacific Masters (Oct 7-10; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old Pate (USA), who won for the first time in Japan. [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].
The US Amateur Championship (74th) (Aug 26-31). Jerry Pate (USA) beat John Grace (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Ridgewood CC, Paramus, NJ].
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