Who's who: John Mahaffey

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Who's who: John Mahaffey

  • Name:

    John Drayton Mahaffey Jr
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    May 9, 1948 in Kerrville, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1971

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1978). Ryder Cup player (1979). Multiple PGA Tour and Champions Tour winner. PGA Tour wins (10).

Did you know?

Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by John Mahaffey

1999
America
Dominion CC
204 (-12)
$165,000
Southwestern Bell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Venue

Dominion CC

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Southwestern Bell

Played as the Southwestern Bell Dominion (July 18-20). First-time Snr PGA Tour winner Mahaffey (USA) beat José Maria Cañizares (Esp) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Bruce Fleisher (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].

1989
America
272 (-12)
$180,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the Federal Express St Jude Classic (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger), Bob Tway (USA), Bob Gilder (USA) and Hubert Green (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mahaffey (USA), who recorded the last of his ten PGA Tour victories. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$162,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 27-30). Second-placed Larry Mize (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mahaffey (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1985
America
268 (-12)
$63,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open (Sept 26-30). John Mahaffey (USA) beat Jodie Mudd (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Monday finish required due to earlier bad weather. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

1984
America
Bermuda Dunes CC
340 (-20)
$72,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Venue

Bermuda Dunes CC

Score

340 (-20)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bob Hope Classic (Jan 11-15). Mahaffey (USA) beat Jim Simons (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to win this event for the second time. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Eldorado CC; La Quinta CC].

1982
America
268 (-20)
$50,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (Dec 9-12; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) & Hollis Stacy (USA) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of John Mahaffey (USA) & JoAnne Carner (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

1981
America
276 (-8)
$54,000
Anheuser-Busch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

Anheuser-Busch

Played as the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic (July 23-26; first time played at Kingsmill Resort in Virginia, after moving from Silverado Resort in California). Second-placed Andy North (USA) finished 2 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

1980
America
275 (-13)
$72,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA) finished 3 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

343 (-17)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Jan 10-14). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mahaffey (USA). [Indian Wells CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC].

1978
Majors
276 (-8)
$50,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (60th) (Aug 3-6). Mahaffey (USA) beat Jerry Pate (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to win his first and only major championship title. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].

1978
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
270 (-14)
$45,000
American Optical

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

American Optical

Played as the American Optical Classic (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) and defending champion Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA). A week earlier Mahaffey captured a major championship win in the PGA Championship. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Second-placed Andy North (USA) finished 2 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: John Mahaffey & Andy North (USA). [Makai Club at Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii].

1973
America
271 (-13)
$27,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$27,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 25-28). Second-placed Dave Eichelberger (USA) finished 3 shots behind 24-year-old John Mahaffey (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].

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