Who's who: Mark Brooks

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Who's who: Mark Brooks

  • Name:

    Mark David Brooks
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 25, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1983

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1996). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (7) and Champions Tour.

Golf course design

Brook's best known work includes, but is not limited to: Southern Oaks GC, Fort Worth, TX (1999).

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PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Mark Brooks

1996
America
Indian Ridge CC
337 (-23)
$234,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brooks, Mark

Venue

Indian Ridge CC

Score

337 (-23)

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 17-21). Second-placed John Huston (USA) finished 1 shot behind Brooks (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Indian Ridge CC, Palm Desert, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC].

1996
Majors
277 (-11)
$430,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Brooks, Mark

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$430,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (78th) (Aug 8-11). Brooks (USA) beat Kenny Perry (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first major championship win. [Valhalla GC, Louisville, KY].

1996
America
274 (-14)
$270,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brooks, Mark

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (May 2-5). Mark Brooks (USA) beat Jeff Maggert (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1994
America
271 (-13)
$234,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brooks, Mark

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (June 2-5). Second-placed D.A. Weibring (USA) and Bobby Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mark Brooks (USA). [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

1991
America
Tuckaway CC
270 (-18)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brooks, Mark

Venue

Tuckaway CC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 29-Sep 1). Second-placed Robert Gamez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mark Brooks (USA). [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1991
America
Forest Oaks CC
275 (-13)
$225,000
Kmart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brooks, Mark

Venue

Forest Oaks CC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Kmart

Played as the Kmart Greater Greensboro Open (April 25-28). Brooks (USA) beat Gene Sauers (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].

1988
America
269 (-15)
$126,000
Canon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brooks, Mark

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

Canon

Played as the Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (July 21-24). 27-year-old Mark Brooks (USA) beat Dave Barr (Can) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. Joey Sindelar (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].

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