Name:Paul William Azinger
Born:Jan 6, 1960 in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Original/Home Club:Holyoke, Massachusetts
Occupation:Professional golfer; television commentator; golf writer; poker player.
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 13-16). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Paul Azinger (USA), who recorded the last of his 12 PGA Tour wins. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Played as the New England Classic (Jul 22-25). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 4 shots behind Paul Azinger (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
The US PGA Championship (75th) (Aug 12-15). Azinger (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th), to record his first and only major championship win. [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
Played as The Memorial Tournament (June 3-6). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the Tour Championship (Oct 29-Nov 1). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) and Lee Janzen (USA) finished 3 shots behind Azinger (USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].
Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 6-9). Paul Azinger (USA) beat Glen Day (USA), Anders Forsbrand (Swe), Mark James (Eng) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. "Zinger" recorded his second win in this event in three years, and the second of his two European Tour wins. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Jan 31-Feb 3). Second-placed Brian Claar (USA) and Corey Pavin (USA) finished 4 shots behind Azinger (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].
Played as the BMW International Open (Sept 20-23). 30-year-old first-time European Tour winner Paul Azinger (USA) beat defending champion David Feherty (N.Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (Jan 4-7; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Wayne Levi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Paul Azinger (USA), who recorded his second win in three years in this event, and fifth PGA Tour win overall. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].
Played as the Hertz Bay Hill Classic (March 17-20). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 5 shots behind Azinger (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
Played as the Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (Jun 25-28). Second-placed Wayne Levi (USA) and Dan Forsman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Paul Azinger (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].
PGA of America
Azinger (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 22-25). Second-placed and defending champion Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Azinger (USA). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational (April 29-May 3). Second-placed Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Reduced to 72 holes from 90 due to bad weather. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC) and Spanish Trail G&CC].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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