Who's who: Scott Hoch

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Who's who: Scott Hoch

  • Name:

    Scott Mabon Hoch
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Nov 24, 1955 in Raliegh, North Carolina.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf course architect.
  • Turned Pro:

    1979

Roll of Honour

Multiple PGA Tour winner. Ryder Cup player (1997, 2002).

Did you know?

PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Scott Hoch

2019
America
156 (-23)
$171,000
Bass Pro Shops

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

156 (-23)

Prize money

$171,000

Title sponsor

Bass Pro Shops

Played as the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (Apr 26-28; two-man alternate shot & better-ball team event). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) & Carlos Franco (Para), and defending champions Paul Broadhurst (Eng) & Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 5 shots behind the wire-to-wire winning team of Scott Hoch (USA) & Tom Pernice Jr (USA). Pernice got his team off to a flying start in the final round, with a hole-in-one at the first hole. [Final two rounds on Top of the Rock (par-3 course), Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri; first round on 18-hole Ozarks Natl course].

2008
America
Quail West, FL
202 (-14)
$240,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Quail West, FL

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 15-17). Hoch (USA) beat Tom Jenkins (USA), Tom Kite (USA) and Brad Bryant (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to record back-to-back Champions Tour wins. [Quail West G&CC, Naples, FL].

2008
America
185 (-31)
$365,000
Merrill Lynch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

185 (-31)

Prize money

$365,000

Title sponsor

Merrill Lynch

Played as the Merrill Lynch Shootout (Dec 12-14; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of JB Holmes (USA) & Boo Weekley (USA) finished 4 shots behind winning team of Kenny Perry (USA) & Scott Hoch (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2008
America
Broken Sound
202 (-14)
$247,500
Allianz

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Broken Sound

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$247,500

Title sponsor

Allianz

Played as the Allianz Championship (Feb 8-10). Second-placed Brad Bryant (USA) and Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hoch (USA), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [Old course, Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, FL].

2007
America
Hills CC, TX
201 (-15)
$240,000
Fedex Kinko's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Hills CC, TX

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Fedex Kinko's

Played as the FedEx Kinko's Classic (May 4-6). Second-placed D.A. Weibring (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Champions Tour winner Hoch (USA). [The Hills CC, Hills of Lakeway, Austin, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Championship (March 6-10; formerly Genuity Championship). Hoch (USA) beat Jim Furyk (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record the last of his 11 PGA Tour wins. Monday finish required when Hoch declined to putt-out at the second playoff hole, claiming bad light. [Blue Monster course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

2001
America
267 (-21)
$648,000
Advil

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$648,000

Title sponsor

Advil

Played as the Advil Western Open (July 5-8). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hoch (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].

2001
America
Forest Oaks CC
272 (-16)
$630,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Forest Oaks CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic (April 26-29). Second-placed Brett Quigley (USA) and Scott Simpson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hoch (USA). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].

1997
America
268 (-16)
$234,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 28-31). Second-placed Loren Roberts (USA) and David Sutherland (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hoch (USA). [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1996
America
265 (-19)
$225,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill (July 11-14; formerly the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic). First-time PGA Tour winner Duval (USA) beat Grant Waite (NZ) and Duffy Waldorf (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

1995
America
269 (-15)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Gtr Milwaukee Open (Aug 31-Sep 3). Second-placed Marco Dawson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hoch (USA). [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1995
Europe
269 (-15)
£108,330
Heineken

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Heineken

Played as the Heineken Dutch Open (July 27-30). Second-placed Michael Jonzon (Swe) and Sam Torrance (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Hoch (USA), who recorded his first and only European Tour win. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].

1994
America
334 (-26)
$198,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

334 (-26)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Feb 16-20). Second-placed Lennie Clements (USA), Jim Gallagher Jr (USA) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hoch (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Indian Wells CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; La Quinta CC; PGA West (Palmer Private)].

1991
Asia
Hanyang CC
279 (-9)
Kolon

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Hanyang CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Kolon

Played as the Kolon Korea Open (Sept 5-8; Asian/Korean circuits event). Won by defending champion Hoch (USA). [Hanyang CC, Goyang, nr Seoul, S Korea].

1990
Asia
Hanyang CC
278 (-10)
Kolon

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Hanyang CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Kolon

Played as the Kolon Korea Open (Sept 5-8; Korean circuit event). Won by Hoch (USA). [Hanyang CC, Goyang, nr Seoul, S Korea].

1989
America
336 (-24)
$225,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

336 (-24)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Vegas Invitational (April 26-30). Hoch (USA) beat Robert Wrenn (USA) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC) and Spanish Trail G&CC].

1986
Awards
70.08
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Score

70.08

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hoch (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 80 rounds). Payne Stewart (USA) was second with 70.36; Bob Tway (USA) was third with 70.45.

1986
Awards
70.08
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Score

70.08

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Hoch (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 70.19; Greg Norman (Aus) was third with 70.22.

1986
Japan
Ibusuki GC
276 (-12)
¥15million
Casio

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Ibusuki GC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

¥15million

Title sponsor

Casio

Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 27-30; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) finished 6 shots behind Hoch (USA), who won this event for the second time, with first-place prize money equating to US$50,000. This was the last of Hoch's three Japan Tour wins. [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].

1986
America
Boca West CC
251 (-37)
$70,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Boca West CC

Score

251 (-37)

Prize money

$70,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Chrysler Team Invitational (Dec 11-14; PGA Tr post-season two-man better-ball unofficial money event). Second-placed Mike Hulbert & Bob Tway finished 1 shot behind the winning team of Scott Hoch & Gary Hallberg. [No.1 course, Boca West CC, Boca Raton, FL. Earlier rounds also used the No.2 course, and Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton].

1984
America
Oakwood CC, IL
266 (-14)
$36,000
Miller High-Life

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Oakwood CC, IL

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

Miller High-Life

Played as the Miller High Life Quad Cities Open (July 19-22). Second-placed George Archer (USA), Vance Heafner (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hoch (USA). [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].

1982
Japan
Ibusuki GC
282 (-6)
¥12million
Casio

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Ibusuki GC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

¥12million

Title sponsor

Casio

Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 25-28; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Hoch (USA), who captured his second Japan Tour win in the space of two weeks. [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

US$65,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 11-14; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masahiro "Massy" Kuramoto (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Hoch (USA). [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].

1982
America
206 (-10)
$54,000
USF&G

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

USF&G

Played as the USF&G Classic (April 15-18). Second-placed Bob Shearer (Aus) and Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hoch (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].

1980
America
Oakwood CC, IL
266 (-14)
$36,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hoch, Scott

Venue

Oakwood CC, IL

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Quad Cities Open (July 17-20). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) finished 3 shots behind Tour rookie Hoch (USA), who recorded the first of his 11 PGA tour wins. [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].

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