Who's who: Steve Jones

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Who's who: Steve Jones

  • Name:

    Steven Glen "Steve" Jones
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Dec 27, 1958 in Artesia, New Mexico.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1981

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1996). Multiple PGA Tour winner.

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PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Steve Jones

1998
America
Oakwood CC, IL
263 (-17)
$279,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Venue

Oakwood CC, IL

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

$279,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Quad City Classic (July 9-12). Second-placed Scott Gump (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jones (USA), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].

1997
America
275 (-5)
$270,000
Bell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Bell

Played as the Bell Canadian Open (Sept 4-7). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Steve Jones (USA), who won this event for the second time. [Blue course, Royal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard, Montreal].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Score

258 (-26)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 23-26). Second-placed Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 11 shots behind Jones (USA). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].

1996
Majors
278 (-2)
$425,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$425,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (96th) (June 13-16). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) and Davis Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Jones (USA). Jones won a playoff in a regional qualifier to earn a place in this US Open. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].

1989
America
271 (-17)
$162,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$162,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open (June 22-25). Second-placed Clark Burroughs (USA), Mark Calcavecchia (USA) and Mike Hulbert (USA) finished 2 shots behind Steve Jones (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour win in 1989. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

1989
America
279 (-9)
$135,000
MONY

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

MONY

Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (Jan 5-8; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jones (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1989
America
Bermuda Dunes CC
343 (-17)
$180,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Venue

Bermuda Dunes CC

Score

343 (-17)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 11-15). Jones (USA) beat Paul Azinger (USA) and Sandy Lyle (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to secure back-to-back wins in the first two PGA Tour events of 1989. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Eldorado CC; PGA West (Palmer Private)].

1988
America
280 (-8)
$126,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 4-7). First-time PGA Tour winner Jones (USA) beat Bob Tway (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].

1987
America
268 (-20)
$68,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Steve

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$68,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Classic (Dec 3-6; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed Mark McCumber (USA) & Debbie Massey (USA) finished 2 shots behind winning team of Steve Jones (USA) & Jane Crafter (Aus/USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

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