Who's who: Todd Hamilton

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Who's who: Todd Hamilton

  • Name:

    William Todd Hamilton
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 18, 1965 in Galesburg, Illinois.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Galesburg, IL
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1997

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1). Multiple winner on the US PGA and Japan Tours. PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2004, aged 39).

Did you know?

Todd Hamilton attended college at the University of Oklahoma. He is best known for his surprise win at the 2004 Open Championship at Royal Troon, where triumphed over Ernie Els in a four hole playoff. He earned his first PGA Tour card at the age of 38, having previously played most of his golf on the Japan Tour.

Top tournaments won by Todd Hamilton

2004
Awards
$3,063,778
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Todd

Venue

Score

$3,063,778

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Hamilton (USA) won the PGA Tour 2004 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 11th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $3,063,778. 39-year-old Open Championship winner Hamilton had spent the previous 12 years playing on the Asian and Japanese Tours.

2004
Majors
274 (-10)
£720,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Todd

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

£720,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (133rd) (July 15-18). Hamilton (USA) beat Ernie Els (RSA) in a 4-hole playoff: Hamilton 15 (E), Els 16 (+1). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].

2004
America
Mirasol, CC at
276 (-12)
$900,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Todd

Venue

Mirasol, CC at

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (March 11-14). Second-placed David Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Hamilton (USA). [Sunrise course, CC at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

1995
Asia
Pinehurst, Bangkok
271 (-17)
US$50,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Todd

Venue

Pinehurst, Bangkok

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

US$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thailand Open (Asian Tr event). Hamilton (USA) beat Steve Veriato (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Pinehurst G&CC, Bangkok, Thailand].

1992
Awards
875 pts
Asia Circuit

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Todd

Venue

Score

875 pts

Prize money

Title sponsor

Asia Circuit

Hamilton (USA) won the Asia Golf Circuit 1992 Order of Merit, accumulating 875 pts from Asia's top eight professional events. Chin-sheng Hsieh (China) was second with 600 pts; Tom Pernice Jr (USA) was third with 591 pts.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Todd

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

Rolex

Played as the Rolex Masters (Asian Tr event). Won by Hamilton (USA). [Bukit course, Singapore Island CC, Singapore].

1992
Asia
Namseoul CC
280 (-8)
US$49,980
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Hamilton, Todd

Venue

Namseoul CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

US$49,980

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Maekyung Open (April 16-19; Asian/Korean circuits event). Hamilton (USA) beat Chi-hsiang Lin (Taiw) in a playoff. [Namseoul CC, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, S Korea].

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