Who's who in golf - Al Geiberger


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Name: - Allen Lee 'Al' Geiberger Sr.
Country: - USA
Born : - Sept 1, 1937 in Red Bluff, Tehama County, California.
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1959

Roll of Honour

Majors (1) - US PGA Championship (1966). Ryder Cup player (1967, '75). Total professional wins (30), of which US PGA Tr (11), Japan Tr (1) and Senior PGA Tr (10).


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During his successful PGA Tour career Geiberger earned the nickname 'Mr 59.' It was in the second round of the 1977 Memphis Classic played at the Colonial Country Club just outside Memphis, that Geiberger recorded the first ever score of 59 in a PGA Tour event. His momentous round included an eagle, 11 birdies and six pars.

Geiberger's son Brent also became a PGA Tour player.


Top tournaments won by Al Geiberger

2000Snr AmericaGrand Champions Ch'shipTPC Myrtle Beach209 (-7)$138,000
Played as the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors Championship (Nov 3-5; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Geiberger (USA) beat Jim Albus (USA) at the second playoff hole. [TPC Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina].
1996Snr AmericaChubb ClassicLely Resort202 (-14)$90,000
Played as the Greater Naples IntelliNet Challenge (Feb 9-11). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Geiberger (USA), who recorded the last of his ten Senior PGA Tour victories. [Classics course, Lely Resort, Naples, FL].
1993Snr AmericaGTE West ClassicOjai Valley198 (-12)$75,000
Played as the GTE West Classic. Second-placed George Archer (USA) and Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Geiberger (USA). [Ojai Valley Inn & CC, Ojai, nr Ventura, California].
1993Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipLa Costa Resort280 (-8)$52,500
Played as the Infiniti Senior Tournament Of Champions (Jan 7-10; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Jim Dent (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Geiberger (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
1992Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipLa Costa Resort282 (-6)$52,500
Played as the Infiniti Senior Tournament Of Champions (Jan 9-12; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) and defending champion Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Geiberger (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
1991Snr AmericaKroger Snr ClassicKings Island203 (-10)$90,000
Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (July 5-7). Second-placed Larry Laoretti (USA) finished 1 shot behind Geiberger (USA). [Golf Ctr at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio].
1989Snr AmericaGTE Northwest ClassicInglewood GC, WA204 (-12)$52,500
Played as the GTE Northwest Classic. Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) finished 3 shots behind Geiberger (USA). [Inglewood GC, Kenmore, nr Seattle, Washington].
1989Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Onion Creek251 (-29)$60,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) & Bruce Devlin (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Al Geiberger (USA) & Harold Henning (RSA). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].
1988Snr AmericaArizona ClassicHillcrest GC, AZ199 (-17)$33,750
Played as The Pointe/Del E. Webb Arizona Classic (March 18-20). Second-placed Orville Moody (USA) finished 1 shot behind Geiberger (USA). [Hillcrest GC, Sun City West, Phoenix, AZ].
1987Snr AmericaHilton Head Snrs Intl.Harbour Town209 (-4)$37,500
Played as the Hilton Head Seniors International (Oct 16-18). Tour rookie Geiberger (USA) beat Jim Ferree (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Geiberger recorded his second Snr PGA Tour; the first came just two weeks earlier. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1987Snr AmericaLas Vegas Snr ClassicDesert Inn CC203 (-13)$37,500
Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic (Oct 23-25). Second-placed Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 4 shots behind Tour rookie Geiberger (USA), who recorded his third Snr PGA Tour win, all coming in the space of four weeks. [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1987Snr AmericaVantage ChampionshipTanglewood Park206 (-4)$135,000
Played as the inaugural Vantage Championship (Oct 2-4). Second-placed Dave Hill (USA) finished 2 shots behind Tour rookie Geiberger (USA), who recorded his first Snr PGA Tour win. [Championship course, Tanglewood Park GC, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].
1979Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex274 (-6)$54,000
Played as the Colonial National Invitation. Second-placed Don January (USA) and Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Geiberger (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1977Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicColonial CC, Tenn273 (-15)$40,000
Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic. Second-placed Jerry McGee (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Geiberger (USA). Geiberger posted the first ever sub-60 round in a PGA Tour event, with a 13-under par 59 in the second round. [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].
1976Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Butler Natl.288 (+4)$40,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Joe Porter (USA) finished 1 shot behind Geiberger (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1976Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipSedgefield CC268 (-16)$46,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 1-4). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Geiberger (USA). [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
1975Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)Colonial CC, Tex270 (-10)$50,000
Played as the Tournament Players Championship. Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 3 shots behind Geiberger (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1975Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)La Costa Resort277 (-11)$40,000
Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (April 24-27). Geiberger (USA) beat Gary Player (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
1973Men JapanABC ChampionshipHashimoto CC218 (+2)US$17,857
Played as the United States-Japan Tournament (Nov 23-25; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Takashi Murakami (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Geiberger (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Hashimoto CC, Hashimoto, Wakayama, Japan].
1966Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipFirestone CC280 (E)$25,000
The US PGA Championship (48th) (July 21-24). Second-placed Dudley Wysong (USA) finished 4 shots behind Geiberger (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1965Men AmericaAmerican ClassicFirestone CC280 (E)$20,000
Played as the American Golf Classic. Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Geiberger (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1962Men AmericaVenezuela OpenValle Arriba GC278 (-2)$1,000
Played as the Caracas Open (Caribbean tour event). Won by Geiberger (USA) by 1 shot. [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

 

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