Who's who in golf - Gil Morgan


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Name: - Gil Morgan
Country: - USA
Born : - Sep 25, 1946
Original Home/Club: - Wewoka, OK
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1972

Roll of Honour

Senior Majors (3) : The Tradition (1997, 1998); Snr Players Ch'ship (1998). Multiple winner on the US PGA, Champions and international tours (see Tournament listing below). PGA Tour wins (7). Champions Tour wins (23).


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Top tournaments won by Gil Morgan

2007Snr AmericaPure Insurance Ch'shipPebble Beach202 (-14)$300,000
Played as the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Aug 31-Sep 2). Second-placed Hale Irwin (US) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who recorded the last of his 25 Champions Tour wins. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
2006Snr AmericaPrincipal Charity ClassicGlen Oaks CC, IA197 (-16)$225,000
Played as the Allianz Championship (June 2-4). Second-placed Loren Roberts (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA). [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].
2004Snr AmericaAT&T Champions ClassicValencia CC202 (-14)$225,000
Played as the SBC Classic (March 12-14). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Valencia CC, nr Santa Clarita, California].
2003Snr AmericaKroger Snr ClassicTPC River's Bend200 (-16)$225,000
Played as the Kroger Classic (Sept 5-7). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [TPC River's Bend, Maineville, nr Cincinnati, Ohio].
2002Snr AmericaBellSouth Snr ClassicGaylord Springs202 (-14)$240,000
Played as the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland (June 14-16). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA), Mike McCullough (USA) and Dana Quigley (USA) finished 3 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Gaylord Springs Links, Nashville, Tennessee; at the time known as Springhouse GC].
2001Snr AmericaChubb ClassicPelican Marsh204 (-12)$210,000
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 9-11). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who won this event for the second time in four years. [Pelican Marsh GC, Naples, FL].
2001Snr AmericaInstinet ClassicTPC Jasna Polana201 (-15)$225,000
Played as the Instinet Classic (June 15-17). Second-placed Tom Jenkins (USA) and J.C. Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [TPC Jasna Polana, Princeton, New Jersey].
2001Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr69.20n/a
Morgan (USA) won his second straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Hale Irwin (USA) was second with 69.29; Allen Doyle (USA) was third with 69.41.
2000Snr AmericaComfort ClassicBrickyard Crossing131 (-13)$187,500
Played as the (last) Comfort Classic at the Brickyard (Sept 8-10). Second-placed Jim Ahern (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Morgan (USA). Final round cancelled due to bad weather. [Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, IN].
2000Snr AmericaEmerald Coast ClassicMoors GC197 (-13)$187,500
Played as the Emerald Coast Classic (March 23-26). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Morgan (USA). [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].
2000Snr AmericaInstinet ClassicTPC Jasna Polana199 (-17)$210,000
Played as the Instinet Classic (July 21-23). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) and Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 4 shots behind Morgan (USA). [TPC Jasna Polana, Princeton, New Jersey].
2000Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr68.83n/a
Morgan (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with 68.87; Bruce Fleisher (USA) was third with 69.01.
1999Snr AmericaComfort ClassicBrickyard Crossing201 (-15)$180,000
Played as the Comfort Classic at the Brickyard. Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, IN].
1999Snr AmericaKroger Snr ClassicKings Island198 (-18)$210,000
Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (Sept 24-26). Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Grizzly course, Golf Ctr at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio].
1999Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)World Golf Village194 (-22)$158,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (March 18-21; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed John Mahaffey (USA) & Tom Wargo (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hubert Green (USA) & Gil Morgan (USA). [Slammer & Squire course, World Golf Village, St Augustine, FL].
1999Snr AmericaSenior SlamCabo Real GC132 (-12)$300,000
Played as the Senior Slam (March 6/7; 36-hole unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for the previous season's four Major winners). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA; US Snr Open and Snr PGA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA; Snr Plyrs and Tradition). Irwin and Morgan won two majors each in 1998, so two non-major winners, Larry Nelson (USA) and Jay Sigel (USA), joined the event and finished in joint third. [Cabo Real GC, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico].
1998Snr AmericaChubb ClassicBay Colony GC210 (-6)$180,000
Played as the LG Championship (Feb 6-8). Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Bay Colony GC, Naples, FL].
1998Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort195 (-21)$200,000
Played as the MasterCard Championship (Jan 15-18; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) and defending champion Hale Irwin (USA) finished 6 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
1998Snr MajorsSenior Players Ch'shipTPC Michigan267 (-21)$300,000
Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 9-12). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 3 shots behind Morgan (USA), who won his second major championship title of 1998. [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].
1998Snr AmericaSenior SlamCabo del Sol GC134 (-10)$300,000
Played as the Senior Slam (March 9/10; unofficial Snr PGA Tr event, for the previous year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA; Snr PGA) with 140 finished 6 shots behind Morgan (USA; Tradition). Third with 146 was Isao Aoki (Jpn), taking the place of Larry Gilbert (USA; Snr Plyrs). Fourth with 152 was Graham Marsh (Aus; US Snr Open). [Ocean course, Cabo del Sol GC, Los Cabos, Mexico].
1998Snr MajorsThe TraditionDesert Mountain276 (-12)$210,000
Played as The Tradition presented by Countrywide (April 2-5). Second-placed Tom Wargo (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Morgan (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
1998Snr AmericaUtah ShowdownPark Meadows, UT200 (-16)$150,000
Played as the Utah Showdown presented by Smith's (Jul 31-Aug 2). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) and John Mahaffey (USA) finished 4 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].
1998Snr AmericaVantage ChampionshipTanglewood Park198 (-12)$225,000
Played as the Vantage Championship (Oct 2-4). Second-placed and defending champion Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Park GC, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].
1997Snr AmericaAmeritech Snr OpenKemper Lakes210 (-6)$180,000
Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (May 30-Jun 1). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].
1997Snr AmericaAT&T Champions ClassicWilshire CC198 (-15)$150,000
Played as the Ralphs Senior Classic (Oct 31-Nov 2). Second-placed George Archer (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Morgan (USA). [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, California].
1997Snr AmericaBellSouth Snr ClassicGaylord Springs202 (-14)$195,000
Played as the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland (June 6-8). Second-placed John Bland (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who recorded back-to-back Snr PGA Tour wins. [Gaylord Springs Links, Nashville, Tennessee; at the time known as Springhouse GC].
1997Snr AmericaCharles Schwab Cup Ch'shipDunes G&BC, SC272 (-16)$328,000
Played as the Energizer Senior Tour Championship (Nov 6-9; Snr PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins, and his sixth Snr PGA Tour win of the year. [Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].
1997Snr AmericaFarmers Charity ClassicEgypt Valley CC207 (-9)$150,000
Played as the First of America Classic (Aug 15-17). Second-placed Bob Duval (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA), who recorded his fifth Snr PGA Tour win. [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
1997Snr AmericaHyundai Matches (Snrs)PGA West1 up$100,000
Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 13/14; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Gil Morgan (USA) & Jay Sigel (USA) beat Bob Eastwood (USA) & Walter Morgan (USA) by 1 hole in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [PGA West (Nicklaus Resort course), La Quinta, CA].
1997Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - US Snr Tr$2,160,562see Score
Morgan (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 1997 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished second on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $2,160,562.
1997Snr MajorsThe TraditionDesert Mountain266 (-22)$180,000
Played as The Tradition presented by Countrywide (April 3-6). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 6 shots behind Morgan (USA). [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
1996Snr AmericaAT&T Champions ClassicWilshire CC202 (-11)$120,000
Played as the Ralphs Senior Classic (Oct 4-6). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Senior PGA Tour winner Morgan (USA). [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, California].
1990Men AmericaKemper OpenTPC Potomac274 (-10)$180,000
Played as the Kemper Open (May 31-Jun 3). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Morgan (USA), who recorded the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].
1983Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRancho Park270 (-14)$54,000
Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Jan 13-16). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA), Mark McCumber (USA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who posted back-to-back wins in the first two PGA Tour events of 1983. [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].
1983Men AmericaTucson OpenRandolph GC271 (-9)$54,000
Played as the Joe Garagiola Tucson Open (Jan 6-9). Morgan (USA) beat Curtis Strange (USA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ; at the time known as the North Course at Randolph Park].
1979Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicColonial CC, Tenn278 (-10)$54,000
Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic. Morgan (USA) beat Larry Nelson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].
1978Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.278 (-6)$40,000
Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Feb 16-19). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Morgan (USA), who posted his second PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1978Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club (Gotemba)273 (-11)US$65,000
Played as the Taiheiyo Pacific Masters (Oct 5-8; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Jerry Pate (USA) finished 3 shots behind Morgan (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].
1978Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC278 (-2)$100,000
Played as the World Series of Golf. Morgan (USA) beat Hubert Green (USA) at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1977Men AmericaB.C. OpenEn-Joie GC270 (-14)$40,000
Played as the B.C. Open (Sept 8-11). Second-placed Lee Elder (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Morgan (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

 

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