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Name: - Hale S. Irwin
Country: - USA
Born : - June 3rd, 1945 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.
Original Home/Club: - Baxter Springs, Kansas.
Occupation: - Professional golfer, course designer.
Turned Pro: - 1968
Web Address: - http://www.haleirwin.com

Roll of Honour

Majors (3). Senior majors (7). Ryder Cup player (1975, '77, '79, '81, '91). Presidents Cup player & captain (1994). Total professional wins (87), of which US PGA Tr (20) and Champions Tr (45). Champions Tr Rookie of the Year (1995) and leading money winner (1997, '98, 2002). Charles Schwab Cup winner (2002, 2004). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1992).


Golf course design

Included in Hale and son Steve's design portfolio are more than 25 courses, including: Hills course, Red Hawk (NV); Members Club, St James Plantation (NC); Links at Cottonwoods (Mississippi); Mountain course, Cordillera (Colorado); Indian Peaks (Colorado); Lodestone (Maryland); TPC Wakefield Plantation (NC).


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Following graduation from the the University of Colorado, Irwin turned professional and began a highly successful career in golf. His 20 PGA Tour titles and record 45 Champions Tour wins, include three U.S. Opens and seven senior majors. His final U.S. Open win came in 1990, and made 45-year old Irwin the oldest player to win this prestigious major championship. In 1986 he founded Hale Irwin Golf Design. To date he and his son Steve have over 25 courses in their design portfolio.


Top tournaments won by Hale Irwin

2007Snr AmericaHualalai ChampionshipHualalai Resort193 (-23)$290,000
Played as the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai. Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 5 shots behind 61-year old Irwin (USA), who recorded the last of his 45 Champions Tour wins. [Hual?lai course, Hual?lai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
2005Snr AmericaPure Insurance Ch'shipPebble Beach203 (-13)$300,000
Played as the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA), Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind 60-year-old Irwin (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
2005Snr AmericaSAS ChampionshipPrestonwood CC203 (-13)$285,000
Played as the SAS Championship. Second-placed Bob Gilder (USA) and Tom Jenkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his fourth Champions Tour win in 2005. [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].
2005Snr AmericaTampa Bay Pro-AmTPC Tampa Bay134 (-8)$240,000
Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Mark McNulty (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). Reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
2005Snr AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipTurtle Bay200 (-16)$225,000
Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (not played in 2004). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA), who won this event for the fifth straight year. [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
2004Snr AwardsCharles Schwab Cup3427 pts$1,000,000
Irwin (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture his second Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Craig Stadler (USA) was second with 3388 pts; Tom Kite (USA) was third with 2981 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.
2004Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor205 (-11)$364,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) and Gary Koch (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, Georgia].
2004Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipValhalla276 (-8)$360,000
Played as the Senior PGA Championship. Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who claimed his fourth win in this event and his seventh senior major title. [Valhalla GC, Louisville, KY].
2003Snr AmericaFather/Son ChallengeChampionsGate123 (-21)$200,000
Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (36-hole scramble event). Second-placed Jack & Jackie Nicklaus II (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hale & Steve Irwin (USA). [International course, ChampionsGate Resort, Orlando, FL].
2003Snr AmericaFedEx Kinko's ClassicHills CC, TX208 (-8)$240,000
Played as the inaugural Kinko's Classic of Austin. Irwin (USA) beat Tom Watson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [The Hills CC, Hills of Lakeway, Austin, TX].
2003Snr AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipTurtle Bay208 (-8)$225,000
Played as the Turtle Bay Championship. Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 2 strokes behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his fourth straight win in this event. [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
2002Snr America3M ChampionshipTPC Twin Cities204 (-12)$262,500
Played as the 3M Championship. Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].
2002Snr AwardsCharles Schwab Cup2886 pts$1,000,000
Irwin (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture the Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Bob Gilder (USA) was second with 2087 pts; Bruce Fleisher (USA) was third with 1582 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.
2002Snr AmericaChubb ClassicTwinEagles200 (-16)$225,000
Played as the ACE Group Classic. Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].
2002Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr68.93n/a
Irwin (USA) won his fourth Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Tom Watson (USA) was second with 69.57; Tom Kite (USA) was third with 69.64.
2002Snr AwardsMoney Winner - US Snr Tr$3,028,304see Score
Irwin (USA) won his third Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 2002 leading money winner, with earnings of $3,028,304 on the Tour. Bob Gilder (USA) was second with $2,367,637; Bruce Fleisher (USA) was third with $1,860,534.
2002Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
Irwin (USA) won his third Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2002Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Wailea GC11 skins$450,000
Played as the Senior Skins Game (four-man US Snr Tr unofficial money event). Defending champion Irwin (USA) won with a total of 11 skins worth $450,000. Second: Jack Nicklaus (USA) 7 skins worth $150,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) were shutout with no skins. [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].
2002Snr AmericaToshiba Snr ClassicNewport Beach196 (-17)$225,000
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic. Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
2002Snr AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipTurtle Bay208 (-8)$225,000
Played as the Turtle Bay Championship. Irwin (USA) beat Gary McCord (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to claim this title for the third straight year. [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
2001Snr AmericaRegions Charity ClassicGreystone G&CC195 (-21)$210,000
Played as Bruno's Memorial Classic. Second-placed Stewart Ginn (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
2001Snr AmericaSiebel ClassicCoyote Creek206 (-10)$210,000
Played as the Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley. Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Coyote Creek GC, Morgan Hill, nr San Jose, California].
2001Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Wailea GC7 skins$320,000
Played as the Senior Skins Game (four-man US Snr Tr unofficial money event). Irwin (USA) won with a total of 7 skins worth $320,000. Second: Jack Nicklaus (USA) 10 skins worth $260,000. Third: Arnold Palmer (USA) 1 skin worth $20,000. Defending champion Gary Player (RSA) was shutout with no skins. [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].
2001Snr AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipTurtle Bay205 (-11)$225,000
Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (formerly Kaanapali Classic). Second-placed John Jacobs (Eng) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
2000Snr AmericaBellSouth Snr ClassicGaylord Springs198 (-18)$225,000
Played as the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland. Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Gaylord Springs Links, Nashville, Tennessee; at the time known as Springhouse GC].
2000Snr AmericaNationwide Ch'shipGC of Georgia207 (-9)$217,500
Played as the Nationwide Championship. Second-placed Vicente Fernandez (Arg) and Tom Jenkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Lakeside course, GC of Georgia, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].
2000Snr AmericaSenior SlamGrand Lucayan135 (-9)$300,000
Played as Our Lucaya Senior Slam (unofficial US Snr Tr event, for 2000's four senior major winners). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). Doug Tewell (USA) was third and Raymond Floyd (USA) fourth. [Reef course, Grand Lucayan Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama; known at the time as Our Lucaya Resort].
2000Snr AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipKaanapali Resort198 (-15)$165,000
Played as the EMC Kaanapali Classic. Second-placed Joe Inman (USA) finished 4 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; aka the North course].
2000Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenSaucon Valley267 (-17)$400,000
The US Senior Open. Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Old Course, Saucon Valley CC, Bethlehem, PA].
1999Snr America3M ChampionshipBunker Hills201 (-15)$225,000
Played as the Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic. Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) and Jim Dent (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Bunker Hills GC, Coon Rapids, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].
1999Snr AmericaAmeritech Snr OpenKemper Lakes206 (-10)$195,000
Played as the Ameritech Senior Open. Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA), Raymond Floyd (USA) and Gary McCord (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].
1999Snr AmericaBoone Valley Classic203 (-13)$210,000
Played as the Boone Valley Classic. Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Boone Valley GC, Augusta, nr St Louis, Missouri].
1999Snr AmericaNationwide Ch'shipGC of Georgia206 (-10)$210,000
Played as the Nationwide Championship. Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Lakeside course, GC of Georgia, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].
1999Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Mauna Lani7 skins$230,000
Played as the Senior Skins Game (four-man US Snr Tr unofficial money event). Irwin (USA) won with a total of 7 skins worth $230,000. Second: defending champion Raymond Floyd (USA) 4 skins worth $160,000. Third: Jim Colbert (USA) 7 skins worth $150,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) was shutout with no skins. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].
1999Snr MajorsSnr Players Ch'shipTPC Michigan267 (-21)$300,000
Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship. Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].
1998Snr AmericaAmeritech Snr OpenKemper Lakes201 (-15)$195,000
Played as the Ameritech Senior Open. Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].
1998Snr AmericaBank of America Ch'shipNashawtuc CC201 (-15)$150,000
Played as the BankBoston Classic. Second-placed Jay Sigel (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
1998Snr AmericaCharles Schwab Cup Ch'shipDunes G&BC, SC274 (-14)$347,000
Played as the Energizer Senior Tour Championship. Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].
1998Snr AmericaLas Vegas Snr ClassicTPC Las Vegas281 (-7)$210,000
Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic. Second-placed Vicente Fernandez (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as TPC at the Canyons].
1998Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr68.59n/a
Irwin (USA) won his third straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with 69.46; Larry Nelson (USA) was third with 69.87.
1998Snr AwardsMoney Winner - US Snr Tr$2,861,945see Score
Irwin (USA) won his second straight Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1998 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,861,945 on the Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with $2,179,047; Larry Nelson (USA) was third with $1,442,476.
1998Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
Irwin (USA) won his second straight Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
1998Snr AmericaToshiba Snr ClassicNewport Beach200 (-13)$165,000
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic. Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
1998Snr AmericaUS Snr Match PlayBighorn GC6 & 5$240,000
Played as the inaugural Senior Match Play Challenge (for 16 top US Snr Tr players). Irwin (USA) beat Gil Morgan (USA) 6 and 5 in the 18-hole final. [Mountains course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].
1998Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenRiviera CC, Calif.285 (+1)$267,500
The US Senior Open. Second-placed Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1998Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipPGA National275 (-13)$270,000
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 7 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his third straight win in this event. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1997Snr America3M ChampionshipBunker Hills199 (-17)$202,500
Played as the Burnet Senior Classic. Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Bunker Hills GC, Coon Rapids, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].
1997Snr AmericaBank of America Ch'shipNashawtuc CC203 (-13)$150,000
Played as the BankBoston Classic. Second-placed Jerry McGee (USA) and Bob Wynn (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
1997Snr AmericaBoone Valley Classic200 (-16)$195,000
Played as the Boone Valley Classic. Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Boone Valley GC, Augusta, nr St Louis, Missouri].
1997Snr AmericaChubb ClassicBay Colony GC201 (-15)$150,000
Played as the LG Championship. Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Bay Colony GC, Naples, FL].
1997Snr AmericaHualalai ChampionshipHualalai Resort209 (-7)$186,000
Played as the MasterCard Championship. Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
1997Snr AmericaLas Vegas Snr ClassicTPC Las Vegas207 (-6)$150,000
Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic. Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Irwin. [TPC Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as TPC at the Canyons].
1997Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr68.92n/a
Irwin (USA) won his second straight Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with 69.29; Isao Aoki (Jpn) was third with 70.03.
1997Snr AwardsMoney Winner - US Snr Tr$2,343,364see Score
Irwin (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 1997 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,343,364 on the Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with $2,160,562; Isao Aoki (Jpn) was third with $1,410,499.
1997Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
Irwin (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
1997Snr AmericaSenior SlamPalmilla GC131 (-13)$250,000
Played as the Senior Slam at Los Cabos (unofficial US Snr Tr event, for 1996's four senior major winners). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 9 shots behind Irwin (USA). Raymond Floyd (USA) was third and Jack Nicklaus (USA) fourth. [Palmilla GC, San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico].
1997Snr AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipKaanapali Resort200 (-13)$127,500
Played as the Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic. Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) and Bruce Summerhays (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; aka the North course].
1997Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipPGA National274 (-14)$216,000
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Dale Douglass (USA) finished 12 shots behind defending champion Irwin (USA), who posted a record winning margin for a US Senior Tour event. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1997Snr AmericaVantage ChampionshipTanglewood Park195 (-18)$225,000
Played as the Vantage Championship. Second-placed Dave Eichelberger (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Park GC, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].
1996Snr AmericaAmex InvitationalTPC Prestancia197 (-19)$135,000
Played as the American Express Invitational. Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Prestancia, Sarasota, Florida].
1996Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr69.47n/a
Irwin (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the lowest scoring average on the Senior PGA Tour. Isao Aoki (Jpn) was second with 70.04; Ray Floyd (USA) was third with 70.22.
1996Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipPGA National280 (-8)$198,000
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1995Snr AmericaAmeritech Snr OpenStonebridge CC, IL195 (-21)$127,500
Played as the Ameritech Senior Open. Second-placed Kermit Zarley (USA) finished 8 shots behind first-time US Senior Tr winner Irwin (USA), who was playing in his fifth Senior Tour event, having turned 50 two months earlier. [Stonebridge CC, Aurora, nr Chicago, Illinois].
1995Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - US Snr Tr$799,175see Score
Irwin (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 1995 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 10th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $799,175.
1995Snr AmericaVantage ChampionshipTanglewood Park199 (-17)$225,000
Played as the Vantage Championship. Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 4 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Park GC, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].
1994Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town266 (-18)$225,000
Played as the MCI Heritage Classic. Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who recorded the last of his three wins in this event, and the last of his 20 PGA Tour wins. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1990Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC269 (-15)$180,000
Played for the first year as the Buick Classic. Second-placed Paul Azinger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1990Men MajorsUS OpenMedinah CC280 (-8)$220,000
The US Open (90th). Irwin (USA) and Mike Donald (USA) tied an 18-hole playoff, both men scoring 2-over par 74s. Irwin won at the first hole of the ensuing sudden-death playoff. [No. 3 Course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1986Men AmericaBahamas Classic269$72,000
Played as the Bahamas Classic.
1985Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village281 (-7)$100,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament. Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
1984Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach278 (-10)$72,000
Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. Irwin (USA) beat Jim Nelford (Can) 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].
1983Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village281 (-7)$72,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament. Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
1982Men AmericaBrazil OpenGavea G&CC265 (-7)$10,000
Played as the Atlantica Boavista Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) and Manuel Calero (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Gavea GC, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro].
1982Men AmericaHonda ClassicInverrary CC269 (-19)$72,000
Played as the Honda Inverrary Classic. Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and George Burns (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), whose scrambling birdie-three after a wayward drive at the final hole gave him victory. [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].
1981Men JapanBridgestone OpenSodegaura CC275 (-13)US$40,000
Played as the Bridgestone Open (Japan Tr event). Second-placed Bill Rogers (USA) finished 8 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].
1981Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills277 (-11)$63,000
Played as the Buick Open. Irwin (USA) beat Bobby Clampett (USA), Gil Morgan (USA) and defending champion Peter Jacobsen (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
1981Men AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC265 (-23)$58,500
Played as the Hawaiian Open. Second-placed Don January (USA) finished 6 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
1979Men MajorsUS OpenInverness Club284 (E)$50,000
The US Open (79th). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and Jerry Pate (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
1979Men EuropeWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)Glyfada, Athens285 (-3)$3,000
Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Hale Irwin (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: John Mahaffey & Hale Irwin (USA). [Glyfada GC of Athens, Greece].
1978Men Aus/NZAustralian PGARoyal Melbourne278 (-6)A$20,000
Played as the Mayne Nickless Australian PGA Ch'ship. Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 8 shots behind Irwin (USA), the only player to finish under par. [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].
1978Men AfricaSouth African PGAWanderers GC275
Played as the Lexington PGA Championship. Won by Irwin (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].
1977Men AmericaAtlanta ClassicAtlanta CC273 (-15)$40,000
Played as the Atlanta Classic. Second-placed Steve Veriato (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Irwin (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
1977Men AmericaHall of Fame ClassicPinehurst No.2264 (-20)$50,000
Played as the Colgate Hall of Fame Golf Classic. Second-placed Leonard Thompson (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
1977Men AmericaTexas OpenOak Hills CC, TX266 (-14)$30,000
Played as the San Antonio Texas Open. Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
1976Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlRio Pinar CC270 (-18)$40,000
Played as the Florida Citrus Open. Irwin (USA) beat Kermit Zarley (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. [Rio Pinar CC, Orlando, FL]
1976Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.272 (-12)$37,000
Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open. Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1975Men AmericaAtlanta ClassicAtlanta CC271 (-17)$45,000
Played as the Atlanta Classic. Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
1975Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Butler Natl.283 (-1)$40,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Bobby Cole (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). During the tournament's second round, a number of players were struck by lightning, including Lee Trevino and Jerry Heard on the 13th green, and Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin at other parts of the course. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1975Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club4 & 2£10,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship. Defending champion Irwin (USA) beat Al Geiberger (USA) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1974Men MajorsUS OpenWinged Foot287 (+7)$35,000
The US Open (74th). Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
1974Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club3 & 1£10,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship. Irwin (USA) beat defending champion Gary Player (RSA) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1973Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town272 (-12)$30,000
Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic. Second-placed Jerry Heard (USA) and Grier Jones (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded the second of his three wins in this event. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1971Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town279 (-5)$22,000
Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic. Second-placed Bob Lunn (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Irwin (USA), who recorded the first of his three wins in this event. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

 

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