Who's who in golf - Hale Irwin


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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).


Did you know?

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 AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort193 (-23)$290,000
Played as the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai (Jan 15-21; Champions Tour season-opener). 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. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
2005Snr AmericaPure Insurance Ch'shipPebble Beach203 (-13)$300,000
Played as the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 2-4). 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 (Sept 30-Oct 2). 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 (Feb 25-27). 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 (Jan 28-30; 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 (April 23-25). 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 (May 27-30). 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 (Dec 6/7; post-season 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 (May 9-11). 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 (Oct 10-12). 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 (Aug 9-11). 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 (Feb 8-10). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].
2002Snr AmericaHoag ClassicNewport Beach196 (-17)$225,000
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 8-10). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
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 (Jan 26/27; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Defending champion Irwin (USA) won with a total of 11 skins worth $450,000. Second was 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 AmericaTurtle Bay Ch'shipTurtle Bay208 (-8)$225,000
Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Oct 4-6). 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 (April 27-29). 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 inaugural Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley (March 16-18). 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 (Jan 27/28; four-man Snr PGA Tour 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 (Oct 5-7; 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 (June 2-4). 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 (last) Nationwide Championship (May 12-14). Second-placed Vicente Fernández (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 (Dec 2/3; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event, for the year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA; The Tradition) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA; US Snr Open). Doug Tewell (USA; Snr PGA) was third and Raymond Floyd (USA; Snr Plyrs) 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 (Oct 20-22). 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 (Jun 29-Jul 2). 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 (July 23-25). Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) and Jim Dent (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Snr PGA Tour. [Bunker Hills GC, Coon Rapids, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].
1999Snr AmericaAmeritech Snr OpenKemper Lakes206 (-10)$195,000
Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (July 16-18). 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 (May 28-30). 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 (May 7-9). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA). [Lakeside course, GC of Georgia, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].
1999Snr MajorsSenior Players Ch'shipTPC Michigan267 (-21)$300,000
Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (June 24-27). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].
1999Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Mauna Lani7 skins$230,000
Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 30/31; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Irwin (USA) won with a total of 7 skins worth $230,000. Second was defending champion Raymond Floyd (USA) 4 skins worth $160,000. Third was 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].
1998Snr AmericaAmeritech Snr OpenKemper Lakes201 (-15)$195,000
Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (Jul 17-19). 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 (Aug 28-30). 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 (Nov 5-8; Snr PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his seventh victory of the year. [Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].
1998Snr AmericaHoag ClassicNewport Beach200 (-13)$165,000
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 13-15). Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who shot a 9-under-par 62 in the final round. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
1998Snr AmericaLas Vegas Snr ClassicTPC Las Vegas281 (-7)$210,000
Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic (April 23-26). Second-placed Vicente Fernández (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 AmericaSenior Match Play ChallengeBighorn GC6 & 5$240,000
Played as the inaugural Senior Match Play Challenge (Nov 14/15; unofficial Snr PGA Tr post-season event). Irwin (USA) beat Gil Morgan (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Mountains course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].
1998Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenRiviera CC, Calif.285 (+1)$267,500
The US Senior Open (Jul 23-26). Second-placed Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Snr PGA Tour. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1998Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipPGA National275 (-13)$270,000
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 16-19). 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 (July 18-20). 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 (Aug 1-3). Second-placed Jerry McGee (USA) and Bob Wynn (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his tenth Snr PGA Tour win. [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
1997Snr AmericaBoone Valley Classic200 (-16)$195,000
Played as the Boone Valley Classic (Sept 12-14). 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 (Feb 7-9). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [Bay Colony GC, Naples, FL].
1997Snr AmericaLas Vegas Snr ClassicTPC Las Vegas207 (-6)$150,000
Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic (April 25-27). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA). [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 AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort209 (-7)$186,000
Played as the MasterCard Championship (Jan 16-19; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his fifth Snr PGA Tour win. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
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 (Feb 24/25; unofficial Snr PGA Tr event, for the previous year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA; US Snr Open) finished 9 shots behind Irwin (USA; US Snr PGA). Raymond Floyd (USA; Snr Players) was third and Jack Nicklaus (USA; The Tradition) 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 (Oct 17-19). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) and Bruce Summerhays (USA) finished 3 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his ninth Snr PGA Tour win of the year. [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 (Oct 3-5). 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 (Feb 23-25). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA). [TPC Prestancia, Sarasota, Florida].
1996Snr AmericaLexus Snr ChallengeLa Quinta Resort, Cal123 (-21)$180,000
Played as the Lexus Challenge hosted by Raymond Floyd (Dec 20/21; unofficial Snr PGA Tour pro-celebrity post-season two-person team event; 12 teams participated). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) & Kevin Costner (USA; actor), Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) & Robert Wuhl (USA; actor) and John Brodie (USA; American football & Snr PGA Tr pro) & Ken Griffey Jr (USA; baseball) finished 4 shots behind Hale Irwin (USA) & Sean Connery (Scot; actor). [Citrus course, La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, Calif; now called the Citrus Club at La Quinta].
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 (April 18-21). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his first senior major championship win. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1995Snr AmericaAmeritech Snr OpenStonebridge CC, IL195 (-21)$127,500
Played as the Ameritech Senior Open (July 28-30). Second-placed Kermit Zarley (USA) finished 8 shots behind first-time Senior PGA Tour 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 (Sept 29-Oct 1). 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 (Apr 14-17). 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 as the Buick Classic (June 14-17; formerly the Westchester Classic). Second-placed Paul Azinger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded back-to-back PGA Tour wins, having won the US Open a week earlier. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1990Men MajorsUS OpenMedinah CC280 (-8)$220,000
The US Open (90th) (June 14-18). Irwin (USA) and Mike Donald (USA) tied an 18-hole playoff, both scoring 2-over-par 74s. Irwin won at the first hole of the ensuing sudden-death playoff, to record the last of his three US Open Championship wins. [No. 3 Course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
1986Men AmericaBahamas ClassicOcean Club269 (-19)$72,000
Played as the inaugural (and only) Bahamas Classic (Jan 2-5; PGA Tr pre-season warm-up event). Second-placed Donnie Hammond (USA) finished 6 shots behind Irwin (USA). Finishing third was David Love III (USA), making his first start as a touring professional. [Ocean Club, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas; at the time called Paradise Island GC].
1985Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village281 (-7)$100,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 23-26). 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 (Feb 2-5). 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 (May 26-29). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) and David Graham (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his fifteenth PGA Tour win. [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 (March 11-14). 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 Tournament (Oct 22-25; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Bill Rogers (USA) finished 8 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].
1981Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills277 (-11)$63,000
Played as the Buick Open (Aug 20-23). 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 (Feb 12-15). 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) (June 14-17). 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 (May 26-29). 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 (Aug 25-28). 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 (March 4-7). 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 (Feb 19-22). 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 (May 29-June 1). 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) (Jun 13-16). 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 (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Jerry Heard (USA) and Grier Jones (USA) finished 5 shots behind Irwin (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win, the first coming in this event two years earlier. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1971Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town279 (-5)$22,000
Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic (Nov 25-28). 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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Tournaments:
US Amateur Championships the world’s oldest women’s amateur championship is hosted at Old Waverly in Mississippi (Aug 5-11), and the men’s second oldest amateur championship at legendary Pinehurst No.2 (Aug 12-18).
(British) Senior Openheads for Royal Lytham & St Anne’s with Miguel Ángel Jiménez defending his title (July 25-28).

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Shane Lowry: became the fifth Irishman to take home the Claret Jug, and the first to achieve his victory on Irish soil!
Jin Young Kothe rising star in women’s world golf lands her first major championship title at the ANA Inspiration.


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