Who's who in golf - John Mahaffey

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Name: - John Mahaffey
Country: - USA
Born : - May 9, 1948
Original Home/Club: - Kerrville, TX
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1971

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : US PGA Championship (1978). Multiple US Tour and Champions Tour winner. (See Tournament listings). PGA Tour wins (10). Ryder Cup (1979).

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Top tournaments won by John Mahaffey

1999Snr AmericaSan Antonio Ch'shipDominion CC204 (-12)$165,000
Played as the Southwestern Bell Dominion (July 18-20). First-time Snr PGA Tour winner Mahaffey (USA) beat José Maria Cañizares (Esp) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Bruce Fleisher (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].
1989Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind272 (-12)$180,000
Played as the Federal Express St Jude Classic (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger), Bob Tway (USA), Bob Gilder (USA) and Hubert Green (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mahaffey (USA), who recorded the last of his ten PGA Tour victories. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].
1986Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)TPC Sawgrass275 (-13)$162,000
Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 27-30). Second-placed Larry Mize (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mahaffey (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
1985Men AmericaTexas OpenOak Hills CC, TX268 (-12)$63,000
Played as the Texas Open (Sept 26-29). Mahaffey (USA) beat Jodie Mudd (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Monday finish required due to earlier bad weather. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
1984Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC340 (-20)$72,000
Played as the Bob Hope Classic (Jan 11-15). Mahaffey (USA) beat Jim Simons (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to win this event for the second time. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Eldorado CC; La Quinta CC].
1982Men AmericaJCPenney ClassicBardmoor CC268 (-20)$50,000
Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (Dec 9-12; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) & Hollis Stacy (USA) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of John Mahaffey (USA) & JoAnne Carner (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
1981Men AmericaMichelob Ch'shipKingsmill Resort276 (-8)$54,000
Played as the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic (July 23-26). Second-placed Andy North (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mahaffey (USA). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].
1980Men AmericaKemper OpenCongressional CC275 (-13)$72,000
Played as the Kemper Open (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mahaffey (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1979Men AmericaDesert ClassicIndian Wells CC343 (-17)$50,000
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Jan 10-14). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mahaffey (USA). [Indian Wells CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC].
1978Men AmericaNew England ClassicPleasant Valley, Mass.270 (-14)$45,000
Played as the American Optical Classic. Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) and defending champion Ray Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mahaffey (USA). [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
1978Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipOakmont CC, PA276 (-8)$50,000
The US PGA Championship (60th) (Aug 3-6). Mahaffey (USA) beat Jerry Pate (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to win his first and only major championship title. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1978Men AmericaWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)Princeville Makai281 (-7)
Second-placed Andy North (USA) finished 2 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: John Mahaffey & Andy North (USA). [Makai Club at Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii].


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