Who's who in golf - Paul Azinger


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Name: - Paul William Azinger
Country: - USA
Born : - January 6, 1960 in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Original Home/Club: - Holyoke, Massachusetts
Occupation: - Professional golfer; television commentator; golf writer; poker player.
Turned Pro: - 1981

Roll of Honour

Majors (1) - US PGA Championship (1993). Ryder Cup player (1989, '91, '93, '02). Ryder Cup captain (2008). Presidents Cup player (2000). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tr (12) and European Tr (2). US PGA Tr Player of the Year (1987).


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Known for his courageous and successful battle against cancer in his right shoulder in 1993, 'Zinger' gained many admirers for his successful captaincy of the USA Ryder Cup team in 2008.


Top tournaments won by Paul Azinger

2000Men AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC261 (-19)$522,000
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 13-16). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Azinger (USA), who recorded the last of his 12 PGA Tour wins. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
1993Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village274 (-14)$252,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament (June 3-6). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
1993Men AmericaNew England ClassicPleasant Valley, Mass.268 (-16)$180,000
Played as the New England Classic (Jul 22-25). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 4 shots behind Azinger (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
1993Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipInverness Club272 (-12)$300,000
The US PGA Championship (75th) (Aug 12-15). Azinger (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th), to record his first and only major championship win. [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
1992Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenMunich Eichenried266 (-22)£83,330
Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 6-9). Azinger (USA) beat Glen Day (USA), Anders Forsbrand (Swe), Mark James (Eng) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. "Zinger" recorded his second win in this event in three years, and the second of his two European Tour wins. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
1992Men AmericaTour Championship (PGA Tr)Pinehurst No.2276 (-8)$360,000
Played as the Tour Championship (Oct 29-Nov 1). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) and Lee Janzen (USA) finished 3 shots behind Azinger (USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].
1991Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach274 (-14)$198,000
Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Jan 31-Feb 3). Second-placed Brian Claar (USA) and Corey Pavin (USA) finished 4 shots behind Azinger (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].
1990Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenMunich Eichenried277 (-11)£66,660
Played as the BMW International Open (Sept 20-23). First-time European Tour winner Azinger (USA) beat defending champion David Feherty (N.Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
1990Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)La Costa Resort272 (-16)$135,000
Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (Jan 4-7; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
1989Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands267 (-17)$180,000
Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Wayne Levi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].
1988Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlBay Hill Club271 (-13)$135,000
Played as the Hertz Bay Hill Classic (March 17-20). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 5 shots behind Azinger (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
1987Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale268 (-16)$108,000
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 22-25). Second-placed and defending champion Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Azinger (USA). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
1987Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Azinger (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1987Men AmericaShriners Hosp. OpenLas Vegas CC271 (-17)$225,000
Played as the Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational (April 29-May 3). Second-placed Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Reduced to 72 holes from 90 due to bad weather. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC) and Spanish Trail G&CC].
1987Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands269 (-15)$126,000
Played as the Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (Jun 25-28). Second-placed Wayne Levi (USA) and Dan Forsman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].

 

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