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Name: - William Todd Hamilton
Country: - USA
Born : - Oct 18, 1965 in Galesburg, Illinois.
Original Home/Club: - Galesburg, IL
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1997

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). Multiple winner on the US PGA and Japan Tours. US PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2004, aged 39).


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Todd Hamilton attended college at the University of Oklahoma. He is best known for his surprise win at the 2004 Open Championship at Royal Troon, where triumphed over Ernie Els in a four hole playoff. He earned his first US PGA Tour card at the age of 38, having previously played most of his golf on the Japan Tour.


Top tournaments won by Todd Hamilton

2004Men AmericaHonda ClassicMirasol, CC at276 (-12)$900,000
Played as the Honda Classic (March 11-14). Second-placed David Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Hamilton (USA). [Sunrise course, CC at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
2004Men AwardsRookie of Yr - PGA Tr$3,063,778see Score
Hamilton (USA) won the PGA Tour 2004 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 11th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $3,063,778. 39-year-old Open Championship winner Hamilton had spent the previous 12 years playing on the Asian and Japanese Tours.
2004Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Troon274 (-10)£720,000
The Open Championship (133rd) (July 15-18). Hamilton (USA) beat Ernie Els (RSA) in a 4-hole playoff: Hamilton 15 (E), Els 16 (+1). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1995Men AsiaThailand OpenPinehurst, Bangkok271 (-17)US$50,000
Played as the Thailand Open (Asian Tr event). Hamilton (USA) beat Steve Veriato (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Pinehurst G&CC, Bangkok, Thailand].
1992Men AsiaMaekyung OpenNamseoul CC280 (-8)
Played as the Maekyung Open (April 16-19; Asian/Korean circuits event). Hamilton (USA) beat Chi-hsiang Lin (Taiw) in a playoff. [Namseoul CC, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, S Korea].
1992Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Asian Tr875 pts
Hamilton (USA) won the Asia Golf Circuit 1992 Order of Merit, accumulating 875 pts from Asia's top eight professional events. Chin-sheng Hsieh (China) was second with 600 pts; Tom Pernice Jr (USA) was third with 591 pts.
1992Men AsiaRolex MastersSingapore Is. CC
Played as the Rolex Masters (Asian Tr event). Won by Hamilton (USA). [Bukit course, Singapore Island CC, Singapore].

 

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