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Corey Pavin
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Personal information
Full name Corey Allen Pavin
Nickname Bulldog
Born November 16, 1959 (1959-11-16) (age 50)
Oxnard, California
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
College UCLA
Turned professional 1982
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 1984)
Professional wins 27
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 15
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
The Masters 3rd: 1992
U.S. Open Won: 1995
Open Championship T4: 1993
PGA Championship 2nd: 1994
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1991
PGA Player of the Year 1991

Corey Allen Pavin (born November 16, 1959) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He spent over 150 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings between 1986 and 1997.[1]

Pavin was born in Oxnard, California. He attended UCLA and turned professional in 1982. He quickly established himself in the sport, with three international victories in 1983, and his first PGA Tour victory at the 1984 Houston Coca-Cola Open. He won at least one event on either the PGA Tour or the international tour nearly every year for the next decade, and topped the PGA's money list in 1991, when he was the last man to achieve this without winning at least one million dollars in prize money. Pavin's success culminated in his only major victory, the 1995 U.S. Open. Rather than marking a move to a new level of achievement, however, this was soon followed by a long slide down the world rankings from a high ranking of 5th. After Pavin won the Colonial in 1996, he did not win another PGA tournament for ten years. His 89th place finish on the 2004 money list was the first time he had made the top one hundred since 1998. Pavin finally won his fifteenth career title in 2006 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, ending a streak of 242 consecutive tournaments without a win.

Pavin played on three Ryder Cup teams: 1991, 1993, and 1995.

On July 27, 2006, during the first round of what would become his fifteenth tour title, Pavin broke the record for the fewest number of strokes needed to complete nine holes at a PGA Tour event, with an 8-under par score of 26. The previous record of 27 strokes was held by Mike Souchak, Andy North, Billy Mayfair and Robert Gamez, with Mayfair and Gamez' scores being 9-under par.[2] His 36-hole total of 125 also tied the record for fewest shots taken in the first 36 holes of a PGA Tour event held by Tom Lehman, Mark Calcavecchia, and Tiger Woods.[3]

On December 11, 2008, Pavin was named captain for the 2010 Ryder Cup U.S. team by the PGA of America. He will captain the team at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.[4]

Contents

Amateur wins (1)

Professional wins (27)

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PGA Tour wins (15)

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 29, 1984 Houston Coca-Cola Open -10 (70-68-68-68=274) 1 stroke United States Buddy Gardner
2 May 19, 1985 Colonial National Invitation -14 (66-64-68-68=266) 4 strokes United States Bob Murphy
3 Feb 16, 1986 Hawaiian Open -16 (67-67-72-66=272) 2 strokes United States Paul Azinger
4 Sep 21, 1986 Greater Milwaukee Open -17 (66-72-67-67=272) Playoff Canada Dave Barr
5 Jan 18, 1987 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic -19 (72-71-65-66-67=341) 1 stroke West Germany Bernhard Langer
6 Feb 8, 1987 Hawaiian Open -18 (65-75-66-64=270) Playoff United States Craig Stadler
7 Oct 16, 1988 Texas Open -21 (64-63-66-66=259) 8 strokes United States Robert Wrenn
8 Feb 10, 1991 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic -29 (65-69-66-66-65=331) Playoff United States Mark O'Meara
9 May 12, 1991 BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic -16 (68-67-67-70=272) Playoff United States Steve Pate
10 Mar 15, 1992 Honda Classic -15 (68-67-70-68=273) Playoff United States Fred Couples
11 Feb 13, 1994 Nissan Los Angeles Open -13 (67-64-72-68=271) 2 strokes United States Fred Couples
12 Feb 26, 1995 Nissan Open -16 (67-66-68-67=268) 3 strokes United States Jay Don Blake, United States Kenny Perry
13 Jun 18, 1995 U.S. Open Even (72-69-71-68=280) 2 strokes Australia Greg Norman
14 May 19, 1996 MasterCard Colonial -8 (69-67-67-69=272) 2 strokes United States Jeff Sluman
15 Jul 30, 2006 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee -20 (61-64-68-67=260) 2 stroke United States Jerry Kelly

European Tour wins (1)

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)

Other wins (7)

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runner-up
1995 U.S. Open 3 shot deficit E (72-69-71-68=280) 2 strokes Australia Greg Norman

Results timeline

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP CUT DNP DNP T25 T11 T27 T42 50
U.S. Open CUT T60 CUT DNP T9 CUT DNP CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T22 T39 CUT CUT T38 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T20 T6 T21 CUT T17 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP T22 3 T11 T8 T17 T7 T43 T41 CUT
U.S. Open T24 T8 CUT T19 CUT 1 T40 CUT CUT T34
The Open Championship T8 CUT T34 T4 CUT T8 T27 T51 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T14 T32 T12 CUT 2 CUT T26 DNP CUT T10
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT T19 T54 CUT T17 T11 CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT T22 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T49 T62 T63 T19

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

United States national team appearances

Amateur

Professional

See also

References

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