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Hale Irwin
— Golfer —
Irwin in 1986
Personal information
Full nameHale S. Irwin
Born(1945-06-03) June 3, 1945 (age 69)
Joplin, Missouri
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality United States
SpouseSally Irwin
CollegeUniversity of Colorado
Turned professional1968
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins87
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour20
Japan Golf Tour1
Champions Tour45 (1st all time)
Other9 (regular)
12 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 3)
Masters TournamentT4: 1974, 1975
U.S. OpenWon: 1974, 1979, 1990
The Open ChampionshipT2: 1983
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1975
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame1992 (member page)
Champions Tour
leading money winner
1997, 1998, 2002
Champions Tour
Player of the Year
1997, 1998, 2002
Champions Tour
Rookie of the Year
Byron Nelson Award
(Champions Tour)
1996, 1997, 1998, 2002
Charles Schwab Cup2002, 2004
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Hale Irwin
— Golfer —
Irwin in 1986
Personal information
Full nameHale S. Irwin
Born(1945-06-03) June 3, 1945 (age 69)
Joplin, Missouri
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality United States
SpouseSally Irwin
CollegeUniversity of Colorado
Turned professional1968
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins87
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour20
Japan Golf Tour1
Champions Tour45 (1st all time)
Other9 (regular)
12 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 3)
Masters TournamentT4: 1974, 1975
U.S. OpenWon: 1974, 1979, 1990
The Open ChampionshipT2: 1983
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1975
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame1992 (member page)
Champions Tour
leading money winner
1997, 1998, 2002
Champions Tour
Player of the Year
1997, 1998, 2002
Champions Tour
Rookie of the Year
Byron Nelson Award
(Champions Tour)
1996, 1997, 1998, 2002
Charles Schwab Cup2002, 2004

Hale S. Irwin (born June 3, 1945) is an American professional golfer. He was one of the world's leading golfers from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. He is one of the few players in history to have won three U.S. Opens, becoming the oldest ever U.S. Open champion in 1990, at the age of 45.

Along with Gary Player, David Graham and Bernhard Langer, Irwin is one of four golfers to win official tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played. He has also developed a career as a golf course architect.

Early years[edit]

Irwin was born in Joplin, Missouri, and raised in Baxter Springs, Kansas and Boulder, Colorado. His father introduced him to the game of golf when he was 4 years old. He broke 70 for the first time at the age of 14.[1] Irwin was a star athlete in football, baseball, and golf at Boulder High School[2] and graduated in 1963. Irwin then attended the University of Colorado, where he was a two-time All-Big Eight defensive back, as well as an academic All-American in football. He won the individual NCAA Division I Championship in golf in his senior year in 1967 and turned professional the following year.

PGA Tour[edit]

Irwin had 20 victories on the PGA Tour beginning with the 1971 Sea Pines Heritage Classic and finishing with the 1994 MCI Heritage Golf Classic, and won prize money of just under six million dollars. His 1994 Heritage win at the age of nearly 49 made him one of the oldest winners in Tour history.

Irwin's tournament victories kept him ranked high among his peers - he was ranked among the top five in McCormack's World Golf Rankings in every year from 1975 to 1979, inclusive. He ranked in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for a few weeks in 1991.[3]

Irwin's first U.S. Open triumph came at Winged Foot in 1974 at the age of 29. In what became known as "The Massacre at Winged Foot", Irwin won with a score of 7-over par, the second-highest winning score in relation to par of any U.S. Open since 1945. The course conditions at Winged Foot in 1974 were described as "brutal".[4] Johnny Miller and several other players suggested that the USGA had intentionally made the Winged Foot course setup particularly treacherous in response to Miller's record-breaking round of 63 at Oakmont the year before.[5] Irwin, however, said in 1974: "I've always enjoyed playing tough courses. It's much more of a challenge to me."[6] Irwin earned $35,000 for his victory at Winged Foot and said that he had a vivid dream three weeks earlier that he won the U.S. Open, which he only told his wife about.[7]

Irwin won the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship at Wentworth Club in 1974 and 1975. He missed out on a record-breaking third straight victory when he was beaten in the 1976 final by Australian David Graham on the second sudden-death playoff hole.[8]

Between 1974 to 1977, Irwin had four consecutive top-5 finishes at The Masters. In 1977, Irwin's three wins on the PGA Tour included a five shot victory in the Colgate Hall of Fame Classic at Pinehurst Resort. Irwin shot a brilliant second round of 62 at Pinehurst for a 15-under par opening 36-hole total of 127, which was the best in any PGA Tour event for over a decade.[9]

Irwin demonstrated great consistency during the late 1970s. For four years between January 1975 to the end of the 1978 season, Irwin made the cut in 86 consecutive PGA Tour events. To date, this is the fourth longest streak of consecutive cuts made on the PGA Tour, behind Tiger Woods (142), Byron Nelson (113) and Jack Nicklaus (105).[10]

Irwin added a second U.S. Open title in 1979 at Inverness Club. With its narrow fairways and heavy rough,[11] the Inverness course was a stern test for the players. Irwin's final round of 75 tied the post-World War II tournament record for the highest final round score by a U.S. Open champion.[12] The next month in The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Irwin came to the final round with a two-shot lead. He was bidding to become only the third golfer since 1945 to win the U.S. Open and The Open Championship in the same year after Ben Hogan (1953) and Lee Trevino (1971) - a feat later matched by Tom Watson (1982) and Tiger Woods (2000).[13] Irwin said in 1979: "I would dearly love to win the British Open. It is special."[14] However, he was thwarted in his attempt at an historic double by the incredible recovery play of Seve Ballesteros.

In 1983, Irwin had another close tilt at The Open Championship, but lost by a shot to Tom Watson at Royal Birkdale, after whiffing on a tiny putt of about an inch, during his third round of play. Irwin said that his mistake, which cost him the chance of a playoff with Watson, was "a mental lapse" and that he learned a lesson from it, later being very careful on short putts.[15]

Irwin said in an interview in 2000 that the greatest disappointment of his career was not at the British Open, but at the 1984 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Irwin had led the tournament after the first three rounds, but shot a final round of 79 to finish 6th. Reflecting on his final round collapse, Irwin said: "A number of factors were in play and it was very emotional. I thought it would be great to win 10 years later at the same venue and, more than anything else, my father was dying of cancer then and I thought it would be wonderful to give him a victory. I destroyed myself with the pressures I'd built up."[16]

After his victory in the 1985 Memorial Tournament, Irwin had occasional top-10 finishes in tournaments for the rest of the 1980s, but he did not have a further official PGA Tour win until an incredible year in 1990, which was capped by his third U.S. Open victory. In a remarkable tournament, Irwin holed an improbable 45 feet (14 m) birdie putt on the 72nd hole to join a playoff against fellow American Mike Donald. In the 18-hole Monday playoff, Donald was two shots ahead of Irwin with three holes to play. Donald missed a 15-foot par putt on the 18th which would have given him victory. Both men shot rounds of 74 in the playoff and Irwin won the title with a birdie on the first sudden-death playoff hole. After becoming the oldest ever U.S. Open champion at the age of 45, winning his first PGA Tour event for five years, Irwin was gracious in victory. He said of his playoff opponent Mike Donald: "God bless him. I almost wish he had won."[17]

Somewhat remarkably, after his 1990 U.S. Open triumph Irwin won the Buick Classic the following week, becoming the first man since Billy Casper in 1966 to win a PGA Tour event the week after gaining the U.S. Open title.[18]

During his career, Irwin won professional tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played: Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Irwin played on five Ryder Cup teams: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1991. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992.

Former U.S. Open champion and television analyst Ken Venturi said of Irwin: "Aesthetically and technically, Hale stands at the ball as well as any player I've ever seen."[19]

Champions Tour[edit]

Irwin qualified to play on the over-50 Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) in 1995, and enjoyed even greater success at this level than he did on the PGA Tour. Through the 2014 season, he is the career leader in wins and earnings with 45 victories and over $26 million.[20][21] Irwin won three consecutive PGA Seniors' Championships between 1996 to 1998, including a 12-stroke victory in the 1997 tournament, which was the largest ever margin of victory in a 72-hole Champions Tour event until Bernhard Langer's 13-stroke victory in the 2014 Senior Open Championship.[22] Irwin's nine victories in 1997 tied the Senior Tour record set by Peter Thomson in 1985.[16]

Irwin won the U.S. Senior Open in 1998 and 2000 for a career total of five USGA titles. He narrowly missed out on a third U.S. Senior Open title in 2004 when he finished one stroke behind Peter Jacobsen.[23]

Irwin is the oldest player to finish in the top five in a senior major, with a third-place finish at the 2012 Senior PGA Championship at the age of 66.[24] In the 2012 3M Championship, Irwin shot a score under his age for the first time in his career. His round of 65 included an eagle on the 9th hole and six consecutive birdies on the back nine.[25]

In 2000, Irwin was ranked as the 19th greatest golfer of all time by Golf Digest magazine.[26]

Personal life[edit]

Irwin is married to wife Sally and has two children.[27] Irwin's son Steve qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open. Steve Irwin said of his father: "I'm very proud of him. The U.S. Open is what truly defined his career. It's been my ultimate goal in golf to play in the U.S. Open since I began competing."[28]

For 25 years, Hale Irwin helped to raise money for the St. Louis Children's Hospital, which named a wing in his honor. Irwin also enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He is the uncle of former CU lineman Heath Irwin.[29]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (87)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (20)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin
of victory
1Nov 28, 1971Sea Pines Heritage Classic68-73-68-70=279−51 strokeUnited States Bob Lunn
2Sep 16, 1973Sea Pines Heritage Classic69-66-65-72=272−125 strokesUnited States Jerry Heard, United States Grier Jones
3Jun 16, 1974U.S. Open73-70-71-73=287+72 strokesUnited States Forrest Fezler
4Jun 1, 1975Atlanta Classic66-69-68-68=271−174 strokesUnited States Tom Watson
5Jun 29, 1975Western Open71-68-71-73=283−11 strokeSouth Africa Bobby Cole
6Feb 22, 1976Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open69-69-66-68=272−122 strokesUnited States Tom Watson
7Mar 7, 1976Florida Citrus Open74-66-64-66=270−18PlayoffUnited States Kermit Zarley
8May 29, 1977Atlanta Classic70-70-66-67=273−151 strokeUnited States Steve Veriato
9Aug 28, 1977Colgate Hall of Fame Golf Classic65-62-69-68=264−205 strokesUnited States Leonard Thompson
10Oct 16, 1977San Antonio Texas Open68-67-64-67=266−142 strokesUnited States Miller Barber
11Jun 17, 1979U.S. Open74-68-67-75=284Even2 strokesUnited States Jerry Pate, South Africa Gary Player
12Feb 14, 1981Hawaiian Open68-66-62-69=265−236 strokesUnited States Don January
13Aug 23, 1981Buick Open65-73-67-72=277−11PlayoffUnited States Bobby Clampett, United States Peter Jacobsen,
United States Gil Morgan
14Mar 14, 1982Honda Inverrary Classic65-71-67-66=269−191 strokeUnited States George Burns, United States Tom Kite
15May 29, 1983Memorial Tournament71-71-70-69=281−71 strokeUnited States Ben Crenshaw, Australia David Graham
16Feb 5, 1984Bing Crosby National Pro-Am69-69-68-72=278−10PlayoffCanada Jim Nelford
17May 26, 1985Memorial Tournament72-67-68-67=274−141 strokeUnited States Lanny Wadkins
18Jun 18, 1990U.S. Open69-70-74-67=280−8PlayoffUnited States Mike Donald
19Jun 24, 1990Buick Classic66-69-68-66=269−152 strokesUnited States Paul Azinger
20Apr 17, 1994MCI Heritage Golf Classic68-65-65-68=266−181 strokeAustralia Greg Norman

PGA Tour playoff record (4–5)

11970Los Angeles OpenUnited States Billy CasperLost to birdie on first extra hole
21972Liggett & Myers OpenAustralia David Graham,
United States Lou Graham, United States Larry Ziegler
Lou Graham won with birdie on third extra hole
David Graham and Ziegler eliminated with par on first hole
31976Florida Citrus OpenUnited States Kermit ZarleyWon with par on sixth extra hole
41976Memorial TournamentUnited States Roger MaltbieLost to birdie on fourth extra hole
51981Bing Crosby National Pro-AmUnited States John Cook, United States Bobby Clampett,
United States Ben Crenshaw, United States Barney Thompson
Cook won with par on third extra hole
Clampett, Crenshaw, and Thompson eliminated with birdie on first hole
61981Buick OpenUnited States Bobby Clampett, United States Peter Jacobsen,
United States Gil Morgan
Won with birdie on second extra hole
71984Bing Crosby National Pro-AmCanada Jim NelfordWon with birdie on second extra hole
81990U.S. OpenUnited States Mike DonaldWon with birdie on first extra hole after 18-hole playoff (Donald:74, Irwin:74)
91991Memorial TournamentUnited States Kenny PerryLost to birdie on first extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (9)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (45)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1Jul 30, 1995Ameritech Senior Open−22 (66-63-66=195)8 strokesUnited States Kermit Zarley
2Oct 1, 1995Vantage Championship−17 (66-68-65=199)4 strokesUnited States Dave Stockton
3Feb 25, 1996American Express Invitational−19 (66-67-64=197)5 strokeUnited States Bob Murphy
4Apr 21, 1996PGA Seniors' Championship−8 (66-74-69-71=280)2 strokesJapan Isao Aoki
5Jan 19, 1997MasterCard Championship−9 (71-67-69=207)2 strokesUnited States Gil Morgan
6Feb 9, 1997LG Championship−15 (70-66-65=201)1 strokeUnited States Bob Murphy
7Apr 20, 1997PGA Seniors' Championship−14 (69-65-72-68=274)12 strokesUnited States Dale Douglass, United States Jack Nicklaus
8Apr 27, 1997Las Vegas Senior Classic−6 (70-65-72=207)1 strokeJapan Isao Aoki
9Jul 20, 1997Burnet Senior Classic−17 (65-68-66=199)2 strokesUnited States Lee Trevino
10Aug 3, 1997BankBoston Classic−13 (70-65-65=200)2 strokesUnited States Jerry McGee, United States Bob Wynn
11Sep 14, 1997Boone Valley Classic−16 (70-65-65=200)2 strokesUnited States Gil Morgan
12Oct 5, 1997Vantage Championship−18 (64-62-69=195)1 strokeUnited States Dave Eichelberger
13Oct 19 1997Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic−13 (67-63-70=200)3 strokesUnited States Mike Hill, United States Bruce Summerhays
14Mar 15, 1998Toshiba Senior Classic−13 (70-68-62=200)1 strokeUnited States Hubert Green
15Apr 19, 1998PGA Seniors' Championship−13 (68-68-69-70=275)6 strokesUnited States Larry Nelson
16Apr 26, 1998Las Vegas Senior Classic−7 (69-67-70-75=281)1 strokeArgentina Vicente Fernandez
17Jul 19, 1998Ameritech Senior Open−15 (62-66-73=201)3 strokesUnited States Larry Nelson
18Jul 26, 1998U.S. Senior Open+1 (77-68-71-69=285)1 strokeArgentina Vicente Fernandez
19Aug 30, 1998BankBoston Classic−15 (69-64-68=201)2 strokesUnited States Jay Sigel
20Nov 8, 1998Energizer Senior Tour Championship−14 (66-73-70-65=274)5 strokesUnited States Gil Morgan
21May 9, 1999Nationwide Championship−10 (69-68-69=206)1 strokeUnited States Bob Murphy
22May 30, 1999Boone Valley Classic−13 (68-69-66=203)2 strokesUnited States Al Geiberger
23Jun 27, 1999Ford Senior Players Championship−21 (67-71-64-65=267)7 strokesAustralia Graham Marsh
24Jul 18, 1999Ameritech Senior Open−10 (73-66-67=206)1 strokeUnited States Bruce Fleisher, United States Raymond Floyd, United States Gary McCord
25Jul 25, 1999Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic−15 (64-68-69=201)2 strokesUnited States Jim Dent, United States Dale Douglass
26May 14, 2000Nationwide Championship−9 (71-67-69=207)1 strokeArgentina Vicente Fernandez
27Jun 4, 2000BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland−18 (68-65-65=198)1 strokeUnited States Gil Morgan
28Jul 2, 2000U.S. Senior Open−17 (66-71-65-65=267)3 strokesUnited States Bruce Fleisher
29Oct 22, 2000EMC Kaanapali Classic−18 (71-62-65=198)4 strokesUnited States Joe Inman
30Mar 18, 2001Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley−10 (71-70-65=206)5 strokesUnited States Allen Doyle, United States Tom Watson
31Apr 28, 2001Bruno's Memorial Classic−21 (65-65-65=195)4 strokesAustralia Stewart Ginn
32Oct 7 2001Turtle Bay Championship−11 (69-68-68=205)3 strokesEngland John Jacobs
33Feb 10, 2002ACE Group Classic−16 (68-64-68=200)1 strokeUnited States Tom Watson
34Mar 10, 2002Toshiba Senior Classic−17 (67-64-65=196)5 strokesUnited States Allen Doyle
35Aug 11, 20023M Championship−12 (66-70-68=204)3 strokesUnited States Hubert Green
36Oct 6, 2002Turtle Bay Championship−8 (69-69-70=208)PlayoffUnited States Gary McCord
37May 19, 2003Kinko's Classic of Austin−8 (69-66-73=208)PlayoffUnited States Tom Watson
38Oct 12, 2003Turtle Bay Championship−8 (68-73-67=208)2 strokesUnited States Tom Kite
39Apr 25, 2004Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf−11 (66-68-71=205)1 strokeUnited States Gary Koch, United States Gil Morgan
40May 30, 2004Senior PGA Championship−8 (67-69-69-71=276)1 strokeUnited States Jay Haas
41Jan 30, 2005Turtle Bay Championship−16 (67-66-67=200)5 strokesUnited States Dana Quigley
42Feb 27, 2005Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am−8 (72-69-68-67=276)1 strokeUnited States Morris Hatalsky, Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty
43Sep 4, 2005The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach−13 (66-69-68=203)1 strokeUnited States Morris Hatalsky, United States Gil Morgan, United States Craig Stadler
44Oct 2, 2005SAS Championship−13 (69-68-66=203)2 strokesUnited States Bob Gilder, United States Tom Jenkins
45Jan 21, 2007MasterCard Championship at Hualalai−23 (66-62-65=193)5 strokesUnited States Tom Kite

Champions Tour playoff record (2–6)

11996Boone Valley ClassicUnited States Gibby GilbertLost to par on first extra hole
21999BankBoston ClassicUnited States Tom McGinnisLost to birdie on second extra hole
31999AT&T Canada Senior Open ChampionshipUnited States Jim AhernLost to par on second extra hole
42002SBC Senior OpenUnited States Bob GilderLost to par on first extra hole
52002Lightpath Long Island ClassicUnited States Hubert GreenLost to birdie on seventh extra hole
62002Turtle Bay ChampionshipUnited States Gary McCordWon with birdie on first extra hole
72003Kinko's Classic of AustinUnited States Tom WatsonWon with birdie on second extra hole
82004Administaff Small Business ClassicUnited States Larry NelsonLost to birdie on first extra hole

Senior majors are shown in bold.

Other senior wins (12)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (3)[edit]

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner(s)-up
1974U.S. Open1 shot deficit+7 (73-70-71-73=287)2 strokesUnited States Forrest Fezler
1979U.S. Open (2)3 shot leadE (74-68-67-75=284)2 strokesUnited States Jerry Pate, South Africa Gary Player
1990U.S. Open (3)4 shot deficit−8 (69-70-74-67-=280)Playoff1United States Mike Donald

1Defeated Mike Donald with a birdie on the 19th hole after they were tied at 74 (+2) in an 18-hole playoff.

Results timeline[edit]

Masters TournamentDNPDNPDNPDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNP
Masters TournamentDNPT13CUTDNPT4T4T558T23
U.S. OpenDNPT19T36T201T3T26T41T41
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPT24T9T32T46T246
PGA ChampionshipT31T22T11T9DNPT5T34T44T12CUT
U.S. OpenT8T58T39T39614CUTCUTT17T54
PGA ChampionshipT30T16T42T14T25T32T26DNPT38DNP
Masters TournamentDNPT10T47T27T18T14T29DNPDNPDNP
U.S. Open1T11T51T62T18CUTT50T52CUTWD
PGA ChampionshipT12T73T66T6T39T54DNPT29DNPT41
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP

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


TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament00047132117
U.S. Open30157133427
The Open Championship0101371111
PGA Championship00013102624

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (7)[edit]

YearChampionshipWinning scoreMarginRunner(s)-up
1996PGA Seniors' Championship−8 (66-74-69-71=280)2 strokesJapan Isao Aoki
1997PGA Seniors' Championship (2)−14 (69-65-72-68=274)12 strokesUnited States Dale Douglass, United States Jack Nicklaus
1998PGA Seniors' Championship (3)−13 (68-68-69-70=275)7 strokesUnited States Larry Nelson
1998U.S. Senior Open+1 (77-68-71-69=285)1 strokeArgentina Vicente Fernández
1999Ford Senior Players Championship−21 (67-71-64-65=267)7 strokesAustralia Graham Marsh
2000U.S. Senior Open (2)−17 (66-71-65-65=267)3 strokesUnited States Bruce Fleisher
2004Senior PGA Championship (4)−8 (67-69-69-71=276)1 strokeUnited States Jay Haas

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

The TraditionDNP2T134T20T3736
Senior PGA ChampionshipDNP111T11T2T5T2
Senior Players ChampionshipT102T1921T43T6
U.S. Senior OpenT52T51T31T11T11
The TraditionT1013T42T32T52T41T38T50T45T53T54T72
Senior PGA ChampionshipT151T46T23T42CUTT59T6543T56T67
Senior Players ChampionshipT12T92DNPT7T27T15T41T45T30T68T75
U.S. Senior OpenDNP225T32CUTT40T32CUTT4CUTT56CUT

The Senior British Open was not a Champions Tour major until 2003.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

This list may be incomplete.

See also[edit]


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