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Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton

Profession: Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: His two majors, both of which were PGA Championships, came in 1970 and 1976, and he had 25 professional wins in total. He had the reputation of being one of the best putters.

Born: November 2, 1941
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, USA
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1970-08-16 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Dave Stockton wins 1st of 2 PGA C'ships by 2 shots from Bob Murphy and Arnold Palmer
  • 1974-04-14 38th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Gary Player wins the 2nd of his 3 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of Dave Stockton and Tom Weiskopf
  • 1975-08-24 PGA Tournament Players Championship, Colonial CC: Al Geiberger leads wire-to-wire to finish 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Dave Stockton
  • 1976-08-16 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Congressional CC: Dave Stockton wins 2nd PGA C'ship in a Monday bad weather finish; by 1 stroke from Ray Floyd & Don January
  • 1978-06-18 US Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Andy North holds on for a 1-stroke victory over runners-up Dave Stockton and J. C. Snead to claim the first of his 2 US Open titles
  • 1992-06-14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Dave Stockton wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles by 1 stroke from J.C. Snead and Lee Trevino
  • 1994-06-26 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: 1992 champion Dave Stockton wins by 6 strokes from Jim Albus
  • 1996-07-07 US Open Senior Golf, Canterbury GC: Dave Stockton wins by 2 strokes from Hale Irwin for his 3rd Champions Tour major title
  • 1997-07-13 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Larry Gilbert wins his lone career major title by 3 strokes from Isao Aoki, Bob Dickson, Jack Kiefer and Dave Stockton

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