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Hale Irwin

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won the US Open in 1974, 1979, 1990 and the US Senior Open in 1998 and 2000.

Born: June 3, 1945
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, USA
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 1974-06-16 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Hale Irwin's score of 287 (+7) is good enough for the first of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Forrest Fezler
  • 1979-06-17 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Hale Irwin wins his second Open title, 2 strokes ahead of former champions Jerry Pate and Gary Player
  • 1983-07-17 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Defending champion Tom Watson wins his 5th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Andy Bean and Hale Irwin; Watson's 2nd consecutive Open win and 3rd in last 4
  • 1990-06-17 US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Hale Irwin wins his 3rd Open title; defeats Mike Donald at the 91st hole, the first in sudden-death, after tying the 18-hole Monday playoff
  • 1990-06-18 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
  • 1996-04-07 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Defending champion Jack Nicklaus wins his 4th event title by 3 strokes from Hale Irwin
  • 1996-04-21 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Hale Irwin beats Japan’s Isao Aoki by 2 strokes for his first of 4 Senior PGA Championships
  • 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
  • 1996-07-14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Raymond Floyd wins first of 2 event titles by 2 strokes from Hale Irwin
  • 1997-04-20 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Defending champion Hale Irwin wins his second of 3 straight Senior PGA C’ships by streeting runners-up Dale Douglass and Jack Nicklaus by 12 strokes
  • 1998-04-19 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Hale Irwin makes it 3 straight titles in the event with a convincing 7 stroke margin over runner-up Larry Nelson
  • 1998-07-12 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Gil Morgan wins his 3rd Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Hale Irwin
  • 1998-07-26 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Hale Irwin wins by 1 stroke ahead of Vicente Fernández of Argentina
  • 1999-06-27 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Hale Irwin wins his 5th of 7 Champions Tour major titles by 7 strokes from Australian Graham Marsh
  • 2000-04-16 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Doug Tewell wins first of 2 Champions Tour major titles with a convincing 7 stroke margin from the foursome of Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Larry Nelson and Dana Quigley
  • 2000-07-02 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Hale Irwin wins by 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Fleischer for his second US Senior title
  • 2002-06-09 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio: Fuzzy Zoeller wins his only Champions Tour title by strokes ahead of runners-up Hale Irwin and Bobby Wadkins
  • 2004-05-31 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Valhalla GC: Hale Irwin wins his 4th title in the event by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Jay Haas
  • 2004-08-01 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Bellerive GC: Peter Jacobson wins by 1 shot from 2-time champion Hale Irwin
  • 2005-07-10 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Peter Jacobsen wins his second Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Hale Irwin

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