|Full name||Gary George Hallberg|
May 31, 1958 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)|
|Residence||Castle Rock, Colorado|
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||1|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||T6: 1985|
|U.S. Open||T22: 1980|
|The Open Championship||T32: 1991|
|PGA Championship||T6: 1984|
Hallberg was born in Berwyn, Illinois. He attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and was a member of the golf team. He was a member of the 1977 Walker Cup team, and was the individual medalist at the 1979 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships. Hallberg had a couple of golf's historical firsts: he was the first four-time, first-team All-American in the history of intercollegiate golf, and he was the first player to obtain his PGA Tour card by winning a set level of money (in this case $8,000 in 1980) rather than by going to Qualifying School. He turned professional in 1980.
Hallberg won three PGA Tour events during his career. He was PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1980. His best finish in major championships was a T-6 at both the 1984 PGA Championship and The Masters in 1985. At the 1991 Open Championship, Hallberg was tied for the lead after 36 holes before finishing T32. During his late forties, he played mostly on the Nationwide Tour, winning once.
Hallberg began playing on the Champions Tour in 2008 after turning 50. He won his first event in 2010 at the Ensure Classic at Rock Barn. He shot a final round of 11-under par 61 in the final round to come from behind and win by one over Fred Couples and by two over Bernhard Langer. The win made him the fourth player to win on all the PGA Tour sponsored tours (PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour).
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Feb 20, 1983||Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open||–17 (67-67-69-68=271)||1 stroke||Tom Kite|
|2||Sep 20, 1987||Greater Milwaukee Open||–19 (70-66-67-66=269)||2 strokes||Wayne Levi, Robert Wrenn|
|3||Oct 4, 1992||Buick Southern Open||–10 (68-69-69=206)||1 stroke||Jim Gallagher, Jr.|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)
|1||1984||Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open||Gary Koch||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|2||1991||H.E.B. Texas Open||Blaine McCallister||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins
Champions Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Oct 3, 2010||Ensure Classic at Rock Barn||–18 (67-70-61=198)||1 stroke||Fred Couples|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT|
|U.S. Open||T22 LA||T53||DNP||DNP||CUT||CUT||DNP||73||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||T32||DNP||DNP||DNP||T68||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
- "PGA Tour profile". PGA Tor. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- "British Open lead shared by 3 players". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. July 20, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- "Notebook: 3M makes record contribution to charity". PGA Tour. October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
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