Dan Halldorson

Daniel Albert Halldorson (April 2, 1952 – November 18, 2015) was a Canadian professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Canadian Tour.

Dan Halldorson
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Albert Halldorson
Born(1952-04-02)April 2, 1952
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
DiedNovember 18, 2015(2015-11-18) (aged 63)
Cambridge, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)[1]
Nationality Canada
Turned professional1971
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Canadian Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1981
PGA ChampionshipT16: 1982
U.S. OpenT40: 1988
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Halldorson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. He did not attend college and turned pro in 1971. He joined the Canadian Tour in 1973 and the PGA Tour in 1975.

Halldorson had seven career wins in Canadian Tour events. He won one official PGA Tour event, the 1980 Pensacola Open, and finished a career best 36th on the PGA Tour money list that year. He won the unofficial Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in 1986. Halldorson was a member of seven WGC-World Cup Canadian national teams (1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1991) including two winning teams (1980, 1985).

Halldorson played briefly on the Champions Tour after turning 50 in 2002.

Halldorson was the Deputy Director of the Canadian Tour and named a Lifetime Member in 2005. He was elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.[2] He operated a golf course design business with fellow former PGA Tour golfer Mike Morley. Halldorson also authored a golf instructional book. He lived in Cambridge, Illinois.[2]

Halldorson died from a massive stroke at the age of 63.[3]

Professional winsEdit

PGA Tour winsEdit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Oct 12, 1980 Pensacola Open –13 (68-67-70-70=275) 2 strokes   Gary Hallberg,   Mike Sullivan

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1981 Quad Cities Open   Dave Barr,   Woody Blackburn
  Frank Conner,   Victor Regalado
Barr won with par on eighth extra hole
Conner, Halldorson, and Regalado eliminated with birdie on first hole

Canadian Tour winsEdit

Other winsEdit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Masters Tournament CUT
PGA Championship CUT WD T16 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Halldorson never played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
The Players Championship T69 T22 T8 T70 CUT CUT T5 CUT CUT T27 T59 CUT T64 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "PGA Tour Canada profile". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "2007 inductee Dan Halldorson". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  3. ^ Hall of fame golfer Dan Halldorson dead at 63

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