David Gossett

David Spencer Gossett (born April 28, 1979) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour (formerly the Nationwide Tour).

David Gossett
Personal information
Full nameDavid Spencer Gossett
Born (1979-04-28) April 28, 1979 (age 41)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceNashville, Tennessee
Career
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Turned professional2000
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Web.com Tour
Professional wins1
Highest ranking99 (January 6, 2002)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT54: 2000
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2001, 2002
U.S. OpenCUT: 2000, 2014
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2000

Gossett was born in Phoenix, Arizona. His father introduced him to the game of golf and he competed in his first tournament at age 10. He went to Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee.[2] Gossett attended the University of Texas, and was a two-time first-team All-American member of the golf team. He won the U.S. Amateur,[3] the Big 12 Championship, and was the Big 12 Student-Athlete of the Year in 1999. He was also a member of the Walker Cup team in 1999.[4] He turned pro in 2000.

As winner of the U.S. Amateur, Gossett was supposed to play in the U.S. Open in the same group as defending champion Payne Stewart, but Stewart perished in a plane crash in October 1999.

Gossett won his first official PGA Tour event in 2001 at the John Deere Classic. He lost his fully exempt status in 2004, and has had to split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour in recent years. He spent the early part of the decade trying to get back on the PGA Tour through the Web.com Tour and the Adams Pro Tour. Gossett qualified for the 2014 U.S Open, his first since 2000. Gossett also played in the John Deere Classic and the Barracuda Championship, but missed the cut in both. Once considered a golf prodigy with comparisons to Tiger Woods, Gossett's PGA Tour status is extremely limited due to lack of play and results. He is currently a commercial real estate agent in Nashville, Tennessee.[5]

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1998 Red River Classic, Tucker Invitational, Golf Digest Collegiate Invitational
  • 1999 U.S. Amateur, Big 12 Championship

Professional wins (1)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 29, 2001 John Deere Classic −19 (68-64-68-65=265) 1 stroke   Briny Baird

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament T54
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 1 2002 Ending 6 Jan 2002" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "David Gossett". PGA. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "1999 U.S. Amateur". United States Golf Association. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Walker Cup Match" (PDF). United States Golf Association. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.cbre.us/people-and-offices/david-gossett

External linksEdit