Donnie Hammond

Donald William Hammond (born April 1, 1957) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour.

Donnie Hammond
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Personal information
Full nameDonald William Hammond
Born (1957-04-01) April 1, 1957 (age 63)
Frederick, Maryland
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceHeathrow, Florida
SpouseTrenny
ChildrenMatt, Brittany, Brooke, Halle
Career
CollegeJacksonville University
Turned professional1979
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins7
Highest ranking55 (September 16, 1990)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1986
PGA ChampionshipT11: 1986
U.S. OpenT23: 1992
The Open ChampionshipT5: 1992

Hammond was born in Frederick, Maryland. He attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida and was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1979 and joined the PGA Tour in 1983. Hammond earned his tour card by being medalist at the 1982 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at TPC-Sawgrass by a record 14 strokes.

Hammond has won two PGA Tour events in his career: The 1986 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the 1989 Texas Open. In winning his second PGA Tour title by 7 strokes (258) over Paul Azinger, he came within one stroke of the then-Tour scoring record.[2] His best finish in a major is a T-5 at the 1992 British Open.[3] During his PGA Tour career, he amassed 40 top-10 finishes.

Hammond played on the Tour from 1983 until 1998.[4] After his PGA Tour career declined, he competed on what was then the Buy.com Tour, where he won once in 2000. On turning fifty years of age in 2007, Hammond began playing on the Champions Tour.

Hammond is a charter member of the Jacksonville University Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

Hammond has four children, one son Matthew, three daughters Brittany, Brooke, and Halle. He lives in Heathrow, Florida, north of Orlando.

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jan 19, 1986 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic −25 (69-64-68-68-66=335) Playoff   John Cook
2 Oct 8, 1989 Texas Open −22 (65-64-65-64=258) 7 strokes   Paul Azinger

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1986 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic   John Cook Won with birdie on first extra hole

Buy.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Feb 13, 2000 Buy.com Lakeland Classic −16 (67-68-70-67=272) 1 stroke   Jeff Gallagher,   Tom Kalinowski

Other wins (4)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T11 T27
U.S. Open CUT CUT T60 CUT T71
The Open Championship T65
PGA Championship T16 T32 T11 T47 T31 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T24 T42
U.S. Open CUT T23 T77
The Open Championship T8 T44 T5 CUT
PGA Championship T63 T61 T74
Tournament 2000 2001 2002
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T37
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 8
Totals 0 0 0 1 2 7 28 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1990 Open Championship – 1992 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 37 1990 Ending 16 Sep 1990" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Hammond wins Texas Open golf by seven strokes
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  4. ^ a b "Biography on Jacksonville University Dolphins Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2017-10-24. Retrieved 2015-02-27.

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