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Gary George Hallberg (born May 31, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour.

Gary Hallberg
Personal information
Full nameGary George Hallberg
Born (1958-05-31) May 31, 1958 (age 61)
Berwyn, Illinois
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceCastle Rock, Colorado
Career
CollegeWake Forest University
Turned professional1980
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Japan Golf Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
PGA Tour Champions1
Other6
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT6: 1985
PGA ChampionshipT6: 1984
U.S. OpenT22: 1980
The Open ChampionshipT32: 1991

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.[1] 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.[2] At the 1991 Open Championship, Hallberg was tied for the lead after 36 holes[3] 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 title 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).[4]

Hallberg has also done some analyst work for CNBC and NBC Sports. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. Gary's son Eric is also a professional golfer who qualified for the 2015 Frys.com Open.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional winsEdit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
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

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)Edit

Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit

Other wins (6)Edit

Champions Tour wins (1)Edit

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 championshipsEdit

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament T47
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T32 T6 CUT T42
U.S. Open T22LA T53 CUT CUT 73
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT CUT T42 T6 T59 CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T57
U.S. Open T44 CUT T28 CUT T42
The Open Championship T32 T68
PGA Championship CUT T56 T14 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 5
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 4 31 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1992 U.S. Open – 1993 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1984 PGA – 1985 Masters)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
The Players Championship T8 T72 CUT T54 4 CUT CUT CUT T50 CUT CUT CUT T46 T9 CUT
  Top 10

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

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PGA Tour profile". PGA Tor. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "British Open lead shared by 3 players". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. July 20, 1991. p. 1B. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Notebook: 3M makes record contribution to charity". PGA Tour. October 5, 2010. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2012.

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