Jason Gore

Jason William Gore (born May 17, 1974) is an American professional golfer.

Jason Gore
Personal information
Full nameJason William Gore
Born (1974-05-17) May 17, 1974 (age 46)
Van Nuys, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight245 lb (111 kg; 17.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceValencia, California
Career
CollegeUniversity of Arizona
Pepperdine University
Turned professional1997
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Web.com Tour
Professional wins12
Highest ranking77 (December 11, 2005)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour7
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT62: 2006
U.S. OpenT47: 2010
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
Player of the Year
2005

Amateur careerEdit

Gore was born in Van Nuys, California. He grew up playing junior golf with Tiger Woods.[2]

Gore attended the University of Arizona, then transferred to Pepperdine University.[3] At Pepperdine, he was part of their NCAA Division I Championship team in 1997. He also played on the victorious Walker Cup team that year.

Professional careerEdit

Gore turned professional in 1997. In 2005, he played on the PGA Tour after moving from the Nationwide Tour mid-season, after receiving a battlefield promotion, which is given when a player wins three Nationwide Tour events in one season.

Gore has one PGA Tour win, the 84 Lumber Classic in 2005, and is the all-time leader in career wins on what is now the Korn Ferry Tour, with seven. Gore belongs to a small group of players who have shot 59 in their careers. His historic round of 59 happened on Friday of the 2005 Cox Classic at Champions Run in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also one of two golfers to win on both the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour in the same season, following Paul Stankowski in 1996.

Gore played in the final group of the 2005 U.S. Open with Retief Goosen. He shot a 14-over-par 84 to drop all the way to a tie for 49th; Michael Campbell won the event. Gore was not fully exempt on the PGA Tour from 2009 to 2014. Gore had a strong 2015, but a poor 2016 saw him finish outside 150th, limiting him to past champion status for 2017.

During the third round of the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Gore made a double eagle on the par-5 18th hole.[4]

After injuries and poor play, Gore went into the insurance business. In 2018, he received his license and is one of the co-founders of Kirkman Gore Insurance Services.[5]

As a comeback from his retirement, Gore earned a sponsor exemption for the 2018 RSM Classic on the PGA Tour. After three rounds, he was in second place, a stroke behind leader Charles Howell III after posting scores of 68, 63 and 67.[6] In the final round, Gore shot +2 and finished T15 for the tournament. In March 2019, Gore was named the first player relations director for the USGA.

Personal lifeEdit

Gore resides in Valencia, California[7] with his wife, Megan, his son, Jaxon, and his daughter, Olivia.

Amateur winsEdit

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (12)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Sep 18, 2005 84 Lumber Classic −14 (65-72-67-70=274) 1 stroke   Carlos Franco

Web.com Tour wins (7)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 8, 2000 Buy.com New Mexico Classic −14 (67-69-64-66=266) 3 strokes   Mike Grob
2 Sep 15, 2002 Oregon Classic −18 (67-67-65-71=270) 3 strokes   Marco Dawson,   Jeff Freeman,
  Patrick Moore,   Arron Oberholser,
  Tag Ridings
3 Sep 22, 2002 Albertson's Boise Open −15 (66-68-66-73=273) 2 strokes   Emlyn Aubrey,   Barry Cheesman
4 Jul 10, 2005 National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic −17 (69-66-68-68=271) 1 stroke   Doug LaBelle II
5 Jul 17, 2005 Scholarship America Showdown −14 (67-68-64-67=266) 4 strokes   Bill Haas
6 Aug 7, 2005 Cox Classic −23 (71-59-68-63=261) Playoff   Roger Tambellini
7 Oct 17, 2010 Miccosukee Championship −16 (65-67-65-71=268) 4 strokes   Scott Gutschewski,   Kevin Kisner

Nationwide Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2005 Cox Classic   Roger Tambellini Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (4)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T49 CUT T47
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T62
  Did not play

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

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
The Players Championship CUT T23 WD CUT
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2006
Match Play
Championship
Invitational T36
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 50 2005 Ending 11 Dec 2005" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Crouse, Karen (September 3, 2015). "At 41, Jason Gore Brings a Different Look, and Sensibility, to the FedEx Cup Playoffs". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Yoon, Peter (June 15, 1997). "Greener Pastures : Pepperdine's Jason Gore Is Concentrating on the State Amateur While Contemplating When He Should Join the PGA Tour". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ "Farmers Insurance Open Notes: Jason Gore has a double eagle on a day of hole-outs". Los Angeles Times. January 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Hoggard, Rex (November 16, 2018). "Insurance salesman Gore has another shot at a PGA Tour title". Golf Channel.
  6. ^ Strege, John (November 17, 2018). "Jason Gore, a 'retired' professional golfer turned insurance salesman, somehow is one off lead in RSM Classic". Golf Digest. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Meet Jason". www.jasongoregolf.com.

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