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Joseph Paul Sindelar (born March 30, 1958) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the Champions Tour.

Joey Sindelar
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Paul Sindelar
Born (1958-03-30) March 30, 1958 (age 61)
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceHorseheads, New York
SpouseSuzanne
ChildrenRyan, Jamie
Career
CollegeOhio State University
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins9
Highest ranking18 (August 21, 1988)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour7
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT27: 1993
PGA ChampionshipT10: 1997
U.S. OpenT6: 1992
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1986

Early lifeEdit

Sindelar was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, while his father was serving in the Army, but has lived in New York for most of his life. He was a childhood friend and high school golf rival of fellow PGA Tour player Mike Hulbert.

College careerEdit

Sindelar attended the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and while there was a distinguished member of the school's golf team. He was a three-time All-American, member of the 1979 NCAA Championship team, and Ohio State's Athlete of the Year in 1981. He was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1992.

Professional careerEdit

Sindelar turned pro in 1981. He won seven PGA Tour events, and was one of the most consistent players on the Tour with more than 80 top-10 finishes in his career. He played on the 1991 World Cup team. His best finish in a major was T6 at the 1992 U.S. Open.[2] In 1988, Sindelar had ten top-10 finishes including two victories: The International and the Honda Classic. In 2006, he scored a double eagle (albatross), in the PGA Championship — only the third time such a score had been recorded in that competition's history.[3]

Since turning 50 in March 2008, Sindelar has played on the Champions Tour where he has over 30 top-10 finishes in 2008 including four second-place finishes with a playoff loss at the 2010 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Sindelar currently lives in Horseheads, New York. His son, Jamie, is also a professional golfer.

Amateur wins (2)Edit

  • 1971 New York State Boys
  • 1980 New York State Amateur

Professional wins (9)Edit

PGA Tour wins (7)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 7, 1985 Greater Greensboro Open −3 (68-76-72-69=285) 1 stroke   Isao Aoki,   Craig Stadler
2 Sep 1, 1985 B.C. Open −10 (66-71-69-68=274) 1 stroke   Mike Reid
3 Sep 6, 1987 B.C. Open −18 (65-63-69-69=266) 4 strokes   Jeff Sluman
4 Mar 13, 1988 Honda Classic −12 (68-70-68-70=276) 2 strokes   Ed Fiori,   Sandy Lyle,   Payne Stewart
5 Aug 21, 1988 The International 17 points (3-11-7-17) 4 points   Dan Pohl,   Steve Pate
6 Sep 9, 1990 Hardee's Golf Classic −12 (70-65-67-66=268) Playoff   Willie Wood
7 May 9, 2004 Wachovia Championship −11 (69-69-70-69=277) Playoff   Arron Oberholser
PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)
No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open   Dave Barr,   Mark Brooks Brooks won with birdie on second extra hole
Sindelar eliminated with par on first hole
2 1990 Hardee's Golf Classic   Willie Wood Won with par on first extra hole
3 2004 Wachovia Championship   Arron Oberholser Won with par on second extra hole

Other wins (2)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T31 CUT T35 T39 CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T15 T15 T51 T17 T33
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship T62 T28 T53 CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T46 T27
U.S. Open T6 CUT T43 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T63 T56 WD T14 T10 T40 WD
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T64 CUT T49
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 4 17 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 16 10
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 6 41 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1991 Masters – 1993 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Players Championship CUT T27 T17 T63 T16 T34 T46 T41 T46 T16 T35 CUT T31 T61 T10 CUT CUT CUT T74 T17 T58 T68
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 34 1988 Ending 21 Aug 1988" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  3. ^ "Sindelar plunders rare albatross". BBC News. August 19, 2006.

External linksEdit