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Larry Ziegler (born August 12, 1939) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Larry Ziegler
Personal information
NicknameHalf Pay Ziegler[1]
Born (1939-08-12) August 12, 1939 (age 80)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida
Career
Turned professional1959
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
PGA Tour Champions2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT3: 1976
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1969
U.S. OpenT8: 1970
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Ziegler was born in St. Louis and grew up in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He was one of 14 children; he had seven brothers and six sisters. He began as a caddie and worked his way up to head club pro. He turned pro in 1959.

Ziegler had more than 40 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events during his career including three wins. He had three top-10 finishes in major championships; his best was T3 at The Masters in 1976.[2]

After reaching the age of 50 in August 1989, Ziegler joined the Senior PGA Tour, where he has recorded over 20 top-10 finishes including two wins. Ziegler's two Senior PGA Tour wins were six years apart - a record for the Tour. His second victory, at the 1998 Saint Luke's Classic, occurred when Ziegler's caddie was Baseball Hall of Fame member George Brett.[3]

Ziegler once was on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Blues hockey team.[4] He operates Ziegler Golf School with his son Tony in Orlando, Florida at Marriott's Grande Pines Golf Club.

Contents

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 7, 1969 Michigan Golf Classic –12 (72-70-66-64=272) Playoff   Homero Blancas
2 Mar 23, 1975 Greater Jacksonville Open –12 (73-69-69-65=276) 2 strokes   Mac McLendon,   Mike Morley
3 Apr 25, 1976 First NBC New Orleans Open –14 (69-68-67-70=274) 1 stroke   Victor Regalado

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1969 Michigan Golf Classic   Homero Blancas Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 1972 Liggett & Myers Open   David Graham,   Lou Graham,
  Hale Irwin
L. Graham won with birdie on third extra hole
D. Graham and Ziegler eliminated with par on first hole

Other wins (2)Edit

Champions Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Ju1 14, 1991 Newport Cup –17 (66-66-67=199) 6 strokes   George Archer,   Jim Dent,   Tom Shaw
2 May 17, 1998 Saint Luke's Classic –2 (69-67-72=208) 1 stroke   Tom Shaw

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
Masters Tournament CUT T30 T39 T13 T3 CUT
U.S. Open CUT T24 CUT T8 CUT CUT T13 T12 CUT T41 CUT T53
PGA Championship T73 T5 T45 T46 CUT T32 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Ziegler never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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 1 1 1 2 6 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 4 12 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 1 9 5
Totals 0 0 1 2 3 7 27 15
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1974 Masters – 1975 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ziegler takes Jacksonville
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  3. ^ Zullo, Allan, "Astonishing but True Golf Facts", Andrew McMeels Publishing, Forest Fairview, North Carolina, 2001.
  4. ^ The 64th Annual Senior PGA Championship / Player Profile

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