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Mark David Brooks (born March 25, 1961) is an American professional golfer who plays on the Champions Tour.

Mark Brooks
Personal information
Full nameMark David Brooks
Born (1961-03-25) March 25, 1961 (age 58)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceFort Worth, Texas
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Turned professional1983
Current tour(s)Champions Tour (joined 2011)
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour7
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentT24: 2002
U.S. Open2nd: 2001
The Open ChampionshipT3: 1995
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1996

Brooks was born in Fort Worth, Texas.[1] He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a three-time All-American as a member of the golf team.[2] He turned professional in 1983.[1]

Brooks has seven wins on the PGA Tour, including one major, the 1996 PGA Championship. He was a member of the U.S. Presidents Cup team in 1996.[2]

During his thirties, Brooks began a second career in golf course design, and was a partner in the firm of Knott-Linn-Brooks House based in Palo Alto, California. His first major project, the Southern Oaks Golf Club outside Fort Worth, opened in 1999 and was highly acclaimed. In his late forties, he began splitting his playing time between the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour.[2] He lives in Fort Worth.[1]

After his 50th birthday in 2011, Brooks joined the Champions Tour. He came close to his first victory in June at the Principal Charity Classic, but bogeys on his final two holes allowed Bob Gilder to win by one shot. The solo 2nd-place finish was Brooks' best on any tour since his runner-up finish to Retief Goosen at the 2001 U.S. Open. In August 2014, Brooks again finished in solo second on the Champions Tour, after losing a sudden death playoff to Scott Dunlap at the Boeing Classic.

In 2015 Brooks was hired by Fox Sports as an-course analyst for the network's U.S. Open coverage.


Amateur wins (3)Edit

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (10)Edit

PGA Tour wins (7)Edit

Major championships (1)
Other PGA Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 24, 1988 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open −15 (66-65-69-69=269) Playoff   Dave Barr,   Joey Sindelar
2 Apr 28, 1991 KMart Greater Greensboro Open −13 (71-70-70-64=275) Playoff   Gene Sauers
3 Sep 1, 1991 Greater Milwaukee Open −18 (63-67-70-70=270) 1 stroke   Robert Gamez
4 Jun 5, 1994 Kemper Open −13 (65-68-69-69=271) 3 strokes   Bobby Wadkins,   D. A. Weibring
5 Jan 21 1996 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic −23 (66-68-69-67-67=337) 1 stroke   John Huston
6 May 5, 1996 Shell Houston Open −14 (66-68-70-70=274) Playoff   Jeff Maggert
7 Aug 11, 1996 PGA Championship −11 (68-70-69-70=277) Playoff   Kenny Perry

PGA Tour playoff record (4–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open   Dave Barr,   Joey Sindelar Won with birdie on second extra hole
Sindelar eliminated with par on first hole
2 1988 Gatlin Brothers-Southwest Golf Classic   Tom Purtzer Lost to par on first extra hole
3 1991 KMart Greater Greensboro Open   Gene Sauers Won with par on third extra hole
4 1993 Buick Southern Open   Billy Andrade,   Brad Bryant,
  Bob Estes,   John Inman
Inman won with birdie on second extra hole
Andrade, Bryant, and Brooks eliminated with birdie on first hole
5 1996 Shell Houston Open   Jeff Maggert Won with birdie on first extra hole
6 1996 PGA Championship   Kenny Perry Won with birdie on first extra hole
7 2001 U.S. Open   Retief Goosen Lost 18-hole playoff (Goosen:70, Brooks:72)

Other wins (3)Edit

this list may be incomplete

Major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1996 PGA Championship 2 shot deficit −11 (68-70-69-70=277) Playoff1   Kenny Perry

1Defeated Kenny Perry with a birdie on the first extra hole.

Results timelineEdit

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T35 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T38
U.S. Open T5 T19 T44 T46 CUT T16 CUT 57 CUT
The Open Championship T80 T55 T20 T3 T5 CUT T66 T62
PGA Championship T26 CUT T15 CUT CUT T31 1 CUT T56 T16
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T40 T31 T24
The Open Championship CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 5
U.S. Open 0 1 0 2 2 4 18 7
The Open Championship 0 0 1 2 2 3 10 7
PGA Championship 1 0 0 1 1 3 27 6
Totals 1 1 1 5 5 11 67 25
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1990 U.S. Open – 1991 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1996 Open Championship – 1996 PGA)

Team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "PGA Tour Profile – Mark Brooks". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "PGA Tour Media Guide – Mark Brooks". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 6, 2013.

External linksEdit