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Mark Randall McCumber (born September 7, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

Mark McCumber
Personal information
Full nameMark Randall McCumber
Born (1951-09-07) September 7, 1951 (age 68)
Jacksonville, Florida
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceJacksonville, Florida
Career
Turned professional1974
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour10
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1986
PGA ChampionshipT5: 1987
U.S. OpenT2: 1989
The Open ChampionshipT2: 1996

McCumber was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended Robert E. Lee High School.[1] He turned professional in 1974 and joined the PGA Tour in 1978.[2] McCumber won ten times on the PGA Tour between 1979 and 1994 including the prestigious Players Championship (1988) and Tour Championship (1994). He also won the World Cup for the United States in partnership with Ben Crenshaw in 1988. He played on the 1989 Ryder Cup team.

McCumber worked as an on-course reporter for NBC Sports in 1991 and for ABC Sports part-time in 1998 and full-time in 1999.

After turning 50 in 2001, McCumber played on the Champions Tour from 2001 to 2008,[2] but did not win an event in this venue. He also works as a golf course architect and was occasionally featured as a golf analyst on Fox Sports. McCumber is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

McCumber and his wife, Paddy, have two daughters and a son.[2] One of his sons, Tyler, is also a professional golfer. McCumber is a devout Jehovah's Witnesses who preaches in his spare time.[3]

Contents

Professional winsEdit

PGA Tour wins (10)Edit

Legend
Players Championships (1)
Tour Championship (1)
Other PGA Tour (8)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 18, 1979 Doral-Eastern Open −9 (67-71-69-72=279) 1 stroke   Bill Rogers
2 Jul 3, 1983 Western Open −4 (74-71-68-71=284) 1 stroke   Tom Watson
3 Oct 30, 1983 Pensacola Open −18 (68-68-65-65=266) 4 strokes   Lon Hinkle,   Mark Lye
4 Feb 24, 1985 Doral-Eastern Open −4 (70-71-72-71=284) 1 stroke   Tom Kite
5 Jul 12, 1987 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic −17 (65-69-67-66=267) 1 stroke   Bobby Clampett
6 Mar 27, 1988 The Players Championship −15 (65-72-67-69=273) 4 strokes   Mike Reid
7 Jul 3, 1989 Beatrice Western Open −13 (68-67-71-69=275) Playoff   Peter Jacobsen
8 Jul 10, 1994 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic −17 (67-69-65-66=267) 3 strokes   Glen Day
9 Sep 25, 1994 Hardee's Golf Classic −15 (66-67-65-67=265) 1 stroke   Kenny Perry
10 Oct 30, 1994 The Tour Championship −10 (66-71-69-68=274) Playoff   Fuzzy Zoeller

PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1989 Beatrice Western Open   Peter Jacobsen Won with par on first extra hole
2 1994 The Tour Championship   Fuzzy Zoeller Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other winsEdit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT T35 T18 T11 T12 24 T43
U.S. Open CUT CUT T16 T8 T51 T32 T2
The Open Championship 8 CUT T47 T46
PGA Championship T28 T56 CUT CUT T48 WD T53 T5 CUT 65
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Masters Tournament T36 T17 T37 CUT T35 CUT
U.S. Open T47 CUT T13 T46 T13 CUT
The Open Championship T31 CUT T2
PGA Championship T49 T52 CUT T31 T19 CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"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 0 5 13 10
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 2 5 13 9
The Open Championship 0 1 0 1 2 2 7 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 2 17 10
Totals 0 2 0 3 5 14 50 34
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (five times)

The Players ChampionshipEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1988 The Players Championship 2 shot lead −15 (65-72-67-69=273) 4 strokes   Mike Reid

Results timelineEdit

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
The Players Championship T35 CUT T45 CUT T49 DQ CUT CUT T12 1 T6 T9 T13 T40 T20 T62 T23 77 CUT CUT
  Win
  Top 10

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

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletes of the Century: Mark McCumber". jacksonville.com. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Biographical information from McCumber Golf". Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Hannan, Larry (May 24, 2012). "Jehovah's Witnesses walk the walk, inviting guests to 3-day convention in Jacksonville". Retrieved January 19, 2018.

External linksEdit