Morris Hatalsky

Morris Hatalsky (born November 10, 1951) is an American professional golfer.

Morris Hatalsky
Personal information
Born (1951-11-10) November 10, 1951 (age 69)
San Diego, California
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePonte Vedra Beach, Florida
CollegeArizona State University
U.S. International University
Turned professional1973
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
PGA Tour Champions3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT24: 1982
PGA ChampionshipT14: 1990
U.S. OpenT49: 1977
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1984

Early years and amateur careerEdit

Hatalsky was born in San Diego, California.[2] He started in golf at age 10, when his older brother bought him a set of junior clubs. As an amateur, he won the 1968 Mexico National Junior Championship. Hatalsky initially attended Arizona State University, where his teammates on the golf team included future PGA Tour and Champions Tour players Bob Gilder, Howard Twitty and Tom Purtzer. He transferred to U.S. International University (now Alliant International University), where he was an NAIA All-American in 1972 and served as team captain.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Hatalsky turned professional in 1973.[2] He qualified for the PGA Tour at the 1976 Qualifying School and won four times on Tour between 1981 and 1990. In 2002, he took Rookie of the Year honors in his first season on the Champions Tour, and he was won three events at that level.[3]

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 27, 1981 Hall of Fame −13 (63-71-68-71=275) 2 strokes   Jerry Pate,   D. A. Weibring
2 Jul 10, 1983 Greater Milwaukee Open −13 (70-68-71-66=275) Playoff   George Cadle
3 Jun 5, 1988 Kemper Open −14 (68-66-68-72=274) Playoff   Tom Kite
4 Jul 15, 1990 Bank of Boston Classic −13 (70-68-69-68=275) 1 stroke   Scott Verplank

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1983 Greater Milwaukee Open   George Cadle Won with par on second extra hole
2 1983 Miller High Life QCO   Danny Edwards Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 1988 Kemper Open   Tom Kite Won with par on second extra hole

Champions Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 25, 2002 Uniting Fore Care Classic 42 pts (19-11-12=42) 12 points   Jay Sigel
2 May 25, 2003 Columbus Southern Open −12 (66-65-67=198) 1 stroke   Allen Doyle
3 Apr 2, 2006 Puerto Vallarta Blue Agave Golf Classic −9 (70-67-70=207) 1 stroke   Scott Simpson

Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2005 Blue Angels Classic   Jim Thorpe Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Masters Tournament T24 CUT 44 CUT T29
U.S. Open T49 CUT T65 CUT T52 T52
Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship T38 T59 T54 T47 CUT T54 T56 CUT T14 CUT
  Did not play

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Desmith, David. "Golf's Animal Kingdom of Player Nicknames". Links Magazine. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  2. ^ a b "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 16, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 16, 2011.

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