Hal Sutton

  Male      American      Athlete

  Born : Apr 28, 1958  

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Hal Evan Sutton (born April 28, 1958) is an American professional golfer who had 14 victories on the PGA Tour, including one major, the 1983 PGA Championship.

Sutton was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. A promising golfer at the Centenary College of Louisiana, he was named Golf Magazine's 1980 College Player of the Year. At Centenary, Sutton won 14 golf tournaments, was an All American, led the Gents to the NCAA Tournament, and finished ninth nationally. He quickly established himself as one of the PGA Tour's top young stars in the early 1980s. His first win was at the 1982 Walt Disney World Golf Classic in a playoff with Bill Britton after the two had tied at 19-under-par 269 after 72 holes.

The biggest win of Sutton's career – and his only major championship – came a year later at the 1983 PGA Championship. He entered into a long drought shortly thereafter, going from 1986 to 1995 without a PGA Tour victory. He nearly lost his tour card late in the string, maintaining it only by using a one-time-only exemption for players in the top 50 of the all-time PGA Tour career money list. After this disappointing eight years, Sutton rejuvenated his career in 1995 with a win at the B.C. Open...

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