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Don Pooley

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Nickname  Don
Former tour(s)  PGA Tour
Weight  88 kg
Nationality  United States
Name  Don Pooley
Education  University of Arizona

College  University of Arizona
Role  Golfer
Current tours  Champions Tour
Turned professional  1973
Height  1.91 m
PGA tour wins  2
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Full name  Sheldon George Pooley, Jr.
Born  August 27, 1951 (age 64) Phoenix, Arizona (1951-08-27)
Residence  Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Sheldon George "Don" Pooley, Jr. (born August 27, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.


Pooley was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up in Riverside, California. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1973.

Despite winning the 1980 B.C. Open and the 1987 Memorial Tournament, Pooley is probably best remembered in his PGA Tour career for his dramatic million-dollar hole-in-one at the 1987 Bay Hill Classic. Pooley received $500,000 as did Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in Orlando, Florida because of this once-in-a-lifetime shot. In 1985, he won the Vardon Trophy, awarded annually by the PGA to the Tour leader in scoring average. His best finish in a major was T-5 in consecutive major championships – the 1987 PGA Championship and the 1988 Masters Tournament.

Late in his PGA Tour career, Pooley began to experience many debilitating ailments, and missed several years of playing time as a result; however, he has enjoyed a resurgence in his career after turning 50 in August 2001 when he began play on the Champions Tour. The biggest win in his golf career was his first on the Champions Tour. In 2002, he won on the biggest stage in men's senior golf, the U.S. Senior Open.

Pooley is a spiritual man of deep religious faith. He has been involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the PGA Tour Bible study group throughout his career. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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Other wins

  • 1983 Jerry Ford Invitational (tie with Gil Morgan)
  • 1989 Ebel Match Play
  • 1992 Amoco Centel Championship
  • Champions Tour wins

    Champions Tour playoff record (1–2)

    Results in major championships

    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" indicates a tie for a place
    Yellow background for top-10


  • Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (1982 PGA – 1988 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1987 PGA – 1988 Masters)
  • Wins (1)

    1In a three-hole playoff, Pooley and Watson tied (three pars each), on the first sudden-death hole Pooley won with a birdie to Watson's par.

    Results timeline

    Results not in chronological order before 2012.

    The Senior British Open was not a Champions Tour major until 2003.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the halfway cut
    WD = withdrew from tournament
    "T" indicates a tie for a place
    Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.


    Don Pooley Wikipedia