Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|Residence||Bradenton, Florida, U.S.|
|College|| Brevard Community College|
Florida State University
|Current tour||PGA Tour|
|Professional wins||15 (PGA Tour: 12, European Tour: 2, other: 1)|
| Best Results in Major Championships|
|U.S. Open||T3: 1993|
|British Open||T2: 1987|
|PGA Championship||Won 1993|
|PGA Player of the Year||1987|
Azinger was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He moved down to Sarasota, Florida where he attended and graduated from Sarasota High School. After graduating from Brevard Community College, he attended Florida State University and turned professional in 1981. He finished one shot behind the winner Nick Faldo in the 1987 Open Championship. He won eleven tournaments on the PGA Tour in seven seasons from 1987 to 1993, climaxing in his one major title, the 1993 PGA Championship. He was subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He wrote a book called Zinger about his battle with the disease and was the recipient of GWAA Ben Hogan Award in 1995, given to the individual who has continued to be active in golf despite physical handicap or serious illness. In 2000, he won his first tournament in seven seasons at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Azinger gave the eulogy at the memorial service for friend Payne Stewart.
Azinger threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays' second ever playoff game on October 3, 2008.
Major championship is shown in bold.
|Year||Championship||Winning Score||Margin||'''Runner Up|
|1993||PGA Championship||-12 (69-66-69-68=272)||Playoff||Greg Norman|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T2||T47||T8|
|The Open Championship||T48||DNP||T59||T59||DNP||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||DNP|
|The Open Championship||T7||DNP||DNP||WD||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
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