Corey Pavin

Corey Pavin
Personal Information
Oxnard, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
College UCLA
Turned Pro 1982
Current tour PGA Tour (joined 1984)
Professional wins 27 (PGA Tour: 15, Other: 12)
Best Results in Major Championships
Wins: 1
Masters 3rd: 1992
U.S. Open Won 1995
British Open T4: 1993
PGA Championship 2nd: 1994

Corey Allen Pavin (born November 16, 1959) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He spent over 150 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings between 1986 and 1997.

Pavin was born in Oxnard, California. He attended UCLA and turned professional in 1982. He quickly established himself in the sport, with three international victories in 1983, and his first PGA Tour victory at the 1984 Houston Coca-Cola Open. He won at least one event on either the PGA Tour or the international tour nearly every year for the next decade, and topped the PGA's money list in 1991, when he was the last man to achieve this without winning at least one million dollars in prize money. Pavin's success culminated in his only major victory, the 1995 U.S. Open. Rather than marking a move to a new level of achievement, however, this was soon followed by a long slide down the world rankings from a high ranking of 5th. After Pavin won the Colonial in 1996, he did not win another PGA tournament for ten years. His 89th place finish on the 2004 money list was the first time he had made the top one hundred since 1998. Pavin finally won his fifteenth career title in 2006 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, ending a streak of 242 consecutive tournaments without a win.

Pavin played on three Ryder Cup teams: 1991, 1993, and 1995.

On Thursday, July 27, 2006, during the first round of what would become his fifteenth tour title, Pavin broke the record for the fewest number of strokes needed to complete nine holes at a PGA Tour event, with an 8-under par score of 26. The previous record of 27 strokes was held by Mike Souchak, Andy North, Billy Mayfair and Robert Gamez, with Mayfair and Gamez' scores being 9-under par. His 36-hole total of 125 also tied the record for fewest shots taken in the first 36 holes of a PGA Tour event held by Tom Lehman, Mark Calcavecchia, and Tiger Woods.

Amateur wins (1)

Professional wins (27)

PGA Tour wins (15)

Major championship is shown in bold.

European Tour wins (1)

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)

Other wins (7)

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runners Up
1995 U.S. Open 3 shot deficit E (72-69-71-68=280) 2 strokes Greg Norman

Results timeline

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP CUT DNP DNP T25 T11 T27 T42 50
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T22 T39 CUT CUT T38 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T20 T6 T21 CUT T17 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP T22 3 T11 T8 T17 T7 T43 T41 CUT
U.S. Open T24 T8 CUT T19 CUT 1 T40 CUT CUT T34
The Open Championship T8 CUT T34 T4 CUT T8 T27 T51 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T14 T32 T12 CUT 2 CUT T26 DNP CUT T10
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
U.S. Open CUT T19 T54 CUT T17 T11 CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT T22 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T49 T62 T63

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

United States national team appearances



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