|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (81 kg)|
|Current tour||Champions Tour|
|Professional wins||35 (PGA Tour: 8, Champions Tour: 5, Other: 22)|
| Best Results in Major Championships|
|U.S. Open||Won 1981|
|British Open||T3: 1985|
|PGA Championship||Won 1979|
Born in Windsor, Australia, Graham turned professional in 1962 at age 16 and spent much of his career in the United States, playing on the PGA Tour. Turning age 50 in 1996, he joined the Senior PGA Tour, later known as the Champions Tour. Although known for his success in the U.S., he won events on six different continents in his career, an achievement he shares with Gary Player.
In 1976, after several successful years on tours around the globe, Graham came to prominence with two wins on the PGA Tour, and then came from behind to secure a victory over the reigning champion Hale Irwin in the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship.
Graham won two major championships, the 1979 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills near Detroit, and the 1981 U.S. Open at Merion, just west of Philadelphia. He also finished third at the 1985 Open Championship, after sharing the third-round lead. Both of his major victories came in remarkable fashion. In the 1979 PGA Championship, he stood on the last tee at 7 under par for his final round and leading by two, but double-bogeyed the last hole for a 65 to drop back into a playoff with Ben Crenshaw. At each of the first two sudden-death holes he holed long par-saving putts to keep the playoff alive and finally won at the third extra hole. At the 1981 U.S. Open Graham shot a 67 in the final round to overturn a three-shot deficit to overnight leader George Burns to win by 3 strokes. He became the fourth Australian major champion (after Jim Ferrier, Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle).
Graham also participated on the Australian teams that won the World Cup (in 1970) and the Alfred Dunhill Cup (in 1985 and 1986). At the end of 1981, he was ranked 7th on Mark McCormack's world golf rankings.
On June 27, 2004, during the final round of the Bank of America Championship on the Champions Tour, Graham collapsed over a putt on the eighth green. He was later diagnosed with congestive heart failure, ending his competitive golf career at age 58. He is now retired and resides in Whitefish, Montana.
Major championships are shown in bold.
|Year||Championship||54 Holes||Winning Score||Margin||Runner(s) Up|
|1979||PGA Championship||4 shot deficit||-8 (69-68-70-65=272)||Playoff 1||Ben Crenshaw|
|1981||U.S. Open||3 shot deficit||-7 (68-68-70-67=273)||3 strokes||George Burns, Bill Rogers|
|The Open Championship||T32||CUT||DNP||DNP||T11||T28||T21||CUT||T39||DNP|
|The Open Championship||T29||T14||T27||T14||CUT||T3||T11||34||CUT||T61|
|The Open Championship||T8||CUT||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