Calvin Peete


Calvin Peete

Calvin Peete (born July 18, 1943) is an American golfer. He was the most successful African-American on the PGA Tour, with 12 wins, before the emergence of Tiger Woods.

Peete was born in Detroit, Michigan. He played on the 1983 and 1985 U.S. Ryder Cup teams. He won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average in 1984. He was in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for several weeks when they debuted in 1986. [ [http://dps.twiihosting.net/wgr/doc/content/2007%20Stats/86TO0810.pdf 69 Players Who Have Reached The Top-10 In World Ranking] ]

Peete did not begin playing golf until he was in his 20's, but immediately excelled at a game most pros learn as young children. He learned the game while a migrant worker in Rochester, New York, playing on the public course at Genesee Valley Park. Growing up poor, Peete suffered a badly broken arm that was never properly set. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE7DA1630F934A15750C0A96E948260 Peete Returns to the Ranks of Leaders] New York Times, March 27, 1988] Subsequently, he never was a power player but became perhaps the most accurate player in pro golf.

Peete was inducted into the African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. [ [http://www.afrosportshall.com/inductees/02USinductees.htm 2002 United States Inductees] ]

Peete is married to Pepper Peete. He also has two daughters, Aisha and Aleya. They reside in Jacksonville, Florida where his wife Pepper is the manager of First Tee of Jacksonville.

PGA Tour wins (12)

*1979 (1) Greater Milwaukee Open
*1982 (4) Greater Milwaukee Open, Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic, B.C. Open, Pensacola Open
*1983 (2) Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic, Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic
*1984 (1) Texas Open
*1985 (2) Phoenix Open, Tournament Players Championship
*1986 (2) MONY Tournament of Champions, USF&G Classic

Other wins

"this list may be incomplete"
*1982 Dunlop Phoenix (Japan Golf Tour)

Results in major championships

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- bgcolor="#eeeeee"!align="left"|Tournament !! 1980 !! 1981 !! 1982 !! 1983 !! 1984 !! 1985 !! 1986 !! 1987 !! 1988
-
The Masters
align="center"|T19
align="center"|T21
align="center"|T30
align="center"|49
align="center"|T15
align="center"|T31
align="center"|T11
align="center"|T33
align="center"|DNP
-
U.S. Open
align="center"|T28
align="center"|T14
align="center" style="background:yellow;"|T10
align="center" style="background:yellow;"|T4
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|T24
align="center"|CUT
align="center"|DNP
-
The Open Championship
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
-
PGA Championship
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|T43
align="center" style="background:yellow;"|T3
align="center"|T36
align="center" style="background:yellow;"|4
align="center"|T18
align="center"|T30
align="center"|WD
align="center"|T38DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

ee also

*Golfers with most PGA Tour wins

References

External links

* [http://www.pgatour.com/players/00/19/35/ Results and stats on PGA Tour's official site]


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