The Bee highlights 22 golfers that are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.
Known popularly – and affectionately – as “The Walrus,” Craig Stadler began golfing at age 4 with the help of his father. Stadler was the Champions Tour Rookie of the Year in 2003 following his three victories and seven top-10 finishes.
According to pgatour.com, Stadler considers Arnold Palmer his hero, but counts Wayne Gretzky as his favorite athlete. Stadler is involved with a number of charities, and supports three causes involving the military, including Birdies for the Brave, and a sports rehabilitation program.
WATCH: Stadler wins the 1984 Byron Nelson
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- Driving distance 2015: 264.7 yards
- Scoring average 2015: 74.47
- Career Champions Tour earnings: $8,865,873
- Career highlights: Has nine Champions Tour victories, and 13 PGA Tour wins
- Height: 5-foot-10
- Weight: 250 pounds
- Year turned pro: 1976
- Birthplace: San Diego
- Birth date: June 2, 1953
- College: USC (1975)
- Did you know? Stadler always uses a dull penny for his ball marker, according to pgatour.com.