Senior Open Golfers

CRAIG STADLER: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Craig Stadler hits a tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill., Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Craig Stadler hits a tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill., Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Assiociated Press

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

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • 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

Personal

  • 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.
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