Senior Open Golfers

HALE IRWIN: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Hale Irwin looks to the ninth green from the fairway during the pro-am for the Encompass Championship golf tournament in Glenview, Ill., on June 19, 2014.
Hale Irwin looks to the ninth green from the fairway during the pro-am for the Encompass Championship golf tournament in Glenview, Ill., on June 19, 2014. The Associated Press

The Bee highlights 22 golfers who are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.

Irwin, who has his own course design business, completed his 20th season as a Champions Tour member last year, one in which he recorded his 210th career top-10 finish.

At last year’s 3M Championship, Irwin bettered his age in all three rounds (68-66-68). He was the first to accomplish the feat since Gary Player in 2009.

WATCH: Irwin sinks a 40-foot putt

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 254.7 yards (77th)
  • Scoring average 2015: 74.42 (73rd)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $26,946,193
  • Career highlights: Has 45 Champions Tour victories, 20 wins on the PGA Tour

Personal

  • Height: 6-foot
  • Weight: 185 pounds
  • Year turned pro: 1968
  • Birthplace: Joplin, Mo.
  • Birth date: June 3,1945
  • College: Colorado (1967, marketing)
  • Did you know? Irwin had nine Champions Tour wins in 1997, and seven more in 1998.
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