THE GOLF SWING OF HALE IRWINGolf Swing Video below
Irwin's Golf Swing Highlights
FULL NAME: Hale Irwin
BIRTHDATE: June 3, 1945
BIRTHPLACE: Joplin, MO
RESIDENCE: Paradise Valley, AZ
FAMILY: Wife, Sally; Becky (12/15/71), Steven (8/6/74); one grandchild
EDUCATION: University of Colorado (1967, Marketing)
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Photography, golf course design
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1968
JOINED CHAMPIONS TOUR: 1995
Hale Irwin is one of golf's greatest players. Hale is a PGA Tour Player and Senior PGA Tour Player. Hale is the winner of over 70 professional events worldwide, including over 50 PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour victories. He is also a five-time member of the US Ryder Cup Team and was named US Playing Captain for the inaugural President's Cup in 1994. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992.
Hale was not only a great golfer but an outstanding athlete. Irwin was a quarterback and defensive back on the University of Colorado football team that was ranked twentieth in the nation in 1966 and he won the 1967 NCAA golf championship. After graduating from college in 1968, Irwin joined the PGA tour.
His first tour victory came in the 1971 Heritage Classic. Irwin won the 1974 U. S. Open with a 287. At the 1979 Open, he held a 6-stroke lead after rounds of 74, 68 and 67 and won by 2 shots over Gary Player despite shooting a 75 on the final day.
Irwin won his third U. S. Open in 1990, beating Mike Donald in the longest playoff in the tournament's history. Irwin is the only golfer to win three U. S. Opens; four players have won it four times.
|An exceptionally consistent golfer, the 6-foot, 180-pound Irwin earned more than $100,000 every year from 1972 through 1992. He once made the cut in 86 consecutive tournaments, placing him third behind Jack Nicklaus and Byron Nelson.
After turning 50 in 1995, Irwin joined the PGA Senior Tour. He has become the tour's most successful player, winning over 36 tournaments and nearly $20 million. He won the U. S. Senior Open in 1998 and 2000 and finished second in the event two years in a row, 1996 and 1997. He also won the Senior PGA four times, in consecutive years, 1996-98.
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