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Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler leaps 70 spots in the men's world golf rankings after joining his father as a PGA Tour champion.

Kevin Stadler edges Bubba Watson in Phoenix for 1st career win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler carded a 3-under-par 68 Sunday, edging Bubba Watson by a single stroke to claim his first career PGA victory at the Phoenix Open.

Russ Cochran takes 2-shot lead at SAS Championship

CARY, N.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran fired a second straight 6-under 66 Saturday to emerge from the pack and forge a two-shot, second-round lead at the SAS Championship.

Hot stretch gives Mediate lead on Champions Tour

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate played the final five holes in 6-under par Friday, a stretch that vaulted him into a one-shot lead at the Shaw Charity Classic.

Stadler leads weather-plagued first PGA Tour playoff event

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler, in his ninth year on the PGA Tour and still looking for his first win, found himself in front Thursday when play was halted at The Barclays.

Tom Pernice Jr. uses late charge to win 3M Championship

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Pernice Jr. used birdies on the final two holes to edge a pair of competitors and secure a one-stroke victory Sunday at the 3M Championship.

Craig Stadler hangs on for Encompass victory, first win since 2004

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 23 (UPI) -- Craig Stadler survived a near-meltdown Sunday, posting a one-stroke win at the Encompass Championship Sunday to notch his first Champions Tour title since 2004.

Craig Stadler forges two-shot lead at Encompass Championship

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 22 (UPI) -- Craig Stadler fired a 7-under-par 65 Saturday, vaulting into the lead of the inaugural Encompass Championship after two rounds.

Langer shares lead in rain-delayed Champions Tour event

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 21 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer, who has posted his 17th and 18th Champions Tour wins this year, grabbed a share of the lead Friday at the inaugural Encompass Championship.

Roger Chapman, Jay Don Blake grab Legends of Golf second-round lead

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 27 (UPI) -- Roger Chapman and Jay Don Blake teamed up to card an 11-under 61 Saturday, seizing the lead after two rounds of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf.

Faxon-Sluman team leads Legends of Golf

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 26 (UPI) -- Brad Faxon and Jeff Sluman teamed for a 10-under-par 62 Friday and lead the PGA Champions Tour's Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf by one stroke.
Woods in group after Schwartzel at Masters

Woods in group after Schwartzel at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 3 (UPI) -- Defending champion Charl Schwartzel was placed in a group just ahead of four-time winner Tiger Woods for Thursday's start of the Masters.

Langer's 63 good for 1-shot Boeing lead

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer, seeking his fifth title of the year, carded a 9-under 63 Saturday for a one-stroke lead at the Boeing Classic after two rounds.

Cook's second straight 66 tops Montreal

MONTREAL, July 3 (UPI) -- John Cook moved atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the Montreal Championship Saturday thanks to his second straight round of 6-under 66.

Stadler, Percy share Houston Open lead

HUMBLE, Texas, April 1 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler and Cameron Percy, neither of whom has won on the PGA Tour, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the Houston Open.
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Golfer Craig Stadler eyes his putt on the ninth hole during fhe 25th United States Senior Open at Bellerive Country Club in Town and Country, MO on July 31, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Gutweiler)
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Craig Robert Stadler (born June 2, 1953) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level.

Stadler was born in San Diego, California and attended La Jolla High School. He displayed a talent for golf early in life. He won the 1973 U.S. Amateur, while attending the University of Southern California where he was an All-American all four years — first-team his sophomore and junior years; second-team his freshman and senior years. Stadler finished college in 1975 and turned professional in 1976.

Stadler won his first two PGA Tour events in 1980, at the Bob Hope Desert Classic and the Greater Greensboro Open. His career year was 1982 when he won four PGA Tour events including The Masters after a playoff with Dan Pohl. Stadler won the B.C. Open in 2003, becoming the first player over age 50 to win a PGA Tour event in 28 years. He won 13 PGA Tour events in all, and played on the 1983 and 1985 Ryder Cup teams.

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