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.

Mike Goodes out front on Champions Tour

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 3 (UPI) -- Mike Goodes, a one-time winner on the Champions Tour, survived difficult playing conditions Friday to take a one-shot lead at the Insperity Championship.

Hal Sutton shares lead on Champions Tour

BILOXI, Miss., March 22 (UPI) -- Hal Sutton, despite playing the final five holes in 2-over, grabbed a share of the lead Friday after one round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Couples seeks second win of the year

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Fred Couples fired a 7-under 65 Friday to grab a share of the lead after the opening round of the AT&T Championship.

Cook, Huston share 1st round Montreal lead

MONTREAL, July 1 (UPI) -- John Cook and John Huston both shot a course-record 9-under 63 at Club de Golf Fontainebleau Friday to share the first-round lead at the Montreal Championship.

Price leads on Champions Tour

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Nick Price shot his low round of the year with a 9-under 63 Friday and took a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Boeing Classic.
Haas bags title in North Carolina event

Haas bags title in North Carolina event

CONOVER, N.C., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Jay Haas birdied five of the last six holes and won the Greater Hickory Classic in North Carolina Sunday for his first title this year on the Champions Tour.

Roberts bags Boeing Classic championship

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Loren Roberts shot a 7-under-par 65 and won the Champions Tour's Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash., Sunday by a stroke over Mark O'Meara.

Hal Sutton given Payne Stewart Award

ATLANTA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Hal Sutton has been selected to receive the Payne Stewart Award for his successful golf career and charitable efforts off the course.
JOHN HENDEL, NewsTrack Editor

Sutton named Ryder Cup captain

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Hal Sutton Thursday was named Ryder Cup captain for the United States for the 2004 event at Oakland Hills Country Club in suburban Detroit.

Sutton named Ryder Cup captain

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Hal Sutton Thursday was named Ryder Cup captain for the United States for the 2004 event at Oakland Hills Country Club in suburban Detroit.
Hal Sutton
Hal Sutton, of Shreveport, Louisiana, leaves the 18th green at Bermuda Dunes in Palm Springs, CA, on January 15, 1986, during the 1st round of the 27th annual $650,000 Bob Hope-Chrysler Classic. Sutton shot an 65, 7 under par to take an early lead. (UPI Photo/Debbie Myrent/Files)

Hal Evan Sutton (born April 28, 1958) is an American professional golfer.

Sutton was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. A promising golfer at the Centenary College of Louisiana, he was named Golf Magazine's 1980 College Player of the Year. He quickly established himself as one of the PGA Tour's top young stars in the early 1980s; his first win was at the 1982 Walt Disney World Golf Classic in a playoff with Bill Britton after the two had tied at 19-under-par 269 after 72 holes. What would prove to be the biggest win of his career—his only win in a major—came a year later at the PGA Championship. He entered into a long drought shortly thereafter, going from 1986 to 1995 without a PGA Tour victory; he nearly lost his tour card late in the string, maintaining it only by using a one-time-only exemption for players in the top 50 of the all-time PGA Tour career money list. After this disappointing stint of play for eight years, Sutton rejuvenated his career in 1995 with a win at the B.C. Open. In 1998 he won the Valero Texas Open and the prestigious Tour Championship to finish fifth on the PGA Tour money list. Other than his spectacular 1983 season, Sutton had his best year to date in 2000 by beating Tiger Woods in the final group of The Players Championship to win. He also had an additional win to that—the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic two starts later. He would go on to finish fourth on the PGA Tour money list. In 2001, however, Sutton had one of his best years, making the cut in 22 of 26 events with one victory at the Shell Houston Open at TPC at The Woodlands and a season winnings total of $1.7 million.

Sutton ranked in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for over 50 weeks from their debut in 1986 to 1987 and then again for over 50 weeks between 1999 and 2001. He has reached the top 5 of the rankings.

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