Dave Stockton has amassed a golf playing and teaching career worthy of induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Hear Dave recount his experience in the majors including the Masters that got away in 1974 and the 1978 U.S. Open that could have been his. He relives his PGA Championship win at Southern Hills, recalling the advice from Don January that later helped him cope in his final-round pairing with Arnold Palmer in 1970 as well as his victory at Congressional in 1976. Dave tells the tale of that iconic 1991 Ryder Cup win with he and his two sons at the helm, looks back on his remarkable senior record and the impact he has had on so many as a teacher of the game. Dave Stockton finishes relating his story for us, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Professional Golfer, Instructor
Dave Stockton is regarded as one of the world’s finest putting instructors. After playing college golf at USC, he turned professional in 1964 and played at the sport’s highest levels. He won 10 PGA Tour events including two majors — the 1970 and 1976 PGA Championships. He began play on the Champions Tour in 1992 and added to his collection of professional tour victories with 14 titles, including three majors. He won Rookie of the Year honors (1992), Player of the Years honors (1993) and was the tour’s money leader in 1993 and 1994.
He also played for the winning U.S. teams in the Ryder Cups of 1971 and 1977. He was the victorious non-playing captain in the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, known as the "War by the Shore."
Since completing his playing career, Stockton has turned his attention to teaching and he has teamed up with sons Dave Jr. and Ron. Together, they have contributed to more than 60 Tour victories across the world and have engaged the golf world through books, magazines, DVDs, television and the Internet.