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Stockton, Dave

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.

March 7, 2023

Dave Stockton - Part 2 (PGA Wins and "The War by the Shore")

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. …

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March 7, 2023

Dave Stockton - Part 1 (The Early Years and PGA Tour Wins)

Two-time winner of the PGA Championship and winning Ryder Cup Captain in the 1991 “War by the Shore”, Dave Stockton looks back on his start in golf under the watchful eye of his father Gail, an accomplished golf professional ...

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April 13, 2021

Dave Stockton - "Winning the 1970 PGA at Southern Hills" SHORT TRACK

Two-time major winner and victorious Ryder Cup Captain Dave Stockton recalls his first PGA Championship win at Southern Hills CC in 1970, drawing on a valuable lesson from Don January on how to "play" with Arnold Palmer. He w...

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