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Sutton, Hal

Professional Golfer

Future World Golf Hall of Fame member, Hal Sutton, was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and posted incredible Amateur and Professional records. Introduced to golf at a young age, Hal learned the game on his home 9-hole course and at Shady Oaks, CC while benefiting from the mentorship of all-time golf greats like Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Jackie Burke, Jr. He played his collegiate golf at Centennary College and dominated college golf around 1980 winning 14 college events and significant Amateur events such as the Western Am in 1979 and 1980 and the 1980 U.S. Amateur. Hal also participated on winning Walker Cup teams in 1979 and 1981.

Hal turned professional in 1981 and recorded 15 wins as a pro including 14 on the PGA Tour. Highlights included winning the 1983 PGA Championship (beating Jack Nicklaus by one shot), The Tournament Players Championship in 1983 and 2000, and the 1998 Tour Championship. He is famous for his final 6-iron shot into the 18th green at the 2000 TPC with his iconic phrase, "Be the Right Club Today", besting Tiger Woods in this head-to-head match-up. He participated in four Ryder Cups as a player including the infamous 1999 "Battle at Brookline", and captained the 2004 Ryder Cup Team.

Hal has received several prestigious awards including the 2007 Payne Stewart Award recognizing his philanthropic efforts includes the establishment of the Christus Schumpert Sutton Children's Hospital in his hometown of Shreveport and his work in support of Hurricane Katrina victims.

Hal currently operates the Hal Sutton Golf Academy in Houston, Texas, where he makes his home. He has also teamed with his Director of Instruction, Chase Cooper, to create a golf-related podcast entitled, "Be the Right Club Today."

Dec. 9, 2021

Hal Sutton - Part 3 (The Majors)

We conclude our visit with Hal Sutton with a review of his major championship record. He reflects on the mindset he brought into …

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Dec. 8, 2021

Hal Sutton - Part 2 (TPC Wins and the 1999 Ryder Cup)

Major Championship winner, Hal Sutton, admits to a bad Augusta mind set, recalls his most memorable regular Tour victories and ta…

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Dec. 8, 2021

Hal Sutton - Part 1 (The Early Years)

We cover the early career of PGA and 2-time Tournament Players Championship winner, Hal Sutton and reminisce about his superb ama…

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April 13, 2021

Hal Sutton - "Augusta and Me" SHORT TRACK

Major Championship winner Hal Sutton admits he and Augusta National just didn't seem to get along. Looking back on his 16 starts …

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April 13, 2021

Hal Sutton - "Gold Rolex" SHORT TRACK

Major Championship winner Hal Sutton recounts the lesson in commitment his father passed along on the eve of his 1980 U.S. Amateu…

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April 13, 2021

Hal Sutton - "1983 Tournament Players Championship" SHORT TRACK

Winner of the PGA Championship later that same year, Hal Sutton remembers his win at the 1983 Tournament Players Championship in …

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April 13, 2021

Hal Sutton - "Be the Right Club Today" SHORT TRACK

Hal Sutton, winner of the 1983 PGA and two Tournament Players Championships, shares the story that led up to his iconic, mid-fl…

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April 13, 2021

Hal Sutton - "Will Anyone Remember #43?" SHORT TRACK

Two-time Major Championship winner Hal Sutton tells the story of the effort the University of Houston made to recruit him to thei…

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