The Official Website of Professional Golfer Fred Funk
Fred Funk's Biography and PGA Tour Stats
PGA TOUR Victories
(7) 1992 Shell Houston Open. 1995 Ideon Classic at Pleasant Valley, Buick Challenge. 1996 B.C. Open. 1998 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic. 2004 Southern Farm Bureau Classic. 2005 THE PLAYERS Championship.
(1): 1993 Mexican Open.
Current Year PGA TOUR Money and Position
Current Year Best PGA TOUR Finishes
1--THE PLAYERS Championship, T7--Nissan Open
Current Year PGA TOUR Best Round
64 at Round 1, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
Best PGA TOUR Finishes
1--1992 Shell Houston Open. 1995 Ideon Classic at Pleasant Valley, Buick Challenge. 1996 B.C. Open. 1998 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic. 2004 Southern Farm Bureau Classic.
2004 Season PGA TOUR
Tournaments Entered--29; in money--20; Top 10 finishes--6
2004 Season Highlights
Finished in the top 30 (No. 25) on the PGA TOUR money list for the third straight season and went over the $2-million mark for the third consecutive year...Won for first time in over six years with victory at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, the site of his last victory in July 1998. The drought spanned 196 tournaments and included 10 runner-up finishes. Became second two-time winner of the tournament after making birdie on the final hole to defeat rookie Ryan Palmer by one stroke (Brian Henninger 1994, 1999). Led by one stroke through 54 holes. Tied 72-hole tournament record on current course with 22-under 266 total (Steve Lowery, Skip Kendall/2000). Was his sixth top-10 in 11 appearances at the tournament which became an official TOUR event in 1994 and is the all-time leading money winner with $1,028,465...In eighth start of season, notched first top-10 with a T10 at THE PLAYERS Championship. Top-10 was first in 14 starts at the TPC at Sawgrass for Ponte Vedra Beach resident...One of just two players in the MCI Heritage field to post four rounds under par. Finished week in sixth for his second top-10 of season...Posted best career finish at a U.S. Open with his sixth-place finish, topping the T7 in 1993. Was second-best finish in a major behind a T4 at the 2002 PGA Championship and fifth top-10 in a major in 43 appearances. Jumped from 15th to ninth in Ryder Cup standings with eight qualifying events remaining...His T2 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee was his best finish since a T2 at the 2003 FBR Capital Open and gave him crucial Ryder Cup points to solidify his eighth spot in the rankings with three weeks to go before the team was selected. Final-round, 4-under 66 jumped him five spots on Sunday...Finished ninth on the 2004 Ryder Cup Team points list to make his first Ryder Cup Team at age 48, oldest player to finish in top 10 U.S. Ryder Cup points...Finished T3 at the Buick Championship, one stroke out of the Woody Austin-Tim Herron playoff. Co-leader through 36 holes and solo leader through 54 holes. Opened a two-stroke lead on Sunday after a birdie on the 11th hole, but dropped from contention with three straight bogeys (Nos. 12-14)...Entered THE TOUR Championship .10 ahead of Scott Verplank in Driving Accuracy and hit one more fairway than Verplank during the week to edge him out for the title at 77.23-77.13 percent. Funk captured his seventh Driving Accuracy title in his 16-year career, including his third straight.
2003: Always one of the busiest players on TOUR, with at least 30 starts in 12 of the last 13 seasons...Posted a career-high nine top-10s, including a T2 at the FBR Capital Open in Potomac, MD...On the strength of T7 finish at PGA Championship, was named as Captain's Pick by Jack Nicklaus to 2003 U.S. Presidents Cup team...Made a hole-in-one in the final round of the Bell Canadian Open. 2002: Had his best earnings season ever, topping the $2 million for the first time and earning his highest placement on the money list, 13th. Had four runner-up finishes, a career best. The last players to have that many runner-up finishes in a year without winning were Davis Love III and Tom Lehman in 1999...T4 at PGA after taking halfway lead and then placed T2 the following week at the WGC-NEC Invitational in Seattle. 2001: Finished in the top 20 10 times, including a T3 at the Air Canada Championship and a third at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic. 2000: Recorded at least four top-10s for the eighth time in his last 10 seasons...Suffered a tear in right knee which required surgery in September, but rebounded by making his last six cuts of the year, including back-to-back top-10s to end the season, a T4 at National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort and T6 at Southern Farm Bureau Classic. 1999: Finished second three times and posted eight top-10s. Runner-up at MasterCard Colonial, Air Canada Championship and B.C. Open (losing Monday playoff to Brad Faxon). 1998: Collected his fifth PGA TOUR victory and for the first time in his 10-year career eclipsed the $1-million mark in earnings. Made 25 of 32 cuts on his way to $1,121,988 season in which he was among top 10 eight times and top 25 17 times. Along with victory, also finished second and third...Earned two-stroke win at Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic. After rounds of 69-64, stood one off 36-hole lead. Third-round 69 produced share of the lead. Birdied four holes on Sunday back nine on way to 66...Nearly became two-time winner for first time since 1995 at Buick Challenge, losing a playoff when Steve Elkington parred first extra hole. 1996: Earned fourth victory in five-year stretch, at B.C. Open. Third-round 63 moved him into share of lead with Pete Jordan. After birdieing four of six holes on Sunday, round was canceled due to rain and tournament was reduced to 54 holes. Hit 7-iron approach on first extra hole to within 10 inches to secure victory...Nearly won again the following week when rain reduced Buick Challenge to 36 holes. Was part of five-man playoff won by Michael Bradley. 1995: Opened four-stroke lead through 54 holes of Ideon Classic. Won by one stroke over Jim McGovern after closing 73...Entered final round of Buick Challenge tied with Steve Stricker before closing 67 gave him one-stroke victory over John Morse and Loren Roberts. 1992: First TOUR victory came at Shell Houston Open. Grabbed one-stroke lead with course-record 62 in third round, then shot closing 70 for two-stroke victory over Kirk Triplett. Shot 59 on TPC at Scottsdale (Desert Course) during pro-am at Phoenix Open. 1989: Rookie on the PGA TOUR. 1984: Won Foot-Joy National Assistant Pro Championship.
Golf coach at University of Maryland from 1982 through 1988...Also worked as newspaper circulation supervisor before joining TOUR...One of the first TOUR players to have LASIK surgery. His bag sponsor is Dr. Whitten & Associates.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
The Presidents Cup, 2003; Ryder Cup, 2004.
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