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Since the Nicklaus era, which kids have won on Tour whose dad also played the Tour?

I'm thinking Bill Haas (6 Tour wins and  the Fed Ex Cup ) , Kevin Stadler  and  Kevin Tway (oneTour win, respectively).

Also, Gary Nicklaus generally struggled  but he eventually lost a tournament in a playoff. 

I can't think of anyone else. 

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58 minutes ago, PJE said:

Since the Nicklaus era, which kids have won on Tour whose dad also played the Tour?

I'm thinking Bill Haas (6 Tour wins and  the Fed Ex Cup ) , Kevin Stadler  and  Kevin Tway (oneTour win, respectively).

Also, Gary Nicklaus generally struggled  but he eventually lost a tournament in a playoff. 

I can't think of anyone else. 

Guy Boros. Dad was Julius Boros.

 

Edit - Brent Geiberger. Dad was the OG Mr. 59.

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2 hours ago, grm24 said:

Honest question. Was Davis Love Jr, while a well known/highly respected PGA teaching professional, an actual tour member of what ultimately became the now PGA Tour in the late 60's? 


I don’t know what his membership status was. He played in quite a few majors during that time, so I thought that met the criteria of “also played the tour”.

 

this story refers to him as “legendary teacher and one-time Tour pro”

 

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/sports/golf/2022/03/05/davis-love-iiis-golf-career-forever-linked-players-championship/6895742001/

 

edit: According to the PGA Tour site, he played 68 events total.

 

https://www.pgatour.com/player/16532/davis-love-jr/career

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1 hour ago, grm24 said:

No. The Duvals (David/Bob) did. DD at The Players and dad on the Seniors now Champions Tour on the same weekend (1999). DD's dad was not a PGA Tour player.

What I rmember was this 

https://www.al.com/sports/2011/05/jay_bill_haas_could_pull_pga_d.html

But they probably didn’t pull it off 

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Dating back to the years before the European Tour was formally established, but Percy and Peter Alliss were both winners in Europe and also formed a Ryder Cup double act.

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On 2/25/2024 at 3:44 AM, Hankshank said:

What I rmember was this 

https://www.al.com/sports/2011/05/jay_bill_haas_could_pull_pga_d.html

But they probably didn’t pull it off 

They didn't. Neither Haas won their respective event that day. 

 

Vance Heafner won a PGA Tour event. His father, (Clayton) was also a PGA Tour player/winner. 

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18 hours ago, jt2gt said:

What's crazy...go look up how good K. stadler and B. haas were as high schoolers and college.  They were pretty much lights out for their respective ages.  It really shows you how good you have to be to even get a few wins on PGA tour.

I remember Kevin Stadler been known as a lights out ball striker when he was on tour, but could not putt for toffee! He was a broom putter user, but then when the anchor ban came in he started putting left handed! Should get him in a LAB broom now 🙂

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