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Richard Zokol

Richard Zokol

Professional golfer
Richard Zokol
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Intro Professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From United States of America Canada
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 August 1958, Kitimat, Canada
Age 62 years
Star sign Leo
The details

Biography

Richard Francis "Dick" Zokol (born August 21, 1958) is a Canadian professional golfer who has played on the Canadian Tour, PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour, winning at least one event in each venue.

Zokol was born in Kitimat, British Columbia. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and was the captain of the 1981 NCAA championship golf team. He was also an All-American selection in 1981, on the Second Team. He was a teammate of future fellow PGA Tour players Rick Fehr, Keith Clearwater and Bobby Clampett; he was Clampett's roommate for three years. He won the 1981 Canadian Amateur Championship, in a one-hole sudden death playoff over Blaine McCallister, then turned professional, and joined the PGA Tour later in 1981.

Zokol had 20 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events during his career, including two wins in 1992 but only one that is considered official. His best finish in a major championship was T14 at the 1993 PGA Championship.

Zokol has suffered from various injuries during his career, and has taken time off to pursue other business ventures including "Director of Golf" for Eaglequest Golf Centers, Inc., a North American golf center consolidator. He lives in White Rock, British Columbia and also works with the Royal Canadian Golf Association, advising on elite player development.

Amateur wins (1)

  • 1981 Canadian Amateur Championship

Professional wins (5)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Sep 6, 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open −19 (67-71-64-67=268) 2 strokes Dick Mast

Buy.com Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 10, 2001 Samsung Canadian PGA Championship −17 (67-68-70-66=271) 3 strokes Gary Hallberg

Canadian Tour wins (1)

  • 1982 British Columbia Open

Other wins (2)

  • 1984 Utah Open
  • 1992 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic

Results in major championships

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T46
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T39 T17
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT T32 T62
The Open Championship T33
PGA Championship T14 T30
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Canada): 1980

Professional

  • World Cup (representing Canada): 1992, 1993
  • Dunhill Cup (representing Canada): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993
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http://www.byucougars.com/golf_m/history/all-american.jsp
https://web.archive.org/web/20080925094710/http://www.byucougars.com/golf_m/history/all-american.jsp
http://golfmajorchampionships.com/players?player=1870
https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.02322.html
http://www.owgr.com/en/Ranking/PlayerProfile.aspx?playerID=234
http://www.rcga.org/hall_of_famer.aspx?id=75
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