Career

Home » Bio » Career


Paul’s Career

Turned Pro:
1981
Professional Wins:
17
PGA Wins:
12
European Wins:
2

1993 PGA Championship

Paul played golf for Florida State University and turned professional in 1981.  Paul won his first PGA tournament in 1987, the Phoenix Open.  In 1993, he won three tournaments, including the Memorial Tournament and the PGA Championship.  After battling cancer, Paul solidified his comeback by winning the Sony Open in 2000.

PGA Tour Wins


  1. 1987 Phoenix Open
  2. 1987 Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational
  3. 1987 Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open
  4. 1988 Hertz Bay Hill Classic
  5. 1989 Cannon Greater Hartford Open
  6. 1990 MONY Tournament of Champions
  7. 1991 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
  8. 1992 The Tour Championship
  9. 1993 Memorial Tournament
  10. 1993 New England Classic
  11. 1993 PGA Championship
  12. 2000 Sony Open in Hawaii

European Wins


  1. 1990 BMW International Open
  2. 1992 BMW International Open

Other Wins


  1. 1988 Fred Meyer Challenge with Bob Tway
  2. 1991 Fred Meyer Challenge with Ben Crenshaw
  3. 1994 Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge with Fred Couples and Greg Norman

Holding the Ryder Cup

2008 Ryder Cup


Paul Azinger served as the captain of the 2008 US Ryder Cup team at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.  Throughout his career Paul has been passionate about playing in the Ryder Cup and began developing a strategy long before he was even asked to be a captain.  This strategy, along with the country’s best golfers, helped bring the Ryder Cup back to American soil for the first time since 1999.  Paul has written about how the strategy was developed and implemented in his book “Cracking the Code.”  Read more about the book.


3 Responses to “ Career ”

  1. Paul,

    I have 2 books, Zinger and Cracking the Code. I would like to send the books to you to sign and personalize since the books will not be for sale. I will supply return postage.
    I am in the middle of Cracking the Code and love it.
    This would add to my small collection which includes the King, the Bear, Tom Watson, Harvey Penick, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite.

    Please supply a mailing address.

    Larry Pillers

    August 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm
  2. Paul, just wanted to send a special thank you for your attendance at the Post winners weekend, had a great time and it was a real pleasure meeting you. Thanks again for bringing the cup to the US in “08″ by the way, Noah is thrilled with the autographed score card, Grand Pa got a lot of mileage out of that one

    Regards

    Greg Miller

    October 18, 2010 at 7:20 am
  3. Paul:
    I wrote you a letter last November thanking you for writing your great book Breaking the Code. In it I included a check as a donation to the Payne Stewart Foundation. AS of today, 28 January I have had no reply and the check has not been cashed. Can you help me out as to where I should have sent the check?

    January 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Leave a Reply