Craig Stadler
FameRank: 5

"Won": 1982 Masters Tournament/1982

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/ pga = 6th: 1978 PGA Championship/1978

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"Craig Robert Stadler" (born June 2, 1953) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level.

Stadler was born in San Diego His father started him in golf at age four, and he displayed a talent for golf early in life. Stadler attended La Jolla High School. He won the 1973 U.S. Amateur, while attending the University of Southern California, where he was a teammate of future PGA Tour winners Mark Pfeil and Scott Simpson (golfer)/Scott Simpson. Stadler was an All-American all four years – first-team his sophomore and junior years; second-team his freshman and senior years. Stadler finished college in 1975 and turned professional in 1976.

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I had a lot of poor iron shots. A lot of 30- to 35-footers [putts]. I played the par 5s even par, which for out here is not good, especially since I hit good drives, actually, on every one of them.

The reason I played so well was I didn't want to let the kid down, ... It probably helped my game, because I really didn't pay attention to what I was doing.

It was not a great lie, not a bad lie, but I caught it perfectly. I was very fortunate.

I wouldn't say there was any pressure. I would say there's an advantage in that you know you can play well and you have played well.

Having never won up here, last year was special.

He's obviously a popular guy here, ... We had a good time. He didn't play very well, and I don't think he'll say that he did, but we had a good time.

I don't think it matters how old he is, because he keeps playing the same every week. He's a very good athlete with a great mind-set and a great game. That's a nice combo.

You still have fun, but you hate to go out and play so well for a couple of days, then play so poorly for a day.

From the American side it appears to me like it's more work than going out and having fun, ... It doesn't look like they're enjoying it at all, and it reflects in their golf game.