Mark McCumber

    Mark McCumber

    Height: 5 ft. 8 in 

    Weight: 170 lbs 

    Birthday:  09/07/1951

    College:  -

    Turned Pro: 1974 

    Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Taylor Made 

     

    After turning pro in 1974, McCumber played on the various mini Tours throughout the United States for a number of years. His first full season on the PGA Tour came in 1978. McCumber captured the first of ten PGA Tour titles in 1979 at the Doral-Eastern Open where he finished a single stroke ahead of Bill Rogers. His next win would come four years later at the Western Open in 1983. He closed with a round of 71 to finish one shot ahead of Tom Watson. McCumber would win again that season, this time at the Pensacola Open where he won by an emphatic four shots after shooting 65 on both Saturday and Sunday. He would also finish runner-up twice that season. He would end the year with eight top 10s and finished 8th on the money list.

    The biggest win of McCumber’s career came in 1988 when he won the unofficial ‘Fifth Major,’ the Players Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass. He won by an easy four shots from Mike Reid. McCumber partnered Ben Crenshaw to victory at the World Cup that year also. He would end the year 12th on the money list. The best year of McCumber’s career came in 1994 when he won three times. In July, he captured the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic by three shots over Glen Day. At the end of September, he finished a single stroke ahead of Kenny Perry at the Hardee's Golf Classic. He topped it all off with a win at the last event of the season, the Tour Championship which was played at the Olympic Club, San Francisco. He defeated Fuzzy Zoeller on the first play-off hole. This was McCumber’s tenth and final PGA Tour win. He would finish the seasons a career high 3rd on the money list. McCumber was runner-up twice at Major Championships, at the 1989 US Open and the 1996 British Open. He played in the Ryder Cup once, in 1989 when the match ended in a tie. McCumber currently plays a few events a year on the Champions Tour.