Height: 6 ft. 0 in
Weight: 190 lbs
College: University of Texas-El Paso
Turned Pro: 1991
Birthplace: Oxnard, California
Country: United States
After playing college golf in El Paso, Stankowski turned pro in 1991. For the first few years of his career, he plied his trade on the various mini tours around the United States. In 1996, after qualifying on the Monday, Stankowski won his sole Nationwide Tour title at the Louisiana Open. The following week he qualified for the BellSouth Classic on the PGA Tour and proceeded to win that event also. He became the first player ever to achieve such a feat. This gave him a two year exemption for the PGA Tour.
Stankowski won his second and last PGA Tour title the following year in 1997 at the United Airlines Hawaiian Open after a play-off with Jim Furyk and Mike Reid. He also had his best finish in a Major Championship that year, finishing in a tie for 5th at the US Masters at Augusta. He would end the year a career best 21ston the money list having had a total of five top 10 finishes. Stankowski struggled with various injuries for a number of years and played consistent but unspectacular golf for a few seasons. After the 2004 season he alternated between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour, losing and regaining his main Tour card a number of times. He finally called it quits in 2014 and announced his retirement so he could 100% focus on his new business.