Billy Mayfair

    Billy Mayfair

    Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

    Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)

    Birthday: August 6, 1966

    College: Arizona State University

    Year turned pro: 1988

    Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

    Country: USA

    Sponsor: Ping

    Mayfair displayed an early talent on the golf course, having won several junior tournaments before he reached his fifteenth Birthday. He even featured on the cover of Boys' Life magazine, captioned as “golf's junior hotshot”. He also volunteered as a standard bearer at the Phoenix Open while he was still in high school. Mayfair continued to develop his golfing skills, playing throughout his College career at Arizona State University. During this period he was rewarded for his skills by receiving the Haskins Award for the nation's top collegiate golfer in 1987.

    After turning professional in 1988 Mayfair went on to win five events on the PGA Tour, including the 1995 Tour Championship. He has seen some success throughout his career, having featured in the World Top 50 where he peaked at number 26. He also made headlines in 1998 when he became the only player to beat Tiger Woods in a PGA Tour playoff, at the Nissan Open.

    Mayfair had conditional status for the PGA Tour in 2011, going on to finish in 109th place on the money list and secure his Tour card for the following season. From 2013 onwards he has spilt his time between playing on the PGA Tour, and playing on the Tour, with most of his play being on the Tour in 2014.

    Mayfair has faced adversity during his time as a professional golfer. In 2006 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer but after undergoing surgery that same year, he was given the all clear.

    As of the end of 2014 Mayfair had achieved five PGA Tour wins, amassing $20,244,212 in prize money.