Gary Hallberg

    Gary Hallberg

    Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

    Weight: 162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)

    Birthday: May 31, 1958

    College: Wake Forest University

    Year turned pro: 1980

    Birthplace: Berwyn, Illinois, USA

    Country: USA

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    Hallberg was born in Berwyn, Illinois in 1958.  After high school, he attended college at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While at college, Hallberg was a member of the golf team. He was also a member of the US Walker Cup team, in 1977.  Hallberg was the first person to be four-time first-team All American, in the history of intercollegiate golf. 

    Hallberg turned professional in 1980. In his first year on the tour he was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. During his time on the Tour, Hallberg’s best finishes at a major were when he tied for sixth place, at the PGA Championship in 1984, and the Masters in 1985. As he reached his late forties, Hallberg spent more time playing on the Nationwide Tour, where he achieved one win.

    After reaching the age of 50, Hallberg began playing on the Champions Tour. He won his first event on the tour in 2010, at the Ensure Classic at Rock Barn. At the time he became the fourth player to have achieved victory on all of the PGA sponsored tours; the PGA Tour, the Nationwide Tour and the Champions Tour.

    Away from the course, Hallberg has been involved on providing golf analysis for both CNBC and NBC Sports. Hallberg lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

    As of the end of 2014, Hallberg had achieved three wins on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $2,476,016.