Gil Morgan

    Gil Morgan

    Height: 5 ft. 9 in 

    Weight: 175 lbs 

    Birthday: 09/25/1946

    College:  East Central State College & Southern College of Optometry

    Turned Pro: 1972 

    Birthplace: Wewoka, Oklahoma

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Adams Golf

    Morgan graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in 1972 with a Doctorate of Optometry. The same year, Morgan turned pro. During his PGA Tour career, Morgan won seven times. The first event he won was the B.C. Open in 1977 and the last was the Kemper Open in 1990. He was a very consistent golfer who often finished highly. In 413 PGA Tour events, Morgan finished in the top 10 119 times including finishing third 21 times and runner-up on 21 occasions. Four of those runner-up finishes were after play-offs. The biggest win of Morgan’s career was the World Series of Golf in 1978 when he beat Hubert Green on the first play-off hole. He made two Ryder Cup appearances.

    Morgan had eight top 10 finishes in Majors. His best placed finish was third place on four occasions; twice at the PGA Championship and once at both the Masters and the US Open. In 1992, Morgan held the US Open lead going into the final round at Pebble Beach but he had a final round 81. Tom Kite was the eventual winner.

    Morgan turned 50 years old in 1996 and subsequently joined the Champions Tour where he achieved a lot of success over the years. He has twenty five wins to his name on the Seniors Tour. In both 1997 and 1998, Morgan won six events in a single season. Three of those wins were Senior Major Championships. Surprisingly, Morgan has a very poor play-off record on the Champions Tour having lost all six play-offs he was a part of. He has maintained his consistency that he showed on the PGA Tour; he has notched up 161 top 10 finishes in 415 events.