Joey Sindelar

    Joey Sindelar

    Height: 5 ft. 10 in 

    Weight: 190 lbs 

    Birthday: 03/30/1958

    College: Ohio State University

    Turned Pro: 1981 

    Birthplace: Fort Knox, Kentucky

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Taylor Made


    Sindelar had a very successful amateur career. While at Ohio State University, Sindelar was a three time All-American, he was part of the NCAA Championship winning team in 1979 and was their Athlete of the Year in 1981. He proceeded to turn pro after graduation. Sindelar’s first year on the PGA Tour was 1984. In his rookie season, he had three top 10s including a runner-up finish at the Bank of Boston Classic. He finished his rookie season 59th on the money list.

    He won his first and second PGA Tour titles in 1985. His first Tour win came at the Greater Greensboro Open where he finished one stroke ahead of Isao Aoki and Craig Stadler. Later on that season, he captured the B.C. Open by a single stroke. He had a total of seven top 10s on his way to finishing the year 12th on the money list. The following season he failed to win despite registering two runner-up finishes and two 3rd places.

    He won the B.C. Open for the second time in 1987 when he finished four strokes ahead of Jeff Sluman. He won twice the following season and also had a play-off loss. He first captured the Honda Classic by two shots in March. He went on to claim victory at the International (Stable ford event) by four points. Sindelar also lost out to Mark Brooks in a play-off at the Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. He finished the season a career high 3rd on the money list.
    He beat Willie Wood after a play-off in 1990 at the Hardee's Golf Classic after shooting a final round 65. Sindelar’s seventh and final PGA Tour win came in 2004 at the Wachovia Championship when he beat fellow American Aaron Oberholser in a play-off. Sindelar became eligible for the Champions Tour in 2008. He has four runner-up finishes but has failed to win on the Tour.