Crenshaw, Ben

Hometown:

USA

Austin,
Texas

Year Inducted:

2002

Induction Category:

PGA TOUR Ballot

Birth Date:

Jan 11, 1952

Ben Crenshaw

Professional Majors: 2

  • Masters Tournament: 1984, 1995

PGA TOUR wins: 17

  • 1973: San Antonio-Texas Open
  • 1976: Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Hawaiian Open, Ohio Kings Island Open
  • 1977: Colonial National Invitation
  • 1979: Phoenix Open, Walt Disney World Team Championship (with George Burns)
  • 1980: Anheuser-Busch Classic
  • 1983: Byron Nelson Classic
  • 1986: Buick Open, Vantage Championship
  • 1987: USF
  • 1988: Doral Ryder Open
  • 1990: Southwestern Bell Colonial
  • 1992: Cental Western Open
  • 1993: Nestle Invitational
  • 1994: Freeport McMoRan

Amateur Wins: 3

  • 1971: NCAA Championship [indiv.]
  • 1972: NCAA Championship [indiv., tie]
  • 1973: NCAA Championship [indiv.]

Additional Wins: 6

  • 1976: Irish Open
  • 1981: Mexican Open
  • 1985: Shootout at Jeremy Ranch [with Miller Barber]
  • 1988: World Cup [indiv], World Cup [with Mark McCumber]
  • 2009: Wendy’s Champions Skins Game (with Fuzzy Zoeller)

Ryder Cup Appearances: 5

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1981, 1983, 1987, 1995
  • Captain: 1999

Awards & Honors

Golf

  • NCAA All-American: 1971, 1972, 1973
  • Fred Haskins Award (Outstanding Collegiate Golfer): 1971, 1972, 1973
  • Texas Golf Hall of Fame: 1980
  • University of Texas Hall of Honor: 1984
  • Golden Tee Award (Metropolitan Golf Writers): 1985
  • William D. Richardson Award (Golf Writers Association of America): 1989
  • Ambassador of Golf Award (California Golf Writers): 1991
  • Bob Jones Award (USGA): 1991
  • Texas Sports Hall of Fame: l995
  • Old Tom Morris Award (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America): l997
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (University of Texas): 1997
  • Francis Quimet Award (Massachusetts Golf Association): 1999
  • Payne Stewart Award (PGA TOUR): 2001
  • Harvey Penick Award (Caritas of Austin): 2001
  • ASAP Sports/Jim Murray Award: 2017