Corey Pavin to play Australian Open and PGA

BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2004 Australian Open | General | 09 Oct 2004
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A somewhat resurgent Corey Pavin will play both the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championships this year in what will be his first appearance in Australia since his dramatic playoff loss to Stephen Leaney at the ANZ Players Championship at Royal Queensland in 1998.

The 44-year-old, fourteen time winner of the USPGA Tour, is having his best season on the US tour since 1996 when he won his last USPGA Tour event, the MasterCard Colonial. His earnings total US$850,000 in 2004.

Pavin has often played well internationally with twelve wins outside of the United States including his two consecutive New Zealand Open wins in 1984 and 1985.

His best finish this season was 6th place at the Buick Championship, but there were several strong top twenty finishes in the middle of the year including his 17th place at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills, the site of his famous win at the US Open in 1995.

Pavin is a three time Ryder Cupper and has twice played the Presidents Cup.

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