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Guest Pro: John Cook


John CookAfter establishing one of the most successful Junior and Amateur careers in US history, John Cook was persuaded to attend The Ohio State University by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf where he was ranked the #1 Amateur Golfer in the World for two years. John later joined the PGA Tour, winning 11 regular Tour events. He has currently won 10 events on the Champions Tour. He was a winning member of the USA Ryder Cup winning team, vice-captain of a winning Presidents Cup team, and has served on the PGA Tour Policy Board, PGA Tour Advisory Board and Champions Tour Board. 

John was inducted into The Ohio State University Hall of Fame in 1986, and is a member of both the Ohio State Hall of Fame and the California Golf Hall of Fame. John has been selected by The Golf Channel to appear on the popular Morning Drive Show in 2016 and also appears for CBS TV as an analyst. John has designed or co-designed six golf courses with locations in Ohio, California and Mexico.

While John’s main focus is still on being a leading competitor on The PGA Champions Tour, he stays very involved in projects of The John Cook Family Foundation/The First Tee, Cook Golf, LLC and John Cook Golf Design.

PGA TOUR Victories

1981 Bing Crosby Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
1983 Canadian Open
1987 International
1992 & 1997 Bob Hope Desert Classics
1992 United Airlines Hawaiian Open
1992 Las Vegas Invitational
1996 FedEx St Jude Classic
1996 CVS Charity Classic
1998 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic
2001 Reno-Tahoe Open



2007 & 2008 AT&T San Antonio Championships
2009 Administaff Houston Classic
2009 & 2010 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
2011 & 2013 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
2011 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at Tampa Bay
2011 Montreal, Canada Championship
2014 Nature Valley The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

John Cook was born October 2, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio and turned professional in 1979 after attending The Ohio State University. John and his wife, Jan, reside in Florida and have three children; Kristin, Courtney and Jason, along with a grandchild, Courtney Marie.


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