After attending the University of Colorado, where he also repeatedly came as a football player high honors, in 1968 Irwin professional golfer of the year.
On the PGA TOUR, he recorded 1971-1994 a total of 20 tournament wins, including three times in the U.S. Open in 1974, 1979 and 1990. Purpose countless successes in unofficial events in the U.S. and major tournaments around the world came.
After reaching the age of 50 Irwin got into the Senior PGA Tour, Champions Tour and later was his winning streak not only continue, but even increase. He won 45 tournaments so far, including seven senior majors and is the all-time rating this tournament series with almost $ 25 million in prize money (March 2007 ) wide at the top.
Irwin played five times on the U.S. Ryder Cup team and once - at the same time as captain - in the (first) Presidents Cup. All these test fights were won, a record that no other living golfers can claim. In addition, he also won his only participation in the World Cup in 1979 for his country.
Hale Irwin was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992.
PGA Tour victories
Major championships are shown in bold.
Other tournament victories
Champions Tour victories
Senior majors are shown in bold.
Other Senior Tournament Win
Participation in team competitions
- Ryder Cup: 1975 ( winners ), 1977 ( winners ), 1979 ( winners ), 1981 ( winners ), 1991 ( winners )
- Presidents Cup: 1994 ( winners )
- World Cup: 1979 (winner and winner in the individual ranking team with John Mahaffey )