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By the numbers: Calvin Peete's career

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Calvin Peete, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour, died Wednesday. He was 71. Here are some of his career numbers, courtesy the Golf Channel research department:

Career notes:

  • Twelve-time PGA Tour winner
  • 1985 Players champion
  • 1984 Vardon Trophy winner (lowest scoring average)
  • Two-time U.S. Ryder Cup team member (1983, 1985)
  • Six wins, 21 top-10s in 1982 and 1983 PGA Tour seasons, combined
  • Five of his 12 PGA Tour wins were by 5 or more shots
  • Three career top-five finishes in majors
  • Finished T-3 at 1982 PGA Championship (best major finish)
  • Shot 66 in final round of 1985 Players Championship (T-3 for lowest by winner at TPC Sawgrass)

Since 1980, there are only three instances of a player leading the PGA Tour in both driving accuracy and greens in regulation. All three belong to Peete.

Player Year Driving accuracy G.I.R.
Calvin Peete 1983 84.6% 71.4%
Calvin Peete 1982 81.3% 72.4%
Calvin Peete 1981 81.9% 73.1%

Peete led the Tour in driving accuracy 10 consecutive season, from 1981-90. He is the only player since 1980 to finish a season hitting 82.6 percent of his fairways in a season, which he did four times (1983, '87, '89, '90).