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:
- 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.
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).