Altvater: Pavin collects first Champions Tour winWritten by Zach Davis | | email@example.com
Corey Pavin collected $270,000 and his first win on the Champions Tour at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
Throughout his golf career, the 5-foot-9, 155-pound Pavin has been one of the shortest hitters on tour. He has averaged around 260 yards off the tee, which has always ranked him near 200th in driving distance. Because of this deficiency, he was forced to develop a complete golf game.
He is known as being able to control the flight of his golf ball better than anyone since Ben Hogan. He has the ability to hit the ball high, low, with a fade or draw, whatever the shot may call for.
Corey’s nickname on tour is “Bulldog.” He is a voracious player, especially in match play.
He has 28 wins worldwide including 15 PGA Tour wins. Pavin won the PGA Tour’s money list title in 1991, rallied from three back to win the 1995 U.S. Open in Shinnecock Hills, and climbed as high as fifth on the Official World Golf Rankings.
Pavin was even selected to captain the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup Team.
Corey Pavin has done it all in golf and has had a long and illustrious career. For all younger golfers that are frustrated with their lack of length off the tee, learn to shape and control ball flight, work on your short game. Nothing frustrates a long hitter more than their short-hitting opponent knocking down pins while they are hitting wedges 25 feet from the hole.
Corey Pavin learned this a long time ago and has had a marvelous 30-year career.