Jim Woodward, PGA
2012 Senior PGA Professional
Senior PGA Professional National Championship
The Senior PGA Professional National Championship is one of the Association's more popular national member events. Since its debut in 1989, the participants have included several players who have gone on to outstanding Tour careers, including Jim Albus (runner-up in 1990) and Tom Wargo (runner-up in 1992). The 264-player field features PGA Professionals at least 50 years of age, as of the Championship, who have qualified through one of the 41 PGA Sections.
In 2012, Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va., and River Creek Club in Leesburg, Va., once again served as co-hosts of the 24th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz.
Jim Woodward, PGA teaching professional at Oak Tree National Golf Club in Edmond, Okla., eagled the final hole for a dramatic one-stroke victory. Woodward, the first South Central PGA Section member to win the national championship, finished with a 72-hole total of 1-under-par 287. Mike Miles, PGA assistant professional at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif., came in second.
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