John Cook

Amateur career turned into a successful professional one

John Cook's amateur career turned into a successful professional one. After winning the California Amateur Championship in 1975, Cook moved back to his birthplace to attend at The Ohio State University, where he would win a NCAA Team Championship title in 1979. Cook also won the U.S. Amateur in 1978, and the Sunnehanna Amateur in 1977 and 1979. Professionally, Cook earned 11 PGA TOUR victories over a 20-year period and two runner-up finishes at the 1992 The Open Championship and 1992 PGA Championship. He currently plays on the Champions Tour, where he has thus far collected nine more victories.