Hale S. Irwin is an American professional golfer. He was one of the world’s leading golfers from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. He is one of the few players in history to win three U.S. Opens, becoming the oldest-ever U.S. Open champion in 1990 at the age of 45. As a senior golfer, Irwin ranks first all-time in PGA Tour Champions victories. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in Champions Tour history.
Along with Gary Player, David Graham, Bernhard Langer, and Justin Rose, Irwin is one of five golfers to win official tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played. He has also developed a career as a golf course architect.
Irwin was born in Joplin, Missouri, and raised in Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Boulder, Colorado. His father introduced him to the game of golf when he was four years old; he broke 70 for the first time at age fourteen. Irwin was a star athlete in football, baseball, and golf at Boulder High School and graduated in 1963.
Irwin is married to Sally and has two children. Irwin’s son Steve qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open. Steve Irwin said of his father: “I’m very proud of him. The U.S. Open is what truly defined his career. It’s been my ultimate goal in golf to play in the U.S. Open since I began competing.”
For 25 years, Hale Irwin helped to raise money for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which named a wing in his honor. Irwin also enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He is the uncle of former CU lineman Heath Irwin.
In 2019, in acknowledgment of his character, sportsmanship, and commitment to charity, Irwin received the PGA Tour’s Payne Stewart Award presented by Southern Company.
How Old Is Hale Irwin?
Hale Irwin is born on 3 June 1945. According to this, he is 77 years old.