Mark Calcavecchia, in full, Mark John Calcavecchia is an American personality, professional golfer, and a former member of the PGA Tour. He earned 13 PGA Tour winnings including the 1989 Open Championship and also played on the Champions Tour.
Mark Calcavecchia was born on 12th June 1960, making him 62 years old as of 2022. He was born in Laurel, Nebraska, and brought up in West Palm Beach, Florida where the family shifted in 1973 during his teenage years. Mark went to North Shore High School in West Palm Beach and earned the Florida high school golf championship in 1977. He played for the North Shore Golf Team during his high school years. While playing in his junior tournaments, he used to compete against Jack Nicklaus’ son, Jackie, and soon their games turned into a long-life friendship beginning at the age of 14.
Mark Calcavecchia Career
Mark began playing professionally in 1981 at the age of 21. He joined the PGA Tour in 1982 but lost his card after the 1985 season. Mark had the most notable achievement of his career in 1989 when he earned the title of The Open Championship (the “British Open”), one of the four major championships, where he was brought forward after beating the other champions of the time, Wayne Grady and Greg Norman in a four-hole playoff.
Mark has won a total of 13 PGA Tour events and 16 other professional events, summing up to total career winnings of 29. He earned the world golf ranking of 10 and committed to the position for 109 weeks from 1988 to 1991. On 25th July 2009, Mark made the PGA Tour record by hitting 9 consecutive birdies during the second round at the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. His eligibility for the events including The Open expired in 2020 after he became 60 but because of the pandemic COVID-19, he canceled the tournament.
Mark Calcavecchia Biography
|Real Name||Mark John Calcavecchia|
|Birth Date||12 June 1960|
|Age (as of 2022)||62 Years|
|Birth Place||Laurel, Nebraska, United States|
|College||University of Florida|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 98 kg – in Pounds – 215 lbs|
|Who is his wife?||Brenda Calcavecchia|
|Children||Two (Britney Jo & Eric Jordan Calcavecchia)|
Calcavecchia married twice in his life, the first time to his wife Sheryl, with whom he shared two children, Eric and Britney. Later, he married for the second time on 5th May 2005 in Italy to another woman named Brenda Nardecchia, with whom he shares no children till this age. Also, Mark is known to have his homes in places including Jupiter, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona.
Mark Calcavecchia Net Worth
Mark Calcavecchia is an American professional golfer who holds an estimated net worth of around $13 million, as of Celebrity Net Worth. He made his debut at the Southwest Golf Classic in 1986. He won many major events including the Honda Classic in 1987, and the Bank of Boston Classic in 1988, and later had his best season in the year 1989 when he won the titles of the Phoenix Open, Nissan Los Angeles Open, and The Open Championship.
In 1992, he won the Phoenix Open again and then had his third win of the same title in 2001. He won the BellSouth Classic in 1995, the Greater Vancouver Open in 1997, the Honda Classic in 1998, and the Bell Canadian Open in 2005. Mark had his last event of the PODS Championship in 2007 on 11th March. He earned the honor of Byron Nelson Award in 2011, had 29 total professional wins, and had the highest world ranking of no. 5 on 23rd July 1989.