|Full name||Phillip Ranson Hancock|
October 30, 1953 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)|
|College||University of Florida|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1981|
|U.S. Open||T20: 1978|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T16: 1978|
|Achievements and awards|
Hancock golf growing up in Greenville, Alabama from his father, a local dentist.1 Hancock and his friends would often play 45 or 54 holes in the summer time.2 He won his first tournament at the 1969 Alabama State Junior Championship at age 16.2
After high school, Hancock accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Buster Bishop's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1973 to 1976.3 During his freshman year, the Gators golf team, which included future PGA Tour members Andy Bean, Gary Koch and Woody Blackburn, won the 1973 NCAA Championship.4 As a Gator golfer, Hancock received All-SEC honors for four consecutive years (second-team in 1973 and 1974; first-team in 1975 and 1976), and was an All-American in 1974, 1975 and 1976.56 He won the SEC individual championship in 1975 and 1976, and was the winner of the Haskins Award in 1976.13 He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in public relations in 1976, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1992.78
Hancock turned professional in 1976 and played briefly in Europe his first year, after failing to earn a spot on the PGA Tour by a single stroke in qualifying school. He joined the PGA Tour the following year. Hancock played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1977 to 1985; his career was plagued by long absences due to back ailments. After leaving the tour, he has held various teaching and club professional jobs in Florida and Alabama.
- 1969 Alabama State Junior Championship
- 1975 SEC Championship (individual)
- 1976 SEC Championship (individual)
- 1977 Colombian Open, PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament (spring tournament)
- 1984 Chrysler Team Championship (with Ron Streck)
- Florida Gators
- Golfers with most PGA Tour wins
- List of Florida Gators golfers
- List of University of Florida alumni
- Charles Newborn, "Phillip Hancock," Golf South (April 23, 2007). Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- Ian Thompson, "Tour memories . . . Phil Hancock," Golf South (Undated 2001). Retrieved July 18, 2011.
- Florida Men's Golf 2011 Media Supplement, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 34, 35, 37, 39, 41 (2010). Retrieved July 11, 2011.
- Robbie Andreu, "Top 25 Gator teams: #8 1973 Men's golf," Gainesville Sun (June 18, 2009). Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- GatorZone.com, Men's Golf, SEC Honors. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- 2008–09 Florida Gators Men's Golf Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 36 (2008). Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
- "Sports Briefs: UF inducts seven into Hall of Fame," The Gainesville Sun, p. 4C (April 3, 1992). Retrieved July 24, 2011.