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Mark Calcavecchia Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Mark John Calcavecchia was born on 12 June 1960, in Laurel, Nebraska USA, and is a professional golf player, best known through having played on the PGA Tour. Throughout his career, he’ won numerous high profile events including the 1989 Open Championship. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Mark Calcavecchia? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $13 million, mostly earned through success in professional golf. He has won 13 PGA Tour events in his career, and also plays as part of the PGA Tour Champions. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Mark Calcavecchia Net Worth $13 million
As Mark was growing up, his family moved from Nebraska to West Palm Beach, Florida, where he attended North Shore High School, and during his time there played for the school’s golf team, winning the Florida high school golf championship in 1977. He played in various tournaments and often competed with Jack Nicklaus who would become his friend. Mark then got an athletic scholarship at the University of Florida, and played for the Florida Gators men’s golf team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1978 to 1980, earning All-Southeastern Conference honors in 1979.
In 1981, Calcavecchia turned professional and joined the PGA Tour the following year. He had numerous achievements throughout the 1980s, including winning The Open Championship in 1989, which is one of the four major championships in golf. He had many more wins in the 1980s, and in 1989 had his only multiple win season on the PGA Tour, and almost won the Masters Tournament finishing a shot behind Sandy Lyle. In 1992, Calcavecchia shared the record for the lowest back nine in the Masters tournament. He won 13 times in the PGA Tour as well as won in other professional events. His longest run as part of the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings was 109 weeks. In 2001, he won the Phoenix Open with a record 28 under par, having won the tournament twice in previous years. His net worth increased significantly as he continued to play on the Tour.
In 2009, he set a PGA Tour record for sinking nine consecutive birdies during the second round of the RBC Canadian Open. The following year, he joined the PGA Champions Tour, but he still plays in the PGA Tour in a limited capacity. Since joining the Champions Tour, he’s won three events, and his net worth continues to build thanks to these opportunities. Mark also joined the US Ryder Cup team four times.
For his personal life, it is known that Calcavecchia was married to Sheryl and they have two children but their marriage ended in divorce. In 2005, he married Brenda Nardecchia in Lake Como, Italy. Calcavecchia has homes in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens Florida, as well as in Phoenix, Arizona.