John Cook 'American Golfer' Golf Signed Photograph Autograph £10.00
This is an In Person Signed Colour 10" x 8" Photo of the American Professional Golfer.
John Neuman Cook (born October 2, 1957) is an American professional golfer, who has played on the PGA Tour and currently plays on the Champions Tour. The son of PGA Tour official Jim Cook, John Cook was born in Toledo, Ohio, but grew up in southern California. He attended Miraleste High School in Rancho Palos Verdes, graduating in 1976. In addition to golf, Cook was a promising, but undersized quarterback in football through his sophomore year. He was advised by his high school golf coach (who also coached football) to concentrate on golf, which would give him his best opportunity for a collegiate scholarship. (The coach, Wilbur Lucas, later said it was the only time he suggested an athlete drop a sport.) Cook was offered a scholarship to the Ohio State University, and was personally advised to accept by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. He was a member of the Buckeyes' 1979 NCAA Championship team, which also included Joey Sindelar. He won the U.S. Amateur in 1978 at age 20, and nearly won it again in 1979, losing to Mark O'Meara in the finals. He also won the Sunnehanna Amateur in 1977 and 1979. Following the 1979 U.S. Amateur, Cook turned professional. He won 11 times on the PGA Tour and was a member of the 1993 U.S. Ryder Cup team. He was ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for 45 weeks in 1992 and 1993.