Donald William Hammond, aka “Donnie Hammond,” is a professional golfer who was born in Frederick, Maryland on April 1, 1957. Hammond is best known for being an active player in the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour, as well as for being a currently active player on the Champions Tour.
During his college years, Hammond attended Jacksonville University, which is located in Jacksonville, Florida. All throughout those years, he was able to be a part of the golf varsity team of the university, and won some events during his college career.
By 1979, Hammond decided it was time to focus on golf fully so he made the move and turned professional. However, it was only in 1983 that he was able to enter the PGA Tour after he won his qualifying medal by winning the 1982 Qualifying Tournament which was held in TPC-Sawgrass.
It took Hammond another two years before he won his first PGA Tour event, which was the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in 1986. Three years later, Hammond won his second event, which was the Texas Open in 1989. His second victory was deemed as one of his most memorable plays since he won the title just 7 strokes ahead of Paul Azinger. His best finish in a Major event was in the British Open that was held in 1992 at T5.
Currently, Hammond is playing in the Champions tour. So far, he has had 4 professional wins that includes 2 PGA Tour event titles and 1 event on the Nationwide Tour.