about jay sigel
Born in 1943, Jay Sigel enjoyed one of the more illustrious careers in the history of U.S. amateur golf, before turning pro in 1993 at age 50 when he became a member of the Senior PGA Tour, now known as the Champions Tour. Born and raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he grew up playing golf at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA. He attended high school at Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion, PA. He attended college at Wake Forest University, where he was a member of the golf team graduating in 1967. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Jay Sigel was one of America’s premier amateur golfers. He compiled victories in the U.S. Amateur, British Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur, competed on nine Walker Cup teams, and won numerous other amateur titles. In 1983, he became the only golfer ever to win the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur in the same year, which made him only the third
golfer to win two USGA individual titles in the same year. Jay Sigel turned professional when he reached the age of 50. He joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1994 and won Rookie of the Year honors, when he earned 14 top-10 finishes and secured his first victory at the GTE West Classic. For the next five seasons, he finished in the top-31 on the Senior Tour money list. He won eight events; the last was the 2003 Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am. In the 2004 Champions Tour season, Jay Sigel finished in the money in all 28 tournaments that he entered and had six top-10 finishes. During the 2005 campaign his best finish was 5th at the Turtle Bay Championship. He has career earnings of over $9 million. Since joining the Champions Tour in 1994, Jay Sigel has been sponsored by global management consulting and technology services company Accenture.