|Full name||Dillard Pruitt|
|Born||September 24, 1961|
Greenville, South Carolina
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Status||Amateur (reinstated 2001)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T13: 1992|
|PGA Championship||T33: 1992|
|U.S. Open||T44: 1992|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Pruitt was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University from 1981–1984 and was a distinguished member of the golf team. His leadership was a key part of the Tigers rise to prominence in golf in the 1980s. Pruitt was a two-time All-American (first team his senior year), three-time All-ACC and a key member of Clemson's 1982 ACC Championship team. He turned professional in 1985. He played on the European Tour in 1986 and 1987 and joined the PGA Tour in 1988.
Pruitt played on the PGA Tour from 1988 to 1996. His highest finish on the money list was 63rd in 1991, when he won $271,861 and the Chattanooga Classic, his only PGA Tour victory. Pruitt was the first Clemson alum to win a PGA Tour event. His best finish in a major championship was tied for 13th at the 1992 Masters. Since retiring as a touring professional, Pruitt has work for the PGA Tour as a rules official.
Pruitt's amateur status was reinstated by the United States Golf Association (USGA) in 2001. He went on to win the 2002 Sunnehanna Amateur and the 2002 Canadian Amateur Championship. He was named to the 2003 Walker Cup Team. This led to a firestorm of controversy within the golfing world. The USGA was heavily criticized for allowing a former PGA tournament champion to regain his amateur status.
- 1982 South Carolina State Amateur
- 1983 Sunnehanna Amateur
- 2002 Sunnehanna Amateur, Canadian Amateur Championship
Professional wins (2)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jul 21, 1991||Chattanooga Classic||−20 (66-65-65-64=260)||2 strokes||Lance Ten Broeck|
Other wins (1)
Results in major championships
Note: Pruitt never played in The Open Championship.
CUT = Missed the half-way cut
"T" = Tied
- 1987 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1989 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1990 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- "Player Bio: Dillard Pruitt". Clemson Tigers. Archived from the original on 2007-12-09. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
- "Pruitt answers your rules questions". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
- Purkey, Mike. "Backspin". Golf Business Magazine. Archived from the original on 2003-02-11. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
- "Masters Tournament Results: 1992". Archived from the original on 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-21.