|Full name||Joseph Martin Mudd|
|Born||April 23, 1960|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
|College||Georgia Southern University|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||23 (November 11, 1990)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T4: 1987|
|PGA Championship||T32: 1991|
|U.S. Open||T15: 1986|
|The Open Championship||T4: 1990|
Mudd was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, where he developed into an honored amateur golfer. Mudd successfully earned a spot on the PGA Tour during 1983 PGA Tour Qualifying School.
Mudd won four PGA Tour events during his career. His top year was 1990, when he finished 5th on the final money list, and won two of the Tour's most prestigious non-majors: the Nabisco Championship and The Players Championship. His best finish in a major championship was T-4 at both The Masters in 1987 and the 1990 Open Championship.
Mudd would then become burned out from the grind of Tour play, and would reduce his schedule before leaving the PGA Tour in 1996. He made his Champions Tour debut on April 30, 2010 at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, and played in a limited number of Champions Tour events that year. His best finish is T-20 at the 2010 Regions Charity Classic.
Mudd currently resides in Finchville, Kentucky.
Amateur wins (5)
This list is probably incomplete
- 1979 Kentucky Amateur
- 1980 Kentucky Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links
- 1981 Sunnehanna Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links
Professional wins (6)
PGA Tour wins (4)
|Players Championships (1)|
|Tour Championships (1)|
|Other PGA Tour (2)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||Aug 7, 1988||Federal Express St. Jude Classic||68-68-67-70=273||−15||1 stroke||Peter Jacobsen, Nick Price|
|2||May 7, 1989||GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic||68-66-66-65=265||−16||Playoff||Larry Nelson|
|3||Mar 18, 1990||The Players Championship||67-72-70-69=278||−10||1 stroke||Mark Calcavecchia|
|4||Oct 28, 1990||Nabisco Championship||68-69-68-68=273||−11||Playoff||Billy Mayfair|
PGA Tour playoff record (2–2)
|1||1985||Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open||Phil Blackmar, Dan Pohl||Blackmar won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1985||Texas Open||John Mahaffey||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|3||1989||GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic||Larry Nelson||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|4||1990||Nabisco Championship||Billy Mayfair||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Other wins (2)
Results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T20 LA||T42||T4||CUT||7||T30||T7||CUT|
|The Open Championship||5||T4||T5||T28|
LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||3||3||3||4||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1988 PGA – 1990 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1990 Open Championship – 1991 Masters)
The Players Championship
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1990||The Players Championship||1 shot lead||−10 (67-72-70-69=278)||1 stroke||Mark Calcavecchia|
|The Players Championship||CUT||T40||CUT||WD||T36||CUT||1||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
U.S. national team appearances
- "Week 45 1990 Ending 11 Nov 1990" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
- "Biographical information from Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame official site".
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-21.