Jason Gore started playing golf when he was just 11 years old. It all began when his brother bought their dad, Sheldon, a set of clubs for Christmas. When his dad went to try them out, he took young Jason along with him. Before long, his dad’s golf lessons turned into Jason’s golf lessons, as he showed real promise for the game. He was a successful junior player and went on to play in college at both the University of Arizona and Pepperdine University. He was a member of the 1997 NCAA Championship Pepperdine Waves golf team. He also won the Pac-10 individual championship during his freshman and sophomore years at the University of Arizona.
Before he turned pro, Jason’s summer in 1997 was marked by wins in the Pacific Coast Amateur, the California State Amateur held at Pebble Beach, and the California State Open. Jason was also selected as a member of the winning 1997 United States Walker Cup team, an honor which he considers one of his proudest achievements. Jason turned professional in 1997 after the US Amateur.
Jason’s first professional event was the 1997 Puget Sound Open in Olympia, Washington and has been navigating a successful pro career ever since. His professional wins include the 2000 Buy.com New Mexico Classic, the 2002 Oregon Classic, the 2002 Albertsons Boise Open, the 2005 National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic, the 2005 Scholarship America Showdown, the 2005 Cox Classic and the 2010 Miccosukee Championship. Jason holds the record for most wins in Web.com Tour history.
Memorably in 2005, Jason played in the final group on Sunday at the 105th U.S. Open at Pinehurst. After Pinehurst, Jason won three times in three consecutive starts on the Web.com Tour and earned an automatic promotion onto the PGA TOUR for the rest of the season. He capped off a successful run with winning the 2005 84 Lumber Classic on the PGA TOUR. Jason is a PGA TOUR veteran; in addition to his victories, Jason belongs to an elite group of players who have shot 59 in their careers. Jason’s historic round of 59 transpired on Friday of the 2005 Cox Classic at Champions Run in Omaha, NE.
When he’s not making a name for himself on the golf course, Gore enjoys spending time with his wife and high school sweetheart, Megan. Together they have two children, Jaxon (11) and Olivia (7). He and Megan are involved in many local charities that support those living with Autism.
Gore has had the opportunity to play guitar on stage with Steel Panther at the House of Blues Hollywood, and with Kelly James in Omaha, NE. When on the road, he travels with a guitar and is proud of the music room in his Valencia, CA home. He’s an avid Lakers fan and enjoys cheering on his team.