Joel Kribel

Joel Kribel (born January 27, 1977) is a former American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour, Tour, PGA Tour Canada, and Gateway Tour.

Joel Kribel
Personal information
Born (1977-01-27) January 27, 1977 (age 43)
Pleasanton, California
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Nationality United States
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona
CollegeStanford University
Turned professional1999
Former tour(s)PGA Tour Tour
Gateway Tour
PGA Tour Canada
Professional wins1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament45th: 1998
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1997, 1998, 2001
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Amateur careerEdit

Kribel was born in Pleasanton, California. As a junior golfer, Kribel was a member of the Castlewood Country Club Junior Golf Program, a program that produced several professional golfers including Paula Creamer, Dana Dormann, Pat Hurst, and Todd Fischer.[1] He attended Amador Valley High School, won two NCGA Northern California High School Boys Individual Championships,[2] and went on to play his collegiate golf at Stanford University where he was a teammate of Tiger Woods.[3]

At Stanford, Kribel was a 4-time NCAA All-American, was named 1st team all Pac-10 Conference four times, and was Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1999.[4] He was also a member of the United States teams in the 1997 Walker Cup[5] and the 1997 Palmer Cup.[6]

As an amateur, Kribel won the 1996 Western Amateur[7] and was the runner-up in the 1997 U.S. Amateur, falling to Matt Kuchar 2 & 1.[8][9] In the 1998 U.S. Amateur, Kribel won medalist honors shooting a 4-under-par 136.[9]

Professional careerEdit

Kribel turned professional after graduating from Stanford in 1999. In 2002, Kribel played on the 2002 Tour, which is now the Tour, and earned his 2003 PGA Tour card by finishing in a tie for 11th at the 2002 PGA Qualifying School tournament.[4] His best finish on the PGA Tour was 4th place at the 2004 John Deere Classic, and his best finish on the Tour was 2nd place at the 2002 Hershey Open.[10] Kribel also played on several other professional golf tours, including the Gateway Tour and PGA Tour Canada, and in 2009, Kribel won the Gateway Tour Desert Winter #1 Tournament.[11]

Kribel resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Amateur wins (2)Edit

Professional wins (1)Edit

Gateway Tour wins (1)Edit

  • 2009 Desert Winter Tournament #1[12]

Playoff recordEdit Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2002 Hershey Open   Brian Claar,   Steve Ford,
  Cliff Kresge
Kresge won with birdie on third extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament 45

Note: Kribel never played in The Open Championship or the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut

U.S. national team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Castlewood Country Club Junior Golf Program". Castlewood Country Club. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "NCGA Men's Record Book" (PDF). NCGA. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Berry, John (June 4, 2010). "On the Links". Lake County Record-Bee. Lakeport, California. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Kroichick, Ron (June 1, 2008). "Kribel's career has become a cold case". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "Eight players selected for '97 U.S. Walker Cup team". Deseret News. Associated Press. June 28, 1997. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Palmer Cup Opens Doors For Collegians". Orlando Sentinel. Orlando Sentinel. July 10, 1997. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "Western Amateur Champions". The Western Amateur. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  8. ^ Juliano, Joe (August 25, 1997). "Kuchar Holds On For U.S. Amateur Title The Georgia Tech Sophomore Fought Off Nerves And A Late Charge By Joel Kribel". Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "U.S. Amateur Champions". USGA. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  10. ^ "Joel Kribel – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  11. ^ "Joel Kribel profile". Gateway Tour. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  12. ^ "2009 Gateway Tour – Desert Winter #1". Gateway Tour. Retrieved May 17, 2016.

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