Rod Spittle of Niagara Falls, ON is the author of one of the most incredible stories in all of golf. After a tremendous amateur and college career, Spittle decided that a stable life at home in the corporate insurance world was for him and that he would turn professional later in life. After twenty-five years of “putting a shirt and tie on like everyone else”, Rod and his wife Ann quit their jobs to chase the dream when he turned 50. Remarkably he has now played in over 20 events every year for the last six seasons on PGA TOUR Champions and has amassed over $3.5 million (US) in earnings on the senior circuit. Spittle has now played in over 160 PGA TOUR Champions events over the last decade, a run highlighted by his 2010 AT&T Champions victory in a playoff over Jeff Sluman and 20 career top 10s.
Rod Spittle is the first player in history to have zero career earnings on the PGA TOUR to then win on the PGA TOUR Champions circuit.