Hall of Fame golfer Dan Halldorson dead at 63, spent almost 30 years on tour

Canadian Hall of Fame golfer Dan Halldorson has died at the age of 63.
Canadian Hall of Fame golfer Dan Halldorson died on Wednesday night in Cambridge, Ill., after a massive stroke. (scoregolf.com/)

Canadian Hall of Fame golfer Dan Halldorson has died at the age of 63.

Halldorson died on Wednesday night in Cambridge, Ill., after a massive stroke. Golf Canada said Richard Zokol, Halldorson's longtime friend, confirmed the news this morning after getting word from Halldorson's wife.

Halldorson won close to $1.2 million on the PGA Tour from 1975 to 2004.
CBC's Mark Lee talks with Hall of Fame golfer Dan Halldorson on his comeback at the 1995 Manitoba Open 2:04

His lone win came in 1980 when he claimed the Pensacola Open.. He also won the 1986 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic Champion, an unofficial Tour stop.

He won two World Cups for Canada, in 1980 with Jim Nelford and 1985 with Dave Barr, in addition to seven Canadian Tour events. He was named Canada's professional golfer of the year in 1981 and 1983.

Born in Brandon, Man., Halldorson also played on the Champions Tour. Most recently he was director of golf for Manitoba's Oak Island Resort golf course.