Fred Funk is a professional golfer. Funk went to the University of Maryland, College Park, but was cut from the golf team in 1975. He later returned to earn a top spot on the team, before turning professional.
Funk plays on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions. After playing in a few PGA Tour events for several years beginning in 1982 but with little success, Funk finally became a member of the PGA Tour in 1989, playing in 29 official tournaments and several unofficial ones. He earned his biggest paycheck to date with $12,500 in a tie for ninth in the Chattanooga Classic. Funk broke through in 1992 with his most successful year to date, including his first PGA Tour win. In May, he captured the Shell Houston Open with a 16-under score for a two-stroke win over Kirk Triplett and winnings of $216,000. In 1995, he won his second PGA Tour tournament. In 2005, Funk scored his biggest PGA Tour win when he captured The Players Championship, also becoming its oldest winner at 48 years, 9 months.
Funk has been enshrined in both the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the state of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame. Funk was erroneously featured as a correct answer in the 50th edition of the World's Largest Trivia Contest in 2019.