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Phil Tataurangi

Residence:
   Taupo, New Zealand
Birthplace:
   Auckland, New Zealand
Turned Pro:
   1993
Height: 5'10" Wt.:
Birthdate:
   October 30, 1971
Age: 31
College:
   Auckland, New Zealand

Player Notes

Father TeRoi played rugby for New Zealand's All Blacks between 1960-'66. . . ..Medalist at 1992 World Amateur Team Championship as member of New Zealand's winning team. Played on the Australian tour, winning the 1996 Australian PGA Championship. Came to the states in 1994, playing on the PGA Tour. . .In 24 events finished 190th on the money list with just $47,587. Best finish was T16th in Buick Classic. Played on the Buy.Com Tour in 1995 & '96. Gained exempt status on the PGA Tour by finishing T7th at the 1996 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 1996 Nike Tri-Cities Open

PGA Tour
1 - 2002 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas

Other
1996 Australian PGA Championship

Career Summary

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.18 (ranked 92nd); money $256,930 (ranked 96thth); best finish 3rd, Bell Canadian Open.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.45 (ranked 116th); money $335,821 (ranked 89th); best finish 2nd, Michelob Championship at Kingsmill.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 72.59 (ranked 180th); money $232,078 (ranked 150th); best finish T4th, Air Canada Championship.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
missed the cut in four events, but was injured most of the year.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 12 / Rounds Played: 32 / Cuts made: 4 / Top-10 finishes: 0; Earnings: $141,581 Rank (189th); Best finish: T-12th at the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Went back to Q-school and finished T23rd to earn his tour card for 2002.

2002 Notes
Was the leading money winner of the graduates of the 2001 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 25 / Rounds Played: 84 / Cuts made: 19 / Top-10 finishes: 4 / Best finish: Winner at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas / Earnings: $1,643,686 Rank (33rd)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.62 / (38th); Driving Distance - 288.6 / (26th); Driving Accuracy - 61.7% / (185th); GIR - 66.3% / (81st); Putting - 1.757 / (53rd); Birdie Average - 3.82 per rd / (45th) / Total Birdies - 321; Sand Saves - 47.0% / (138th); All-Around Rank - 649 / (59th)

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