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Stuart Appleby

Residence:
   Orlando, Fla.
Birthplace:
   Cohuna, Australia
Turned Pro:
   1992
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185
Birthdate:
   April 30, 1971
Age: 32
College:
   Cohuna, Australia

Player Notes

Raised on a dairy farm, where as a kid he hit golf shots from paddock to paddock. . .Former Australian Rules football player. . .Became eighth player in Nike Tour history to win his first-ever event in Monterrey, Mexico. . .Victory in Monterrey came on the seventh hole of a playoff against Rafael Alarcon. Its the second longest playoff in Nike Tour history. . .Won 1991 Victorian Amateur Championship and Australian Junior Championship . . .Earned membership on the PGA Tour in 1996 by being fifth on the Nike Tour money list in 1995. . .Won the 1998 Coolum Classic in Australia, five months after the death of his wife, Renay, who perished in a freak car accident in London. . .Member of 1998 & 2000 Presidents Cup Team

Career Victories

Australian Tour
7 - 1991 Queensland Open (as an amateur), 1994 Victorian PGA Championship, South Australia PGA Championship, Nedlands Masters, Tassie Classic, 1998 Coolum Classic, 2001 Holden Australian Open

Nationwide Tour
2 - 1995 Monterrey Open and Sonoma County Open

PGA Tour
3 - 1997 Honda Classic, 1998 Kemper Open, 1999 Shell Houston Open

Career Summary

1995 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.04 (ranked 4th); money $144,419 (ranked 5th); winner, Monterrey Open and Sonoma County Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.44 (ranked 120th); money $164,483 (ranked 130th); best finish, T10th, Freeport McDermott Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.37 (ranked 33rd); money $1,003,356 (ranked 18th); winner Honda Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 71.17 (ranked T-90th); money $717,962 (ranked 40th); winner, 1998 Kemper Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.69 (ranked 47th); money $1,359,724 (ranked 25th); winner, 1999 Shell Houston Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 24 / Rounds Played: 81 / Cuts made: 20 / Top-10 finishes: 5; Best finish: 2nd at the Sony Open in Hawaii; Earnings: $1,642,221 Rank (24th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.28 / (23rd); Driving Distance - 286.4 / (8th); Driving Accuracy - 63.0% / (166th); GIR - 65.5% / (106th); Putting - 1.753 / (37th); Birdie Average - 3.73 per rd / (39th) / Total Birdies - 302; Sand Saves - 63.2% / (5th); Scrambling - 66.3% / (4th); All-Around Rank - 406 / (19th)

2001 Notes
Won the Holden Australian Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 29 / Rounds Played: 98 / Cuts made: 23 / Top-10 finishes: 4; Best finish: T5th at the NEC Invitational; Earnings: $1,004,528 Rank (55th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.68 / (52nd); Driving Distance - 288.6 / (19th); Driving Accuracy - 67.7% / (113th); GIR - 64.8% / (142); Putting - 1.736 / (15th); Birdie Average - 3.95 per rd / (26th) / Total Birdies - 387; Sand Saves - 52.3% / (93rd); Scrambling - 62.0% / (52nd); All-Around Rank - 519 / (35th).

2002 Notes
Best financial season in his career. Also tied for fifth in the Advil Western Open and had four top-10 finishes

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 28 / Rounds Played: 94 / Cuts made: 21 / Top-10 finishes: 4 / Best finish: T-2nd at the British Open & Invensys Classic at Las Vegas / Earnings: $1,729,459 Rank (32nd)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.53 / (29th); Driving Distance - 289.0 / (23rd); Driving Accuracy - 63.8% / (167th); GIR - 65.7% / (94th); Putting - 1.734 / (15th); Birdie Average - 4.03 per rd / (11th) / Total Birdies - 379; Sand Saves - 48.1% / (122nd); All-Around Rank - 491 / (27th)

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