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Kirk Triplett

Kirk Triplett

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Moses Lake, Wash.
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • College: University of Nevada-Reno
  • Birthdate: March 29, 1962
  • Age: 42
  • Turned Professional: 1985
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Player Notes

While he was going to college, he never though about being a professional golfer, his goal was to be a engineer. . . He earned his degree in civil engineering but decided to try golf for a while. It was a tough haul after he turned professional in 1985, since he didn't make it through Q-school and was forced to play on the Australasian, Asian and Canadian Tours before getting his PGA Tour card in 1989. . . Since then, he hasn't dropped out of the top 125 and in 2000 had his best season, finishing 11th on the money list with just over $2 million . . Member of 2000 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
2 - 2000 Nissan Open, Reno-Tahoe Open

Other
1988 Alberta Open, Sierra Nevada Open, Fort McMurray Open; 1996 Merrill Lynch Pebble Beach Invitational

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.09 (ranked 78th); money $183,464 (ranked 88th); best finish, 3rd Buick Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.13 (ranked T92nd); money $137,302 (ranked 112th); best finish, T-11th Shearson Lehman Brothers Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.42 (ranked T-163rd); money $175,868 (ranked 85th); best finish, 2nd, Shell Houston Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.98 (ranked 67th); money $189,418 (ranked 90th); best finish, T-3rd Phoenix Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.12 (ranked 20th); money $422,171 (ranked 38th); best finish T-2nd, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.22 (ranked T-15th); money $644,607 (ranked 29th); best finish T-2nd, Buick Invitational and Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.58 (ranked 38th); money $321,714 (ranked 65th); best finish 2nd, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.56 (ranked T45th); money $541,023 (ranked 39th); best finish 3rd, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.80 (ranked T48th); money $472,145 (ranked 59th); best finish T7th, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic and FedEx St. Jude Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.50 (ranked 30th); money $863,399 (ranked 47th); best finish T3rd, Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 97 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 10; money $2,099,943 (ranked 11th); Winner at the Nissan Open.

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.21 / (20th); driving distance - 273.4 / (90th); driving accuracy -72.5% / (35th); GIR - 69.7% / (15th); putting - 1.750 / (27th); birdie average - 3.92 per rd / (18th) / total birdies - 380; sand saves - 55.1% / (84th); scrambling - 60.4% / (83rd); all-around rank - 370 / (12th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 83 ; in money -19; top-10 finishes - 5; money $1,388,202 (ranked 38th); best finish 2nd at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.32 / (29th); driving distance - 269.9 / (178th); driving accuracy -75.3% / (12th); GIR - 70.3% / (19); putting - 1.757 / (57th); birdie average - 3.84 per rd / (37th) / total birdies - 319; sand saves - 58.5% / (23rd); scrambling - 62.8% / (36th); all-around rank - 444 / (22nd).

2002 Notes
Finished the highest on the money list since 1993.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 79 ; in money -18; top-10 finishes - 3 money $843,273 (ranked 79th); best finish 3rd at the John Deere Classic;

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.62 / (38th); driving distance - 275.0 / (145th); driving accuracy -74.9% / (15th); GIR - 66.1% / (86th); putting - 1.748 / (32nd); birdie average - 3.90 per rd / (29th) / total birdies - 308; sand saves - 54.8% / (40th); all-around rank - 535 / (33rd).

2003 Notes
12 top-25 finishes, earned over $2 million for the 2nd time in his career

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; Rounds Played - 90; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 5; money $2,001,561 Rank (29th); Best finish: Won at the Reno-Tahoe Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.41 / (39th); Driving Distance - 281.8 / (128th); Driving Accuracy - 72.9% / (19th); GIR - 68.9% / (19th); Putting - 1.776 / (94th); Birdie Average - 3.79 per rd / (53rd) / Total Birdies - 341; Sand Saves - 55.8% / (23rd); All-Around Rank - 483 / (23rd).

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