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Rich Beem

Rich Beem

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Residence: El Paso, Texas
  • College: New Mexico State
  • Birthdate: August 24, 1970
  • Age: 33
  • Turned Professional: 1994
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Player Notes

The fourth Champion in PGA Championship history who is the son of a PGA Professional. Father, Larry, is the golf coach at New Mexico State. Beem joins Jack Burke Jr. (1956), Dave Marr (1965) and Davis Love III (1997) in the father-son PGA Champion connection. . . Beem quit golf and moved to Seattle were he lived with his fianc�e, at the time and sold cell phones and stereos. . .Regained his desire to play golf when he watched Paul Stankowski, who he knew while playing college golf, win the 1996 BellSouth Classic. . .Left Seattle and his fianc�e, to return to El Paso and took a assistant professional job at El Paso Country Club . . The only time he has finished in the top-10 on the PGA Tour before his Kemper Open win was at qualifying school when he finished T-8th. . . Got 30 investors that gave him $80,000 to back him on the PGA Tour for 1999.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
3 - 1999 Kemper Open, 2002 International Presented by Qwest, PGA Championship.

Other
2002 Hyundai Team Matches (with Peter Lonard), Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge with John Daly and Jim Furyk

Career Summary

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 72.10 (ranked 162nd); money $610,555 (ranked 67th); winner, Kemper Open

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 81 ; in money -12; top-10 finishes - 0; money $249,881 (ranked 146th); best finish T12th at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

2000 Stats
Scoring - 72.21 / (175th); driving distance - 277.8 / (45th); driving accuracy -67.8% / (113th); GIR - 65.9% / (96th); putting - 1.798 / (153rd); birdie average - 3.48 per rd / (98th) / total birdies - 282; sand saves - 44.5% / (182nd); scrambling - 53.1% / (187th); all-around rank - 995 / (149th).

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 89 ; in money -15; top-10 finishes - 2; money $460,565 (ranked 109th); best finish T-7th at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill.

2001 Stats
Scoring - 71.40 / (117th); driving distance - 284.1 / (48th); driving accuracy -69.6% / (74th); GIR - 65.3% / (123); putting - 1.785 / (125th); birdie average - 3.55 per rd / (114th) / total birdies - 316; sand saves - 46.2% / (152nd); scrambling - 57.9% / (140th); all-around rank - 792 / (98th).

2002 Notes
Won $1,950,000 in his three events he played in Aug.. That was $200,000 sly of his total earnings in his first 106 events on tour before Aug. of 2002.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 95 ; in money -19; top-10 finishes - 5; money $2,938,365 (ranked 7th); Winner at The International presented by Quest and PGA Championship

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.97 / (73rd); driving distance - 292.1 / (10th); driving accuracy -64.9% / (149th); GIR - 66.8% / (64th); putting - 1.767 / (85th); birdie average - 3.85 per rd / (37th) / total birdies - 366; sand saves - 39.5% / (194th); all-around rank - 659 / (65th).

2003 Notes
Earned almost half of his season earnings with his 2nd place finish ($486,000) in the Western Open.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; Rounds Played - 77; in money - 14; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $1,013,950 Rank (71st); Best finish: 2nd at the 100th Western Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 71.51 / (128th); Driving Distance - 293.6 / (41st); Driving Accuracy - 62.7% / (142nd); GIR - 63.2% / (152nd); Putting - 1.797 / (156th); Birdie Average - 3.40 per rd / (142nd) / Total Birdies - 262; Sand Saves - 47.3% / (132nd); All-Around Rank - 922 / (140th)

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