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SCOTT VERPLANK

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 8
  • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
  • Residence: Edmond, Okla.
  • Birthdate: July 9, 1964
  • Age: 41
  • Turned Pro: 1986
  • College: Oklahoma State
Player Notes

Winner of the 1984 U.S. Amateur . . .Winner, 1982, '84 and '85 Texas State Amateur, 1982, '83, '84 and '85 LaJet Amateur Classic, 1984 Western Amateur, 1984 and '85 Sunnehanna Amateur and 1986 NCAA Championship . . . Played on the 1985 Walker Cup Team. . . Member 2002 Ryder Cup Team . . .Winner of the 1985 Western Open as an amateur. . .Has problems related to diabetes and had surgery in 1992 and '95 to correct soft tissue pinching in his elbow. . .Took 12 years and 27 days between wins in '88 Buick Open and 2000 Reno-Tahoe, the fourth longest duration in PGA Tour history.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
4 - 1985 Western Open (as an amateur); 1988 Buick Open; 2000 Reno-Tahoe Open; 2001 Bell Canadian Open

Career Summary

1985 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; cuts made - 2; top-10 finishes - 1; Winner Western Open (as an amateur)

1986 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 73.30 (ranked 124th); money $19,757 (ranked 177th); best finish, T4th, MONY tournament of Champions (as an amateur).

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.38 (ranked 154th); money $34,136 (ranked 173rd); best finish, T20th, Greater Greensboro Open.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.77 (ranked 60th); money $366,045 (ranked 31st); Winner Buick Open.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.78 (ranked 151st); money $82,345 (ranked 141st); best finish, T6th, Memorial Tournament

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.18 ; money $303,589 (ranked 47th); best finish, 2nd, Bank of Boston Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 1; top-10 finishes - 0; money $3,195 (ranked 266th); best finish, T63rd, Las Vegas Invitational.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 1; top-10 finishes -0; money $1,760 (ranked 309th); best finish, T58th, B.C. Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Was injured and did not play at all in 1993.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 70.22 (ranked 23rd); money $183,015 (ranked 97th); best finish, T4th, Anheuser Busch Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.23 (ranked T-17th); money $332,886 (ranked 55th); best finish, T4th, BellSouth Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 70.79; money $88,801 (ranked 171st); best finish, T-15th, Freeport McDermott Classic. Season was cut short by elbow pain, which required surgery to fix.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.51 (ranked 124th); money $113,254 (ranked 159th); best finish, T10th, Quad City Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.06 (ranked 17th); money $2,752,219 (ranked 18th); best finish, 2nd Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic and Buick Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 70.86 (ranked 55th); money $474,260 (ranked 82nd); best finish, T8th, John Deere Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 106 ; in money -24; top-10 finishes - 6; money $1,747,643 (ranked 22nd); Winner at the Reno-Tahoe Open

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.32 / (26th); driving distance - 268.6 / (143rd); driving accuracy -78.8% / (3rd); GIR - 69.6% / (17th); putting - 1.755 / (41st); birdie average - 3.77 per rd / (34th) / total birdies - 400; sand saves - 59.9% / (27th); scrambling - 63.8% / (16th); all-around rank - 448 / (27th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 97 ; in money -24; top-10 finishes - 8; money $2,783,401 (ranked 10th); Winner at the Bell Canadian Open

2001 Stats
Scoring - 69.88 / (11th); driving distance - 271.3 / (170th); driving accuracy -75.2% / (13th); GIR - 70.7% / (13); putting - 1.747 / (30th); birdie average - 4.10 per rd / (12th) / total birdies - 398; sand saves - 66.2% / (2nd); scrambling - 66.0% / (6th); all-around rank - 309 / (6th).

2002 Notes
Four top-10s, was under par in 55 of his 91 rounds

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 91 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 4; money $1,217,022 (ranked 50th); best finish 4th at the Canon Greater Hartford Open

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.50 / (27th); driving distance - 268.5 / (189th); driving accuracy -78.5% / (2nd); GIR - 68.6% / (31st); putting - 1.730 / (8th); birdie average - 4.00 per rd / (17th) / total birdies - 364; sand saves - 50.8% / (91st); all-around rank - 455 / (22nd).

2003 Notes
Eight top-10s, was under par in 61 of his 96 rounds.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; Rounds Played - 96; in money - 23; top -10 Finishes - 8; money $2,306,714 Rank (19th); Best finish: T-2nd at the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort

2003 Stats
Scoring - 69.88 / (13th); Driving Distance - 275.5 / (173rd); Driving Accuracy - 72.2% / (23rd); GIR - 67.4% / (53rd); Putting - 1.729 / (7th); Birdie Average - 4.10 per rd / (8th) / Total Birdies - 394; Sand Saves - 58.2% / (9th); All-Around Rank - 405 / (11th).

2004 Notes
Despite suffering from plantar fasciits, an ailment in his right foot for much of the year, finished among the top 30 money winners for the fourth time in five years...Led the FBR Open after first-round, 8-under 63, then finished seventh for his first top-10 of the season...His 5-under-par 67 final round at the Ford Championship at Doral forced a playoff with Craig Parry. On the first playoff hole, Parry holed his second shot from the fairway on the par-4 18th for an eagle and victory over Verplank.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; Rounds Played - 91; in money - 23; top -10 Finishes - 6; money $2,365,592 Rank (20th); Best finish: 2nd at the Ford Championship at Doral

2004 Stats
Scoring - 69.92 / (9th); Driving Distance - 278.0 / (173rd); Driving Accuracy - 77.1% / (2nd); GIR - 68.5% / (20th); Putting - 1.743 / (11th); Birdie Average - 3.96 per rd / (9th) / Total Birdies - 360; Sand Saves - 47.1% / (124th); All-Around Rank - 529 / (31st)

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