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STEVE FLESCH

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 11
  • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Residence: Union, Ky.
  • Birthdate: May 23, 1967
  • Age: 38
  • Turned Pro: 1989
  • College: Kentucky
Player Notes

Winner 1986 and '88 Kentucky Amateur championship. Winner 1991 Kentucky Open. . . Played in the 1986 U.S. Amateur, losing in the first round of match play. . . Played on the Asian Tour in 1993 and was fifth on the Order of Merit. Was runner-up in the Thailand Open and 3rd in the Singapore Open. On the Asian tour in 1994 was 8th on the Order of Merit. . .Began playing golf right-handed before switching over to natural left side. One of only two left-handers (the other is Vic Wilk) to win on the Nike Tour. . . 1998 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 1997 Nike Tour Championship

PGA Tour
2 - 2003 HP Classic Of New Orleans, 2004 Bank Of America Colonial

Other
1996 Malaysian Open

Career Summary

1997 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.59 (ranked 15th); money $133,190 (ranked 4th); winner Nike Tour Championship.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.42 (ranked 32nd); money $777,186 (ranked 35th); best finish 2nd, Freeport McDermott Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.11 (ranked T81st); money $552,346 (ranked 75th); best finish T2nd, COMPAQ Classic of New Orleans.

2000 Notes
ranked 2nd behind Tiger Woods in top-10s with 13.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played -121 ; in money -29; top-10 finishes - 13; money $2,025,781 (ranked 13th); best finish 2nd at the National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney

2000 Stats
Scoring - 69.80 / (8th); driving distance - 279.2 / (32nd); driving accuracy -69.2% / (92nd); GIR - 70.8% / (7th); putting - 1.748 / (20th); birdie average - 4.07 per rd / (6th) / total birdies - 493; sand saves - 55.0% / (85th); scrambling -65.3% / (5th); all-around rank - 261 / (4th).

2001 Notes
Finished the year making nine straight cuts.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played -107 ; in money -24; top-10 finishes - 6; money $1,207,552 (ranked 44th); best finish 5th at the National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.69 / (54th); driving distance - 283.4 / (54th); driving accuracy -68.2% / (105th); GIR - 67.9% / (56); putting - 1.755 / (50th); birdie average - 3.91 per rd / (29th) / total birdies - 418; sand saves - 53.2% / (85th); scrambling -60.8% / (74th); all-around rank - 454 / (25th).

2002 Notes
Had six top-10 finishes and he went over the $1 million mark for the third straight year.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played -105 ; in money -22; top-10 finishes - 7; money $1,192,341 (ranked 52nd); best finish T-4th at the Bell Canadian Open

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.53 / (29th); driving distance - 285.7 / (45th); driving accuracy -67.8% / (96th); GIR - 66.9% / (63rd); putting - 1.768 / (88th); birdie average - 3.86 per rd / (35th) / total birdies - 405; sand saves - 56.0% / (29th); all-around rank - 465 / (25th).

2003 Notes
Had nine top-10 finishes and he went over the $1 million mark for the fourth straight year.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; Rounds Played - 108; in money - 21; top -10 Finishes - 9; money $2,269,630 Rank (21st); Best finish: Won at the HP Classic of New Orleans

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.52 / (46th); Driving Distance - 285.7 / (100th); Driving Accuracy - 65.2% / (118th); GIR - 66.4% / (70th); Putting - 1.756 / (46th); Birdie Average - 4.01 per rd / (16th) / Total Birdies - 433; Sand Saves - 54.0% / (40th); All-Around Rank - 535 / (33rd).

2004 Notes
Surpassed $1-million mark in earnings for fifth consecutive season and moved into the top 50 on Tour's career money list, with almost $10 million in earnings.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Rounds Played - 105; in money - 24; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $2,461,787 Rank (18th); Best finish: Win at the Bank of America Colonial

2004 Stats
Scoring - 70.85 / (64th); Driving Distance - 279.9 / (161st); Driving Accuracy - 65.8% / (68th); GIR - 65.8% / (78th); Putting - 1.763 / (52nd); Birdie Average - 3.69 per rd / (60th) / Total Birdies - 387; Sand Saves - 49.0% / (98th); All-Around Rank - 634 / (57th).

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