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HEATH SLOCUM

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 12
  • Birthplace: Baton Rouge, La.
  • Residence: Pensacola, Fla.
  • Birthdate: February 3, 1974
  • Age: 31
  • Turned Pro: 1996
  • College: University of South Alabama
Player Notes

Slocum's father is a golf professional and head of DP Tour. . . Contracted ulcerative colitis in November1997, and dropped from 150 to 122 pounds. Because of the illness, missed the next year and a half of golf. Three-time All-American for South Alabama, captured the Sun Belt Conference individual title to help the team capture the championship.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
3 - Buy.Com Greater Cleveland Open, Buy.Com Knoxville Open & Buy.Com Omaha Classic

PGA Tour
1 - 2004 Chrysler Classic of Tucson

Career Summary

1997 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes -0; scoring average 72.11 (ranked 120th); money $6,567 (ranked 142nd); best finish, T19th, Boise Open.

2001 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes -6; scoring average 70.12 (ranked 10th); money $339,670 (ranked 3rd); winner Buy.Com Greater Cleveland Open, Buy.Com Knoxville Open and Buy.Com Omaha Classic. With his three victories on the Buy.Com Tour earned a promotion to the PGA Tour becoming the second person since Chris Smith did it in 1997.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; rounds played - 28 ; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 0; money $45,669 (ranked 256th-unofficial); best finish T-37th at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

2002 Notes
Sixth-ranked player of the 11 rookies who ended the season in the top 125. . . One of four rookies to have a runner-up finish. Had one-stroke lead with three holes to play at the WORLDCOM CLASSIC-The Heritage of Golf but a double bogey on the 16th hole left him in second place, one stroke behind winner Justin Leonard.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 92 ; in money -15; top-10 finishes - 2; money $864,615 (ranked 76th); best finish 2nd at the WorldCom Classic.

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.85 / (162nd); driving distance - 268.5 / (189th); driving accuracy -77.6% / (3rd); GIR - 65.0% / (117th); putting - 1.785 / (138th); birdie average - 3.37 per rd / (147th) / total birdies - 310; sand saves - 49.7% / (103rd); all-around rank - 1023 / (160th).

2003 Notes
Made the cut in just five of his first 16 starts but in the second half of the season made the cut 13 of 16 events entered.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; Rounds Played - 98; in money - 18; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $815,812 Rank (80th); Best finish: T-2nd at the Greater Milwaukee Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 71.67 / (146th); Driving Distance - 279.1 / (150th); Driving Accuracy - 73.6% / (15th); GIR - 67.2% / (57th); Putting - 1.783 / (112th); Birdie Average - 3.62 per rd / (94th) / Total Birdies - 355; Sand Saves - 45.6% / (142nd); All-Around Rank - 893 / (135th).

2004 Notes
The first of 10 first-time winners on the PGA Tour in 2004.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Rounds Played - 90; in money - 14; top -10 Finishes - 3; money $1,066,837 Rank (72nd); Best finish: Win at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson

2004 Stats
Scoring - 71.26 / (110th); Driving Distance - 280.1 / (157th); Driving Accuracy - 71.3% / (17th); GIR - 67.1% / (41st); Putting - 1.788 / (122nd); Birdie Average - 3.41 per rd / (127th) / Total Birdies - 307; Sand Saves - 54.3% / (31st); All-Around Rank - 746 / (93rd).

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