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Steve Flesch

Player Data

  • Birthdate: May 22, 1967
  • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Residence: Union, Ky.
  • Age: 39 Ht: 5' 11" Wt: 155
  • Turned Pro: 1989
  • College: Kentucky

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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).

2005 Notes
Finished in the top 100 on the money list for eighth time in eight-year PGA Tour career. Had lowest finish on the money list, 95th, after posting career-low two top-10 finishes. Had an MRI on Dec. 22, 2005, to diagnose pain in his right shoulder and underwent arthroscopic surgery the next day to treat decompression in his shoulder

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; Rounds Played - 85; in money - 131; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $869,106 Rank (95th); Best finish: T-4th at the FBR Open

2005 Stats
Scoring - 71.70 / (157th); Driving Distance - 284.2 / (138th); Driving Accuracy - 62.9% / (97th); GIR - 62.9% / (148th); Putting - 1.807 / (175th); Birdie Average - 3.22 per rd / (167th) / Total Birdies - 274; Sand Saves - 54.9% / (38th); All-Around Rank - 1022 / (166th)

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