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Jeff Sluman

  • Birthplace: Rochester, N.Y.
  • Residence: Hinsdale, Il.
  • Birthdate: September 11, 1957
  • Age: 49 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1980
  • College: Florida State
  • Eligibility Code: 1

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Player Notes

Started to play golf at the age of four when his family got him started. Did not think about turning professional until after his senior year at Florida State when he won the Metro Conference title . . . Earned his Tour card in fall of 1982, but a poor 1983 (171st on money list) forced him back to Q-school. . .Regained his tour card in 1984 and won the 1985 Tallahassee Open when it was part of the Tournament Players Series. . .Has finished in the top 100 of the money list since 1985. . . In 1987, lost the Tournament Players Championship in a three-hole playoff with Sandy Lyle, finished the year winning $335,590 (ranked 27th). . .In 1988, shot a final- round 65 to win the PGA Championship by three strokes over Paul Azinger, this carried him to his fourth best season to date, winning $503,321 (ranked 18th). . . Before his win in the 1998 Tucson Classic, Sluman had won more money than anybody else in the 90s, without a win. Has been a Chicago Bulls season ticket holder since 1996...Loves Formula One auto racing...Big fan of the Florida State Seminoles, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs...Serious wine collector, owns about 2,000 bottles, dating back to 1957...Co-owner with Dudley Hart of Lakeshore GC in Rochester, NY, a course he played regularly growing up...Good friend of 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
6 - 1988 PGA Championship, 1997 Tucson Chrysler Classic, 1998 Greater Milwaukee Open, 1999 Sony Open in Hawaii, 2001 B.C. Open, 2002 Greater Milwaukee Open

Career Summary

1983 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.34; money - $13,643 (ranked 171st); best finish, T25th, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic and Texas Open Only played one PGA Tour event in 1984, T69th B.C. Open.

1985 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.65 (ranked 56th); money - $100,523 (ranked 78th); best finish, T5th, Greater Greensboro Open and Southwest Golf Classic.

1986 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.33 (ranked 39th); money - $154,129 (ranked 60th); best finish, T6th, Pensacola Open.

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.97 (ranked 31st); money - $335,590 (ranked 27th); best finish, 2nd, Tournament Players Championship and B.C. Open.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 30; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.13 (ranked 16th); money - $503,321 (ranked 18th); Winner, PGA Championship.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.92 (ranked 74th); money - $154,507 (ranked 89th); best finish, T6th, MONY Tournament of Champions.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.02 (ranked 70th); money - $264,012 (ranked 56th); best finish, T2nd Kmart Greater Greensboro Open.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.36 (ranked T24th); money - $552,979 (ranked 23rd); best finish, 2nd Nissan Los Angeles Open and Kemper Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.00 (ranked 12th); money - $729,027 (ranked 14th); best finish, 2nd AT&T Pebble Beach and U.S. Open. In the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, lost a playoff to Mark O?Meara.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.17 (ranked T83rd); money - $187,841 (ranked 93rd); best finish, T9th Kmart GGO.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.04 (ranked 72nd); money - $301,178 (ranked 59th); best finish, 2nd, B.C. Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.34 (ranked T27th); money - $563,681 (ranked 31st); best finish, T2nd, K-Mart Greater Greensboro Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.19 (ranked T14th); money - $650,128 (ranked 28th); best finish, 2nd, MasterCard Colonial.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.44 (ranked T33rd); money - $1,148,375 (ranked 21st); Winner, Greater Milwaukee Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.32 (ranked 23rd); money - $1,621,491 (ranked 17th); Winner, Sony Open in Hawaii.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 111 ; in money -25; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $877,390 (ranked 54th); best finish -7th at the National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.62 / (38th); driving distance - 265.0 / (167th); driving accuracy -68.9% / (96th); GIR - 67.8% / (51st); putting - 1.747 / (17th); birdie average - 3.68 per rd / (44th) / total birdies - 408; sand saves - 61.4% / (20th); scrambling - 61.1% / (57th); all-around rank - 515 / (37th)

2001 Notes
Finished among the top 60 on the money list for the 14th time in 18 seasons. Lost in a playoff at the Nissan Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 104 ; in money -23; Top-10 finishes - 7 money $1,841,952 (ranked 21st); Winner, at the B.C. Open;

2001 Stats
scoring average - 70.13 / (20th); driving distance - 281.6 / (72nd); driving accuracy -64.6% / (159th); GIR - 70.2% / (22); putting - 1.725 / (5th); birdie average - 4.13 per rd / (11th) / total birdies - 429; sand saves - 60.2% / (15th); scrambling - 61.9% / (54th); all-around rank - 339 / (10th).

2002 Notes
First time over the $2 million mark in yearly earnings, he now has been over a $1 million four times. Along with his win in Milwaukee was runner-up at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 117 ; in money -27; Top-10 finishes - 6 money $2,250,187 (ranked 15th); Winner, at the Greater Milwaukee Open;

2002 Stats
scoring average - 70.67 / (43rd); driving distance - 272.9 / (164th); driving accuracy -68.6% / (80th); GIR - 69.1% / (22nd); putting - 1.763 / (73rd); birdie average - 3.66 per rd / (85th) / total birdies - 428; sand saves - 56.8% / (22nd); all-around rank - 617 / (52nd).

2003 Notes
Surpassed $1 million in earnings for the fifth time in last six years.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 104; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,609,748; (ranked 40th); best finish - 3rd at the Bank of America Colonial

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.30 / (31st); driving distance - 280.6 / (138th); driving accuracy - 69.5% / (44th); GIR - 68.8% / (20th); putting - 1.787 / (121st); birdie average - 3.69 per rd / (72nd) / total birdies - 384; sand saves - 57.9% / (10th); all-around; rank - 593 / (44th).

2004 Notes
Top the $1-million mark for fourth straight season and sixth in last seven years, although finish on money list (77th) was lowest since 1993.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 97; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,007,635; (ranked 77th); best finish - T-6th at the Buick Open

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.74 / (49th); driving distance - 279.6 / (165th); driving accuracy - 67.9% / (48th); GIR - 68.8% / (15th); putting - 1.777 / (99th); birdie average - 3.71 per rd / (57th) / total birdies - 360; sand saves - 45.9% / (141st); all-around; rank - 746 / (93rd).

2005 Notes
Had his 100th career Top-10 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 94; in money - 88; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,087,506; (ranked 68th); best finish - T-3rd at the Memorial Tournament

2005 Stats
scoring average - 71.07 / (96th); driving distance - 278.3 / (176th); driving accuracy - 67.2% / (39th); GIR - 67.0% / (45th); putting - 1.777 / (88th); birdie average - 3.38 per rd / (140th) / total birdies - 318; sand saves - 55.8% / (26th); all-around; rank - 707 / (69th).

2006 Notes
Cracked the $1-million mark for sixth straight season and eighth time in last nine years and has finished in the top 100 on the money list 22 consecutive seasons.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 101; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,252,025; (ranked 74th); best finish - 3 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.85 / (70th); driving distance - 279.8 / (172nd); driving accuracy - 64.8% / (75th); GIR - 65.2% / (108th); putting - 1.763 / (49th); birdie average - 3.57 per rd / (80th) / total birdies - 361; sand saves - 56.0% / (25th); all-around; rank - 760 / (102nd).

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