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Brian Bateman

  • Birthplace: Monroe, La.
  • Residence: Monroe, La.
  • Birthdate: February 25, 1973
  • Age: 34 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1996
  • College: LSU
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 10

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Player Notes

Earned PGA Tour card for third consecutive season through PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament where he finished T12. Made 10 cuts in 26 starts in 2003, with one Top-25, a T11 in home state at HP Classic of New Orleans. Rookie in 2002, making just over half of his cuts and posting four Top-25s, including a career-best T15 at the SEI Pennsylvania Classic. Earned return trip to TOUR via a T8 finish at the Qualifying Tournament. Member of Nationwide Tour from 1997-2001. Finished 58th on 2001 Nationwide Tour money list and completed season making last nine cuts. Two Top-10 s included a T4 at Dayton Open and T10 at Gila River Classic. Best season came in 1998 when he finished 20th on the money list with $107,590 in earnings. Picked up first career victory at Carolina Classic in Raleigh, N.C., coming from behind to defeat Jimmy Green by one stroke. Lost playoff to Matt Gogel later that year at Tri-Cities Open. NCAA All-America selection in 1996. NCAA Academic All-America in 1995. Louisiana state high school champion in 1989 and state junior champion in 1990. Winner of 1992 Louisiana State Amateur Championship. Three-time All-Southeastern Conference selection, as well as three-time Academic All-SEC selection.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 1998 Carolina Classic

PGA Tour
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Career Summary

1997 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.75 (ranked 31st); money - $107,590 (ranked 20th); Winner, Carolina Classic.

1999 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.64 (ranked 64th); money - $13,059 (ranked 115th); best finish, T14th, Florida Classic.

2000 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 0; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 71.38 (ranked 57th); money - $37,607 (ranked 101st); best finish, T13th, Fort Smith Classic.

2001 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.26 (ranked 14th); money - $75,343 (ranked 58th); best finish, T4th, Dayton Open.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31 / rounds played - 91 / cuts made - 16 / Top-10 finishes: 0 / best finish - T-15th at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic / earnings: $281,421; (ranked 159th)

2002 Stats
scoring average - 71.70 / (148th); driving distance - 288.6 / (26th); driving accuracy - 67.6% / (105th); GIR - 65.8% / (93rd); putting - 1.804 / (183rd); birdie average - 3.46 per rd / (130th) / total birdies - 315; sand saves - 41.4% / (182nd); all-around; rank - 925 / (131st)

2003 Notes
Earned his PGA Tour card for the third consecutive season via PGA Tour qualifying tournament where he finished T12th.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 67; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $217,150; (ranked 173rd); best finish - T-11th at the HP Classic of New Orleans

2003 Stats
scoring average - 71.65 / (143rd); driving distance - 297.2 / (20th); driving accuracy - 66.5% / (102nd); GIR - 67.4% / (53rd); putting - 1.797 / (156th); birdie average - 3.48 per rd / (123rd) / total birdies - 233; sand saves - 38.2% / (183rd); all-around; rank - 869 / (127th).

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 80; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $919,255; (ranked 86th); best finish - 3rd at the Honda Classic

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.95 / (75th); driving distance - 292.2 / (48th); driving accuracy - 66.1% / (65th); GIR - 66.6% / (54th); putting - 1.766 / (61st); birdie average - 3.63 per rd / (70th) / total birdies - 290; sand saves - 48.5% / (106th); all-around; rank - 523 / (27th).

2005 Notes
Made it through the Qualifying Tournament (finished T18th) for the fourth straight time (2001-03 and 2005) to regain his card his for 2006.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 94; in money - 125; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $505,517; (ranked 141st); best finish - T-14th at the Honda Classic

2005 Stats
scoring average - 71.26 / (115th); driving distance - 291.1 / (76th); driving accuracy - 62.1% / (111th); GIR - 64.6% / (115th); putting - 1.779 / (95th); birdie average - 3.48 per rd / (109th) / total birdies - 327; sand saves - 39.4% / (186th); all-around; rank - 833 / (121st).

2006 Notes
Returned to Q-school for the time in the last six years, regained his card when he finished T29th, right on the number.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 65; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $645,153; (ranked 128th); best finish - 3rd at the Deutsche Bank Championship

2006 Stats
scoring average - 71.66 / (158th); driving distance - 296.7 / (40th); driving accuracy - 59.7% / (146th); GIR - 64.5% / (120th); putting - 1.808 / (167th); birdie average - 3.09 per rd / (180th) / total birdies - 201; sand saves - 47.4% / (121st); all-around; rank - 1038 / (161st)

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