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Cliff Kresge

  • Birthplace: Lakewood, N.J.
  • Residence: Apopka, Fla.
  • Age: 39
  • Turned Pro: 1991
  • College: University Of Central Florida
  • Eligibility Code: 12

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Player Notes

Got started in golf at age 8 when parents moved to the 13th hole of Dubsdread GC. His golf swing is natural, has never used an instructor.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
3 - 2002 Virginia Beach Open, Hershey Open, 2006 Oregon Classic

PGA Tour
0

Career Summary

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Finished 36th on 2000 NGA/Hooters Tour money list. Member of the Nike Tour in 1997 and 1998. Got off to a successful start in his rookie season on the 1997 Nike Tour, posting four Top-10 finishes in his first five events. best finishes were T3 in the Lakeland Classic and Greater Austin Open. Gained his first PGA Tour card by finishing T21 finish at the 2000 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. Gained notoriety during Q-School's final round. Was lining up a long par putt at the water-guarded ninth green. Deep in concentration moved back, back, back and then over the embankment and into the water. Climbed out, missed the putt and made bogey. He managed to finish out the back nine holes in rain pants and a wet shirt to complete the grueling 108 holes of competition at 18-under par.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31 / rounds played - 82 / cuts made - 12; Top-10 finishes -1 / earnings: $220,649; (ranked 163rd) / best finish - T-5th at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

2001 Stats
scoring average - 71.94 / (162nd); driving distance - 281.0 / (79th); driving accuracy - 65.6% / (143rd); GIR - 64.8% / (142); putting - 1.805 / (179th); birdie average - 3.40 per rd / (142nd) / total birdies - 279; sand saves - 53.0% / (88th); scrambling - 56.6% / (158th); all-around rank - 1067 / (168th).

2002 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.50 (ranked 12th); money - $245,265 (ranked 5th); Winner, Virginia Beach Open, Hershey Open. Played in two PGA Tour events, T3rd B.C. Open and T58th in the John Deere Classic.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 100; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $734,667; (ranked 87th); best finish - T6th at the 100th Western Open.

2003 Stats
scoring average - 71.37 / (124th); driving distance - 286.5 / (96th); driving accuracy - 69.5% / (44th); GIR - 65.7% / (90th); putting - 1.783 / (112th); birdie average - 3.50 per rd / (121st) / total birdies - 350; sand saves - 47.8% / (130th); all-around rank - 773 / (104th).

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; rounds played - 87; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $258,062; (ranked 175th); best finish - T-14th at the Bell Canadian Open

2004 Stats
scoring average - 72.14 / (178th); driving distance - 283.4 / (131st); driving accuracy - 62.8% / (122nd); GIR - 60.5% / (186th); putting - 1.802 / (164th); birdie average - 3.03 per rd / (185th) / total birdies - 264; sand saves - 45.7% / (146th); all-around rank - 1152 / (184th).

2005 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.56 (ranked 91st); money - $107,523 (ranked 52nd); best finish -T5th, National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic.

2006 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.28 (ranked 14th); money - $339,763 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Oregon Classic.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 107; in money - 23; Top-10 Finishes - 1; money - $901,549 (ranked 113th); best finish - T6th at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

2007 Stats
scoring average - 70.69 / (73rd); driving distance - 285.6 / (127th); driving accuracy - 61.1% / (128th); GIR - 64.7% / (96th); putting - 1.779 / (70th); birdie average - 3.36 per rd / (103rd) / total birdies - 360; sand saves - 53.8% / (46th); all-around rank - 721 / (82nd)

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