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Stuart Appleby

  • Birthplace: Cohuna, Australia
  • Residence: Orlando, Fla.
  • Age: 37
  • Turned Pro: 1992
  • Eligibility Code: 6

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Player Notes

Raised on a dairy farm, where as a kid he hit golf shots from paddock to paddock. . .Former Australian Rules football player. . .Became eighth player in Nike Tour history to win his first-ever event in Monterrey, Mexico. . .Victory in Monterrey came on the seventh hole of a playoff against Rafael Alarcon. At the time it was the second longest playoff in Nike Tour history. . .Won 1991 Victorian Amateur Championship and Australian Junior Championship. . .Earned membership on the PGA Tour in 1996 by being fifth on the Nike Tour money list in 1995. . .Won the 1998 Coolum Classic in Australia, five months after the death of his wife, Renay, who perished in a freak car accident in London. . .Member of 1998, 2000, '03, '05 and '07 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

Australian Tour
7 - 1991 Queensland Open (as an amateur); 1994 Victorian PGA Championship, South Australia PGA Championship, Nedlands Masters, Tassie Classic; 1998 Coolum Classic; 2001 Holden Australian Open

Nationwide Tour
2 - 1995 Monterrey Open and Sonoma County Open

PGA Tour
8 - 1997 Honda Classic; 1998 Kemper Open; 1999 Shell Houston Open; 2003 Las Vegas Invitational, 2004 Mercedes Championships, 2005 Mercedes Championships, 2006 Mercedes Championship, Shell Houston Open

Career Summary

1995 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.04 (ranked 4th); money - $144,419 (ranked 5th); Winner, Monterrey Open and Sonoma County Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.44 (ranked 120th); money - $164,483 (ranked 130th); best finish - T10th, Freeport McDermott Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.17 (ranked T-90th); money - $717,962 (ranked 40th); Winner, 1998 Kemper Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.69 (ranked 47th); money - $1,359,724 (ranked 25th); Winner, 1999 Shell Houston Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played -81; in money -20; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,642,221 (ranked 24th); best finish -2nd at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.28 / (23rd); driving distance - 286.4 / (8th); driving accuracy -63.0% / (166th); GIR - 65.5% / (106th); putting - 1.753 / (37th); birdie average - 3.73 per rd / (39th) / total birdies - 302; sand saves - 63.2% / (5th); scrambling -66.3% / (4th); all-around rank - 406 / (19th).

2001 Notes
Won the Holden Australian Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played -98; in money -23; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,004,528 (ranked 55th); best finish -T5th at the NEC Invitational.

2001 Stats
scoring average - 70.68 / (52nd); driving distance - 288.6 / (19th); driving accuracy -67.7% / (113th); GIR - 64.8% / (142); putting - 1.736 / (15th); birdie average - 3.95 per rd / (26th) / total birdies - 387; sand saves - 52.3% / (93rd); scrambling -62.0% / (52nd); all-around rank - 519 / (35th).

2002 Notes
At the time his best financial season in his career. Also tied for fifth in the Advil Western Open and had four Top-10 finishes.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played -94; in money -21; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,729,459 (ranked 32nd); best finish -T2nd at the British Open and Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.

2002 Stats
scoring average - 70.53 / (29th); driving distance - 289.0 / (23rd); driving accuracy -63.8% / (167th); GIR - 65.7% / (94th); putting - 1.734 / (15th); birdie average - 4.03 per rd / (11th) / total birdies - 379; sand saves - 48.1% / (122nd); all-around rank - 491 / (27th).

2003 Notes
Best financial season in his career. In his last five starts he had one win and two runner-up finishes earning $1.6 million.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 85; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $2,662,538; (ranked 12th); best finish - Won at the Las Vegas Invitational.

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.16 / (23rd); driving distance - 294.4 / (35th); driving accuracy - 61.6% / (155th); GIR - 65.4% / (95th); putting - 1.752 / (37th); birdie average - 3.92 per rd / (26th) / total birdies - 333; sand saves - 62.1% / (1st); all-around; rank - 438 / (16th).

2004 Notes
Finished in the top 20 (No. 13) on the PGA TOUR money list for the third time in his career and second consecutive season.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 78; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $2,949,235; (ranked 13th); best finish - Win at the Mercedes Championships.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.47 / (32nd); driving distance - 293.2 / (42nd); driving accuracy - 62.5% / (125th); GIR - 65.1% / (95th); putting - 1.764 / (56th); birdie average - 3.76 per rd / (37th) / total birdies - 293; sand saves - 51.4% / (65th); all-around; rank - 522 / (26th).

2005 Notes
Finished in the top 30 on PGA Tour for the third straight season and made fourth International Presidents Cup Team.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 80; in money - 32; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $2,202,506; (ranked 23rd); best finish - Win at the Mercedes Championships.

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.54 / (42nd); driving distance - 300.6 / (19th); driving accuracy - 59.3% / (155th); GIR - 66.9% / (46th); putting - 1.802 / (165th); birdie average - 3.53 per rd / (96th) / total birdies - 282; sand saves - 49.1% / (94th); all-around rank - 765 / (92nd).

2006 Notes
Won twice and finished in the top 10 (No. 8) on the money list, both firsts in his 11-year PGA Tour career.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 78; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $3,470,457; (ranked 8th); best finish - Win at the Mercedes Championships & Shell Houston Open.

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.25 / (19th); driving distance - 289.7 / (90th); driving accuracy - 59.6% / (150th); GIR - 63.5% / (147th); putting - 1.743 / (9th); birdie average - 3.74 per rd / (31st) / total birdies - 292; sand saves - 56.7% / (19th); all-around rank - 526 / (24th).

2007 Notes
Several near-misses marked the season in which he didn't win for the first time since 2002. Did make the International Team at The Presidents Cup for the fifth time.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 73; in money - 15; Top-10 Finishes - 3; money - $1,803,385; (ranked 45th); best finish - T2nd at the Shell Houston Open.

2007 Stats
scoring average - 70.48 / (52nd); driving distance - 290.9 / (80th); driving accuracy - 60.4% / (140th); GIR - 61.5% / (175th); putting - 1.802 / (141st); birdie average - 3.16 per rd / (158th) / total birdies - 231; sand saves - 56.3% / (23rd); all-around rank - 904 / (139th).

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