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Kevin Sutherland

  • Birthplace: Sacramento, CA
  • Residence: Sacramento, CA
  • Birth Date: July 4, 1964
  • height: 6-1
  • Turned Pro: 1987

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PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2002,World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$799,302 (83)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T9-- Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 1, The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Took 14 starts to post his first top-10 off the season, a T9 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Missed only two cuts in the first 14 starts. Was one of 16 players with all four founds in the 60s at Colonial CC.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

2008 Season Highlights

Had a career year with more than $2 million in earnings and qualified for THE TOUR Championship for the first time in his career. Made 20 cuts in 24 events entered and posted 10 top-25s...In third start of the season, was tied for the lead after first round of the FBR Open with a 6-under-par 65. Shot 66-69 on the weekend to finish T4, his best effort since a runner-up at the 2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am...Added top-10 finishes in back-to-back starts at the Shell Houston Open (T8) and the EDS Byron Nelson Championship (T7)...Fourth top-10 of the season was an eighth-place finish at the John Deere Classic. Has posted back-to-back top-10s at TPC Deere Run (T6 in 2007) and has three top-10s in Moline, IL (T5-2003)...Fired a 3-under 68 on the final day at The Barclays to get into a playoff with Vijay Singh and Sergio Garcia. Parred the first playoff hole as Singh and Garcia made birdies and finished T2 with Garcia after Singh birdied the second playoff hole to win. It marked the 177th PGA TOUR start since his win at the 2002 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. This was also his second runner-up finish in that span of tournaments (2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am). He moved from 57th to third in the FedExCup standings...Finished 15th in his debut at THE TOUR Championship. Result placed him 11th in the final FedExCup standings...Stated early in the week that his intention in playing the Frys.com Open was "just to have some fun." Shot 129 (63-66) on the weekend to force sudden death with Cameron Beckman. Following an errant approach shot on the second extra hole, couldn't convert for par to match Beckman.

Career Highlights

2007: Had best season since 2003, with a runner-up finish and three top-10s...Was one stroke back heading into the final round of the Buick Invitational. Closed with a 2-over 74 on the South Course and dropped to T14...Tied for the 54-hole lead with Phil Mickelson at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Finished runner-up after a closing 1-under 71 at Pebble Beach, five strokes behind Mickelson...Finished T6 at the John Deere Classic, his second top-10 of the season...Recorded his second career top-10 finish in a major championship with a T9 at the PGA Championship. 2006: Ended the season 115th on the TOUR money list, the lowest spot since he finished No. 135 as a rookie in 1996. But managed to retain his fully-exempt status for 10th consecutive season. Made 21 cuts in 29 events entered and posted seven top-25 finishes...Best effort was a T11 at the Frys.com Open and Reno Tahoe Open. His $84,800 payday in late October at the Frys.com Open moved him over the $750,000 mark in season earnings and helped him secure his card for the 2007 season. 2005: In first start, earned a T6 at the Buick Invitational...Posted unofficial T7 at the rain-shortened Nissan Open, where he posted rounds of 67-69, three shots out of Adam Scott-Chad Campbell playoff. 2004: His four top-10s were the most since he posted seven in 2001...Held a share of the 36-hole lead with Jerry Kelly at THE PLAYERS Championship after opening 66-69. Finished T6 after rounds of 73-73 on the weekend. 2003: Finished T9 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship after losing to Adam Scott in the third round (2 and 1). 2002: Earned first TOUR title in his 184th career start. Became first player to make a World Golf Championships event his first career victory with a win at Accenture Match Play Championship. Beat fellow Sacramento, CA native Scott McCarron 1-up in the 36-hole final at La Costa Resort and Spa. Became the highest seed (No. 62) to win the tournament. Key shot was and up-and-down for par from the front bunker on the final hole. Used claw putting grip to win just one week after experimenting with it at Nissan Open. 2001: Shattered previous mark for top-25s with 13 (previous best was 12 in 2000)...Opening 67 gave him six-way share of the first-round lead at Touchstone Energy Tucson Open. Closing 68 left him one shy of winner Garrett Willis...Managed to eclipse the $1-million mark in a single season for the first time in his career with T7 at the Advil Western Open...Participated in the British Open for the first time and finished T9, his first top-10 in a major championship. 2000: Best showing came at the Buick Invitational, a T5...At Canon Greater Hartford Open, shot a final-round 65, his lowest final-round score of the year, to place T9...Held first-round lead at Bell Canadian Open after opening 65. Entered the event as a last-minute commitment due to fact his wife, Mary, gave birth to their first child just 10 days prior to tournament. Finished T10. 1999: Finished with four top-10s and eight top-25s. Top-10s came in Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (T8), Buick Invitational (T4), FedEx St. Jude Classic (T6) and Las Vegas Invitational (T6). 1998: At Buick Invitational, rounds of 68-67-70 left him one stroke shy of second career playoff. 1997: Came close to victory at Shell Houston Open, sharing 54-hole lead with Phil Blackmar. He and Blackmar shot final-round 70s before Blackmar won with a birdie on first playoff hole. 1991-92: Member of Nationwide Tour. Amateur: Second-team All-American at Fresno State.

Personal

Brother David was a member of PGA TOUR from 1997-2004. The two were paired together for the first time on TOUR during first two rounds of 1999 Compaq Classic of New Orleans...Won 1997 EA Sports Challenge Championship, defeating defending champion Paul Goydos.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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