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Steve Flesch

  • Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
  • Residence: Union, KY; plays out of Triple Crown CC
  • Birth Date: May 23, 1967
  • height: 5-11
  • Turned Pro: 1990

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PGA TOUR Victories

(4) 2003,HP Classic of New Orleans. 2004,Bank of America Colonial. 2007,Reno-Tahoe Open, Turning Stone Resort Championship.

International Victories

(1): 1996 Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open [Asia].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$601,836 (109)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T6-- Masters Tournament. 7-- Transitions Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 2, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Shot 68-67 on the weekend to finish T6 at the Masters Tournament, the second consecutive year he finished in the top-10 at the first major of the season (T5 in 2008).

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- HP Classic of New Orleans, Bank of America Colonial, Reno-Tahoe Open, Turning Stone Resort Championship.

2008 Season Highlights

Won more than $1 million for the eighth time in the last nine years and two top-10s, both in majors...In fourth Masters appearance, finished T5, struggling during the final round with a 6-over-par 78. Opened 72-67-69 and trailed eventual champion Trevor Immelman by three heading into the final round...Next top-10 was a sixth at the PGA Championship, thanks to a final-round 69. This marked his second top-10 finish in a major championship in 2008 and the first time in his career in which he has had two top-10s in majors in a single season.

Career Highlights

2007: Earned two PGA TOUR victories down the stretch to become one of six multiple winners on the year. One of only four left-handers (Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir and Bob Charles) to win multiple times on the PGA TOUR. Finished among the top-30 on the money list for the fourth time in his career...Claimed third career TOUR title in wire-to-wire fashion (lone player to win wire-to-wire in 2007) at the Reno-Tahoe Open....Four starts later, bested Michael Allen by two shots to win the inaugural Turning Stone Resort Championship. Earned $1.08 million to boost his earnings to more than $2.2 million. 2006: Finished in the top 100 on the money list for the ninth time...Matched career high in starts with 33 (2003). Made 26 cuts, second most in career behind 29 in 2000...Best finishes were T3s at The International and Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. 2005: Had lowest career finish on the money list, 95th, after posting just two top-10s...Collected his second top-10 in a major championship with a T10 finish at the PGA Championship...Had an MRI on Dec. 22, 2005, to diagnose pain in his right shoulder and underwent arthroscopic surgery the next day to treat decompression in his shoulder. 2004: Surpassed $2 million in earnings and won for the second consecutive season...Earned second career win at the Bank of America Colonial in May on his 37th birthday, defeating Chad Campbell by one stroke. Shared third-round lead with Campbell and Brian Gay. Turned third-round lead into victory for first time in six tries. Only player in field to post four rounds in the 60s. Win moved him to career-best 24th in the world. Surpassed $1-million mark in earnings for fifth consecutive season...Paired with two left-handers, Russ Cochran and Greg Chalmers, in the final round of the HP Classic of New Orleans...Named Player of the Month in May...Collected first top-10 in a major (19 appearances) with his T7 at the U.S. Open. 2003: Earned a career-high $2,269,630 thanks to nine top-10s...Sank a 35-footer for birdie on the first extra hole of a playoff at the HP Classic of New Orleans to defeat Bob Estes and earn his first career victory in his 174th start on TOUR. Became the seventh left-hander to win on TOUR. Win came after finishing second in New Orleans in 1998 and 1999...A 10-under-par 62 in the first round at Southern Highlands during the Las Vegas Invitational was career low. 2002: Posted T4 at the Bell Canadian Open, one stroke out of a three-way playoff (champion John Rollins, Neal Lancaster and Justin Leonard), one of seven top-10s during the season. 2001: Finished in the top 50 on the money list for third time in four years as a member thanks to six top-10s. 2000: Ranked second behind Tiger Woods in top-10s with 13...Best opportunity for victory came at National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World. Had two-stroke lead over Woods going into final round. He and Woods shot final-round 69s but Duffy Waldorf fired 62 to take victory. Marked second career solo second. 1999: Season interrupted after fracturing right forearm falling down stairs leaving Tucson. Made first start since injury at THE PLAYERS Championship and went on to post three top-10s...Held 54-hole lead at Compaq Classic of New Orleans before finishing second to Carlos Franco. 1998: Voted PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. First left-hander to receive honor, keyed by seven consecutive top-25s in the spring, including a second and a third. 1997: Won Nationwide Tour Championship to vault from 24th to fourth place on money list and earn exempt status on PGA TOUR in 1998. 1996: Finished top-10 on Asian Tour Order of Merit for the third time in his career; others came in 1993-94...Won Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open to earn spot in Sarazen World Open, where he T9 and earned $47,000. 1993: Winner of the Kentucky Open for second time in career; other came in 1991.

Personal

Began game right-handed before switching over to natural left side...One of four left-handers (Vic Wilk, Eric Axley and Greg Chalmers the others) to win on Nationwide Tour...Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals and Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan...Interested in getting involved in golf course design...Inducted into the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame in December 2007.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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