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Cameron Beckman

  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
  • Residence: San Antonio, TX
  • Birth Date: February 15, 1970
  • height: 6-2
  • Turned Pro: 1993

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PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 2001,Southern Farm Bureau Classic. 2008,Frys.com Open.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$679,219 (100)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T7-- AT&T National. T9-- John Deere Classic.

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 3, John Deere Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Earned first top-10 of season at AT&T National after final-round 73 dropped him from T3 to T7. Bogeyed final hole when birdie would have earned 2009 British Open exemption...Second top-10 of the season came the following week at the John Deere Classic. Despite having to play third and final rounds on Sunday, posted a 7-under 64 in third round en route to a T9.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Southern Farm Bureau Classic, Frys.com Open.

2008 Season Highlights

Topped $1 million in earnings for just the second time (2001). Finished the season No. 82 in earnings, with 16 made cuts in 29 starts...Followed a 6-under-par 64 in the third round of the Frys.com Open in Scottsdale, AZ in October with a 7-under 63 Sunday to force sudden death with Kevin Sutherland. Par-four on the second extra hole gave Texan his second PGA TOUR win and first top-10 finish of the season. The PGA TOUR Fall Series victory moved him from 175th to 86th on the Official Money List, to thus avoid having to re-qualify for a 2009 exemption...Added another top-10 finish (T10) at the season-ending Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Walmart.

Career Highlights

2007: Finished 112th on the money list and retained his PGA TOUR card for the 2008 season...On the strength of a first-round, 6-under-par 64, finished solo seventh at the Mayakoba Golf Classic...Second top-10 was a T3 at the Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Jumped from 147th to 128th on the TOUR money list with three events remaining. The T3 was best finish since a T3 at the 2002 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic...T5 at the Ginn sur Mer Classic and a T20 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic moved him into the top 125. Finished fourth on TOUR in Greens In Regulation with a 69.87 percentage average. 2006: After finishing out of the top 125 on the money list for the second consecutive season, regained TOUR card for 2007 season with a T4 finish at PGA TOUR Qualifying School. Fourth successful venture to the finals of Qualifying School. Finished 176th on money list, with eight made cuts in 16 starts playing with Past Champion status... Posted lone top-10 of the season in second start, a T9 at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. 2005: Finished 152nd on the money list and was forced to go back to Qualifying School, where he failed to retain his card for the 2006 season...Finished T5 for the second time in three years at the 84 LUMBER Classic, his first and only top-10 finish of the season. 2004: Finished in the top 125 for the fourth consecutive season...Finished T9 at the Buick Classic after a final-round 75 while playing in the final pairing left him five shots shy of eventual winner Sergio Garcia...Ended the year on a high mark, making five cuts in last six starts, including T4 in the 2004 FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World. 2003: Finished 106th on the money list and recorded six top-25s...Shared second-round lead with Robert Damron at the 84 LUMBER Classic and held two-stroke advantage through 54 holes prior to picking up his only top-10 of the season, a T5...Had a bulging disc late in the season that kept him from competing. Doctors recommended that he should spend the end of the season doing an extensive workout program so he could be healthy for the 2004 season. Last event of 2003 was the Valero Texas Open in late September. 2002: Finished 72nd on the money list and recorded a personal-best nine top-25s...Recorded his first top-10 and only top-5 finish of the season with a T3 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic...Second top-10 came at the Touchstone Energy Tuscon Open, where he finished T6...Recorded his third and final top-10 on the season at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic, where he finished T8. 2001: Finished strong by earning first TOUR victory at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic to finish a career-high 50th on money list...Despite nearly withdrawing from the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, the last full-field official money event of the year because of a stiff neck, fired consecutive 67s to edge Chad Campbell by one stroke. Birdied three of the final five holes to make up a three-stroke deficit. 2000: Finished in the top-25 seven times. Wound up 139th on the money list and was forced to go back to Qualifying School, where he finished T4 to secure his card for the 2001 season. 1999: Posted three top-25s in 28 TOUR events and finished 172nd on the money list...Successfully retained his card for the 2000 season by finishing T23 at the year-end Qualifying Tournament. Amateur: 1991 NAIA individual champion at Texas Lutheran.

Personal

On the relief of making it into the top 125 on the money list after going to the Qualifying Tournament 10 times previously: "I could take a nap sitting here right now," Beckman said at the Children's Miracle Network Classic, the final event of 2008 where he sewed up his PGA TOUR card for 2008.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

After finishing out of the top 125 on the 2006 money list for the second consecutive season, regained TOUR card for 2007 season with a T4 finish at Qualifying School. Fourth successful venture to the finals of Qualifying School. Finished 176th on 2006 money list, with eight made cuts in 16 starts playing with Past Champion status. Posted lone top-10 of the season in second start, a T9 at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. PGA TOUR member since 1999 and Nationwide Tour member in 1997-98. Finished in the top 125 for the fourth consecutive season in 2004. Ended the year on a high mark, making five cuts in last six starts, including T4 in the 2004 FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World. In 2003, shared second-round lead with Robert Damron at the 84 LUMBER Classic and held two-stroke advantage through 54 holes prior to picking up his only top-10 of the season, a T5. Had a bulging disc late in the 2003 season that kept him from competition. Doctors recommended that he should spend the end of the season doing an extensive workout program so he could be healthy for the 2004 season. Last event of 2003 was the Valero Texas Open in late September. Finished comfortably inside the top 100 in earnings in 2002, 72nd. Ended 2001 strong by earning first TOUR victory to finish a career-high 50th on money list. Despite nearly withdrawing from the 2001 Southern Farm Bureau Classic, the last full-field official money event of the year because of a stiff neck, fired consecutive 67s to edge Chad Campbell by one stroke. Birdied three of the final five holes to make up a three-stroke deficit. In 2000, finished in the top-25 seven times. Posted three top-25s in 28 TOUR events in 1999. The 1994 Lone Star Tour Player of the Year. The 1991 NAIA individual champion at Texas Lutheran.

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