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Aaron Baddeley

  • Birthplace: Lebanon, NH
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Birth Date: March 17, 1981
  • height: 6-1
  • Turned Pro: 2000

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PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 2006,Verizon Heritage. 2007,FBR Open.

International Victories

(4): 1999 Holden Australian Open [Aus]. 2000 Holden Australian Open [Aus]. 2001 Greg Norman Holden International [Aus]. 2007 MasterCard Masters [Aus].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$782,115 (87)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T9-- THE PLAYERS Championship, John Deere Classic.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 4, John Deere Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

A final-round, 6-under 66 led to his first top-10 finish of the season, a T9 at THE PLAYERS Championship...Posted four rounds in the 60s at the John Deere Classic in July. The week was highlighted by a final-round, 6-under 65, giving him his second top-10 of the season, a T9.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Verizon Heritage, FBR Open.

2008 Season Highlights

Collected nine top-25 finishes en route to a No. 43 finish in the FedExCup standings. Made the cut in 17 of 22 starts, surpassing $1 million in earnings for the fourth straight season...Finished T9 in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Defeated Mark Calcavecchia (4 and 2) and then David Toms conceded the second-round match due to a bad back. Fell to eventual champion Tiger Woods in 20 holes in the third round...Fired four rounds in the 60s on Hilton Head Island in April to place T2 at the Verizon Heritage, where he won his first PGA TOUR event in 2006. The T2 was his third consecutive top-10 finish at Harbour Town...Didn't crack the top 10 again until 11 tournaments later, finishing T10 at the BMW Championship.

Career Highlights

2007: Had the best season of his career, with seven top-10 finishes, a victory and more than $3 million in earnings...Won for the second time in 21 starts (dating back to the 2006 Verizon Heritage) with a one-stroke victory at the FBR Open, close to where he lives at nearby Grayhawk GC. Closed with consecutive 7-under-par 64s for a winning total of 21-under-par 263. His 14-under-par total on the weekend tied the tournament record for the lowest last 36 holes. Became the fourth international player to win the event since the tournament moved to TPC Scottsdale in 1987...T6 at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship, giving him top-10 finishes in two of the three World Golf Championships events...2006 Verizon Heritage champion finished T10 at the 2007 Verizon Heritage in his first career title defense. Second-round 66 was tied for the second-lowest round of the day, behind Ernie Els' 65. Played his final five holes of the tournament 4-over par to drop out of title contention...Held the 54-hole lead over Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open at Oakmont CC after opening 72-70-70. Paired with Woods in final group on Sunday, triple-bogeyed first hole en route to 10-over-par 80. Finished T13...Shared the 36-hole lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, but a pair of 70s dropped him to fifth at TPC Boston...Tied for the 54-hole lead with Steve Stricker at the BMW Championship after opening 68-65-65. Playing in the final pairing with Stricker on Sunday, posted a final-round 66 to finish second, two shots shy of champion Tiger Woods...In first career start at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, finished 24th to lock up a sixth-place finish in final FedExCup standings, earning an $800,000 bonus...Beat Daniel Chopra on the fourth playoff hole in late November to win the MasterCard Masters in Australia. 2006: Won for the first time on the PGA TOUR and accumulated more than $1.5 million in earnings...Won the Verizon Heritage for his first PGA TOUR title, rallying with birdies on Nos. 14 and 15, two of the hardest holes on the PGA TOUR, and beating Jim Furyk with a 6-foot par putt on Harbour Town's lighthouse closing hole. On Easter Sunday morning, Baddeley, who aspires to be a minister when his golf career is complete, spoke at Harbour Town's Sunrise Service by the 18th green. He also celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary on Saturday...Led the TOUR in putts per round (27.96). 2005: Recorded back-to-back top-10s for the first time in his career with his T7 finish at the Nissan Open and T6 finished the next week at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson....Best effort of the season was a T4 at the Reno-Tahoe Open, six strokes behind wire-to-wire champion Vaughn Taylor. 2004: Made 70 percent of his season earnings during the West Coast Swing ($445,509, six tournaments), thanks to a runner-up finish in Tucson. In 38th career professional start finished second to Heath Slocum at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. Had not made a bogey since the second round at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort and Spa, but a three-putt on the 72nd green ended the streak and his chance at victory...Needed to make the cut at the season-ending Chrysler Championship to secure a spot in the top 125 on the final season money list, finished 67th. 2003: PGA TOUR rookie had a strong debut thanks to three top-10s, including losing in a two-hole playoff to Ernie Els at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to get into a playoff. On the second playoff hole at Waialae Country Club, Els made a 43-foot birdie putt from the fringe of the 10th green. Baddeley left his 20-foot birdie putt on the edge. The runner-up spot was his first career top-10...Missed the better part of three months during the year due to ankle injury suffered playing ultimate frisbee after the Bay Hill Invitational in late March. He was out of action from THE PLAYERS Championship until coming back at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where he finished T53. 2002: Earned his way on to the PGA TOUR via a 10th-place finish on the Nationwide Tour money list. Posted three runner-up finishes, at the Knoxville Open, Bank of America Monterey Peninsula Classic and the Gila River Classic. 2001: Played in nine TOUR events and teamed with Adam Scott for a T14 at the World Cup...Winner of the Greg Norman Holden International. Finished as the 2000-01 PGA TOUR of Australasia Order of Merit Champion and did not miss a cut on the PGA Tour of Australasia that year. Amateur: In 2000, made one cut, a T57 at Honda Classic, in nine TOUR appearances. Stayed with countryman Greg Norman during The Honda Classic, his first TOUR start. Highlight of the year came when he defended his Holden Australian Open title...In 1999, won the Holden Australian Open, becoming the youngest player to win that event and the first amateur since Bruce Devlin in 1959...First amateur to receive a special invitation to the Masters (2000) since 1976...Was selected to the Eisenhower World Team, becoming the youngest Australian to represent his country in any world team event.

Personal

Born in New Hampshire before family moved back to Australia when Aaron was only 2. Father Ron served as chief mechanic for Mario Andretti's race team in New Hampshire. Holds dual American and Australian citizenship...Introduced to golf at age 8 by his grandmother, Jean Baddeley...Counts fashion as one of his hobbies along with fitness, food and music...If he didn't become a professional golfer wanted to be the best fitness trainer in the world...The Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship, in its eighth playing, was held last December with the boys and girls winners receiving spots in the Australian men's and women's opens...Web site Badds.com.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

0-1

National Teams

World Cup, 2001.

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