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Sean O'Hair

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
11
Current Position
To Par: +6
Total Strokes: 75 - 75 : 150
T108   T119
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Lubbock, TX
  • Residence: West Chester, PA
  • Age: 28
  • Turned Pro: 1999

PGA TOUR Victories

(3) 2005,John Deere Classic. 2008,PODS Championship. 2009,Quail Hollow Championship.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$647,820 (47)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T4-- SBS Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 4, World Golf Championships-CA Championship.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Recorded his second consecutive fourth-place finish at the SBS Championship, placing four strokes behind champion Geoff Ogilvy. Entered the final hole at 20-under and one shot behind tournament leader Ogilvy at the time, before hitting his second shot on No. 18 into a hazard and carding a double bogey.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- John Deere Classic, PODS Championship, Quail Hollow Championship.

2009 Season Highlights

Won the third tournament of his career in 2009 en route to a career-best nine top-10 finishes and a fifth-place finish in the FedExCup...A final-round, 8-under 65, the best round of the day, led to a fourth-place finish at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship...Lost 4 and 3 to eventual finalist Paul Casey in the quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, finishing T5...Recorded a par on the final hole at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard to finish second to Tiger Woods, who made birdie on the last hole soon after O'Hair's par. Led by five entering the final round...Had three rounds in the 60s on the way to a T10 finish at the Masters Tournament, his first top-10 in a major championship...Five weeks after losing a lead to Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, surged down the stretch in winning the Quail Hollow Championship by one stroke over Lucas Glover and Bubba Watson. Closed with a 3-under 69 - the only player from the last nine groups to break 70 at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club - and made enough key birdies that finishing with consecutive bogeys on the two toughest holes at Quail Hollow didn't cost him. Took the outright lead with a two-putt birdie from 70 feet on the 15th, then seized control with an 8-iron to 8 feet for birdie on the 16th hole. Glover, who bogeyed the par-3 17th, had a chance to force a playoff on 18 until his approach bounded over the firm green and his birdie chip turned away to the left. Became the only current American player in his 20s with three PGA TOUR victories. International players Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott are the only others in the under-30 set to achieve that feat. The win vaulted him to third in the FedExCup standings...Entered the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship tied for the lead with Steve Stricker and Retief Goosen, but an even-par 71 dropped him to a T8 finish, his seventh top-10 of the season. Was 8-under in an eight-hole stretch in the second round (Nos. 15-4) when he shot 64...One week later, posted rounds of 70-66 on the weekend to finish fourth at the BMW Championship. Climbed from 16th to seventh in the FedExCup standings entering THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Jumped out to the opening-round lead at East Lake with a 4-under 66 and eventually finished third. One of just two players (Tiger Woods) without an over-par round during the week. Finished the season fifth in the FedExCup standings...Was a rookie on the 2009 U.S. Presidents Cup Team...Runner-up in a playoff to Anthony Kim at the Kiwi Challenge.

Career Highlights

2009: Won the third tournament of his career en route to a career-best nine top-10 finishes and a fifth-place finish in the FedExCup...A final-round, 8-under 65, the best round of the day, led to a fourth-place finish at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship...Lost 4 and 3 to eventual finalist Paul Casey in the quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, finishing T5...Recorded a par on the final hole at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard to finish second to Tiger Woods, who made birdie on the last hole soon after O'Hair's par. Led by five entering the final round...Had three rounds in the 60s on the way to a T10 finish at the Masters Tournament, his first top-10 in a major championship...Five weeks after losing a lead to Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, surged down the stretch in winning the Quail Hollow Championship by one stroke over Lucas Glover and Bubba Watson. Closed with a 3-under 69 - the only player from the last nine groups to break 70 at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club - and made enough key birdies that finishing with consecutive bogeys on the two toughest holes at Quail Hollow didn't cost him. Took the outright lead with a two-putt birdie from 70 feet on the 15th, then seized control with an 8-iron to 8 feet for birdie on the 16th hole. Glover, who bogeyed the par-3 17th, had a chance to force a playoff on 18 until his approach bounded over the firm green and his birdie chip turned away to the left. Became the only current American player in his 20s with three PGA TOUR victories. International players Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott are the only others in the under-30 set to achieve that feat. The win vaulted him to third in the FedExCup standings...Entered the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship tied for the lead with Steve Stricker and Retief Goosen, but an even-par 71 dropped him to a T8 finish, his seventh top-10 of the season. Was 8-under in an eight-hole stretch in the second round (Nos. 15-4) when he shot 64...One week later, posted rounds of 70-66 on the weekend to finish fourth at the BMW Championship. Climbed from 16th to seventh in the FedExCup standings entering THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Jumped out to the opening-round lead at East Lake with a 4-under 66 and eventually finished third. One of just two players (Tiger Woods) without an over-par round during the week. Finished the season fifth in the FedExCup standings...Was a rookie on the 2009 U.S. Presidents Cup Team...Runner-up in a playoff to Anthony Kim at the Kiwi Challenge. 2008: Notched second career TOUR victory to go with three top-10s...After missing the cut in his two previous starts, came back with a two-stroke win at the PODS Championship. Finished the event at 4-under 284, the highest winning score in tournament history and the highest on TOUR since Angel Cabrera won the 2007 U.S. Open. Collected a career-best $954,000. At 25 years, 6 months and 28 days, became the youngest player to win the PODS Championship and one of just seven players younger than 30 with two or more wins on the PGA TOUR. 2007: Tallied a then-career high in top-10s (5) and nearly $2 million in earnings...The 54-hole leader by two strokes over Phil Mickelson at THE PLAYERS Championship. Playing with Mickelson in the last group on Sunday, saw victory hopes evaporate with a quadruple-bogey on the par-3 17th hole (two balls in the water). Finished 11th after a final-round 76. On his 71st hole, O'Hair said: "I went dead after the pin, and it was right on line with the pin, maybe a yard right of the pin, and went in the water. You've got to make something happen. I didn't bust it for four days to get second place. So obviously I paid for it.". 2006: Followed his sensational rookie season with a strong second year. Entered 30 events, made 20 cuts and finished in the top-25 seven times...Played well in the major championships, making the cut in three of the four. Finished T14 at the British Open and T12 at the PGA Championship, his best finish in six career major championship starts...Finished third at the Canadian Open, his best finish since capturing the 2005 John Deere Classic, two behind champion Jim Furyk. 2005: Stellar first season on TOUR, which included his first victory and a runner-up finish...First TOUR win came at John Deere Classic just one day shy of his 23rd birthday in his 18th career TOUR start. Posted four rounds in the 60s, including a final-round 6-under-par 65 that overcame a five-stroke J.L. Lewis lead. Finished the tournament with one bogey over his last 60 holes. Earned a career-high $720,000 and a spot in the British Open field the following week, jumping to 16th on the TOUR money list. Moved to World No. 53 from No. 93 and from No. 1155 at the end of 2004. The Wednesday evening prior to the first round after struggling with his swing. "I was so desperate, I went to a Borders (bookstore) down the road from my hotel to get a couple Jack Nicklaus books. Thursday morning I woke up and was trying it in the hotel room. I tried it on the range before I went and played on Thursday and just hit the ball probably the best I've ever hit it."...Obtained a last-minute passport for British Open trip to St. Andrews. After arriving on Wednesday, finished T15, his first career start in a major championship...In just his 12th start of his rookie campaign finished solo second at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Held the lead after 36 and 54 holes, but could not catch Ted Purdy who closed with a 5-under 65. 2004: Earned his initial TOUR card for 2005 after making it through all three stages of the Qualifying Tournament, including the final stage in his first attempt. Had been to Q-School every year since 1999. 2004: Turned in then-best finish in 18 career starts on the Nationwide Tour, a T28 at The First Tee Arkansas Classic. 2001: Made just one cut in seven starts in his only season as a member of the Nationwide Tour...Spent time on the Cleveland Pro Tour and the Gateway Tour...Turned professional after his junior year of high school.

Personal

Met his wife, Jaclyn, at TPC Heron Bay in Coral Springs, FL, when she was a college golfer at Florida Atlantic and he was practicing on the driving range.

Other Information

Rookie on the 2005 PGA TOUR after making it through all three stages of the 2004 Qualifying Tournament, including the final stage in his first attempt. Had been to Q-School every year since 1999. Prior to 2005, had never played on the PGA TOUR but has made the cut in four of 18 career Nationwide Tour events (member in 2001) with his best finish a T28 at the 2004 First Tee Arkansas Classic. Spent time on the Cleveland Pro Tour and the Gateway Tour. Turned professional prior to graduating from high school.

National Teams

The Presidents Cup (1), 2009.