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Heath Slocum

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
54
Current Position
To Par: +7
Total Strokes: 80 - 67 : 147
T148   T94
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Residence: Alpharetta, GA
  • Age: 37
  • Turned Pro: 1996

PGA TOUR Victories

(3) 2004,Chrysler Classic of Tucson. 2005,Southern Farm Bureau Classic. 2009,The Barclays.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$550,321 (60)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T8-- Verizon Heritage.

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 1, Bob Hope Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Finished a season-best T8 at the Verizon Heritage, his ninth made cut in his first 10 starts. A par on the final hole on Friday and Saturday would have led to a share of the lead both days, but he double bogeyed the hole on both occasions. Still managed 4-under 67s each round.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Chrysler Classic of Tucson, Southern Farm Bureau Classic, The Barclays.

2009 Season Highlights

Season highlighted by win at The Barclays and an eighth-place finish in the FedExCup standings...Finished T3 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to earn his best finish since a T2 at the 2007 PODS Championship...Also T10 at the St. Jude Classic thanks to a 7-under 63 on Friday that equaled the low round of the event...One week after barely making the PGA Playoffs for the FedExCup (No. 124 out of 125 and two points ahead of Matt Jones at 126), he sank a 20-foot par putt on the 18th green at Liberty National for a one-stroke victory at The Barclays, his third career victory. Finished at 9-under par, one stroke ahead of Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington. Stricker, in the same pairing with Slocum and tied for the lead, missed a 10-foot par putt on the 18th hole. Woods, playing in the group ahead, missed a 7-foot birdie try on the final green. Victory moved him to No. 3 in the standings and assured a spot in THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola and a shot at the $10-million first prize...Finished T19 at East Lake GC to secure a top-10 finish in the FedExCup standings (No. 8)...Solid play continued in the Fall Series as four straight rounds in the 60s resulted in a T8 at the Frys.com Open.

Career Highlights

2009: Season highlighted by win at The Barclays and an eighth-place finish in the FedExCup standings...Finished T3 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to earn his best finish since a T2 at the 2007 PODS Championship...Also T10 at the St. Jude Classic thanks to a 7-under 63 on Friday that equaled the low round of the event...One week after barely making the PGA Playoffs for the FedExCup (No. 124 out of 125 and two points ahead of Matt Jones at 126), he sank a 20-foot par putt on the 18th green at Liberty National for a one-stroke victory at The Barclays, his third career victory. Finished at 9-under par, one stroke ahead of Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington. Stricker, in the same pairing with Slocum and tied for the lead, missed a 10-foot par putt on the 18th hole. Woods, playing in the group ahead, missed a 7-foot birdie try on the final green. Victory moved him to No. 3 in the standings and assured a spot in THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola and a shot at the $10-million first prize...Finished T19 at East Lake GC to secure a top-10 finish in the FedExCup standings (No. 8)...Solid play continued in the Fall Series as four straight rounds in the 60s resulted in a T8 at the Frys.com Open. 2008: Fifth consecutive season breaking $1 million in earnings...Recorded five top-10 finishes and played in all four majors for the first time in his career...Finished T5 at the Wachovia Championship after earning a spot in Sunday's final pairing with eventual champion Anthony Kim. Recorded one birdie during a final-round 73 that left him eight shots behind Kim...Finished T9 at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, thanks to a closing 6-under 65. His bogey-free 65 was the lowest round in a U.S. Open since Vijay Singh posted a 63 in the second round of the 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields. His finish was his first top-10 in a major championship (8 starts)...Best finish of the season came with a solo fourth at the Travelers Championship in June, thanks in part to a third-round, 6-under-par 64. The finish was his best since the 2007 PODS Championship, where he finished T2. 2007: Had his best year in earnings and position on the FedExCup points and money lists...Played in all four PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events and finished 30th, earning a $175,000 bonus...Shared the 54-hole lead at the PODS Championship with eventual champion Mark Calcavecchia before a final-round 71 dropped him to T2. Overcame an early double bogey in the final round with birdies on holes 10-12, but a bogey at the last hole left him one shot short...Made first career TOUR Championship start, finishing T17...Carded a final-round 62 at the Valero Texas Open to finish fifth, his third top-five finish of the season. Has recorded a 61 (2003, first round) and a 62 at LaCantera Golf Club in his Valero Texas Open history...Teamed with hometown friend Boo Weekley to finish second at the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup in China. Lost in a playoff to the Scottish team of Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren. 2006: Collected $1,180,681 in earnings on the strength of three top-10s, including two third-place finishes...The 2004 champion of the Chrysler Classic of Tucson posted his third top-10 in five starts at Tucson National with a T3 (also a T6 in 2002) thanks to four rounds in the 60s...Finished T3 at the John Deere Classic, aided by rounds of 66-68 on the weekend, three behind champion John Senden. 2005: After a slow start to the season, ended with a bang. Collected a career-best four top-10s, including winning the final full-field event of the season...Notched his second TOUR title at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic. Closed with 64-66 on the weekend. Won with his father, Jack, as his caddie. Jack, a former Mississippi club pro, played in the event nine times when it was an unofficial event at Hattiesburg CC. 2004: The first of 10 first-time winners on TOUR, capturing the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. In 78th career start he carried his 54-hole lead to a victory with a final-round 65. 2003: Got off to a slow start making the cut in just five of first 16 starts, but changed that in the second half of his season, making 13 of 16...Second career runner-up finish was a T2 at the Greater Milwaukee Open, thanks to a final-round 66...Shared the first-round lead at the Valero Texas Open after posting a course record-tying, career-best 61. 2002: Sixth-ranked player of the 11 rookies who ended the season in the top 125...Had one-stroke lead with three holes to play at the WORLDCOM CLASSIC-The Heritage of Golf but a double bogey on the 16th hole left him in second place, one stroke behind winner Justin Leonard. 2001: Became second person to earn promotion to PGA TOUR by winning three Nationwide Tour events in same season - Greater Cleveland Open, Knoxville Open and Omaha Classic...Became second player in Nationwide Tour history to complete 72 holes without a bogey at Dayton Open, joining Clark Dennis, who accomplished the feat at the 1997 Upstate Classic...Nationwide Tour record of 106 consecutive holes without a bogey came to an end during the second round...Completed the trifecta with a victory at the Omaha Classic, where Smith also earned his promotion. Held on to his 54-hole, one-stroke lead to defeat Rod Pampling by a stroke. With $337,090, became the first player in Nationwide Tour history to surpass the $300,000 mark in a season. 2000: Regained Nationwide Tour membership at TOUR Qualifying School. Amateur: Three-time All-America for South Alabama...Captured the Sun Belt Conference individual title to help the Jaguars capture the team championship.

Personal

Contracted ulcerative colitis in November 1997 and dropped from 150 to 122 pounds. Missed the next year and one-half of golf...In late September 2009, the Atlanta resident donated $40,000 to three charities associated with THE TOUR Championship: the East Lake Foundation ($20,000), Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Crohn's Disease and Colitis Foundation ($10,000 each)...Played on the same high school golf team at Milton (FL) HS as TOUR player Boo Weekley. Bubba Watson attended the same school a couple years later.

National Teams

(1) 2007 World Cup.