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Bo Van Pelt

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
2
Current Position
To Par: +5
Total Strokes: 73 - 72 : 145
T78   T76
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Richmond, IN
  • Residence: Tulsa, OK
  • Age: 36
  • Turned Pro: 1998

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2009,U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$708,442 (42)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T3-- Verizon Heritage.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 5, Bob Hope Classic. 65 at Round 1, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Posted his first top-10 finish of the season in his 11th start, riding a 5-under 66 on Saturday en route to a T3 at the Verizon Heritage. It was his fifth start at Harbour Town, with top-15 finishes in three of his last four starts.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

2009 Season Highlights

Won his first PGA TOUR event in Milwaukee, had five top-10 finishes and placed 50th in the FedExCup standings...Recorded five rounds in the 60s on his way to a T5 finish at the 50th Bob Hope Classic...Final-round 66 was best of the day at Transitions Championship, where he finished T8...Third top-10 came at Travelers Championship, where he posted rounds of 64-67 on the weekend to finish T9...Captured first career PGA TOUR title in 229th start in a playoff over John Mallinger at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Entered the final round four strokes back of Frank Lickliter II, and carded rounds of 67-68-68-64--267 to force a playoff. Converted a two-putt birdie on the second extra hole, the par-5 18th, to become the 11th first-time winner in Milwaukee, and the fourth first-time winner in 2009. Jumped from No. 75 to No. 40 in the FedExCup standings. Four strokes made up on the final day was largest come-from-behind win at the U.S. Bank Championship since Jim Gallagher, Jr. rallied from five strokes down on Sunday in 1990...Final-round 65 at Turning Stone Resort Championship earned a T7, his fifth top-10 of the year.

Career Highlights

2009: Won his first PGA TOUR event in Milwaukee, had five top-10 finishes and placed 50th in the FedExCup standings...Recorded five rounds in the 60s on his way to a T5 finish at the 50th Bob Hope Classic...Final-round 66 was best of the day at Transitions Championship, where he finished T8...Third top-10 came at Travelers Championship, where he posted rounds of 64-67 on the weekend to finish T9...Captured first career PGA TOUR title in 229th start in a playoff over John Mallinger at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Entered the final round four strokes back of Frank Lickliter II, and carded rounds of 67-68-68-64--267 to force a playoff. Converted a two-putt birdie on the second extra hole, the par-5 18th, to become the 11th first-time winner in Milwaukee, and the fourth first-time winner in 2009. Jumped from No. 75 to No. 40 in the FedExCup standings. Four strokes made up on the final day was largest come-from-behind win at the U.S. Bank Championship since Jim Gallagher, Jr. rallied from five strokes down on Sunday in 1990...Final-round 65 at Turning Stone Resort Championship earned a T7, his fifth top-10 of the year. 2008: Got off to a quick start and used seven top-25 finishes to place in the top 125 on the money list for the fifth consecutive season...Year started strong with a T2 showing at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular in March. Held the 18-, 36 and 54-hole leads at the inaugural event before finishing T2 behind Greg Kraft. Narrowly missed a 20-foot eagle putt at the 72nd hole that would have tied him with Kraft. 2007: Posted double figures in top-25 finishes (13) for a fourth consecutive year and earned more than $1.5 million...Posted a final-round 70 in windy conditions at the Verizon Heritage, one of only seven players to break par in the final round, jumping from T25 to T10...Carded rounds of 67-64 on the weekend to finish T6 at the Travelers Championship. Had a hole-in-one on No. 16 in the final round at TPC River Highlands...Third top-10 was a T8 at the Viking Classic, part of the PGA TOUR Fall Series...Two weeks later, opened with rounds of 66-69 en route to a T5 finish at the Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Closed his season with six consecutive cuts made, placing him at 55th on the money list. During his final run he posted par-or-better scores in 22 of his 24 rounds, including a TOUR-best 19 in a row starting with the opening round of the BMW Championship. His scoring average over his final six starts was 69.04. 2006: Finished in the top 75 on the money list for the third straight season. Earned more than $1 million thanks to four top-10s. Made 23 cuts in 28 events entered...In just his second career start at the TPC Sawgrass, recorded his first top-10 at THE PLAYERS Championship with his T8 finish... Finished T5 at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, his 15th career top-10 on TOUR. 2005: First top-10 was T7 in 13th start at the Shell Houston Open...The next week, posted second consecutive top-10 with a T5 finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans...Closed with a 4-under 68 at Muirfield Village Golf Club for a career-best effort of T3 at the Memorial Tournament....Matched his career-best finish with a T3 at the Chrysler Championship. 2004: Returned to PGA TOUR for a third time, the second via the Nationwide Tour money list...Finished 39th on the money list and qualified for his first trip to the Masters in 2005...Posted his first career top-10 on TOUR with a T4 at the Buick Invitational...A final-round, 5-under 65 gave him a T5 finish at the Bank of America Colonial, his eighth top-25 finish of the season...Two starts later finished T9 at the Buick Classic...Finished T4 at the Booz Allen Classic, thanks to being one of only four players with four rounds in the 60s. His $198,400 payday lifted him over the $1-million mark in season earnings for the first time in his career...Claimed fifth top-10 (T7) at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. 2003: Recorded his first Nationwide Tour victory at the Omaha Classic thanks to his 26-under 262 total...Posted 16 top-25s in 24 events on the Nationwide Tour on way to fifth-place finish on money list. Finish allowed him to earn his PGA TOUR card for the third time in his career and second time via the Nationwide Tour. 2002: Made the cut in 10 of 28 events on the PGA TOUR with his only top-25 a T25 at the BellSouth Classic. Fired career-low, final-round 63 at the Greater Milwaukee Open. 2001: Finished 11th on Nationwide Tour money list to earn second TOUR card. Finished in top 25 in 10 of his 17 cuts made, including two runner-up finishes at the Dayton Open and Gila River Classic. Lost three-man playoff with Jason Caron and winner Ben Crane at Gila River. 2000: Made 27 starts on the Nationwide Tour, making 16 cuts. Collected $86,064 and finished 62nd on the final money list. 1999: Made only seven cuts in rookie season on the PGA TOUR, including a season-best T20 finish at the Bell Canadian Open. 1998: Earned his first TOUR card with T17 finish at the 1998 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Amateur: First team All-American at Oklahoma State in 1997...Member of the 1997 Palmer Cup Team...1998 All Big 12 Team...Won three collegiate tournaments, including the 1997 NCAA Central Regional.

Personal

Father, Bob, was fifth-round draft pick by the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1967 after collegiate career at Indiana...Bo and wife Carrie are involved in the Habitat for Humanity. They have donated two houses and were the hosts for Tulsa's 2007 and 2008 Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

2003: Made the cut in 19 of 24 events on the 2003 Nationwide Tour on the strength of 16 top-25s. His 26-under-par 262 at the Omaha Classic equaled the low 72-hole score in Nationwide Tour history. It was his first win on the tour that he played in 2000-01 and 2003. Had a hole-in-one on No. 8 in the final round of the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship in Prattville, AL...Played the PGA TOUR in 1999 and 2002. 2002: Made the cut in 10 of 28 events with his only top-25 a T25 at the BellSouth Classic. Fired career-low final-round 63 at the Greater Milwaukee Open. 2001: Finished 11th on 2001 Nationwide Tour money list to earn second TOUR card. Finished in top 25 in 10 of his 17 cuts made, including two runner-up finishes at the Dayton Open and Gila River Classic. Lost three-man playoff with Jason Caron and winner Ben Crane at Gila River. Finished in top 10 in six of 13 standard statistical categories. 1999: Made only seven cuts in rookie season on the PGA TOUR in 1999, including a career-best T20 finish at the Bell Canadian Open. 1998: Earned his first TOUR card with T17 finish at the 1998 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament...Father, Bob, was fifth-round draft pick by the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1967 after collegiate career at Indiana University.