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Bryce Molder

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
13
Current Position
To Par: +7
Total Strokes: 74 - 69 - 70 - 74 : 287
T43   T56
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Harrison, AR
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Age: 32
  • Turned Pro: 2001

Nationwide Tour Victories

(1) 2006,Miccosukee Championship.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$675,020 (44)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T7-- Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular. T8-- Waste Management Phoenix Open, Shell Houston Open. T10-- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 2, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 65 at Round 3, Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Despite being one of four players to suffer a quadruple-bogey 9 on Pebble Beach's par-5 14th hole in the final round, managed to post a T10 for his first top-10 finish of the year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am...Next top-10 of the season came with a T8 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, thanks to three rounds in the 60s. Had previously fired three sub-70 rounds at the 2009 Frys.com Open just down the road at Grayhawk GC to place T6...Finished T7 at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular on the strength of closing rounds of 65-66...Was second-round leader (9-under) and third-round co-leader (10-under with Anthony Kim) at Shell Houston Open before closing with final-round 74 for T8 finish.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx.

2009 Season Highlights

A break-out year on the PGA TOUR, winning more than $1 million in a season for the first time in his career...Finished T2 at the St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx along with David Toms, five strokes back of Brian Gay. Performance in Memphis was his career best on the PGA TOUR. Moved into contention on Friday, shooting a 7-under 63 at TPC Southwind which equaled his best round on TOUR and tied the lowest score in the 2009 event. His 65 on Saturday put him one stroke back of Gay entering the final round. Jumped up into a T2 when he made eagle on the par-5 16th on Sunday...Finished fourth at the AT&T National. Shot 64 in the first round and 68 in the final round to finish five behind winner Tiger Woods. Finish earned a spot in his first British Open two weeks later, where he finished T43...At the Frys.com Open in the Fall Series, posted three of four rounds in the 60s to T6 with 2007 champion Mike Weir. Shot a final-round, 7-under 63, equaling his career-low round (R1, 2002 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic/R2, 2009 St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx).

Career Highlights

Member of the TOUR in 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2010 and the Nationwide Tour from 2003-06 and 2008. 2009: A break-out year on the PGA TOUR, winning more than $1 million in a season for the first time in his career...Finished T2 at the St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx along with David Toms, five strokes back of Brian Gay. Performance in Memphis was his career best on the PGA TOUR. Moved into contention on Friday, shooting a 7-under 63 at TPC Southwind which equaled his best round on TOUR and tied the lowest score in the 2009 event. His 65 on Saturday put him one stroke back of Gay entering the final round. Jumped up into a T2 when he made eagle on the par-5 16th on Sunday...Finished fourth at the AT&T National. Shot 64 in the first round and 68 in the final round to finish five behind winner Tiger Woods. Finish earned a spot in his first British Open two weeks later, where he finished T43...At the Frys.com Open in the Fall Series, posted three of four rounds in the 60s to T6 with 2007 champion Mike Weir. Shot a final-round, 7-under 63, equaling his career-low round (R1, 2002 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic/R2, 2009 St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx). 2008: Made the cut in 19 of 27 events on the Nationwide Tour posting four top-10 finishes. Entered the final round of the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch tied for the lead with Matt Bettencourt and posted his second consecutive T3 finish of the year, good enough to jump from No. 32 to No. 23 on the money list and earn a trip to the PGA TOUR in 2009...Had a hole-in-one on the seventh hole during the second round of the Moonah Classic. Went on to a 3-under 69 that day and an eventual T15 finish...Finished T2 at the South Georgia Classic for his first top-10 finish since winning the 2006 Miccosukee Championship. Posted a 3-under 69 on the final day to finish four shots behind champion Bryan DeCorso and collect $55,000...Fired 66 in the final round of the Chattanooga Classic to finish 10th. Shot four rounds in the 60s the following week at the Miccosukee Championship to finish T3. 2007: Finished No. 185 on the PGA TOUR money list, with $257,593. Among his seven (out of 21) made cuts was a season-best T6 finish in his last start of the year at the Children's Miracle Network Classic. 2006: Returned to the TOUR for the first time since 2002 after finishing 22nd on the Nationwide Tour money list. Four top-10s that year included a first, second and a third. In the final full-field event of the season, the Miccosukee Championship, captured first career victory, one ahead of Boo Weekley. 2005: No top-10s on Nationwide Tour but posted six top-25s to finish 99th on the money list. 2004: Began the year with no status on Tour, but took advantage of his opportunities to play by notching four consecutive top-10 finishes in June to gain Special Temporary Member status for the remainder of 2004. Added one more top-10 for a total of five that year and 50th on money list. 2003: Two top-25s and 148th on Nationwide Tour money list. 2002: Made the cut in 10 of 22 TOUR events with four top-25 finishes. T9 at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans in early May for his first top 10 of the season. Strong track record at English Turn G&CC, having captured an American Junior Golf Association event there in 1996 with a field that included David Gossett, Bubba Watson, Charles Howell III and Matt Kuchar. Joined the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member during the 2002 season after earning enough money to qualify but did not make enough to earn his TOUR card for the following season. Finished second in his first career Nationwide Tour start at the 2002 Jacob's Creek Open Championship. Amateur: Four-time, first-team All-America at Georgia Tech, joining former Yellow Jacket David Duval, Phil Mickelson and Gary Hallberg as the only four to be so honored. Winner of Fred Haskins Award and named Dave Williams National Player of the Year following senior year in 2001. Named Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year in 1998 and 2001. Three-time ACC Player of the Year (1999-2001) and ACC Rookie of the Year (1998). Represented United States at the Walker Cup (1999 and 2001) and Palmer Cup (1998-1999-2001). Two-time Academic All-America (2000-01).

Personal

Born with no left pectoral muscle (which makes that side of his chest concave), and also with Poland Syndrome, a fairly rare defect that made his left hand much smaller than his right. Underwent two surgeries before he was 5 years old because three fingers on his left hand were webbed together up to the knuckle...Shot a 12-under-par 60 at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock while playing with fellow Arkansas native, and then-U.S. President Bill Clinton in August 1999.

Other Information

Earned PGA TOUR for second time in three years via the Nationwide Tour. Member of the TOUR in 2002, 2007 and 2009 and the Nationwide Tour from 2003-06 and 2008. Made the cut in 19 of 27 events on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, posting four top-10 finishes. Entered the final round of the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch tied for the lead with Matt Bettencourt and posted his second consecutive T3 finish of the year, good enough to jump from No. 32 to No. 23 on the money list and earn a trip to the PGA TOUR in 2009. Had a hole-in-one on the seventh hole during the second round of the Moonah Classic. Went on to a 3-under 69 that day and an eventual T15 finish. Finished T2 at the South Georgia Classic for his first top-10 finish since winning the 2006 Miccosukee Championship. Posted a 3-under 69 on the final day to finish four shots behind champion Bryan DeCorso and collect $55,000. Fired 66 in the final round of the Chattanooga Classic to finish 10th. Shot four rounds in the 60s the following week at the Miccosukee Championship to finish T3. In 2007, finished No. 185 on the PGA TOUR money list, with $257,593. Among his seven (out of 21) made cuts was a season-best T6 finish in his last start of the year at the Children's Miracle Network Classic. Returned to the TOUR for the first time since 2002 after finishing 22nd on the 2006 Nationwide Tour money list. Four top-10s that year included a first, second and a third. In the final full-field event of the season, the Miccosukee Championship, captured first career victory, one ahead of Boo Weekley. Did not post a top-10 on the Nationwide Tour in 2003 and 2005 but had five in 2004, when he finished 50th on the money list. Began 2004 with no status on Tour, but took advantage of his opportunities to play by notching four consecutive top-10 finishes in June to gain Special Temporary Member status for the remainder of 2004. Made the cut in 10 of 22 TOUR events in 2002, with four top-25 finishes. T9 at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans in early May for his first top 10 of the season. Strong track record at English Turn G&CC, having captured an American Junior Golf Association event there in 1996 with a field that included David Gossett, Bubba Watson, Charles Howell III and Matt Kuchar. Joined the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member during the 2002 season after earning enough money to qualify but did not make enough to earn his TOUR card for the following season. Finished second in his first career Nationwide Tour start at the 2002 Jacob's Creek Open Championship. Four-time, first-team All-America at Georgia Tech, joining former Yellow Jacket David Duval, Phil Mickelson and Gary Hallberg as the only four to be so honored. Winner of Fred Haskins Award and named Dave Williams National Player of the Year following senior year in 2001. Named Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year in 1998 and 2001. Three-time ACC Player of the Year (1999-2001) and ACC Rookie of the Year (1998). Represented United States at the Walker Cup (1999 and 2001) and Palmer Cup (1998-1999-2001). Two-time Academic All-America (2000-01). Born with no left pectoral muscle (which makes that side of his chest concave), and also has Poland Syndrome, a fairly rare defect that made his left hand much smaller than his right. Underwent two surgeries before he was age 5 because three fingers on his left hand were webbed together up to the knuckle. Shot a 12-under-par 60 at Chenal CC in Little Rock while playing with fellow Arkansas native and then-U.S. President Bill Clinton in August 1999.

National Teams

Walker Cup (2), 1999, 2001; World Amateur Team Championship, 2000.