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Jeff Sluman

  • Birthplace: Rochester, NY
  • Residence: Hinsdale, IL
  • Birth Date: September 11, 1957
  • height: 5-7
  • Turned Pro: 1980

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PGA TOUR Victories

(6) 1988,PGA Championship. 1997,Tucson Chrysler Classic. 1998,Greater Milwaukee Open. 1999,Sony Open in Hawaii. 2001,B.C. Open. 2002,Greater Milwaukee Open.

Other Victories

(4): 1999 CVS Charity Classic [with Stuart Appleby]. 2003 CVS Charity Classic [with Rocco Mediate], Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout [with Hank Kuehne]. 2004 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout [with Hank Kuehne].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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2009 Champions Tour Best Finishes

P2-- Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. T4-- Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. T9-- Toshiba Classic. 10-- AT&T Champions Classic.

PGA TOUR Best Round

69 at Round 2, Sony Open in Hawaii.

Champions Tour Highlights

Posted a T4 finish in the season-opening event, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Shot rounds of 65-67-70 to increase his streak of consecutive par-or-better rounds to 28, the third-best streak in Champions Tour annals...Added three more par-or-better rounds in his following start at the Allianz Championship, increasing that total to 31...Teamed with Craig Stadler at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf for the second straight year. The pair tied with Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman after 54 holes but saw their bid for a win end when Lehman made par on the second extra hole in Savannah. On the first playoff hole, Stadler drained a 45-foot birdie putt to match a similar effort moments earlier by Langer, but Lehman ended the playoff with his par on the next hole.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- PGA Championship, Tucson Chrysler Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open, Sony Open in Hawaii, B.C. Open, Greater Milwaukee Open.

Career Highlights

2008: After getting a taste of the Champions Tour late in 2007, took full advantage of his rookie season, winning twice and earning more than $1.8 million, his best financial year on TOUR since 2002...Claimed multiple official titles in a season for the first time ever and 11 top-10s during the year were also a personal best. Won his first Champions Tour title in dramatic fashion in June when he defeated Loren Roberts by two strokes at the Bank of America Championship near Boston. Final-round 64 at Nashawtuc matched his low round on the Champions Tour and proved to be the lowest finish by a winner on the circuit in 2008. Birdied three of the final four holes on his way to victory in his 18th start on the circuit. After trading birdies early in the round with Roberts, he took the lead for good with a 13-foot birdie at No. 15. Increased his lead to two strokes with a 30-foot birdie at No. 17 and then closed the door with a 34-footer for a final birdie at No. 18. Did not make a bogey in his weekend rounds and played his final 43 holes without a bogey...Followed win in Boston with a second title, at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Five-stroke victory over Fuzzy Zoeller and Craig Stadler on the Monterey Peninsula was the largest in tournament history. Win also came 16 years after his playoff loss to Mark O'Meara at the 1992 AT&T Pebbble Beach National Pro-Am and runner-up finish to Tom Kite at the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Started the final round in a four-way tie for the lead but birdied four of his first eight holes Sunday to take command. Clutch par saves at No. 9 and No. 11 provided added distance from Fred Funk, his closest pursuer at the time...In late April, finished T2 with teammate Stadler in the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in April. The pair closed with an 11-under 61 but fell one stroke shy of the team of Andy North and Tom Watson...Was also third at the Regions Charity Classic near Birmingham. Made a late charge up the leaderboard in the final round and eventually finished two strokes back of Andy Bean. Final-round 64 was the low round of the tournament and included six consecutive birdies, matching the Champions Tour's best birdie streak. Score also included a 7-under 29 on the front nine, matching the event's nine-hole record...A week later, trailed Bernhard Langer by just one stroke after 54 holes of the Senior PGA Championship but carded an 8-over 78 in the final round before hometown fans in Rochester, NY, to T9 at Oak Hill...Carded 64 again in the third round of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, matching the best third-round score in event history. Round moved him within two strokes of Nick Price entering the final round and he eventually finished T3, two strokes back of D.A. Weibring...Near the end of the campaign, was the 36-hole leader at the AT&T Championship but even-par 71 in the final round dropped him into T5 at Oak Hills...Capped his year with a T5 at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, posting four straight rounds of 70...Had the Champions Tour's best Final-Round Scoring Average (69.52) and also strung together a Champions Tour-best 25 consecutive rounds of par/better. Run started in the second round of the Boeing Classic and went through the final round of the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship...Played in two PGA TOUR events early in the year but missed the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. 2007: Played in five Champions Tour events after turning 50 in early September and was T15 in his debut on the circuit at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn...Best effort was a T12 at the Administaff Small Business Classic near Houston, where he was among the early contenders after shooting 66 in the opening round...During the fall, was again a Captain's Assistant to Jack Nicklaus on the winning United States team at The Presidents Cup matches at Royal Montreal in Canada.

Personal

Has been a Chicago Bulls season ticketholder since 1996...Loves Formula One auto racing...Big fan of the Florida State Seminoles, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs...Serious wine collector, owns about 2,000 bottles, dating to 1957...Co-owner, with Dudley Hart, of Lakeshore GC in Rochester, NY, a course he played regularly growing up...Good friend of 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal...After disqualifying himself at 1996 Bay Hill Invitational, refused to take undue credit for act, quoting Bobby Jones: "It would be like congratulating someone for not robbing a bank."...Teamed with office supply retailer OfficeMax to create The Jeff Sluman & OfficeMax "Drive for Hope"-a charity fund that is poised to raise $450,000 to $750,000 for the City of Hope and other charities...Started in the game at age 4 but didn't think about turning pro until after his senior year of college.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-6

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