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Jeff Sluman

  • Birthplace: Rochester, NY
  • Residence: Hinsdale, IL
  • Birth Date: 09/11/1957
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 5-7
  • Eligibility Code: 2, 7, 8, 10, 20
  • 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].

2010 Champions Tour Money and Position

$124,743 (33)

2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T10-- The Cap Cana Championship.

Champions Tour Best Round

64 at Round 1, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

PGA TOUR Highlights

In early February, chosen to be a captain's assistant for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, to be played in October in Wales. U.S. Captain Corey Pavin also named Davis Love III, Paul Goydos and Tom Lehman as assistants.

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

2009: Was one of only four players to compete in all 25 official events. His 51 sub-par rounds led the Champions Tour...Finished sixth on the 2009 money list, thanks to a victory and nine other top-10s during the season...Was the only player to successfully defend a title, claiming a second straight Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, his third career Champions Tour win. Carded a final-round 68 that included a hole-in-one (No. 5) at Pebble Beach, the lowest score Sunday, and came from six strokes back to defeat Gene Jones by two strokes. Ace made him the first player since R.W. Eaks at the 2007 Dick's Sporting Goods Open to make a hole-in-one and go on to win. Six-shot comeback was the largest come-from-behind Champions Tour win since Denis Watson rallied from seven shots back to win in a playoff at the 2008 AT&T Champions Classic...Almost won in late April at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, where he teamed with Craig Stadler for the second straight year. The pair were tied with Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman after 54 holes, but saw their bid for a win end with missed par putts on the second extra hole while Lehman made a short putt for par...Got his season off to a fast start by posting 14 sub-par scores in his first 15 rounds. Opening-round, 3-over 75 at The ACE Group Classic ended his streak of par/better scores carrying over from 2008 at 31 straight, the third-longest run in Champions Tour annals...Ended his season with a T3 at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship after being tied for the opening-round lead at Sonoma GC...Was also in contention through 36 holes of the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and eventually finished T4 in Hawaii...Trailed by just one stroke after 54 holes at the Senior PGA Championship before a final-round, 3-over-par 73 led to a T5 finish...The Champions Tour's Player of the Month in September...Recorded a milestone in July when he made his 700th PGA TOUR start, playing in the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. A two-time winner of that event (1998 and 2002), he made the cut for the 15th time in 21 appearances, finishing T18...Played in the Sony Open in Hawaii in January but missed the cut at Waialae CC on Oahu. 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 $1.7 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. 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...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. 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.

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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