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Steve  Pate

Steve Pate

Westlake Village, CA

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Ventura, CA
  • Residence: Westlake Village, CA
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1983

PGA TOUR Victories

(6) 1987,Southwest Golf Classic. 1988,MONY Tournament of Champions, Shearson Lehman Hutton Andy Williams Open. 1991,Honda Classic. 1992,Buick Invitational of California. 1998,CVS Charity Classic.

Other Victories

(1): JCPenney Classic [with Meg Mallon].

2010 Nationwide Tour Money and Position

$110,638 (8)

2010 Nationwide Tour Best Finishes

P1-- Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open Presented by Samsung.

Nationwide Tour Best Round

66 at Round 2, Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open Presented by Samsung. 66 at Round 3, Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open Presented by Samsung.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Southwest Golf Classic, MONY Tournament of Champions, Shearson Lehman Hutton Andy Williams Open, Honda Classic, Buick Invitational of California, CVS Charity Classic.

Career Highlights

Winner of six PGA TOUR events, including two in 1988. Captured season-opening MONY Tournament of Champions by one stroke over Larry Nelson...At Shearson Lehman Hutton-Andy Williams Open, scored one-stroke victory over Jay Haas. Finished 12th on money list that year...Had five top-three finishes in 1991 and earned $727,997, sixth on money list. Posted one victory that year, at Honda Classic by three strokes over Paul Azinger and Dan Halldorson, despite closing 75...Won fog-curtailed 1992 Buick Invitational of California, by one stroke over Chip Beck...Earned first victory since 1992 Buick Invitational with one-stroke win over Scott Hoch and Bradley Hughes at 1998 CVS Charity Classic. Stood one off 54-hole lead after rounds of 70-65-67. Closing 67 produced sixth TOUR title. Win capped comeback from January 1996 car crash in California desert that left him with broken right hand, wrist and cheekbone. Ran into rear end of slow-moving truck while on way home from Phoenix Open...Made successful return to TOUR in 1997, following 1996 wrist injury, playing in 28 events and making cut 15 times. Ranked among top 100 on money list for first time since 1994...Financially, his 1999 earnings of $1,755,960 more than doubled his best previous year on TOUR. Only David Duval's final-round 59 kept him from earning his seventh career PGA TOUR title at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Shot 25-under-par over the course of five rounds in Palm Springs...Reached the semifinals at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing to John Huston in third-place match...In April, finished T4 in the Masters. During third-round 65, tied Augusta National record with seven consecutive birdies...Lost in playoff to Loren Roberts at GTE Byron Nelson Classic...Captain's Choice for 1999 Ryder Cup. Named 1999 PGA TOUR Comeback Player of The Year...Member of 1991 and 1999 Ryder Cup Teams...In 1991 Ryder Cup played in only one match due to bruised hip suffered in traffic accident on way to banquet...1983 Pac-10 champion and All-America at UCLA.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

0-3

Other Information

In 2009, made one of four cuts on the PGA TOUR and two of nine cuts on the Nationwide Tour. In 2008, missed all three cuts on the PGA TOUR. Did not make a start on TOUR in 2007. Six-time PGA TOUR champion played in a combined 14 events in 2006 between the PGA TOUR (no cuts made in two starts) and Nationwide Tour (2-12). Finished out of the top 125 for the fifth consecutive season in 2005 playing in the Past Champion category. David Duval's final-round 59 kept him from earning his seventh career PGA TOUR title at the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Finished T4 in 1999 Masters. During third-round 65, tied Augusta National record with seven consecutive birdies. Captain's Choice for 1999 U.S. Ryder Cup team, his second Ryder Cup appearance (1991). Named 1999 PGA TOUR Comeback Player of The Year. Earned first victory since 1992 Buick Invitational with one-stroke win at 1998 CVS Charity Classic. Win capped comeback from January 1996 car crash in California desert that left him with broken right hand, wrist and cheekbone. Ran into rear end of slow-moving truck while on way home from Phoenix Open. Made successful return to TOUR in 1997, following 1996 wrist injury, playing in 28 events and making cut 15 times. Also cracked bone in left wrist in August 1996 when he tripped on a dock. Won fog-curtailed 1992 Buick Invitational of California by one stroke over Chip Beck. Captured The Honda Classic en route to a career-best sixth on the money list in 1991. At 1991 Ryder Cup, played in only one match due to bruised hip suffered in traffic accident on way to team banquet. Won two events in 1988, the MONY Tournament of Champions and the Shearson Lehman Hutton-Andy Williams Open. Was 1983 Pac-10 champion and All-America at UCLA. Older brother John played in 1996 U.S. Amateur and 1996 and 2000 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Teammate of TOUR members Corey Pavin, Duffy Waldorf, Tom Pernice, Jr., and Jay Delsing at UCLA.

National Teams

Kirin Cup, 1989; Ryder Cup (2), 1991, 1999; Dunhill Cup, 1991