Brenden Pappas

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Brenden Pappas
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Brenden Pappas
Born (1970-05-07) 7 May 1970 (age 44)
Phalaborwa, South Africa
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence McKinney, Texas, U.S.
Career
College University of Arkansas
Turned professional 1993
Current tour(s) Web.com Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 1
Web.com Tour 2

Brenden Pappas (born 7 May 1970) is a professional golfer from South Africa who currently plays on the Web.com Tour.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pappas was born in Phalaborwa, South Africa. He is the youngest of three brothers, Sean (born 1966) and Deane (born 1967). He and brother Deane attended the University of Arkansas where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelors degree in Retail Marketing.[2] He would turn professional later that year.

Professional career[edit]

Pappas turned professional in 1993 and played on Southern Africa Tour until 2000, when he joined the Nationwide Tour. In his 2000 rookie year. He made 5 of 12 cuts and a little over $17,000. His 2001 season included over $188,000 in earnings and 6 top-10s, which included two runner-up finishes.

2002 was Pappas' rookie year on the PGA Tour. He made 6 of 25 cuts and made $83,000. He played well on the PGA Tour a year later in 2003. He made over $1.3 million with 5 top-10s and his career high finish of 2nd at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic. In 2004, Pappas made 13 of 34 cuts and $524,000, outside the top 125 on the money list, meaning conditional status on the Tour for 2005.

Pappas played between the PGA and Nationwide Tours in 2005, making less than $300,000 for the two tours combined. He would play full time on the Nationwide Tour for the 2006 season.

In 2006, Pappas picked up his first win in the United States with a win at the Rex Hospital Open in June 2006. Even with the win, he did not earn enough to get back onto the PGA Tour.

Pappas and his brother Dean would become the first brothers to graduate from the Nationwide Tour simultaneously in 2001, with Brenden earning over $180,000 with 6 top-10s.

His 2008 PGA Tour season included 9 made cuts in 24 events, $384,000 and a finish outside the top 150 on the money list.

He has been playing back full time on the Nationwide Tour since the beginning of 2009, earning an unofficial win in Colombia in 2011; the win is considered unofficial because only 36 holes were played.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

Sunshine Tour (1)[edit]

  • 1998 Vodacom Series: Gauteng [3]

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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