|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Graham DeLaet|
22 January 1982 |
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|Residence||Boise, Idaho, U.S.|
|College||Boise State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Canadian Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 2014|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2014|
|The Open Championship||83rd: 2013|
|PGA Championship||T15: 2014|
|Achievements and awards|
Order of Merit winner
- 1 Early life
- 2 Early professional career
- 3 PGA Tour
- 4 Amateur wins (2)
- 5 Professional wins (4)
- 6 Results in major championships
- 7 Team appearances
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
DeLaet was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and grew up there and in Moose Jaw. He attended Boise State University where he won 10 collegiate tournaments. He was on the Canadian development golf team, organized by the RCGA, from 2005 to 2006, and credited this experience with improving his game. DeLaet finished 2nd as an amateur in the 2005 Edmonton Open, a Canadian Tour event.
Early professional career
He turned professional in 2007. He won Rookie of the Year honors on the Canadian Tour for 2007. DeLaet has won three events on the Canadian Tour: the 2008 Desjardins Montreal Open, the 2009 ATB Financial Classic and the 2009 Canadian Tour Players Cup. He was the Player of the Year for 2009 on the Canadian Tour.
DeLaet played in one Nationwide Tour event in 2009, placing T31 at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic, with a score of 279 (6 under par). He played in the 2009 RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour, placing T46 with a score of 282 (6-under-par).
DeLaet joined the Sunshine Tour in 2009, splitting time between Canada and South Africa, and he won the 2009 BMG Classic.
In the fall of 2009, DeLaet began his qualifying run for the PGA Tour at the second of three stages, and qualified through his 72-hole event, advancing to the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, set for early December, where the top 25 finishers would obtain their 2010 PGA Tour cards. He finished T8th and was a PGA Tour rookie for the 2010 season.
2010 rookie season
In 2010, after top-25 finishes in his first two events followed by five missed cuts, DeLaet had his best ever finish at the Shell Houston Open, finishing T-3, one stroke out of the playoff between Vaughn Taylor and Anthony Kim. He had his second top-10 finish of the 2010 season in October at the Viking Classic, with a T-5. The next week, DeLaet finished T-25 at the McGladrey Classic, his sixth top-25 finish of the season. He had his third top-10 finish of the season the next week with a T-6 at the Frys.com Open. The finish secured DeLaet his tour card for the 2011 PGA Tour season.
DeLaet was injured for much of 2011 with a back injury. He played in two PGA Tour events (T73 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, missed cut at Travelers Championship) and two Nationwide Tour events (T36 at Melwood Prince George's County Open, missed cut at Albertsons Boise Open).
DeLaet played the 2012 season on a Major Medical Exemption with 26 starts to make $657,694 and match D. J. Trahan, the golfer who placed 125th on the 2011 money list. At the Sony Open in Hawaii, the first full-field event of the season, DeLaet led the first round in his first Tour event since June 2011. He finished fourth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, his best finish of the season. DeLaet satisfied the terms of his exemption in July 2012 with eight starts to spare and kept his Tour card.
A fully recovered DeLaet started his season with a missed cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii before making eight of his next nine through March, including two top-10s. He had a third place finish at the Travelers Championship in June. He gained entry to the 2013 Open Championship (his first major tournament) as an alternate, by virtue of his world ranking and finished 83rd. At The Barclays, DeLaet had a career best PGA Tour finish of tied for 2nd with three other players, one stroke behind Adam Scott. DeLaet climbed to 32nd in the world rankings at the end of the season.
DeLaet's play during the 2013 season earned him a spot on the International Team for the 2013 Presidents Cup. DeLaet impressed captain Nick Price posting a 3–1–1 record, paired with Australian Jason Day for the first four sessions. DeLaet became just the second Canadian to play in the team competition, after Mike Weir.
DeLaet began the 2013–14 season with a missed cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, but then finished T7 at the CIMB Classic, T6 at the WGC-HSBC Champions and T2 at both the Farmers Insurance Open and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The remainder of DeLaet's season was not as successful. He missed the cut in the Masters, the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. His 15th place finish at the PGA Championship was the high point for DeLaet's play in the majors. He finished the season with two second place finishes, seven top-10 finishes, six missed cuts, and a WD at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Amateur wins (2)
Professional wins (4)
Sunshine Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||18 Oct 2009||BMG Classic||−11 (68-69-68=205)||1 stroke||Jeff Inglis|
Canadian Tour wins (3)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||83||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 1 (twice, current)
- Longest streak of top-10s – None
- Four Nations Cup (representing Canada): 2005
- World Cup (representing Canada): 2008, 2009
- Presidents Cup (representing the International team): 2013
- Graham DeLaet at the PGA Tour Canada official site
- Graham DeLaet at the Sunshine Tour official site
- Graham DeLaet at the PGA Tour official site
- Graham DeLaet at the Official World Golf Ranking official site