Graham DeLaet

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Graham DeLaet
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Graham DeLaet
Born (1982-01-22) 22 January 1982 (age 32)
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  Canada
Residence Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Career
College Boise State University
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Canadian Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 1
Other 3
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
Canadian Tour
Order of Merit
winner
2009

Graham DeLaet (born 22 January 1982) is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] DeLaet finished 2nd as an amateur in the 2005 Edmonton Open, a Canadian Tour event.

Early professional career[edit]

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.

DeLaet represented Canada with Wes Heffernan at the 2008 Omega Mission Hills World Cup. In 2009, he played alongside Stuart Anderson.[2]

PGA Tour[edit]

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[edit]

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.

2011 season[edit]

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).

2012 season[edit]

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.

2013 season[edit]

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.

2013–14 season[edit]

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.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Sunshine Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 18 Oct 2009 BMG Classic −11 (68-69-68=205) 1 stroke England Jeff Inglis

Canadian Tour wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP CUT
The Open Championship 83 CUT
PGA Championship CUT T15

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1 (twice, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – None

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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