|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Tyler Heath Slocum|
February 3, 1974 |
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
|College||University of South Alabama|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T18: 2010|
|U.S. Open||T9: 2008|
|The Open Championship||T32: 2008|
|PGA Championship||22nd: 2002|
Slocum was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Bunkie, Louisiana from 1986 (6th Grade) until 1987 (8th Grade). Slocum learned the game of golf from his father, Jack. He played on the same Milton High School golf team in Milton, Florida as fellow PGA Tour player Boo Weekley, and later attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. While a student there, he earned many amateur golf honors including three-time All-American. He turned professional in 1996.
Slocum began his career on the Nationwide Tour. He was the second person to earn a "battlefield promotion" to the PGA Tour by winning three Nationwide Tour events in the same season, and only the second player in Nationwide Tour history to complete 72 holes without a bogey. In November 1997, Slocum developed ulcerative colitis which caused his weight to drop from 150 pounds to 122 pounds, and left him unable to play for a year and a half. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America named Slocum a national spokesperson, to help raise awareness of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, another inflammatory bowel disease.
Slocum joined the PGA Tour in 2001 where he has picked up three wins. His first win was in 2004 at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. His second win came at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic in 2005. His third win came at The Barclays in 2009. His best finish in a major is a tie for 9th at the 2008 U.S. Open and he has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Slocum represented the United States at the 2007 Omega Mission Hills World Cup with Boo Weekley and finished in 2nd place.
Slocum barely qualified for the 2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs: he finished 124th on the regular season points list, with 125 qualifying. At the first playoff event, The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, he won the event by one stroke, holing a 21 foot putt for par on the last hole to deny Ernie Els, Pádraig Harrington, Steve Stricker, and Tiger Woods the chance of victory. Slocum's win, his third on the Tour, vaulted him 121 spots on the Fedex Cup points list, to 3rd; it also earned him $1,350,000, more than double his prior winnings in 2009.
Professional wins (7)
PGA Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning Score||Margin of Victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Feb 29, 2004||Chrysler Classic of Tucson||-22 (67-64-70-65=266)||1 stroke||Aaron Baddeley|
|2||Nov 6, 2005||Southern Farm Bureau Classic||-21 (69-68-64-66=267)||2 strokes||Carl Pettersson|
|3||Aug 30, 2009||The Barclays||-9 (66-72-70-67=275)||1 stroke|| Ernie Els, Pádraig Harrington,
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods
|4||Oct 10, 2010||McGladrey Classic||-14 (66-66-66-68=266)||1 stroke||Bill Haas|
Nationwide Tour wins (3)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T32||DNP|
|The Open Championship||T60||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2005 PGA – 2008 Open Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
U.S. national team appearances
- 2001 Buy.com Tour graduates
- 2013 Web.com Tour Finals graduates
- List of people diagnosed with ulcerative colitis