Scott Stallings

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Scott Stallings
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Born (1985-03-25) March 25, 1985 (age 29)
Worcester, Massachusetts[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Knoxville, Tennessee
Spouse Jennifer White[1]
Children Finn Bradley
Career
College Tennessee Tech
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T27: 2012
U.S. Open T53: 2013
The Open Championship CUT: 2013, 2014
PGA Championship T55: 2013

Scott Stallings (born March 25, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Stallings was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee,[1] and was an all-state golfer and a four-year member of the Dean's List. He attended Tennessee Tech, where he was a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, winning seven tournaments and named an All-American in 2006.

Professional career[edit]

In 2008 and 2009, Stallings played on the Tarheel Tour and the NGA Hooters Tour. In 2009, he made his first trip to the PGA Tour's Qualifying School, where he missed a PGA Tour card by a single stroke. His finish gave him status on the Nationwide Tour. He made 19 cuts in 28 events and finished 53rd on the Nationwide Tour. He returned to Q School in 2010 and finished T11 to earn his card for 2011. He struggled at the beginning and he missed his first five cuts, then finished T42 at the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour finish. His next event, the Transitions Championship, earned him a third place finish. Thanks to a favor from practice partner Kenny Perry, who is sponsored by tournament sponsor Transitions Optical and shares an agent with Stallings, Stallings got into the tournament on a sponsor exemption.[2] The third place finish was the highest for a sponsor exemption at this event.[3]

Stallings won the Greenbrier Classic in July 2011 for his first PGA Tour victory. Despite struggling at times during the final round, Stallings was able to earn his way into a three-way playoff. He made a birdie on the first playoff hole, while his opponents, Bob Estes and Bill Haas made par, which gave him the title.[1] The win moved Stallings from 88th in the FedEx Cup standings to 26th. His OWGR ranking went from 224th to 119th, after starting the year at 562nd. The win also qualified Stallings for the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2011 PGA Championship, 2012 Masters Tournament, and the 2012 Players Championship.[4] Stallings won his second career tournament at the 2012 True South Classic.[5] Stallings was unable to defend his title in Mississippi because he earned a spot in the 2013 Open Championship after an already exempt Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open. It was the second consecutive major Stallings earned entry as an alternate; he gained entry into the U.S. Open after another player withdrew.

In January 2014, Stallings won the Farmers Insurance Open.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Stallings is a Christian. Stallings has spoken about his faith saying, "...I know that my score on the course doesn’t define who I am. I’m thankful for where God has placed me at this time in my life. Every day I wake up and thank Him for the opportunity He’s given me to let His light shine through me, and I pray that will always be the case."[7]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 31, 2011 Greenbrier Classic −10 (70-65-66-69=270) Playoff United States Bob Estes, United States Bill Haas
2 Jul 22, 2012 True South Classic −24 (68-64-64-68=264) 2 strokes United States Jason Bohn
3 Jan 26, 2014 Farmers Insurance Open −9 (72-67-72-68=279) 1 stroke South Korea K. J. Choi, Australia Jason Day
Canada Graham DeLaet, Australia Marc Leishman
United States Pat Perez

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2011 Greenbrier Classic United States Bob Estes, United States Bill Haas Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP T27 DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP T53 DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T55 CUT

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Raby, John (August 1, 2011). "First PGA win a 'blessing' for Oak Ridge graduate Scott Stallings". Knoxville News Sentinel. Associated Press. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Smock, Doug (July 31, 2011). "Perry's advice pays off for Stallings". Charleston Gazette-Mail. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011 Transitions Championship – Final-Round Notes". PGA Tour. March 20, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Manoloff, Dennis (August 1, 2011). "Scott Stallings parlays first PGA Tour win on Sunday into Monday celebration at Bridgestone Invitational". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Scott Stallings wins True South Classic". Boston Herald. Associated Press. July 22, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Scott Stallings rallies for win". ESPN. Associated Press. January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Scott Stallings, PGA Tour". Fellowship of Christian Athletes. May 1, 2012. 

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