Steve Flesch

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Steve Flesch
— Golfer —
Steve Flesch 2008 US Open cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full name Stephen J. Flesch
Born (1967-05-23) May 23, 1967 (age 47)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Kentucky
Turned professional 1990
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Asian Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T5: 2008
U.S. Open T7: 2004
The Open Championship T20: 2000
PGA Championship 6th: 2008
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
1998

Stephen J. Flesch (born May 23, 1967) is an American professional golfer, competing on the PGA Tour.

Flesch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. After graduation he played golf at the University of Kentucky and turned professional in 1990.

Flesch finished in the top ten on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 1993, 1994 and 1996. He won the NIKE Tour Championship to earn a PGA Tour card for the following season. His first win on the PGA Tour was the 2003 HP Classic of New Orleans, but is probably best known for his come-from-behind victory at the 2004 Bank of America Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Entering the 2008 Masters Tournament, Flesch was ranked number 107 in the world rankings.[1] After three rounds, he was in third place at eight-under, three strokes behind leader and eventual champion Trevor Immelman. Playing in the penultimate pairing on breezy Sunday, Flesch posted a 78 to finish six strokes back, tied for fifth. This strong showing in a major tournament strengthened his world ranking by 28 slots, improving it to number 79.[2]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 4, 2003 HP Classic of New Orleans -21 (67-70-65-65=267) Playoff United States Bob Estes
2 May 23, 2004 Bank of America Colonial -11 (66-69-67-67=269) 1 stroke United States Chad Campbell
3 Aug 5, 2007 Reno-Tahoe Open -15 (63-69-69-72=273) 5 strokes United States Kevin Stadler, United States Charles Warren
4 Sep 23, 2007 Turning Stone Resort Championship -18 (66-65-66-73=270) 2 strokes United States Michael Allen

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 HP Classic of New Orleans United States Bob Estes Won with birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 19, 1997 Nike Tour Championship -10 (69-68-68-73=278) 4 strokes United States Chris Smith

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open 84 CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T13 T34
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP T17 T29 DNP DNP T5 T6
U.S. Open DNP CUT T18 CUT T7 T67 DNP DNP CUT DNP
The Open Championship T20 CUT DNP CUT T54 77 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT T13 T17 CUT T37 T10 T24 T23 6 T32
Tournament 2010
Masters Tournament T38
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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 1 2 3 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 2 7 12 10
Totals 0 0 0 1 5 13 33 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2004 Masters – 2008 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2008 PGA – 2009 Masters)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official World Golf Rankings Week 14, 6 Apr 2008
  2. ^ Official World Golf Rankings Week 15, 13 Apr 2008

External links[edit]