Steven Alker

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Steven Alker
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Steven Craig Alker
Born (1971-07-28) 28 July 1971 (age 42)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Nationality  New Zealand
Residence Hamilton, New Zealand;
Fountain Hills, Arizona, U.S.
Spouse Tanya (m. 2003)
Children Ben (b. 2004)
Skye (b. 2006)
Career
Turned professional 1995
Current tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Web.com Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia 4
Web.com Tour 4
Other 4
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T45: 2013
The Open Championship T19: 2012
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Canadian Tour
Order of Merit winner
2000

Steven Craig Alker (born 28 July 1971) is a professional golfer from New Zealand.

Alker was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. He turned professional in 1995.

Alker has competed on several tours around the world. He has been a member of the PGA Tour of Australasia since 1995. He played on the European Tour in 1998 and 1999, also competing on Europe's developmental Challenge Tour in 1999. In 2000, he won the Canadian Tour Order of Merit, before moving to the United States to compete on the Nationwide Tour in 2002. He was successful enough to graduate to the full PGA Tour in 2003, but was unable to retain his card and returned to the development tour from 2004 to 2006. In 2007 and 2008, he went back to Europe to play on the European and Challenge tours. He returned to the Nationwide Tour (now Web.com Tour) in 2009.

At the 2014 Cleveland Open on the Web.com Tour, Alker beat South Africa's Dawie van der Walt on the 11th playoff hole, a tour record for longest playoff.

Professional wins (10)[edit]

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (4)[edit]

Web.com Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 14 Apr 2002 Louisiana Open −24 (65-66-69-64=264) Playoff United States Mike Heinen
2 8 Mar 2009 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship
(co-sanctioned with PGA Tour of Australasia)
−15 (69-70-67-67=273) 2 strokes New Zealand Josh Geary, New Zealand David Smail
3 14 Jul 2013 Utah Championship −22 (71-64-61-66=262) Playoff Australia Ashley Hall
4 8 Jun 2014 Cleveland Open −14 (70-70-65-65=270) Playoff South Africa Dawie van der Walt

Canadian Tour wins (2)[edit]

  • 2000 McDonalds PEI Challenge, Bayer Championship

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 1995 Fiji Open
  • 1996 Tahiti Open

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

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