Brett Wetterich

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Brett Wetterich
Personal information
Full nameBrett Milton Wetterich
Born (1973-08-09) August 9, 1973 (age 46)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality United States
SpouseErin Elizabeth Noel
Career
CollegeWallace State Community College
Turned professional1994
Current tour(s)Web.com Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking21 (March 25, 2007)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT37: 2007
PGA ChampionshipT32: 2007
U.S. OpenCUT: 1998, 2007
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2006, 2007

Brett Milton Wetterich (born August 9, 1973) is an American professional golfer.

Wetterich was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Oak Hills High School and Wallace State Community College. He turned professional in 1994.

Wetterich was a PGA Tour rookie in 2000, but injury truncated his season and he spent the next few seasons playing mainly on the Nationwide Tour, where he had wins in 2003 and 2004. He returned to the PGA Tour in 2005 and in 2006 he won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. This win helped him secure a place on the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team by finishing tenth on the points list. He became the first (and as of 2018, the only) player to go from Q-School to making the Ryder Cup team in the following year.[2] He also finished tenth on the 2006 year-end PGA Tour money list with earnings of $3,023,185.[3]

Wetterich led the 2007 Masters Tournament at the mid-way point, but collapsed on Saturday, shooting an 83, the highest score posted by any weekend leader in the storied tournament's history. He finished the tournament T37.[2]

Shoulder injuries cut Wetterich's 2008 season short, kept him off the course in 2009, and cost him significant Tour status in 2010 after he failed to satisfy his medical exemption. He finished 156th on the money list and was demoted to the Past Champions category, among the lowest priority rankings on Tour. He won his third event on the Nationwide Tour in 2011, but finished 29th on the money list, four places short of a PGA Tour card. Wetterich has not played a full PGA Tour season since 2010.

Wetterich has been featured in the top 25 of the Official World Golf Ranking, reaching a career high of 21st in 2007.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 May 14, 2006 EDS Byron Nelson Championship −12 (66-64-70-68=268) 1 stroke South Africa Trevor Immelman

Nationwide Tour wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament T37 CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT T32
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in World Golf Championship events[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship R64
Cadillac Championship T6 2 T61
Bridgestone Invitational T36 T30
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 12 2007 Ending 25 Mar 2007" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Beall, Joel (March 31, 2017). "What Might Have Been". Golf Digest.
  3. ^ 2006 PGA Tour Money Leaders

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