Charlie Beljan

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Charlie Beljan
Personal information
Born (1984-10-10) October 10, 1984 (age 34)
Mesa, Arizona
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Mesa, Arizona
Children Graham (b. 2012)
Career
College University of New Mexico
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) Web.com Tour
PGA Tour (Past Champion status)
Former tour(s) Gateway Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T18: 2015
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 2013

Charlie Beljan (born October 10, 1984) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Beljan was born in Mesa, Arizona. He won the 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia.[1] He also won the 2006 Arizona Amateur.[2] Beljan played college golf at the University of New Mexico, where he won three times and was an All-American in 2007.[3]

Professional career[edit]

After graduating from New Mexico Beljan turned professional in 2007. He played on the Gateway Tour from 2008 to 2011, winning seven times, and he led the money list in 2009. He qualified for the U.S. Open in 2008 and 2009, but missed the cut both times. He earned his 2012 PGA Tour card by finishing in a tie for 13th at 2011 PGA Tour Qualifying School.

Going into the 2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, the final Tour event of the season and the last chance for a Tour card, Beljan was 139th on the Tour's money list with eight cuts made in 21 tournaments. During the second round he suffered a panic attack on the course and needed medical assistance, leaving the course en route to a hospital after the second round. Despite recommendations not to play, Beljan persevered and led or tied for the lead during the third and fourth rounds. Beljan won by two strokes over Robert Garrigus and Matt Every, earning him a two-year exemption.[4] Beljan finished 63rd on the money list. He also earned entry into invitationals reserved for the top-70 money earners, the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and an invitation to the 2013 PGA Championship.

The win capped off a season for Beljan that included wrist surgery after Q School, marriage, fatherhood, and an earlier panic attack where he collapsed on an airplane on a flight home after the Reno-Tahoe Open. Beljan was the fourth rookie winner in 2012, after John Huh, Ted Potter, Jr., and Jonas Blixt. Beljan nearly earned his second win at the 2013 Northern Trust Open, but made bogey on the second playoff hole.

Beljan had a medical extension on the PGA Tour until the Genesis Open in 2018. After this event, he lost his full membership of the Tour and was limited to Past Champion status for the remainder of the season.[5]

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (9)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Nov 11, 2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic –16 (68-64-71-69=272) 2 strokes United States Matt Every, United States Robert Garrigus

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2013 Northern Trust Open United States John Merrick Lost to par on second extra hole

Gateway Tour wins (7)[edit]

  • 2008 (1) Desert Summer Tournament #8[6]
  • 2009 (3) Desert Winter #4, Desert Winter #7, Desert Summer #1[7]
  • 2010 (1) Winter Series Championship[8]
  • 2011 (2) Tournament 10, Tournament 12[9]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T18
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Past Arizona Amateur Champions Archived April 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 2008-09 Lobo Men's Golf Media Guide - Records
  4. ^ "Charlie Beljan claims first Tour win". ESPN. Associated Press. November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  5. ^ https://www.pgatour.com/fantasy/medical-extensions.html
  6. ^ 2008 Gateway Tour - Charlie Beljan
  7. ^ 2009 Gateway Tour - Charlie Beljan
  8. ^ 2010 Gateway Tour - Charlie Beljan
  9. ^ 2011 Gateway Tour - Charlie Beljan

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