Graham DeLaet

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Graham DeLaet
Personal information
Full name Graham DeLaet
Born (1982-01-22) 22 January 1982 (age 35)
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  Canada
Residence Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Career
College Boise State University
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Canadian Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 1
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2014
U.S. Open CUT: 2014
The Open Championship T68: 2015
PGA Championship T15: 2014
Achievements and awards
Canadian Tour
Order of Merit
winner
2009

Graham DeLaet (born 22 January 1982) is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Early life[edit]

DeLaet was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and grew up there and in Moose Jaw. He attended Boise State University where he won 10 collegiate tournaments. He was on the Canadian development golf team, organized by the RCGA, from 2005 to 2006, and credited this experience with improving his game.[1] DeLaet finished 2nd as an amateur in the 2005 Edmonton Open, a Canadian Tour event.

Early professional career[edit]

DeLaet turned professional in 2007 and played on the Canadian Tour that year. In his 2007 rookie season he made 11 of 14 cuts with seven top-10 finishes. He was awarded the Bob Beauchemin Shield as the Canadian Rookie of the Year.

He got off to a slow start in 2008, in which he missed the cut in five of his first eight events. However, he earned his first victory as a professional in his ninth start of the season at the Desjardins Montreal Open in a playoff, earning the first place prize of $32,000. He followed this up with a 2nd-place finish at the Jane Rogers Championship the following week and finished tied for 2nd at the season ending Tour Championship.

2009 was a successful season for DeLaet in which he spent time playing on the South African-based Sunshine Tour and the Canadian Tour. During the Canadian Tour season he had two victories at the ATB Financial Classic and the Players Cup and six top-10 finishes in only nine events played. He amassed earnings of $94,579 to lead the Canadian Tour Order of Merit and was chosen as the Player of the Year. At the end of the Canadian Tour season, he rejoined the Sunshine Tour and earned his third victory of the year at the BMG Classic. He finished 8th on the 2009 Sunshine Tour order of Merit while competing in only 5 tournaments and earned R 861,323.[2]

DeLaet also played in one Nationwide Tour event in 2009, placing T31 at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic, with a score of 279 (6-under-par). He played in the 2009 RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour, placing T46 with a score of 282 (6-under-par).

DeLaet represented Canada with Wes Heffernan at the 2008 Omega Mission Hills World Cup. In 2009, he played alongside Stuart Anderson.[3]

PGA Tour[edit]

In the fall of 2009, DeLaet began his qualifying run for the PGA Tour at the second of three stages, and qualified through his 72-hole event, advancing to the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, set for early December, where the top 25 finishers would obtain their 2010 PGA Tour cards. He finished T8th and was a PGA Tour rookie for the 2010 season.

2010 rookie season[edit]

In 2010, after top-25 finishes in his first two events followed by five missed cuts, DeLaet had his best ever finish at the Shell Houston Open, finishing T-3, one stroke out of the playoff between Vaughn Taylor and Anthony Kim. He had his second top-10 finish of the 2010 season in October at the Viking Classic, with a T-5. The next week, DeLaet finished T-25 at the McGladrey Classic, his sixth top-25 finish of the season. He had his third top-10 finish of the season the next week with a T-6 at the Frys.com Open. The finish secured DeLaet his tour card for the 2011 PGA Tour season.

2011 season[edit]

DeLaet was injured for much of 2011 with a back injury. He played in two PGA Tour events (T73 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, missed cut at Travelers Championship) and two Nationwide Tour events (T36 at Melwood Prince George's County Open, missed cut at Albertsons Boise Open).

2012 season[edit]

DeLaet played the 2012 season on a Major Medical Exemption with 26 starts to make $657,694 and match D. J. Trahan, the golfer who placed 125th on the 2011 money list. At the Sony Open in Hawaii, the first full-field event of the season, DeLaet led the first round in his first Tour event since June 2011. He finished fourth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, his best finish of the season. DeLaet satisfied the terms of his exemption in July 2012 with eight starts to spare and kept his Tour card.

2013 season[edit]

A fully recovered DeLaet started his season with a missed cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii before making eight of his next nine through March, including two top-10s. He had a third-place finish at the Travelers Championship in June. He gained entry to the 2013 Open Championship (his first major tournament) as an alternate, by virtue of his world ranking and finished 83rd. At The Barclays, DeLaet had a career best PGA Tour finish of tied for 2nd with three other players, one stroke behind Adam Scott. DeLaet climbed to 32nd in the world rankings at the end of the season.

DeLaet's play during the 2013 season earned him a spot on the International Team for the 2013 Presidents Cup. DeLaet impressed captain Nick Price posting a 3–1–1 record, paired with Australian Jason Day for the first four sessions. DeLaet became just the second Canadian to play in the team competition, after Mike Weir.

2013–14 season[edit]

DeLaet began the 2013–14 season with a missed cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, but then finished T7 at the CIMB Classic, T6 at the WGC-HSBC Champions and T2 at both the Farmers Insurance Open and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The remainder of DeLaet's season was not as successful. He missed the cut in the Masters, the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. His 15th-place finish at the PGA Championship was the high point for DeLaet's play in the majors. He finished the season with two second-place finishes, seven top-10 finishes, six missed cuts, and a WD at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Olympics[edit]

2016[edit]

In 2016, DeLaet qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, marking golf's return to the Olympics for the first time since the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis. [4] DeLaet represented Canada. Canada was the defending nation of men's golf at the Olympics as George Lyon won gold in 1904.[5] As DeLaet represented the defending champion nation he was in the first group to tee off at the tournament. Shortly before the games began, his caddie decided to not participate, prompting DeLaet to pick the recently retired NHL player Ray Whitney as his new caddie.[6] DeLaet shot a 66 (5-under-par) in the first Olympic round ever on 11 August 2016, including 6 birdies and 1 bogey.[7] He finished the tournament in 20th place.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Canadian Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 17 Aug 2008 Desjardins Montreal Open −10 (70-69-68-67=274) Playoff 1 United States Daniel Im, United States George Bradford
2 28 June 2009 ATB Financial Classic −21 (72-64-67-64=267) 4 strokes United States Byron Smith
3 19 Jul 2009 Canadian Tour Players Cup −8 (69-72-66-69=276) 1 stroke United States Byron Smith, Brazil Lucas Lee, Canada Ryan Horn

1 Defeated Bradford & Im with birdie on 1st extra hole

Sunshine Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 18 Oct 2009 BMG Classic −11 (68-69-68=205) 1 stroke England Jeff Inglis

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP
The Open Championship 83 CUT T68
PGA Championship CUT T15 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
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 0 0 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 3
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2014 PGA – 2015 Open, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – None

PGA Tour professional career summary[edit]

Year Starts Cuts made Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Earnings ($) Money list
rank
2009 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13,872 n/a
2010 28 15 0 0 1 3 8 954,011 100
2011 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10,472 253
2012 23 17 0 0 0 3 5 1,051,951 95
2013 26 21 0 1 2 7 12 2,834,900 21
2014 24 18 0 2 0 7 11 2,616,518 30
2015 22 15 0 0 0 3 4 988,349 104
2016 21 14 0 0 0 3 5 908,557 112
Career* 148 102 0 3 3 26 45 $9,378,630 172
*As of the 2016 season.[8]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Globe and Mail, 28 January 2010
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Canada, Wales, and Scotland Qualify for Omega Mission Hills World Cup
  4. ^ "2016 Olympic Golf Final Rankings for 2016". golf.com. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  5. ^ McAnena, Kevin (11 August 2016). "Graham DeLaet makes strong start in golf's Olympic comeback". CBC. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Washchyshyn, Marika (10 August 2016). "Graham DeLaet Invites Ex-NHLer, Fellow Canadian to Caddie in Rio". golf.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Simmons, Jeff (11 August 2016). "Canada's Graham DeLaet shoots opening round 66 at Rio Olympics". SportsNet. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Graham DeLaet – Career Summary". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 27, 2016. 

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