Steven Alker

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Steven Alker
Personal information
Full nameSteven Craig Alker
Born (1971-07-28) 28 July 1971 (age 47)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Nationality New Zealand
ResidenceHamilton, New Zealand;
Fountain Hills, Arizona, U.S.
SpouseTanya (m. 2003)
ChildrenBen, Skye
Career
Turned professional1995
Current tour(s)Web.com Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia4
Web.com Tour4
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT45: 2013
The Open ChampionshipT19: 2012
PGA ChampionshipDNP
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. He finished 20th in the Web.com Tour Finals to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.

In 2016, Alker played in the Open after tying for second in the Final Qualifying event held at the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club.[1]

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 McDonald's PEI Challenge, Bayer Championship

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 1995 Fiji Open
  • 1996 Tahiti Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T45 CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP T19 DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Open 2016: Colin Montgomerie qualifies for Royal Troon". BBC Sport. 2016-06-28. Retrieved 2016-07-14.

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