Who's who: Jeff Sluman

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Who's who: Jeff Sluman

  • Name:

    Jeffrey George "Jeff" Sluman
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 11, 1957 in Rochester, New York.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Rochester, NY
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1980

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1988). Total professional wins (18), including PGA Tour wins (6) and Champions Tour wins (6).

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Did you know?

After turning professional in 1980, wins were something of a rarity for Sluman. Even a first PGA Tour victory in a major championship in 1988 failed to open the floodgates to success on the Tour. But things came together for Sluman in the late 1990s, with Tour wins recorded on a regular basis between 1997 and 2004. After a short hiatus, the winning habit picked-up again on the Champions Tour in 2008 and thereafter.

Top tournaments won by Jeff Sluman

2014
America
159 (-20)
$230,000
Bass Pro Shops

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

159 (-20)

Prize money

$230,000

Title sponsor

Bass Pro Shops

Played as the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops (June 6-8; two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) & Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA) & defending champion Jeff Sluman (USA). [Top of the Rock & Buffalo Ridge courses, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri].

2013
America
193 (-23)
$230,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

193 (-23)

Prize money

$230,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 26-28; two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) & Mike Goodes (USA), and Kenny Perry (USA) & Gene Sauers (USA) finished 1 shot behind Brad Faxon (USA) & Jeff Sluman (USA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].

2011
America
206 (-10)
$270,000
Nature Valley

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Nature Valley

Played as the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (July 8-10). Second-placed David Eger (USA), Brad Bryant (USA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sluman (USA), who won this event for the third time in four years. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2010
Africa
138 (-6)
US$250,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

138 (-6)

Prize money

US$250,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the inaugural Nedbank Senior Golf Challenge (Dec 2-5; limited field of eight top senior professionals; 36 holes played on the same course and just ahead of the Nedbank Golf Challenge). Second-placed Tommy Armour III (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sluman (USA). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

2009
America
206 (-10)
$315,000
Walmart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

Walmart

Played as the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 4-6). Second-placed Gene Jones (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Sluman (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2008
America
202 (-14)
$315,000
Walmart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

Walmart

Played as the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Aug 29-31). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 5 shots behind Sluman (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2008
America
199 (-17)
$247,500
Bank of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$247,500

Title sponsor

Bank of America

Played as the Bank of America Championship (June 20-22). Second-placed Loren Roberts (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Champions Tour winner Sluman (USA). [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].

2004
America
187 (-29)
$300,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

187 (-29)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 12-14; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team Steve Flesch (USA) & Justin Leonard (USA) finished 2 shots behind the defending champions Jeff Sluman (USA) & Hank Kuenhe (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2003
America
193 (-23)
$275,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

193 (-23)

Prize money

$275,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 14-16; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Winning team of Jeff Sluman (USA) & Hank Kuenhe (USA) beat Shaun Micheel (USA) & Chad Campbell (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Brad Faxon (USA) & Scott McCarron (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2002
America
261 (-23)
$558,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

261 (-23)

Prize money

$558,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 11-14). Second-placed Tim Herron (USA) and Steve Lowery (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jeff Sluman (USA), who recorded the last of his six PGA Tour wins. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

2001
America
266 (-22)
$360,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Venue

En-Joie

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the B.C. Open (July 19-22). Sluman (USA) beat Paul Gow (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

1999
America
271 (-9)
$468,000
Sony

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$468,000

Title sponsor

Sony

Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 13-17). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA), Jeff Maggert (USA), Len Mattiace (USA), Chris Perry (USA) and Tommy Tolles (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jeff Sluman (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

1998
America
265 (-19)
$324,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$324,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Sept 3-6). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jeff Sluman (USA). [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1997
America
275 (-13)
$234,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Tucson Chrysler Classic (Feb 19-23). Second-placed Steve Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jeff Sluman (USA), who recorded his first win since his maiden PGA Tour win, which came eight and a half years earlier in the 1988 PGA Championship. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].

1988
Majors
272 (-12)
$160,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$160,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (70th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Paul Azinger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sluman (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Oak Tree National, Edmond, Oklahoma. Known as Oak Tree GC at this time].

1985
America
Killearn CC
269 (-19)
$36,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sluman, Jeff

Venue

Killearn CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tallahassee Open (May 2-5; unofficial PGA Tour "satellite" event). Second-placed Kenny Knox (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Sluman (USA). [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, FL].

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