Who's who: Kirk Triplett

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Who's who: Kirk Triplett

  • Name:

    Kirk Alan Triplett
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 29, 1962 in Moses Lake, Washington.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1985

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (2000). Total PGA Tour wins (3), and multiple PGA Champions Tour wins.

Did you know?

Triplett joined the PGA Tour in 1989, and recorded his first win at the Nissan Open in 2000. Two further PGA Tour wins followed in 2003 and 2006. He has enjoyed considerable success since joining the PGA Champions Tour in 2012.

Top tournaments won by Kirk Triplett

2019
America
Newport Beach, CA
203 (-10)
$270,000
Hoag

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

203 (-10)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Hoag

Played as the Hoag Classic (Mar 8-10; formerly Toshiba Classic). Triplett (USA) beat Woody Austin (USA) with a 12-foot eagle putt at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, CA].

2019
America
206 (-9)
$315,000
Pure Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

206 (-9)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

Pure Ins.

Played as the Pure Insurance Championship (Sept 27-29). Triplett (USA) beat Billy Andrade (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his third win in this event. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Poppy Hills GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2018
America
194 (-24)
$171,000
Bass Pro Shops

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

194 (-24)

Prize money

$171,000

Title sponsor

Bass Pro Shops

Played as the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (Apr 19-22; 49-hole two-man alternate shot & better-ball team event). Winning team of Paul Broadhurst (Eng) & Kirk Triplett (USA) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) & Tom Lehman (USA) with a bunker-shot birdie at the first playoff hole (par-3 9th). [Final round on Top of the Rock (par-3 course), Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri; 18-hole Buffalo Ridge and 13-hole Mountain Top courses used in earlier rounds].

2016
America
199 (-17)
$300,000
AmFam Ins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

AmFam Ins

Played as the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship (June 24-26). Second-placed Mike Goodes (USA) and Bart Bryant (USA) finished 2 shots behind Triplett (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour Champions win. [University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin].

2014
America
202 (-14)
$315,000
SAS Institute

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

SAS Institute

Played as the SAS Championship (Oct 10-12). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 3 shots behind Triplett (USA). [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].

2014
America
TwinEagles
200 (-16)
$240,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Venue

TwinEagles

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 14-16). Second-placed Olin Browne (USA), Duffy Waldorf (USA) and defending champion Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Triplett (USA). [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].

2013
America
205 (-11)
$270,000
Nature Valley

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Nature Valley

Played as the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 27-29). Second-placed Doug Garwood (USA) and Dan Forsman (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Triplett (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2012
Awards
$833,717
see Score
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Venue

Score

$833,717

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Triplett (USA) won the Champions Tour 2012 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 19th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $833,717.

2012
America
206 (-10)
$255,000
Nature Valley

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Nature Valley

Played as the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (July 6-8). Second-placed Mark McNulty (Ire) finished 2 shots behind first-time Champions Tour winner Triplett (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

2006
America
266 (-22)
$540,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Chrysler Classic of Tucson (Feb 23-26). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kirk Triplett (USA), who recorded the last of his three PGA Tour wins. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Reno-Tahoe Open (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Tim Herron (USA) finished 3 shots behind Triplett (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV].

2000
America
272 (-12)
$558,000
Nissan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Triplett, Kirk

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$558,000

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Open (Feb 17-20). Second-placed Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Triplett (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

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