Who's who: Scott Verplank

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Who's who: Scott Verplank

  • Name:

    Scott Rachal Verplank
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    July 9, 1964 in Dallas, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Brookhaven CC, Dallas.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1986

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2002). Presidents Cup player (2005). Multiple PGA Tour winner.

Did you know?

PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Scott Verplank

2007
America
267 (-13)
$1,134,000
EDS

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Verplank, Scott

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$1,134,000

Title sponsor

EDS

Played as the EDS Byron Nelson Championship (April 26-29). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Verplank (USA), who recorded the last of his five PGA Tour wins. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX. Early rounds also on the Cottonwood Valley course].

2001
America
266 (-14)
$684,000
Bell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Verplank, Scott

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$684,000

Title sponsor

Bell

Played as the Bell Canadian Open (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Bob Estes (USA) and Joey Sindelar (USA) finished 3 shots behind Scott Verplank (USA). [Blue course, Royal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard, Montreal].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Verplank, Scott

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Reno-Tahoe Open (Aug 24-27). Verplank (USA) beat Jean Van de Velde (Fra) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole. [Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Verplank, Scott

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the International Trophy (Nov 19-22; best individual 72-hole score at the World Cup of Golf). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) and Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Scott Verplank (USA). Team winners of the World Cup: Nick Faldo & David Carter (Eng). [Gulf Harbour CC, Whangaparaoa, nr Auckland, NZ].

1988
America
Warwick Hills
268 (-20)
$126,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Verplank, Scott

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Open (July 28-31). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Scott Verplank (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Verplank, Scott

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (Aug 1-4). 21-year-old Scott Verplank (USA, amateur) beat Jim Thorpe (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to claim his first PGA Tour win. Verplank was the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Doug Sanders in 1956. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].

1984
Amateur
4 & 3
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Verplank, Scott

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Amateur Championship (84th) (Aug 28-Sept 2). Scott Verplank (USA) beat Sam Randolph (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Oak Tree National, Edmond, Oklahoma. at the time known as Oak Tree GC].

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