Who's who: Steve Elkington

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Who's who: Steve Elkington

  • Name:

    Steve Elkington
  • Also known as:

    The Elk
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    Dec 8, 1962 in Inverell, NSW, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1985

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1995). Multiple PGA Tour and international tour winner.

Did you know?

Elkington grew up in Wagga Wagga, NSW rather than in his birthplace of Inverell, NSW. He became the first prominent Australian to play college golf in the USA ... attending the University of Houston and playing on the college's very successful Cougars golf team.

Top tournaments won by Steve Elkington

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

Ryder

Played as the Doral Ryder Open March 4-7). Second-placed Greg Kraft (USA) finished 1 shot behind Elkington (Aus), who recorded his tenth and final PGA Tour win. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Oct 1-4). Elkington (Aus) beat Fred Funk (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1998
America
189 (-27)
$160,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

189 (-27)

Prize money

$160,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (Nov 13-15; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Winning team of Greg Norman (Aus) & Steve Elkington (Aus) beat Peter Jacobsen (USA) & John Cook (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 27-30). Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) finished 7 shots behind Elkington (Aus). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$324,000

Title sponsor

Ryder

Played as the Doral Ryder Open (March 6-9). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) and Nick Price (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Elkington (Aus). [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 13/14; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Steve Elkington (Aus) & Jeff Maggert (USA) beat Tom Lehman (USA) & Duffy Waldorf (USA) 2 and 1 in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 5-8; PGA Tour season opener). Elkington (Aus) beat Bruce Lietzke (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1995
Awards
69.59
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Venue

Score

69.59

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Elkington (Aus) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Ernie Els (RSA) and Nick Price (Zim) were tied second with 69.81. Greg Norman (Aus) averaged 69.06, but became ineligible for the Trophy after withdrawing from the MCI Classic.

1995
Majors
267 (-17)
$360,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (77th) (Aug 10-13). Elkington (Aus) beat Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a 25-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). This was the only major championship win for "The Elk". [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1995
America
184 (-32)
$150,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

184 (-32)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (Nov 17-19; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Lee Janzen (USA) & Chip Beck (USA) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of Mark Calcavecchia (USA) & Steve Elkington (Aus). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Southern Open (Sept 29-Oct 2). Second-placed Steve Rintoul (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Elkington (Aus). Reduced to 54 holes after final round was rained out. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1993
America
188 (-28)
$150,000
Franklin Funds

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

188 (-28)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Funds

Played as the Franklin Funds Shark Shootout (Nov 19-21; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Hale Irwin (USA) & Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of Steve Elkington (Aus) & Ray Floyd (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

Infiniti

Played as the Infiniti Tournament of Champions (Jan 9-12; PGA Tour season opener). Elkington (Aus) beat Brad Faxon (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

A$144,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Nov 26-29). Second-placed Peter McWhinney (Aus) and Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 2 shots behind Elkington (Aus). [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$288,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 28-31). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Elkington (Aus), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1990
America
Forest Oaks CC
282 (-6)
$225,000
Kmart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Venue

Forest Oaks CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Kmart

Played as the Kmart Greater Greensboro Open (April 19-22). Second-placed Mike Reid (USA) and Jeff Sluman (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Elkington (Aus). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].

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