Who's who: Stuart Appleby

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Who's who: Stuart Appleby

  • Name:

    Stuart Appleby
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    May 1, 1971 in Cohuna, Victoria, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Cohuna, Victoria
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1992
  • Website:

    https://www.stuartappleby.com

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (1998, 2000, '03, '05, '07). Multiple wins on the Australasian and PGA Tours.

Did you know?

Stuart Appleby is one of the most successful Australian golfers of the modern era (and not to be confused with the similarly aged Robert Allenby). A multiple winner on both the Australasian and PGA Tours, Appleby became a winner of the PGA Tour's season opening Mercedes Championships for three straight years (2004, '05, '06).

Top tournaments won by Stuart Appleby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

258 (-22)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Greenbrier Classic (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Jeff Overton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Appleby (Aus). Appleby shot a record equalling low round 59 (only achieved by four other players in PGA Tour history) in the final round to secure his first PGA Tour win for four years. [Old White TPC course, Greenbrier GC, White Sulphur Springs, WV].

2010
Aus/NZ
274 (-10)
A$270,000
JBWere

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

A$270,000

Title sponsor

JBWere

Played as the JBWere Masters (Nov 11-14; Aus Tour event). Second-placed Adam Bland (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Appleby (Aus), who recorded his first Australasian Tour win in nine years. Defending champion Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots adrift in fourth place. [Victoria GC, Melbourne, Aus].

2006
America
284 (-8)
$1,080,000
Mercedes

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 5-8; PGA Tour season opener). Appleby (Aus) beat Vijay Singh (Fiji) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to claim his third straight win in this event. [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

2006
America
269 (-19)
$990,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 20-23). Second-placed Bob Estes (USA) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Stuart Appleby (Aus), who claimed his second PGA Tour title of 2006. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2005
America
271 (-21)
$1,060,000
Mercedes

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

271 (-21)

Prize money

$1,060,000

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 6-9; PGA Tour season opener). Jonathan Kaye (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Appleby (Aus). [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

2004
America
270 (-22)
$1,060,000
Mercedes

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

270 (-22)

Prize money

$1,060,000

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 8-11; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 1 shot behind Appleby (Aus), to claim the first of his three straight wins in this event. [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

2003
America
328 (-31)
$720,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

328 (-31)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Vegas Invitational (Oct 8-12; 90 hole event). Appleby (Aus) beat Scott McCarron (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to secure his first win in four years. [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: TPC at The Canyons (now TPC Las Vegas) and Bear's Best GC].

2001
Aus/NZ
271 (-13)
A$270,000
Holden

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

A$270,000

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Holden Australian Open (Nov 22-25). Second-placed Scott Laycock (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Stuart Appleby (Aus). [The Grand GC, Gilston, Gold Coast, Qld.].

1999
America
279 (-9)
$450,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 29-May 2). Second-placed John Cook (USA) and Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stuart Appleby (Aus). [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1998
America
274 (-10)
$360,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (June 4-7). Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stuart Appleby (Aus), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

1997
America
274 (-14)
$270,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (March 13-16). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) and Michael Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Appleby (Aus). [Heron Bay GC, Coral Springs, FL; at the time known as TPC at Heron Bay].

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