Born:May 1, 1971 in Cohuna, Victoria, Australia.
Original/Home Club:Cohuna, Victoria
Presidents Cup player (1998, 2000, '03, '05, '07). Multiple wins on the Australasian and PGA Tours.
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).
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.].
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].
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].
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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