Who's who in golf - Jeff Sluman


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Name: - Jeffrey George 'Jeff' Sluman
Country: - USA
Born : - Sept 11, 1957 in Rochester, New York.
Original Home/Club: - Rochester, NY
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1980

Roll of Honour

Majors (1) - US PGA Championship (1988). Total professional wins (18), of which US PGA Tr (6) and Champions Tr (6).


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After turning professional in 1980, wins were something of a rarity for Sluman. Even a first PGA Tour victory in a major championship in 1988 failed to open the floodgates to success on the Tour. But things came together for Sluman in the late 1990s, with Tour wins recorded on a regular basis between 1997 and 2004. After a short hiatus, the winning habit picked-up again on the Champions Tour in 2008 and thereafter.


Top tournaments won by Jeff Sluman

2014Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Big Cedar Lodge159 (-20)$230,000
Played as the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops (June 6-8; two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) & Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA) & defending champion Jeff Sluman (USA). [Top of the Rock & Buffalo Ridge courses, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri].
2013Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor193 (-23)$230,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 26-28; two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) & Mike Goodes (USA), and Kenny Perry (USA) & Gene Sauers (USA) finished 1 shot behind Brad Faxon (USA) & Jeff Sluman (USA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].
2011Snr AmericaPure Insurance Ch'shipPebble Beach206 (-10)$270,000
Played as the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (July 8-10). Second-placed David Eger (USA), Brad Bryant (USA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sluman (USA), who won this event for the third time in four years. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
2010Snr AfricaNedbank Snr ChallengeGary Player CC138 (-6)US$250,000
Played as the inaugural Nedbank Senior Golf Challenge (Dec 2-5; limited field of eight top senior professionals; 36 holes played on the same course and just ahead of the Nedbank Golf Challenge). Second-placed Tommy Armour III (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sluman (USA). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
2009Snr AmericaPure Insurance Ch'shipPebble Beach206 (-10)$315,000
Played as the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 4-6). Second-placed Gene Jones (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Sluman (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
2008Snr AmericaBank of America Ch'shipNashawtuc CC199 (-17)$247,500
Played as the Bank of America Championship (June 20-22). Second-placed Loren Roberts (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Champions Tour winner Sluman (USA). [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
2008Snr AmericaPure Insurance Ch'shipPebble Beach202 (-14)$315,000
Played as the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Aug 29-31). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 5 shots behind Sluman (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
2004Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC187 (-29)$300,000
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 12-14; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team Steve Flesch (USA) & Justin Leonard (USA) finished 2 shots behind the defending champions Jeff Sluman (USA) & Hank Kuenhe (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
2003Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC193 (-23)$275,000
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 14-16; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Winning team of Jeff Sluman (USA) & Hank Kuenhe (USA) beat Shaun Micheel (USA) & Chad Campbell (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Brad Faxon (USA) & Scott McCarron (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
2002Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenBrown Deer Park261 (-23)$558,000
Played as the Gtr Milwaukee Open (July 11-14). Second-placed Tim Herron (USA) and Steve Lowery (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sluman (USA), who recorded the last of his six PGA Tour wins. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
2001Men AmericaB.C. OpenEn-Joie GC266 (-22)$360,000
Played as the B.C. Open (July 19-22). Sluman (USA) beat Paul Gow (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
1999Men AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC271 (-9)$468,000
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 13-17). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA), Jeff Maggert (USA), Len Mattiace (USA), Chris Perry (USA) and Tommy Tolles (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sluman (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
1998Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenBrown Deer Park265 (-19)$324,000
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Sept 3-6). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sluman (USA). [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
1997Men AmericaTucson OpenTucson Natl.275 (-13)$234,000
Played as the Tucson Chrysler Classic (Feb 19-23). Second-placed Steve Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sluman (USA), who recorded his first win since his maiden PGA Tour win, which came eight and a half years earlier in the 1988 PGA Championship. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
1988Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipOak Tree Natl.272 (-12)$160,000
The US PGA Championship (70th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Paul Azinger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sluman (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Oak Tree National, Edmond, Oklahoma. Known as Oak Tree GC at this time].
1985Men AmericaTallahassee OpenKillearn CC269 (-19)$36,000
Played as the Tallahassee Open (May 2-5; unofficial PGA Tour "satellite" event). Second-placed Kenny Knox (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Sluman (USA). [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, FL].

 

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