Heath Slocum


Tyler Heath Slocum born February 3, 1974 is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour

Contents

  • 1 Early years
  • 2 Professional career
  • 3 Professional wins 7
    • 31 PGA Tour wins 4
    • 32 Nationwide Tour wins 3
  • 4 Results in major championships
    • 41 Summary
  • 5 US national team appearances
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Early yearsedit

Slocum was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana He attended St Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Bunkie, Louisiana from 1986 6th grade until 1987 8th grade Slocum learned the game of golf from his father, Jack He played on the same Milton High School golf team in Milton, Florida as fellow PGA Tour player Boo Weekley, and later attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama While a student there, he earned many amateur golf honors including three-time All-American He turned professional in 1996

Professional careeredit

Slocum began his career on the Webcom Tour, then known as the Nike Tour In November 1997, Slocum developed ulcerative colitis which caused his weight to drop from 150 pounds to 122 pounds, and left him unable to play for a year and a half The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America named Slocum a national spokesperson, to help raise awareness of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, another inflammatory bowel disease1

After he recovered, Slocum regained his playing privileges on the Webcom Tour in 2000 In 2001, he became the second player to earn a "battlefield promotion" to the PGA Tour by winning three Webcom Tour events in the same season, and only the second player in Webcom Tour history to complete 72 holes without a bogey2

Slocum joined the PGA Tour in 2001, and has four wins in his career His first win was in 2004 at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson His second win came at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic in 2005 His best finish in a major is a tie for 9th at the 2008 US Open and he has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking

Slocum represented the United States at the 2007 World Cup, partnered with Boo Weekley The Americans finished second after losing a sudden-death playoff to Scotland3

Slocum barely qualified for the 2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs; he finished 124th on the regular season points list, with 125 qualifying At the first playoff event, The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, he won the event by one stroke, holing a 21-foot putt for par on the last hole to deny Ernie Els, Pádraig Harrington, Steve Stricker, and Tiger Woods the chance of victory4 Slocum's win, his third on the Tour, vaulted him 121 spots on the FedEx Cup points list, to 3rd; it also earned him $1,350,000, more than double his prior winnings in 20095 He ended up placing 8th in the FedEx Cup standings that year6

In 2010, Slocum enjoyed a solid year During the main portion of the season, he recorded four top-ten finishes, including a tie for 4th at The Players Championship7 He ended up 46th in the FedEx Cup Then he capped off his year in style during the Fall Series, winning the inaugural McGladrey Classic Slocum held off Bill Haas by one stroke to earn the fourth title of his PGA Tour career8

Slocum did not record any top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour in 2011 However, he finished 12th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, 11th at the US Open, 15th at the McGladrey Classic and 20th at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, so he retained his card In 2012 he had only three top-25 finishes and lost his PGA Tour card9 Slocum returned to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament but came up just short of reclaiming a Tour card10

In 2013, Slocum split time between the Webcom Tour and PGA Tour, performing poorly on both He barely qualified for the 2013 Webcom Tour Finals, where he finished 8th at the Chiquita Classic and 17th at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and Webcom Tour Championship, regaining a PGA Tour card for 2014 That season, he had a best result of fourth at the Wyndham Championship but only collected three top-25s, forcing him to return to the Webcom Tour Finals11 Once again, though, Slocum saved his PGA Tour card, thanks to a tie for fourth at the Webcom Tour Championship2

Professional wins 7edit

PGA Tour wins 4edit

Legend
FedEx Cup Events 1
Other PGA Tour 3
No Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runners-up
1 Feb 29, 2004 Chrysler Classic of Tucson -22 67-64-70-65=266 1 stroke Aaron Baddeley
2 Nov 6, 2005 Southern Farm Bureau Classic -21 69-68-64-66=267 2 strokes Carl Pettersson
3 Aug 30, 2009 The Barclays -9 66-72-70-67=275 1 stroke Ernie Els, Pádraig Harrington,
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods
4 Oct 10, 2010 McGladrey Classic -14 66-66-66-68=266 1 stroke Bill Haas

Nationwide Tour wins 3edit

  • 2001 Buycom Greater Cleveland Open, Buycom Knoxville Open, Buycom Omaha Classic

Results in major championshipsedit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T33 DNP
US Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T9 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T32 DNP
PGA Championship 22 DNP CUT T47 T29 T23 CUT DNP
Tournament 2010 2011
Masters Tournament T18 CUT
US Open CUT T11
The Open Championship T60 DNP
PGA Championship T33 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10

Summaryedit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
US Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 5
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 18 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 2005 PGA – 2008 Open Championship
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

US national team appearancesedit

  • World Cup: 2007

See alsoedit

  • 2001 Buycom Tour graduates
  • 2013 Webcom Tour Finals graduates
  • 2014 Webcom Tour Finals graduates
  • List of people diagnosed with ulcerative colitis

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Atlanta Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis" The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Retrieved September 4, 2014 
  2. ^ a b "Heath Slocum media-guide" PGA Tour Retrieved June 17, 2015 
  3. ^ "Scots Beat US in World Cup Playoff" Golf Digest Associated Press November 25, 2007 
  4. ^ "Slocum bags one-shot Barclays win" BBC Sport August 30, 2009 
  5. ^ "Heath Slocum – PGA Tour – Golf Tournament Log – 2009" Yahoo Sports Retrieved September 4, 2014 
  6. ^ "FedEx Cup final 2009 standings" Golf Today Retrieved September 4, 2014 
  7. ^ "Heath Slocum – PGA Tour – Golf Tournament Log – 2010" Yahoo Sports Retrieved September 4, 2014 
  8. ^ "Slocum wins McGladrey Classic by one shot" TSN Associated Press October 10, 2010 
  9. ^ Achenbach, James November 30, 2012 "Slocum on the right path to regain PGA Tour card" Golfweek 
  10. ^ "Drama again in final edition of PGA Tour Q School" USA Today Associated Press December 4, 2012 
  11. ^ Prise, Kevin August 28, 2014 "Notes: Slocum geared up to fight for his card" PGA Tour 

External linksedit

  • Heath Slocum at the PGA Tour official site
  • Heath Slocum at the Official World Golf Ranking official site


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