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              (The Top 20 Finishers from the 43 PGA Professional National Championship)


DANNY BALIN
                                PGA Championship Experience: Debut
Residence: Greenwich, Conn.
Age: 28                Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 185
Birth Date: April 9, 1982
Birthplace: Rockville, Md.
College: Penn State University
Home Club/Affiliation: Burning Tree Country Club, Greenwich, Conn.
PGA Classification: A-8
Turned Professional: 2004
PGA Membership: 2007
PGA Section: Metropolitan
Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Conn. ... Finished fourth in
the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, his debut in the National Championship ... Was a graduate of
the PGA Professional Golf Management Program at Penn State University ... Tied for ninth in 2008 Metropolitan
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Open and tied for eighth in 2007 … Finished 25 in 2009 Argentine Open … Two-time Squire Cup Member (2008
& 2009) … Runner-up, 2010 PGA Winter Stroke Play Championship … Co-hosted a Golf Academy Live episode
before the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot with The Golf Fix’s Michael Breed … Has recorded one hole-in-one.
Personal: Single
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, snowboarding, traveling, movies, all sports


RYAN BENZEL
                                PGA Championship Experience: 2007, ’08, ’09
Residence: Bothell, Wash.
Age: 31                Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 195
Birth Date: March 25, 1979
Birthplace: Spokane, Wash.
College: University of Idaho
Home Club/Affiliation: Battle Creek Golf Course, Tulalip, Wash.
PGA Classification: A-6
Turned Professional: 2001
PGA Membership: 2006
PGA Section: Pacific Northwest
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Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Battle Creek Golf Course in Tulalip, Wash. … Tied for 11 in the
2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2005 Pacific Northwest PGA Rosauers Open …
Winner, 2004, 2005, 2006 Washington State PGA Match Play Championship ... Member of 2007, ’09 U.S. PGA
Cup Team ... Rally for a draw in 2007 sparked U.S. to victory in Greensboro, Ga ... Tied for second, 2007 PGA
Professional National Championship … T 4th, 2008 National Championship … Tied for second, 2005 Pacific
Northwest PGA Washington Open … 2007 Western Washington Chapter PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the
Year
Personal: Wife, Stacy; Children: Carsen
Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, fly fishing, spending time with family




KYLE FLINTON
                           PGA Championship Experience: 2008
Residence: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Age: 44         Ht.: 6’ 4” Wt.: 185
Birth Date: Nov. 17, 1965
Birthplace: San Rafael, Calif.
College: Central State University
Home Club/Affiliation: Quail Creek Golf & Country Club, Oklahoma City, Okla.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1994
PGA Membership: 2007
PGA Section: South Central
Player Notes: PGA head professional at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Finished T-
15 in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... All-time record-setter with victories in the 2002, ’03,
’05 TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship ... Member of 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team
... Finished third in the 2008 PGA Professional National Championship … Winner, 2006 Oklahoma Open
Champion, 2007, ’08 South Central Club Professional Championship, 2007 South Central PGA Championship,
2007 South Central PGA Skins Game Champion ... Guided South Central PGA Champion team to the 2009
McGladrey Team Championship ... Winner, 1986 Oklahoma Amateur Championship.
Personal: Wife: Tracy; Children: Cayla Everly, Karsten, Kale
Hobbies/Special Interests: Family time, fishing, more fishing


SCOTT HEBERT
         PGA Championship Experience: 2007, ’08, ’09
Residence: Traverse City, Mich.
Age: 41        Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 175
Birth Date: June 4, 1969
Birthplace: Escanaba, Mich.
College: Ferris State University
Home Club/Affiliation: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, Mich.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1993
PGA Membership: 2005
PGA Section: Michigan
Player Notes: PGA head professional at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Mich. ... Winner, 2008 PGA
Professional National Championship, and T-11 in the 2010 National Championship ... Winner, 1997, ’99, 2000,
’01, ’02, ’06 Michigan Open (tying PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame and Michigan golf legend Al Watrous, who
captured three Senior PGA Championships) ... Winner,.2006, ’07, ’08, ’09 Michigan PGA Section Championship
… 2006, ’07, ’09 Michigan Section Player of the Year.. .Member of 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team … Winner, 1998
Chicago Open, 1998 Michigan PGA Assistant Championship … Though carrying the same spelling of his
surname, is no relation to brothers Lionel and Jay Hebert, who won the respective 1957 and 1960 PGA
Championships.
Personal: Wife, Laurie; Children: Joe Patrick, Susie
Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing with my son, hanging out with friends and family, NASCAR




DAVID HUTSELL
        PGA Championship Experience: Debut
Residence: Baltimore, Md.
Age: 39        Ht.: 6’ 3” Wt.: 225
Birth Date: Aug. 21, 1970
Birthplace: Ft. Meade, Md.
College: Towson State University
Home Club/Affiliation: The Elkridge Club, Baltimore, Md.
PGA Classification: A-14
Turned Professional: 1993
PGA Membership: 1998
PGA Section: Middle Atlantic
Player Notes: PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore, Md. ...Tied for sixth in the 2010 PGA
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Professional National Championship; and T-25 in 2001; and T-33 in 2000 ... Tied for 70 , 2002 PGA Tour Booz
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Allen Championship … Tied for 72 , 2002 Nationwide Tour Virginia Beach Open … Medalist at 2000 U.S. Open
Local Qualifying Tournament.
Personal: Wife, Patricia; Children: Madeleine
Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing guitar, movies, baseball


STU INGRAHAM
         PGA Championship Experience: 1989, ’90, ’91, ’93, ’96
Residence: Harrisburg, Pa.
Age: 50          Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt.: 195
Birth Date: Feb. 19, 1960
Birthplace: Lebanon, Pa.
College: East Tennessee State University
Home Club: M Golf Range & Learning Center, Newtown Square, Pa.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1982
PGA Membership: 1987
PGA Section: Philadelphia
Player Notes: PGA head professional at M Golf Range & Learning Center in Newtown Square, Pa.. … Finished
tied for ninth in 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Made the cut at the 1993 and '96 PGA
Championships … Winner, 1998 Pennsylvania State Open … Three-time Philadelphia Section Player of The Year
… Has recorded five holes-in-one, with 1 in competition.
Personal: Wife, Brenda; Children: Adam, Ashley, Stuie
Hobbies/Special Interests: Cooking, fantasy football, basketball official, playing cards, all sports.


ROB LABRITZ
        PGA Championship Experience: 2002, ’03
Residence: Pound Ridge, N.Y.
Age: 39       Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 180
Birth Date: May 31, 1971
Birthplace: Hartford, Conn.
College: Central Connecticut State University
Home Club/Affiliation: GlenArbor Golf Club, Bedford Hills, N.Y.
PGA Classification: A-4
Turned Professional: 1991
PGA Membership: 2000
PGA Section: Metropolitan
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Player Notes: PGA director of golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y. ... Tied for 15 in the 2010 PGA
Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2008 New York State Open … Winner, 2006 New York State PGA
Championship … Winner, 2004 Golden Bear Tour Teardrop Championship … Runner Up, 2005 Canadian PGA
Tour Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship … Runner Up, 2002 & 2004 PGA Stroke Play Championship …
Winner, 2008 Metropolitan Head Professional Championship
Personal: Wife/partner: Kerry Miller; Children: Matthias 7
Hobbies/Special Interests: Physical fitness, gardening, fishing
MITCH LOWE
                                       PGA Championship Experience: 2009
Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Age: 43       Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt.: 195
Birth Date: April 25, 1967
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho
College: University of the Pacific
Home Club/Affiliation: Del Rio Country Club, Modesto, Calif.
PGA Classification: A-14
Turned Professional: 1990
PGA Membership: 1999
PGA Section: Northern California
Player Notes: PGA director of instruction at Del Rio Country Club in Modesto, Calif. ... Finished tied for sixth in the
2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... 2000, ’05 Northern California PGA Player of the Year.
Personal: Wife, Donna Marie; Children: Ellie, Bella, Cheech
Hobbies/Special Interests: Travel


ROBERT MCCLELLAN
                                       PGA Championship Experience: Debut
Residence: Butler, Pa.
Age: 30       Ht.: 6’ 2” Wt.: 205
Birth Date: Jan. 5, 1980
Birthplace: Butler, Pa.
College: Liberty University
Home Club/Affiliation: Butler Country Club, Butler, Pa.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: -2002
PGA Membership: 2008
PGA Section: Tri-State
Player Notes: PGA head professional at Butler (Pa.) Country Club ... Finished T-15 in the 2010 PGA Professional
National Championship ... Finished third, 2009 Pennsylvania State Open, 2006 Pennsylvania State Open …
Fourth, 2005 Pennsylvania State Open … Runner-up, 2008 Tri-State PGA Falling Rock Classic … Fourth, 2008
West Penn Open … 2000 Big South Conference Academic All-American
Personal: Wife, Kimberly; Children: Leah, Levi
Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, table tennis, bowling

ROB MOSS
                                       PGA Championship Experience: 2005
Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio
Age: 41        Ht.: 5’ 7” Wt.: 160
Birth Date: Sept. 19, 1968
Birthplace: Parma, Ohio
College: Kent State University
Home Club/Affiliation: Pepper Pike Club, Pepper Pike, Ohio
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1991
PGA Membership: 2004
PGA Section: Northern Ohio
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Player Notes: Rob Moss is the PGA head professional at Pepper Pike Club in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and tied for 11
in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, earning his second trip and first since 2005 in the PGA
Championship. He is a three time Ohio Open Champion, winning titles in 1999, 2001 and ’05. Moss enjoyed
success on the former Nike Tour, finishing runner-up in the 1997 Nike Tour Tri-Cities Open and 1996 Inland
Empire Open. He also was runner-up in the 1996 Asian Tour Thailand Open and 1996 Korean Open. He owns 17
NOPGA Section victories between 2001-09 ... Recipient, 2005, ’06 Northern Ohio PGA Player of the Year.
Personal: Wife, Darci; Children: Tyler, Ben, Will
Hobbies/Special Interests: Family, sports, Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians
KEITH OHR
                                       PGA Championship Experience: Debut
Residence: Louisville, Ky.
Age: 35        Ht.: 5’ 8” Wt.: 160
Birth Date: Oct. 8, 1974
Birthplace: Irvine, Ky.
College: University of Louisville
Home Club/Affiliation: Wildwood Country Club, Louisville, Ky.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1997
PGA Membership: 2004
PGA Section: Kentucky
Player Notes: PGA head professional at Wildwood Country Club in Louisville, Ky. … Tied for ninth in the 2010
PGA Professional National Championship ... Runner-up, 1996 Kentucky State Amateur … Third, 1995 Kentucky
State Amateur … Winner, 2001 Kentucky Open, 2005 Kentucky Section Match Play Championship … Finished
tied for second in 2005 Kentucky Club Professional Championship … 2008 Kentucky PGA Player of the Year …
Has recorded 3 holes-in-one.
Personal: Wife, Andrea; Children: Andrew, Amelia
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, billiards, and ping pong


TROY PARE
                                      PGA Championship Experience: Debut
Residence: Wauregan, Conn.
Age: 34       Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 208
Birth Date: Sept. 27, 1975
Birthplace: Warwick, R.I.
Home Club/Affiliation: Wannamoisett Country Club, Rumford, R.I.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1998
PGA Membership: 2003
PGA Section: New England
Player Notes: PGA head professional at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, R.I. … Finished fifth in the 2010
PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2005 New England PGA Section Championship and 2005
New England PGA Assistant’s Championship … Runner-up, 2010 and 2004 New England PGA Section
Championship, 2010 New England Open … Has recorded 3 holes-in-one.
Personal: Wife, Kimberley; Children: Hunter, Logan
Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, watching Law and Order and playing golf with his kids


JASON SCHMUHL
                                      PGA Championship Experience: Debut
Residence: Windsor, Calif.
Age: 38       Ht.: 5’ 11” Wt.: 185
Birth Date: April 19, 1972
Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz.
College: Sonoma State University
Home Club/Affiliation: Windsor Golf Club, Windsor, Calif.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1996
PGA Membership: 2002
PGA Section: Northern California
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Player Notes: PGA head professional at Windsor (Calif.) Golf Club … Tied for 15 in the 2010 PGA Professional
National Championship ... Winner, 2008 Northern California PGA Section Championship … Runner-up, 2007
Match Play Championship … Guided teams to second (2007) and fourth (2008) in The McGladrey Team
Championship in Pinehurst, N.C.
Personal: Wife, Tracy; Children: Averie, Riley, Kristina
Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing with the kids

MARK SHEFTIC
                                        PGA Championship Experience:2009
Residence: Blue Bell, Pa.
Age: 35       Ht.: 5’ 8” Wt.: 175
Birth Date: Aug. 22, 1974
Birthplace: Hanover, Pa.
College: Coker College
Home Club/Affiliation: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.
PGA Classification: A-6
Turned Professional: 1998
PGA Membership: 2008
PGA Section: Philadelphia
Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. … Runner-up in 2009 PGA
Professional National Championship and finished third in 2010 … Member of winning 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team,
scoring the decisive point at The Carrick on Loch Lomond in Scotland … Competed in 2009 PGA Championship
… Winner, 2008 Tournament Players’ Division Championship and 2006 AB Thorn Tournament … Finished
runner-up, 2004, ’07 Philadelphia Open … Owns three top-10 finishes in the Pennsylvania State Open … Runner-
up, 2006 Philadelphia PGA Assistant Professional Championship.
Personal: Wife: Nicole; Children: Ty Edward
Hobbies/Special Interests: Spending time with the family, movies and music


SONNY SKINNER
                                      PGA Championship Experience: 2008
Residence: Sylvester, Ga.
Age: 49       Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 170
Birth Date: Aug. 18, 1960
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
College: Abraham Baldwin College/ Shorter College
Home Club/Affiliation: River Pointe Golf Club, Albany, Ga.
PGA Classification: A-6
Turned Professional: 1982
PGA Membership: 1992
PGA Section: Georgia
Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at River Pointe Golf Club in Albany, Ga. … Runner up, 2008 and 2010
PGA Professional National Championships … Winner, 1993 Nike/Nationwide Shreveport Open, 1994
Nike/Nationwide Richmond Open, 2010 PGA Match Play Championship, 2006 PGA Winter Tournament Series,
2006 Georgia PGA Match Play Championship, 2000 Griffin Classic Championship … Qualified four times through
PGA Tour Q-School (1990, ’92, ’97, ’98) … 2008 PGA Professional Player of the Year … 2006 Georgia PGA
Section Player of the Year.
Personal: Wife, Genia; Children: Marlee
Hobbies/Special Interests: The beach, traveling and any thing with the family




MIKE SMALL
                                PGA Championship Experience: 2004, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’09
Residence: Champaign, Ill.
Age: 44         Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 185
Birth Date: March 4, 1966
Birthplace: Aurora, Ill.
College: University of Illinois
Home Club/Affiliation: University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.
PGA Classification: A-12
Turned Professional: 1990
PGA Membership: 1996
PGA Section: Illinois
Player Notes: Since 2000, has served as head men’s golf coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign ... With
his victory in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship, tied the all-time record held by the late Larry
Gilbert with three National Championships. Added his victory in June at French Lick, Ind., with those in 2005 and
2009 ... His victory in 2010 was the first time that he had led going into the final round ... Posted a course record
7-under0-par 65 in the 2010 third round on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort ... Finished runner-up in
the 2004 National Championship; was fourth in 2006 and tied for runner-up in 2007 ... Competed on the 2005, ’07
and ’09 U.S. PGA Cup Team ... Finished as Low Club Professional at the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern
Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Small accomplished this feat after winning the Illinois Open four days earlier and
flying to Southern Hills to compete ... During the 2010 spring season, guided University of Illinois to its second
consecutive and ninth overall Big Ten Conference Championship. Senior-to-be Scot t Langley, a member of the
Illini squad, went on to win the NCAA Championship and finish as the Low Amateur in the 2010 U.S. Open at
Pebble Beach ... Was a member of the 1988 Illinois Big Ten Conference champion team, and finished runner-up
to teammate Steve Stricker in that tournament ... Small also was the 2009 Big Ten Coach of the Year, having
guided his team to the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in the past seven seasons. He also was the 2002
Big Ten Coach of the Year and is a two-time (2003, ’09) Midwest Region Coach of the Year … Small competed in
1994, ’98 and 2007 U.S. Open … Considered the most dominant performer in Illinois PGA Section history …
Winner of a record eight Illinois PGA Section Championships, including seven straight - 2001, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06,
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’07, ’08 and ’09 ... Winner, 2003, ’05, ’06, ’07 Illinois Open ... Finished tied for 27 in 2004 Cialis Western Open
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and tied for 50 in 2005 ... Tied for fourth in 2003 Northern PGA Club Professional Championship, tied for seventh
in 2004 and finished runner-up in 2001 ... Competed on the former Nike Tour (Nationwide Tour), winning 1997
Monterey Open and 1997 Cleveland Open … Was a member of the PGA Tour in 1998, and owns a career-best
share of ninth place in 1998 Bell Canadian Open ... First member of the Illinois PGA Section to win the PGA
Professional National Championship … Has recorded two double eagles and four holes-in-one
Personal: Wife, Ann; Children: Will, Wyatt
Special Interests: Fishing, NCAA sports and family time

BRUCE SMITH
                                PGA Championship Experience: 2004
Residence: Frisco, Texas
Age: 43         Ht.: 6’ 7” Wt.: 230
Birth Date: July 21, 1966
Birthplace: Hampton, Va.
College: University of North Texas
Home Club/Affiliation: Brookhaven Country Club, Dallas, Texas
PGA Classification: A-14
Turned Professional: 1990
PGA Membership: 1995
PGA Section: Northern Texas
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Player Notes: PGA director of instruction at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas … Tied for 15 in the 2010
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PGA Professional National Championship; T-19 in 2008; and finished 24 in the 2004, gaining a PGA
Championship berth via a playoff … Winner, 1994, ‘95 Northern Texas PGA Section Assistant’s Championship,
2000, ’01 Northern Texas PGA Western Championship, 1997 Greg Norman Collection Championship … Runner-
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up, 2004 Western PGA Club Professional Championship and tied for 15 in 2003 … Tied for 69 in 2000 GTE
Byron Nelson Classic on PGA Tour … Runner-up, 2004, ’97 Southern PGA Professional National Championship
… Competed in 1989 U.S. Amateur … 1995 Northern Texas PGA Assistant Player of the Year … Owns two
course records, including a 64 in 1999 at Northwood Club in Dallas, site of 1952 U.S. Open, and recorded a 66 at
Dallas Athletic Club in 1994 Northern Texas PGA assistant professional Championship … Has recorded five
holes-in-one, including one in competition … Since 2004, has led a foundation, “Kisses Fore Kennedy,” that was
begun to help defray medical costs for his daughter, Kennedy, who was born with lymphatic malformation, a birth
defect affecting her face. The foundation has since expanded to help families that can not afford surgical care for
their children due to lack of health insurance
Personal: Wife, Kathleen; Children: Brandon, Parker, Kennedy
Hobbies/Special Interests: Third degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, family activities and ice hockey



RICH STEINMETZ
                              PGA Championship Experience:2005
Residence: Gilbertsville, Pa.
Age: 38       Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 180
Birth Date: Dec. 31, 1971
Birthplace: Norristown, Pa.
College: Temple University
Home Club/Affiliation: Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, Pa.
PGA Classification: A-1
Turned Professional: 1994
PGA Membership: 2003
PGA Section: Philadelphia
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Player Notes: PGA head professional at Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, Pa. … Tied for 15 in the 2010
PGA Professional National Championship; and T-9 in 2005 … Winner of 73 professional events, including 2007
Philadelphia PGA Championship and 2009 Philadelphia Open ... Winner, 2002, ’05 DeBaufre Trophy for Low
Scoring Average in the Philadelphia PGA Section … Member of the 2005 U.S. PGA Cup Team … Finished eighth
in 2002 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Assistant Professional Championship … Semifinalist in 2004 TaylorMade-adidas
Golf Match Play Championship … Winner, 2005 Delaware Valley Open, 2005 TaylorMade-adidas Classic … 2006
Philadelphia PGA Player of the Year … 2004 Philadelphia PGA assistant professional of the Year … Has
recorded three holes-in-one, with none in competition.
Personal: Wife, Heather; Children: Olivia, Drew, Lucas
Hobbies/Special Interests: Music, home improvement, fishing




CHIP SULLIVAN
                                       PGA Championship Experience: 2003, ’04, ’06, ’07
Residence: Troutville, Va.
Age: 45        Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt.: 185
Birth Date: Nov. 27, 1964
Birthplace: Albany, N.Y.
College: University of Mississippi
Home Club/Affiliation: Hanging Rock Golf Club, Salem, Va.
PGA Classification: A-4
Turned Professional: 1986
PGA Membership: 1991
PGA Section: Middle Atlantic
Player Notes: PGA director of golf at Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, Va. … Winner, 2007 PGA Professional
National Championship; T-6 in the 2010 National Championship, aided by a hole-in-one in the third round that
earned him a new Club Car Precedent golf car … First reigning PGA Professional National Champion to compete
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in the Japan PGA Championship, finishing tied for 18 in May 2008 ... Winner of more than 80 PGA-sanctioned
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events since turning professional in 1987 ... Finished 31 in the 2004 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in
Kohler, Wis. ... Member of the 2007 PGA Cup Team ... Winner, 1996, 2002, ’06 Middle Atlantic PGA Section
Championship, 1998 Carolinas PGA Section Championship, 2003 Middle Atlantic PGA Players Championship,
2004 and 2006 Maryland Open, 2006 TaylorMade Invitational in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico … Named 1996, 2005,
’06 Middle Atlantic PGA Player of the Year … Runner-up, 2006 Virginia State Open ... Competed in 2006 PGA
Championship, and winner of 11 other events throughout the year … Inducted in 2005 into Roanoke Valley Golf
Hall of Fame … 2003, ’04 Washington Post Professional Player of the Year ... Finished third in 2004 PGA
Professional National Championship … Runner-up, 2004 Middle Atlantic Section Match Play Championship ...
Amateur accomplishments include 1986 Southeastern Conference individual title, beating among others in the
field, David Toms; member of 1986 First-Team All-SEC Team, and member of 1984 University of Mississippi SEC
Champion Team ... Two-time (1981, ’82) Louisiana State Junior Champion, defeating John Daly in 1981 ...
Overcame major health issues in December 2006, being diagnosed with hemochromatosis (overload of iron in the
blood) and diabetes … Has recorded 14 holes-in-one, with four in competition
Personal: Wife, Kari; Children: Kalley, Camryn, Colby
Hobbies/Special Interests: Chess, swimming laps and dirt biking

TIM THELEN
              PGA Championship Experience: 1999, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’05, ’07, ’08
Residence: College Station, Texas
Age: 49       Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt.: 200
Birth Date: June 14, 1961
Birthplace: Albany, Minn.
College: Houston Baptist University
Home Club/Affiliation: The Falls Golf and Country Club, New Ulm, Texas
PGA Classification: A-8
Turned Professional: 1985
PGA Membership: 1994
PGA Section: Southern Texas
Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at The Falls Golf and Country Club in New Ulm, Texas … Winner, 2000
and 2003 PGA Professional National Championship, earning the 2000 Championship at Oak Tree Golf Club in
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Edmond, Okla in a five-hole playoff over Mark Brown of Oyster Bay, N.Y. … Tied for 11 in the 2010 PGA
Professional National Championship ... Tied for runner-up in 2001 and tied for fourth in 2007 and ’08 ... Since
2001 has had his wife, Lucinda, serving as caddie ... Winner, 2001 PGA Professional Player of the Year ...
Winner, 2005, ’06 BP Trinidad Open ... A member of the 2000, ’03, ’05 and ’07 U.S. PGA Cup Teams, owning a
12-5-0 career record … Winner, 2007 Puerta Vallarta Pro-Am Championship and the 2009 Callaway Golf PGA
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Assistant’s Championship by seven strokes … Enjoyed a $36,200 payday in July 2001, finishing tied for 12 in the
B.C. Open on the PGA Tour …Was a college teammate of Colin Montgomerie at Houston Baptist University …
Has recorded six holes-in-one, including two in competition.
Personal: Wife, Lucinda; Children: Christopher
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, bird hunting, and college and professional football
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