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Shane Bertsch

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (48) / 3/30/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185

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Shane Bertsch has withdrawn just ahead of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, giving Stuart Appleby a shot this week.
Bertsch cited back issues as the reason for this WD. He is currently playing on a Tour medical extension with two events remaining to earn 348 FedExCup Points or $597,069 to re-enter the reshuffle category for the remainder of the season. That is a tall task for anyone, so Bertsch will need a huge finish once he's ready. Feb 8 - 12:20 PM

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World No. 994 Shane Bertsch is in the published field at this week's Wells Fargo Championship, the tournament making a 1-time stop in Wilmington, North Carolina, at Eagle Point Golf Club. UPDATE: Bertsch posted rounds of 75-72=147 (+7) to miss the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship.

The Colorado native is set to make his first start of the season on a medical extension out of the reshuffle category. He begins with 11 events to earn 363.310 FedExCup points or $612,397 to retain status for the remainder of the season. The 47-year-old's last TOUR action was T35 (64 weeks ago) at the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He has made five rehab starts this year on the Tour, missing four cuts, including last week, and cashing a T20 two weeks ago in Indiana. The Texas A&M alum has no wins on the main stage (and just five top 10s) in 183 career events. He's a 3-time winner on the junior circuit in 310 career starts, most recently in 2015, finishing 9th in regular-season money.
Wed, May 3, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Shane Bertsch enters 2017 with a Major Medical Extension in his back pocket, and a tall task ahead of him if he wants to maintain TOUR status.

The Denver native was 6-for-9 last season before an injury sidelined him. He didn't play any events during the fall, but when he returns to action he'll have 11 starts to earn 363 FedExCup points or $612,397 in order to regain his status for the season. In 183 career starts he's averaging $13,970 per start, so he'll need to increase that production 4x if he wants to fulfill the terms of his Major Medical. The 46-year-old was last seen in action posting a T35 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am back in February.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Shane Bertsch pieced together a 6-under-par 32-34=66 on Pebble Beach Golf Links in round one of the AT&T Pro-Am.

The Denver native played smart golf today as he was all over the fairways, splitting 10 (of 14) on the day. It didn't matter that he ranked outside the top 125 in driving distance today as he still managed 12 greens in regulation and got hot with the flat stick. On the day, Bertsch splashed in four putts from outside 12 feet, including a 20'8" bomb for birdie on the par-4 13th hole. Entering the week ranked 119th in strokes gained, it will be interesting to see if he can maintain this pace.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Shane Bertsch kicked off the Sony Open with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-31=65 during the first round.

Bertsch was in the first group off the 10th tee, playing with Blake Adams and Steve Wheatcroft. While his playing partners tallied a combined even-par score, Bertsch lapped them with three birdies and an eagle on his card. The Coloradoan split 11 (of 14) fairways on the day and posted a perfect 7-for-7 scrambling day. Bertsch is just 85-for-179 in his PGA TOUR career so it will be interesting to see how he responds to this low one during round two.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Through the fall portion of the wraparound schedule, journeyman Shane Bertsch ranks 167th in the FedExCup standings.

Bertsch's on-again, off-again PGA TOUR career is back on for 2015-16 after finishing ninth in regular season money last season on the Tour, good for 27th in the priority rankings. He's winless on TOUR in 179 career starts with a career-best T4 (2011, Open) one of only five career top-10 finishes. The 45-year-old has mustered 20.310 FedExCup points in five starts to open 2015-16 with a season-best T50 at the Shriners. He missed the cut (by eight) in his last start at The RSM Classic, and with the first reshuffle coming at the conclusion of the event, he's ticked down eight spots to No. 35. Bertsch's career-best season on the main stage came in 2006 when he finished 123rd in earnings on 34 starts.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Shane Bertsch fashioned a bogey-free, 1-under-par 35-35=70 in today's second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

This was a little like throwing a no-hitter en route to a loss. Bertch hit 15 greens in regulation but converted only one birdie, that a try from 10'9" at the par-3 14th hole. What's more, he missed only one look from inside 14 feet, so he'll blame his irons for not getting into the 60s. The better news is that he's 7-under 135 at the break and signed his card with sole possession of the very early 36-hole clubhouse lead. It won't hold, but he's going to cash for the second straight week.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Shane Bertsch enjoyed a 6-under-par 33-32=65 for his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before coming to rest one stroke back of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

Armed with a PGA TOUR card again at the age of 45, Bertsch is seeking the Fountain of Youth on the circuit where he's 83-for-175 with only five top 10s. You won't find a more qualified journeyman. And yet, he'll manufacture days like today. He went 3-for-3 in scrambling but three-putted the green at the par-3 eighth for bogey. However, he covered nicely with seven birdies, including a pair of hole-out from just off the greens at Nos. 4 (10 yards) and 14 (nine yards). His longest conventional conversions ran 15'1" and 29'1" at the par-4 third and 18th holes, respectively.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 08:41:00 PM

Shane Bertsch readies for the 2015-16 season lid-lifter at this week's Open.

The Colorado resident gained status this year by finishing ninth on the Tour money list. Most of the damage was done at the Rust-Oleum Championship where he signed four straight scorecards of 68 or better to secure his third career victory. Bertsch arrives with a career 82-for-174 record on the PGA TOUR so its truly a coin flip on whether he'll play the weekend or not.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:32:00 PM

Shane Bertsch hung up a 9-under-par 33-29=62 in today's second round of the Digital Ally Open on the Tour and posted 15-under 127, good for a share of the 36-hole lead with fellow Texas A&M product, Martin Piller.

Bertsch arrived in Kansas ranked seventh on the money list, so he knows that he's returning to the PGA TOUR for the first time since 2012. The 45-year-old hit 15 greens in regulation in each of his first two rounds at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. After a bogey-free, six-birdie 65 on Thursday, today's loop included 10 birdies, seven of which on his final eight holes. Only a bogey-4 at the eighth hole today stands out against 16 circles.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 09:46:00 PM

Shane Bertsch spun a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Rust-Oleum Championship to claim a one-stroke win over Lucas Lee.

The journeyman ended the week at 18-under 266 for the third Tour title of his career. Sunday's lap around Lakeview Country Club featured five birdies and 13 pars, as he split 12 of 14 fairways and landed 16 GIR. Ball-striking was the key to his week, as he was first in GIR and second in driving accuracy. With this victory, he moves to fifth on the Tour money list and is a virtual lock to earn his 2015-16 PGA TOUR card. He is a veteran of 295 Tour starts, including this week's performance, and 174 PGA TOUR events. Despite that experience, Bertsch has just five career PGA TOUR top 10s.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 05:52:00 PM

Shane Bertsch makes his way back to Hawaii for the 2014 Sony Open.

The former member of the PGA TOUR was granted a sponsor invitation into this year's tournament on the heels of his T13 last season. This will be his 10th appearance, and he has amassed a 69.53 scoring average in 30 rounds on the par-70 layout. Needless to say, this could be his only TOUR start this season, so he needs to make the most of it.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 08:09:00 PM

Shane Bertsch posted a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round of the Sony Open.

He converted his sponsor exemption into the clubhouse at lead at 13-under 267. He was moving along at snail's pace for most of the round, but found an eagle from 32'6" on the par-5 18th after a birdie on the par-4 16th to end his round in style. With playing opportunities limited in 2013, he'll take any momentum he can muster.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 09:04:00 PM

Shane Bertsch got the third round of the Sony Open off and running with a 5-under-par 32-33=65, improving to 9-under 201 for the tournament.

It's not a complete surprise that the non-member has a good week in the works, as he owns three top 25s in this event including a tie for 13th in 2006. Starting on the back nine, he circled six birdies, with his lone bogey the result of a missed 4'5" attempt at a sand save on the first hole. He immediately bounced back from that blemish with a hole out from a greenside bunker on the par-4 second hole. He wrapped up his round with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 ninth hole.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Shane Bertsch was given one of the last four sponsor exemptions into this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The PGA TOUR's media department reported this. While he no longer has status on the PGA TOUR, Bertsch has supported this tournament over the year, compiling three top 25s among five paydays in eight appearances. The field for the tournament is now complete at 144.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 05:43:00 PM