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Steve Flesch

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (50) / 5/23/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Stepping out of the broadcast booth for a rare PGA TOUR start, Steve Flesch opened the Valero Texas Open with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 during the first round of action.
The lefty got the party started quickly with back-to-back birdies to open the round. The first came from 7'5" and the second birdie rolled in from 15'2" on the par-5 second hole. A short while later the weather horn sounded and iced the veteran for three and a half hours. Flesch didn't let it bother him as he finished his outward nine at 2-under before adding an trio of circles coming in. The first came from 11'7" on the par-4 11th hole and he dialed one in from downtown on the par-5 14th, splashing home from 22'10". His lone blemish of the round came at the par-3 16th hole as he found a greenside bunker and failed in his sandie attempt. Flesch doesn't find many PGA TOUR starts these days, just 1-for-2 on the season, but a strong finish this week could change that. Thu, Apr 21, 2016 04:42:00 PM

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With Colt Knost pulling his name from the field, Steve Flesch will have a crack at this week's Valero Texas Open.

Spending most of his time as a TV analyst, Flesch does not make a whole lot of PGA TOUR starts these days. The 48-year-old may try his hand at the Champions Tour when eligible but he's just trying to stay fresh in the meantime. This will be his third start of the season, posting a missed cut at the Puerto Rico Open and a solo-69th at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Longtime fans will be rooting for the four-time PGA TOUR winner this week, but veteran gamers know that his upside is very limited and should not be rostered in any fantasy formats. Meanwhile, there was no reason cited for Knost backing out, but the weather forecasted for the week may have played a part in the Dallas resident saying no thanks.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 03:25:00 PM

The restart of the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship has been delayed by at least three hours due to unplayable conditions at the Country Club of Jackson. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 10:30 a.m.

There will be no golf until at least 10:30 a.m. CT. Over three inches of rain fell overnight. The area has been inundated with precipitation for more than a week and the course rests in a low area, so it doesn't stand a chance to hold any more moisture. When play resumes, Steve Flesch will be standing over his fairway lie 143 yards out at the par-4 eighth hole. He has two holes to complete to reach the midpoint. The lefty is 6-under-par through 34 and poised to cash in his season debut.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 09:12:00 AM

Steve Flesch conjured up six points in the final round of the Barracuda Championship to wrap his 11th appearance in the tournament at 40 points, good for a three-way tie for seventh.

The 2007 Barracuda champ --and mostly golf analyst on TV-- began his day in solo sixth with 34 points, seven adrift of Henry. He outpaced four bogeys with five birdies en route to his first top 10 on the PGA TOUR since a T3 at this very event, in 2011, his last full season on TOUR. The 48-year-old circled birdies on Nos. 3, 8, 11, 14 and 18, all from inside nine feet, but also missed several attempts from close-to-mid-range, resulting in a -1.627 in strokes gained: putting. Flesch gains entry into the Wyndham Championship via this week's top-10 showing and at 213th in the FedExCup standings, it'll be interesting to see if he will accept the exemption.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 11:57:00 PM

Steve Flesch holed-out two eagles en route to 15 points in today's third round of the Barracuda Championship and a three-day total of 34.

In just his sixth start of the season, the 2007 Barracuda champ began his day at 19 points (T17) and seven points off the pace. On his round, he split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation registering 1.600 putts per GIR. That last stat doesn't tell the whole story however, with the 48-year-old recording two eagle-3s of the zero-putt variety. The first came from the fringe just short of the green at the par-5 13th and the second was a pitch-in from 37 yards short of the target on the 18th for the walk-off 3. With birdies on Nos. 2 and 8, he played the four par 5s in 6-under-par, or 14 points in the Modified Stableford format. Flesch squared bogeys on Nos. 3, 5 and 16, three-putting both the third and the 16th, the latter from just over 23 feet. At 246th in the FedExCup standings, the TV analyst currently sits sixth on the live leaderboard, three points back of 54-hole clubhouse leader Robert Garrigus.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 08:05:00 PM

Steve Flesch turned in an 11-point opening round at today's Barracuda Championship.

This was like Turn Back the Clock Day for the 48-year-old, left-handed TV analyst. Flesch didn't miss any of the expansive 14 fairways, but he made the opportunities count by hitting 15 greens in regulation. He found four birdies, including tries from 11'7" and 17'11" at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, before curling in an eagle putt from just inside 15 feet for five points at the par-5 18th. He also squared a pair of bogey-5s, but salvaged par from 18 feet at the par-4 fourth. Flesch eventually signed his card sitting just four points off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Steve Flesch slots in at 246th in the FedExCup standings ahead of this week's Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada.

Flesch spends more time being a golf analyst than he does playing tournament golf. The 48-year-old has teed it up on the PGA TOUR only 16 times in the past three seasons, missing 11 cuts. He's 1-for-5 this season with his only cash a T62 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in May. The veteran has made 454 career TOUR starts, winning four times, including at the Barracuda Championship in 2007. In total, he's made the weekend nine times in 10 starts in Reno, with five top 10s. After his latest top 10 (T3/2011), he's finished MC/2013 and T21 in last year's edition.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Steve Flesch makes his annual pilgrimage to Fort Worth, Texas, for this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Flesch is no longer a regular out on TOUR but he is a regular at this event. In fact, this will be his 18th consecutive start at Colonial Country Club, going 13-for-17 thus far. The 2004 champ got in via sponsor exemption this week and will look to improve upon his 0-and-3 record he currently holds this season.
Tue, May 19, 2015 08:19:00 AM

Steve Flesch has been added to the published field of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The lefty started the week as the seventh alternate, but gained entry when Tim Petrovic withdrew this morning. Flesch is 0-for-1 on the season and missed the cut in his last four appearances on the Monterey Peninsula. The full-time touring pro-turned-television analyst hasn't played regularly on the PGA TOUR since 2011.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Steve Flesch has been added to the published field of this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

Flesch was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when Jeff Overton withdrew. The lefty improved his stock last season with two paydays in five starts, but it's an indictment on the depth of the field at the Country Club of Jackson that a golfer that finished T223 in the FedExCup standings in 2013-14 earned a tee time on merit.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Steve Flesch has been added to the published field of this week's Wyndham Championship.

The lefty started the week as the 11th alternate, but he was the second of two to gain entry following withdrawals today. For a few hours last week at Valhalla, Flesch was the first alternate after the first 90 or so were determined not to be on site. It would have been a nice story for the Kentucky native, but he didn't sneak in. He's coming off a T21 in Reno, so he has to be pleased with his form. However, with no paydays in three starts at Sedgefield and a career that has evolved primarily into that of a television analyst, he's not worth the risk in any format.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 02:33:00 PM

Steve Flesch will tee it up in the Barracuda Championship as a past champion at MontrĂȘux Golf and Country Club.

Flesch was the winner in 2007, which is the most recent of his four career PGA TOUR victories. He now spends as much time as a member of the media as he does on the course, playing just three times this season prior to this week. His only payday was a T60 at Colonial, so perhaps he shouldn't quit his day job, as the saying goes.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 09:35:00 PM

Steve Flesch will have a crack at TPC Four Seasons at this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

The lefty got in via sponsor exemption, just his second start of the season and eight overall since the start of 2013. He's missed the cut in 17 of his last 19 events on the PGA TOUR and provides zero fantasy relevance.
Tue, May 13, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Steve Flesch reached the halfway point of the Reno-Tahoe Open with zero points.

He tacked on three points on Thursday before giving them back today due to seven bogeys against only two birdies. Since this was the last start via a Non-exempt Medical Extension, Flesch failed to meet its terms (by $570,856). He also fell $397,641 short of securing conditional status. Of course, given the timing of the season, all that matters now is qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs and retaining his card. He started the week ranked 203rd in both conduits (FedExCup points and earnings), so unless he plays the Wyndham Championship, makes the cut and pads his totals, he'll be headed to Q School this fall at best. He's 46 years of age and has already built a modest career in broadcasting, so don't be surprised if we see more of him holding microphones and notes than golf clubs in 2014.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 09:32:00 PM

Steve Flesch is listed in the published field of next week's Reno-Tahoe Open.

If he remains committed, this will be the final start via his Non-exempt Medical Extension. To retain status, he needs to earn $570,856. First-place prize money from the $3-million purse is $540,000, so the victory is more valuable in terms of status than the paycheck. A solo second would pay $324,000, which isn't enough to secure conditional status as a safety net; for that, he's $397,641 short. Flesch is 203rd in FedExCup points, and may drop at the conclusion of the event in Canada, so the most realistic goal would be to slide inside the top 200 and qualify for the Tour Finals.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 01:11:00 AM