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Steve Flesch |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 5/23/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165
College: University of Kentucky

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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. May 13 - 10:35 AM
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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 Web.com Tour Finals.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 01:11:00 AM

Steve Flesch completed 36 holes of the Sanderson Farms Championship in 1-over-par 69-76=145, missing the cut by four strokes.

The lefty hit only 21 greens in regulation at Annandale but he converted an eagle and seven birdies. Alas, seven bogeys and a triple would cut his week short in Mississippi. This leaves him with one start on his Non-exempt Medical Extension to earn $570,856 and a promotion to the Major Medical category. He's $397,641 short of securing conditional status. Flesch entered the week slotted 199th in FedExCup points, so that final start via the medical will be valuable for him to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals if he doesn't threaten the top 125.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Steve Flesch settled for a tie for 56th place at the FedEx St. Jude Classic worth $12,654.00.

Flesch shot 2-over-par 69-72-69-72=282 at TPC Southwind. While it's his second consecutive cut made, he's down to two starts on his Non-exempt Medical Extension to bank $570,856 and get promoted to the Major Medical category.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Steve Flesch closed out the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with a 3-over-par 38-35=73 to finish in a tie for 22nd place worth $64,000.00.

The lefty played in the fifth-to-last pairing on Sunday and posted 6-under 274, eight strokes adrift of champion Boo Weekley. The result is bittersweet. While Flesch spent a few bucks during final lap during which he erased two birdies with three bogeys and a double, it's his first payday on the PGA TOUR since October of 2011. It ends a drought of 16 consecutive starts without one. He now has three starts remaining on his Non-exemption Medical Extension to earn $583,510 and a promotion to the Major Medical category. Look for him again in two weeks at the St. Jude.
Sun, May 26, 2013 06:37:00 PM

Steve Flesch enters the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial two off the lead after turning in a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round.

He looked solid early, going bogey-free for his first eight holes with two birdies. Things slipped mid-round, with bogeys on nine, 10 and 13 killing any momentum he garnered early. A 15'5" birdie on the 17th and a 3'2" birdie on the 18th got him back to 9-under 201 and in a pack of players tied for sixth. With 13 players within three shots of the lead, this tournament remains wide open.
Sat, May 25, 2013 06:25:00 PM

Steve Flesch lapped Colonial Country Club today in bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 in his second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The lefty went 6-for-15 in birdie opportunities today, holing notable putts from 21'6", 13'1" and 33'2" at Nos. 13, 17 and 5, respectively. He strung four together at one point beginning at the 17th hole. It's his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since a closing 63 at the 2011 Travelers. In conjunction with a second-round 66 at TPC Four Seasons last week (where he missed the cut), his active run of three straight sub-70s is his first since January 2011. Flesch signed today's scorecard sitting 8-under 132, one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He's in the field on a sponsor exemption, but he has status on the PGA TOUR via a Non-exempt Medical Extension.
Fri, May 24, 2013 04:14:00 PM

Steve Flesch spun a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship, but will miss the cut.

Flesch offset one bogey with five birdies today to shave 11 strokes off Thursday's opening round that featured seven bogeys and a double. Now 0-for-2 on the season, he's down to four starts on his Non-exempt Medical Extension to earn $647,510 and a promotion to the Major Medical category. He'll try again at next week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, a tournament that he won in 2004.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Fri, May 17, 2013 07:14:00 PM

In an interview on Wednesday during "Talk of the TOUR" on PGA TOUR's SiriusXM station, Steve Flesch revealed his intended schedule for the 2013 season.

The lefty has appeared more on Golf Channel than inside the ropes, missing the cut at Pebble Beach in his only appearance this season. He has five starts remaining on his Non-exempt Medical Extension to earn $647,510 and a promotion to the Major Medical category. He doesn't have any fantasy value, and Non-exempt medicals don't carry over into a following season if not used, so he'll compete if he's able or forfeit the starts. Flesch cited expected appearances at the Byron Nelson (May 16-19), Colonial (May 23-26; he's a former champ [2004], but his angles at entry are severely limited), St. Jude (June 6-9), Greenbrier (July 4-7), Sanderson Farms (July 18-21) and Reno-Tahoe (Aug. 1-4). If he fails to meet the terms of his medical and doesn't secure conditional status, he'd tumble in the Past Champions category, which would likely exempt him into the RTO anyway given the history of how deep that field goes to start 132.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 11:27:00 PM

Steve Flesch missed the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by six strokes at 5-over-par 75-69-75=219.

This was Flesch's first start since the True South Classic in July. That resulted in his 12th missed cut in as many starts last year. He then had shoulder surgery on Aug. 10, and then later withdrew during the final stage of Q School. The lefty now has five starts on his Non-exempt Medical Extension to earn $647,510 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 06:59:00 PM

Steve Flesch has six starts on a Non-exempt Medical Extension to earn $647,510 and a promotion to the Major Medical category.

If that monetary goal looks familiar, it's because it's exactly what Kevin Chappell pocketed finishing 125th on the 2012 money list. Flesch is chasing that number because he went 0-for-12 on the PGA TOUR before having shoulder surgery on Aug. 10. He returned to action at the final stage of Q School (where he was granted an exemption via his medical) but withdrew after five rounds. The lefty turned 45 this year and should be avoided in all formats.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 04:31:00 PM

Steve Flesch withdrew from the final stage of Q School prior to today's final round.

The lefty completed 90 holes in 8-over-par 72-73-74-73-76=368, placing 163rd of the 167 remaining in the field. He was 23 strokes outside the bubble to crack the top 25 with 18 holes to play. Expect Flesch to begin 2013 on a medical extension, but he won't have a safety net unless he earns enough to retain conditional status. The 45-year-old went 0-for-12 in 2012.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 11:59:00 AM

Steve Flesch settled for an even-par 36-36=72 in his opening round of the final stage of Q School at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West.

Scores are fairly low in the first of six rounds to determine the final fully exempt members of the PGA TOUR in 2013. (The top 25 and ties not already fully exempt will earn cards.) Flesch offset four birdies with two bogeys and a double, finishing outside the top 100 (of 172) at the time he signed his card. This was his first competitive action since July due to shoulder surgery.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 04:17:00 PM

Steve Flesch is listed in the published field of this week's final stage of Q School.

Flesch underwent surgery to reattach his bicep to the labrum in his shoulder on Aug. 10. Understandably, he didn't play the rest of the year, so if he doesn't withdraw from the 108-hole grind at PGA West, it will mark his first live action since he missed the cut at the True South Classic in July, his last of 12 in as many starts this year.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 07:07:00 PM