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Steven Alker

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 7/28/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 150

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Steven Alker heads to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for his third playing of the Tour Championship.
At 44 years of age, Alker recently completed his second season on the PGA TOUR and first during the FedExCup era. He finished 177th in points making just nine cuts on 22 starts with a season-best T22 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Tied a career low with 6-under 65 in the third round of the Barbasol Championship, where he finished T23. The Kiwi's only other season on the main tour was in 2003 when he made 13 cuts on 30 starts. Alker graduated from the Tour in 2014 with a playoff win and a playoff loss among three top 10s in 18 events. Playing in his third Finals series, he's posted T44-T48-T16 for $21,518.75, good for 35th on the Finals money list. He missed the cut in each of the two previous Tour Championships, including by three in last year's edition on rounds of 72-71. Wed, Sep 30, 2015 06:30:00 AM

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Steve Alker has gained entry into this week's Quicken Loans National.

The Kiwi was ninth alternate at the start of the week. He climbed into the field of 120 when Chez Reavie withdrew. Alker needs a huge week to threaten for a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs. He's 168th in points, but he's cashed in six of his last eight starts, including his last three. Still, even a run at the top 150 seems like a long shot, but the QLN possesses the weakest field of any invitational this season, so if there's going to capitalize on a limited field, the timing is now.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 01:21:00 PM

Steven Alker smoothed a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the Barbasol Championship to reach the three-quarter pole at 7-under 206, up 57 spots on the live leaderboard.

Alker began the third round of play tied 63rd --eight shots back-- and was among 18 players who made the cut on the number. The Tour grad opened with six consecutive pars before circling birdie-3s at Nos. 7 and 9, converting both from inside nine feet to turn 2-under. He went 3-for-3 in scrambling on his first nine and hit all nine greens in regulation on his inward half, converting four, including three straight from inside eight feet on Nos. 11-13. The 43-year-old, who celebrates his birthday on July 28th, rolled in his sixth and final par breaker from 18'1" on the par-5 16th for his longest conversion on the day. Alker's 65 equals a career low, which he's shot twice in 164 career loops prior to today, most recently in the first round of the last week's John Deere Classic.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Steven Alker backed up his opening 65 at the John Deere Classic with a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in today's second round.

At 8-under 134, Alker is only two shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He hit 15 greens in regulation to total 31 at the midpoint, but unlike Thursday's blemish-free card, the Kiwi finally squared a bogey at the par-4 fourth hole today. He saved pars with conversions from 18 feet and 12'8" at Nos. 12 and 15, respectively, and lassoed three birdies, the longest from 30'3" at the par-5 10th where he began the day. Alker has little to no fantasy value, but it's always fun observing a journeyman play well deeper into a tournament. The 43-year-old is winless in 56 PGA TOUR starts.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Steve Alker looped TPC Deere Run in bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-33=65 in today's opening round of the John Deere Classic.

Going out in the last threesome of the day off the first tee, the Kiwi hit 16 greens in regulation and came to rest just two strokes back of overnight co-leaders Justin Thomas and Nicholas Thompson. Alker opened his round with a 4 at the par-4 first hole, and then jarred his bunker shot from 14 yards away for eagle at the par-5 second. The longest of his four birdies the rest of the way rolled in from 11'9" at the par-4 fourth. Today's aggregate matches the 43-year-old lowest score in 159 rounds on the PGA TOUR. While he's tied for fifth on the leaderboard, he's one of 20 golfers inside the top 10 after 18 holes.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 08:19:00 PM

In an encore to his nine-birdie 65 on Thursday, Steven Alker turned in a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The Kiwi added six birdies to total a field-high 15 for the week. His set featured conversions from 11'8" and 13'3" at the par-4 15th and seventh holes, respectively. However, he also bogeyed the par-3 14th where he rinsed his tee ball, and would eventually walk off bogey-double bogey on the front side of TPC Southwind. All told, at 7-under 133, he's just two swings off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Steven Alker rattled in nine birdies en route to a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The 43-year-old from New Zealand had a day for the ages at TPC Southwind with those nine circles, but this is also his lowest round of 149 on the PGA TOUR. You gotta feel good for the guy as he's a journeyman's journeyman. And he hit only 12 greens in regulation. Eight of the birdies came conventionally, including conversions from 11'10" and 16'6" at Nos. 7 and 18, respectively, and he also holed out for birdie from a bunker 13 yards away at the par-4 13th. He signed his card positioned only one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders and leading the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green (4.503 at last check).
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Steven Alker enjoyed a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Alker hit the ground running with a birdie-3 from 14 feet at the first hole. He chased it with six more birdies, four of which from outside 10 feet. His longest found the cup from 27'7" at the par-5 eighth. His seven birdies co-led the field when he signed his card. He also squared four bogeys, including a three-putt from just 17'4" at the par-5 fifth, but the Kiwi is a mere four shots off the clubhouse lead. This marked his first competitive loop of Quail Hollow since his only previous appearance in his rookie year of 2003.
Thu, May 14, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Steven Alker has been added to the published field of this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The Kiwi was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry following two withdrawals this morning. He's riding an 0-for-4 slide dating back to the Farmers in early February. In his only previous start at Quail Hollow, he missed the cut in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2003.
Mon, May 11, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Steven Alker returns to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week after an 11-year recess.

If Alker woke up today in a time machine, he may be confused by the change in tournament name and venue since he last played at this event. He's posted red numbers in 15-of-27 rounds on the season but that equates to just three paydays in 10 starts. Gamers can pass over Alker when setting fantasy rosters this week.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 08:19:00 AM

Steven Alker is set for his first Puerto Rico Open this week.

This will go in the books as Alker's 10th PGA TOUR start of the season, with three of the first nine resulting in weekend tee times. He's made just one of his last six cuts, tying for 59th in the Humana Challenge. There is little reason to invest in him at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Steven Alker makes his eighth start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season in this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Alker enters this week after a T59 in the Humana Challenge in his last action. While that doesn't seem like much of a highlight, it's sure beats the three missed cuts he was riding running into that event. His best finish of the year was a T32 in The McGladrey Classic.
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 10:16:00 PM

Steven Alker collected two paydays during the fall to arrive at the holiday break ranked 132nd in the FedExCup standings.

Alker earned his PGA TOUR card through the Tour money list, where he finished 10th last season. His best finish thus far comes in the form of a T32 at The McGladrey Classic. The Kiwi has played just one complete season on TOUR, but he posted a 13-for-30 record and that was way back in 2003. His overall career record is 19-for-45 and can be avoided by gamers most weeks.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Steven Alker will have his first look at El Camaleón Golf Club for this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

The four-time Tour winner is making his fifth start of this early PGA TOUR season, posting a 2-for-4 record thus far. His success on the second-tier Tours hasn't translated to the main stage, as he's 19-for-44 in his career, and no top 10s on his resume. Alker will try to go low this weekend so he can keep getting these starts after the first reshuffle.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 08:16:00 AM

Steven Alker is set to begin the 2014-15 season on the PGA TOUR after departing the Tour with the 11th spot on the opening reshuffle.

Alker's highlight was a win at the Cleveland Open, and then he lost in a playoff four starts later at the Albertsons Boise Open. His third, and final, top five of the season came at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, tying for fifth. He is a veteran of 40 PGA TOUR events, having made 17 cuts and earning four top 25s. He's never cracked the top 10 in a PGA TOUR event. At 43 years of age, his best days are likely behind him.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:09:00 PM