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Steve Wheatcroft

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215

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Steve Wheatcroft sets his eyes on the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio ahead of this week's Valero Texas Open.
After finishing 137th in the FedExCup standings last year, Wheatcroft arrives 193rd in this year's race. He is 4-for-7 on the season but has just one top 40 (T29, Sanderson Farms) to his credit. His odds of improving on that tally is not promising this week if you just look at his track record at the Valero Texas Open. He is 0-for-4 here with just one round at par or better. On the bright side, only three of those missed cuts have come at the current venue, but Wheatcroft is still a long shot to throw his name into contention this week. Apr 17 - 9:52 PM

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World No. 402 Steve Wheatcroft withdrew after Round 2 of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. UPDATE: Wheatcroft returned from injury at the Valspar Championship where he open qualified and signed a 4-over 72 in round one.

At press time, no reason has been supplied for the 38-year-old's third mid-tournament WD in 137 career starts, first since the 2012 True South Classic (now Sanderson Farms). This was his sixth visit to Pebble Beach, cashing one time, a T51 in 2015. Playing this season on conditional status (137th in FedExCup last season), the Indiana Hoosier alum was 8-over thru 36 holes with 3-over 75 at Pebble Beach Golf Links and 5-over 76 at Monterey Peninsula CC. He was one of just 33 players to complete R2 on Friday, with the other 121 returning Saturday morning, but decided to call it quits before playing his third round (scheduled 54-hole cut). UPDATE: Wheatcroft updated his fans via Twitter saying, "Hate to WD from Pebble, but caught the virus my son had last week and can't play thru it anymore." Gamers should not expect this to be long-term.
Feb 11 - 1:20 PM

After finishing 137th in the FedExCup standings last season, World No. 375 Steve Wheatcroft is playing 2016-17 on conditional status.

The Pennsylvania native logged three top 25s last season in 26 events, two for top 10s, including a tied-season-best T5 at the RBC Canadian Open where he matched a career-best 64 in the third round. He attempted to regain full-exempt status, playing in all three Tour Finals events, but ended up 50th in Finals' money after cashing a T46 and a T18. The 38-year-old got just two starts during the fall portion of the wraparound schedule, posting a T29 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms and a T45 at The RSM Classic on rounds of 70-67-70-68.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft stalled out to a 3-under-par 32-37=69 in today's final round of the RBC Canadian Open for a four-day total of 10-under 278, down one spot into a four-way T5, two back of champion Jhonattan Vegas.

The 38-year-old was chasing his maiden TOUR title in his 130th career start, beginning the finale on 7-under (T4), two shy of 54-hole leader Brandt Snedeker. Playing out of the penultimate twosome with FedExCup leader Dustin Johnson, he briefly took the lead on 10-under total after his third birdie of the round on the par-4 eighth. After birdies at Nos. 13 and 15 (from 23'5"), the Pennsylvania native co-led on 12-under with Vegas, who was in the clubhouse. He failed to birdie the par-5 16th, couldn't convert a sand save at the 17th, and then skulled his third from a greenside bunker at the par-5 18th over the green and into the water, eventually squaring 6 and a bogey-bogey finish. This was Wheatcroft's fifth RBC appearance with a previous best of T13 in 2010 (St. George's G&CC), and just his second top 10 of the season in 23 events, matching a T5 at the Barracuda two starts ago.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 08:45:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft styled a career-tying-low 8-under-par 32-32=64 in today's third round of the RBC Canadian Open, setting the 36-hole clubhouse mark at 7-under 209 and posting the low round of the week. UPDATE: With play completed, Wheatcroft is in a two-way T4, two back of 54-hole leader Brandt Snedeker.

The 38-year-old was playing his 368th career round on TOUR and this matches the 64 he shot in 2012 at the Greenbrier, also in the third round. He began the day on 1-over (T47), one inside the cut line after opening his fifth RBC appearance in 68-77. The Indiana University alum went 13 strokes lower than yesterday, overshadowing bogeys on Nos. 2 and 15 with eight birdies and a walk-off eagle-3 from 42'10". His card featured three sets of back-to-back birdies and he capped with a birdie-birdie-eagle finish. The Pennsylvania native peppered 14 greens in regulation, circling seven par breakers the conventional way and adding birdie-2s at the eighth from 25'8" away in the fringe and a pitch-in 40'6" from the target at the 12th. He gained 5.815 SG: Tee-to-Green and 1.962 SG: Putting.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft breezed through Glen Abbey Golf Club with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 during round one of the RBC Canadian Open, two off the early pace set by leader Luke List.

Wheatcroft opened the day by wedging his 92-yard approach to 3'3" for an easy birdie. He traded a bogey at 3 with a birdie at 4 before saving par from 6'5" at the sixth and 13'8" at the seventh. The real highlight of the round came at the closing par-5 18th, belting a 352-yard drive and sticking his 159-yard approach to 5'8" before rolling in the eagle. This round was all orchestrated off the tee, striping 10 (of 14) fairways despite the field averaging just over six fairways hit. Wheatcroft is making his second appearance at Glen Abbey, finishing T58 last year.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 06:18:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft closed out his fifth playing of the Barracuda Championship with a 1-under-par 37-34=71 to collect five points, reaching 32 on the week, good for a T5 finish.

Wheatcroft warmed up his putter ahead of the finale and it stayed hot throughout the round. He splashed in five putts from outside 12 feet, including a 48'11" par saver at the par-4 14th hole. Considering the Modified Stableford scoring that rewards birdies, he was able to lean on that putter and survive a strokes gained tee-to-green number of -1.738 for the round. This will go in the books as his first finish inside the top 35 in Reno, a fourth career top 10 on the PGA TOUR, first since the 2015 John Deere Classic.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 09:54:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft signed for a 3-under-par 33-36=69 after today's third round of the Barracuda Championship to collect nine points and reach 27 points total, up two spots to solo fifth with play still in progress.

The 38-year-old got off to a rough start, hitting an errant tee shot on the first hole, taking a penalty drop and eventually squaring bogey-5. He righted the ship immediately with a bounce-back birdie on the par-5 second and added back-to-back circles on 4 and 5, each dropping from inside of eight feet, and then canned a zero-putt version from the fringe at the par-5 eight to turn with +7 points. The Pennsylvania native stalled out with five pars and bogeys at 11 and 16, the latter a 3-putt from 46 feet, before a birdie-birdie finish got him back on the right track.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 10:08:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft torched Montrêux Golf and Country Club with a 5-under-par 34-33=67, collecting 13 points during round two of the Barracuda Championship to reach 18 points on the week.

Wheatcroft wasn't on point with his irons today, losing 2.529 strokes approaching-the-green, but he made up for his with a magician-like short game. He bombed in four putts from outside 13 feet and also holed out from a greenside bunker at the par-3 16th hole. Overall, he gained 6.717 strokes on and around-the-greens. Wheatcroft wasn't perfect, though, as he found water off the tee leading to a double bogey at the par-3 seventh hole. He also squared two other bogeys but those were easily offset by the remarkable nine-pack of birdies. This is Wheatcroft's fifth appearance in Reno with a previous best of T39 (2010).
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 09:46:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Steve Wheatcroft backed up with a 2-over-par 36-38=74 in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship to reach the midpoint on 5-under 139, down five on the live leaderboard to sixth place.

Wheatcroft co-led with Andrew Loupe after a season-best 7-under 65, just one shy of a career mark he shot in R3 of the 2012 Greenbrier. It is his best at Quail Hollow in his 15th career lap, supplanting 66 in R2 last year. The 38-year-old began his second frame off No. 10 tee and digressed across the board. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation en route to -1.519 strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time he signed his card. Wheatcroft converted just two birdie-4s for 1.909 putts per GIR after posting 1.417 in R1. He squared bogey at the par-3 second (failed scramble) and ate triple bogey-7 on the 18th after hitting his third into the water.
Fri, May 6, 2016 12:42:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft walked all over Quail Hollow Club on the way toward a 7-under-par 32-33=65 to grab a piece of the early lead at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Wheatcroft traded an opening birdie with a bogey at the par-3 second hole. The latter came after a missed 4'8" par-saving attempt. At that point, you may not have predicted a 7-under round was in the cards. Wheatcroft had different plans, as he holed out from 43 yards at the par-5 fifth hole to circle his first eagle of the round. His second would come five holes later as he landed his approach shot to six feet, for a relatively easy eagle roll. Wheatcroft rinsed his approach shot on the par-4 14th hole, swallowing his second bogey of the round. He bounced back with a birdie at the next hole and rolled in a 19'4" putt from the fringe on the par-3 17th hole, keeping his stake of the lead intact. Last week's T36 at the Zurich Classic was his best result of the season and his most recent top 30 came at last year's Quicken Loans National where he finished T11 (19 tournaments ago).
Thu, May 5, 2016 05:54:00 PM

The third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans has been suspended with players due back in position at 7:30 a.m. CT Sunday. UPDATE: The third round resumed at 7:30 a.m. Sunday as scheduled.

Inclement weather postponed play at 1:15 p.m. today. Forty-two of 82 players that survived the 36-hole cut completed at least one hole of the third round. Not among them is Steve Wheatcroft, who was scheduled in the fourth-to-last threesome off No. 1 tee at 1:40 p.m. He's on 7-under 69-68=137, five back of 36-hole leader Brian Stuard, joining Stuard and last year's runner-up Cameron Tringale as the only players bogey-free thru 36 holes. The 38-year-old is playing his fifth Zurich with a best of T12 last year where after opening in even-par 72, closed with 66-69-65, 16-under for his final 54 holes. Coincidentally, the third round of last year's edition was also suspended for the day on Saturday following a weather delay of 5 hours and 43 minutes.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 07:04:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft whisked together a bogey-free, 3-under-par 33-36=69 during the first round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Wheatcroft opened with three birdies on the front nine, circling at Holes No. 2, 5, and 7. The first blue number came in the form of a 38'5" blast on the par-5 second. After reaching 3-under through seven, he cruised into the clubhouse with 11 straight pars. On the day, Wheatcroft landed 13 greens in regulation. Going off on the second earliest tee time of the day, he is one of the 11 golfers to complete their round prior to the weather horn sounding.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 01:35:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft authored a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the Valspar Championship for a 36-hole total of 1-under 141, up 51 places on the live leaderboard to T16.

After opening his fifth season on TOUR in T55-T67 and a pair of missed cuts, Wheatcroft accelerated his knee surgery to Nov. 25th from Dec. 9th. He's returned to a T67, four missed cuts, and a season-best T53 in his last start at the Honda. Making his third appearance at the Copperhead, the 38-year-old, who had a 74.25 scoring average in four career rounds, opened in similar fashion with a sloppy 2-over 73 on day one. He bounced back on Friday with four birdies against one bogey for a personal best on the par-71 layout. The Jacksonville, Florida, resident improved to eight (of 13) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, but digressed to 1.900 putts per GIR. Two of his four circles went in the conventional way, both from inside of four feet, and he added a pitch-in birdie-4 at the fifth and a chip-in birdie-2 at the 17th, his eighth hole of the day.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft preps for this week's Valspar Championship as he makes his way back to Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club for a third look at the Cooperhead Course.

Wheatcroft arrives at the Valspar with just four paychecks in 10 starts this season. That slots him in 189th position on the FedExCup leaderboard. The Jacksonville, Florida, resident has whiffed twice at the Copperhead Course in two previous appearances (2010 and 2015). Wheatcroft has posted 10 straight rounds at par or worse, and should not be targeted in fantasy games this week.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 06:19:00 PM