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Steve Wheatcroft

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215

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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. May 6 - 12:42 PM

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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).
May 5 - 5:54 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.
Apr 30 - 7:04 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.
Apr 28 - 1:35 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.
Mar 11 - 5:15 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.
Mar 9 - 6:19 PM

In his first action since knee surgery Nov. 25th to repair a torn meniscus, Steve Wheatcroft mustered a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post a two-day total of 3-under 137.

The 37-year-old joins 21 others that made the 36-hole cut on the number. He actually reached the 3-under requirement with back-to-back birdies on eight and nine, and then held on with nine straight pars to conclude his round. With 87 players in total heading to Saturday and a secondary cut on the horizon, he'll need to a good showing in R3 if he wants to tee it up for all four rounds. A quick glance at his 36-hole stats show six birdies, three bogeys, and a 0.298 in strokes gained: total.
Jan 16 - 8:20 AM

Steve Wheatcroft alerted his followers on Twitter on Nov. 25 that he underwent scheduled surgery on his knee.

Wheatcroft tweeted: "Successful surgery, & home resting. Knee was a little worse than thought with a tear in the meniscus, but I'm all cleaned up and good to go!" If there's good news, it's that his procedure was originally scheduled for Dec. 4, so he got a nine-day head start on his expected rehab. He started the season 2-for-4 but sits T173 in the FedExCup standings. This is to say that the longer his recovery takes, the more motivated he'll be to extend it and bring a medical extension into play for 2016-17. Wheatcroft will turn 38 in February.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 04:51:00 PM

At 5-over-par 71-76=147, Steve Wheatcroft missed the cut at The RSM Classic by seven strokes.

So, since alerting his followers on Twitter that he's scheduled knee surgery for Dec. 4, he's gone 0-for-2 on the PGA TOUR. The 37-year-old hit only half of the 36 greens in regulation at Sea Island Resort this week, so he deserves to be slamming his trunk tonight. He arrived sitting 156th in the FedExCup standings, which may motivate him to take his time in returning from the procedure in two weeks. That said, he shouldn't have been on many, if any, full-season rosters.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:58:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft signed for a 3-over-par 35-39=74 following his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

It's terrific that he honored his commitment and gave his full-season owners an opportunity to put points on the board, but Wheatcroft found only one birdie against four bogeys today. He split just six (of 14) fairways and missed half of the greens in regulation. Before he has knee surgery on Dec. 4, he might give next week's RSM Classic a go, but with how this season has started, he's not going to be in any hurry to return in 2016.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 03:06:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft is slated to compete in next week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Whether he'll honor this commitment is another story. With knee surgery planned on Dec. 4, you'll forgive him if he opts out even shortly into the tournament. Wheatcroft cashed in all four of his previous trips to El Camaleón, so it makes sense why he'd be willing to give it a go. Just let him do it alone.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 06:51:00 PM

After withdrawing from the Sanderson Farms Championship, Steve Wheatcroft revealed that he may sidelined for some time due to a knee injury.

For the first time at 37 years of age, Wheatcroft is exempt from the reshuffle on the PGA TOUR. The veteran of 109 starts opened this season with a pair of forgettable paydays, and then alerted his followers on Twitter today of some bad news: "Sad to miss @SandersonPGA this year. Rehabbing knee all week & hope to play the next 2. May have to shut it down 4 the year. Surgery dec 4th." So, we'll revisit his status when the field for OHL Classic at Mayakoba is released on Friday. He has marginal fantasy value at best, but he's always worth a peek in a shootout. NOTE: Duffy Waldorf also withdrew from the SFC as an alternate.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft waltzes into TPC Summerlin ahead of this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Wheatcroft enters this week with a career scoring average of 70.00 at the venue. This has been good enough to earn him three cuts made in four appearances. The Indiana Hoosier had a career year last year, posting a 17-for-28 record. It was the first time his cuts made outweighed his missed (excluding one-start seasons). Wheatcroft kicked off the 2015-16 season with a T55 at last week's and looks to build on last year's success.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 09:00:00 AM

Steve Wheatcroft makes his FedExCup Playoffs debut this week at The Barclays in Edison, New Jersey, and enters the postseason ranked 107th in the FEC standings.

In four full seasons on the PGA TOUR since 2007, Wheatcroft had not sniffed the Playoffs. The closest he came was 166th in the FEC standings in 2010 where he had a then, career-best finish of T3 (Puerto Rico Open). Wheatcroft bested that mark this year, posting a T2 at the Humana Challenge in late January and added four other top 25s, including a T8 at the John Deere Classic and a T11 at the Quicken Loans National in his last five starts. The Tour grad ranks 31st in strokes gained: putting and 39th in birdie average (3.86) but 105th in bogey avoidance.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 07:59:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft hung up a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-32=65 for his opening round of the Quicken Loans National, good for sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

His lead won't hold, but it lays the latest brick in his quest to snipe his first victory on the PGA TOUR. This is his 104th start. Wheatcroft hit only 11 greens in regulation, but he wrangled three birdies on each nine. His most impressive rolled nearly 33 feet for a 3 at the second hole. His closest brush with bogey occurred at the par-4 17th where he pulled his approach well left of the green but eventually coaxed a par try in from 16'6". At last check, Wheatcroft ranked third in the field in strokes gained: putting with a clip of 3.415. Incidentally, lift, clean and place is in effect due to the threat of today's inclement weather.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 12:46:00 PM