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Steve Wheatcroft |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Indiana University

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Steve Wheatcroft sliced through PGA West's Palmer Private with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 to close out the Humana Challenge with a runner-up finish at 21-under 267.
Wheatcroft didn't falter when the pressure was on, closing the tournament with back-to-back birdies. He finished the day with -0.661 strokes gained: tee-to-green but made up for that with the flat stick. His Sunday navigation featured eight rolls from outside five feet including an 18'10" birdie at the first and a 24'6" par save at the ninth. This runner-up finish goes on his resume as a career low in 86 career starts. Jan 25 - 7:11 PM

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Steve Wheatcroft toured PGA West's Nicklaus Private to the tune of 4-under-par 36-32=68 during his third round of the Humana Challenge.

It was the fairways and greens mentality that helped Wheatcroft succeed today. He split 12 (of 14) fairways on his way to six birdies today. He gave back two shots along the way, the first on the par-3 17th and then again on his penultimate hole, the par-5 eighth. Wheatcroft sits at 16-under 200 after 54 holes and will have a crack at his first PGA TOUR come Sunday.
Jan 24 - 6:26 PM

Steve Wheatcroft manufactured a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his second round of the Humana Challenge at La Quinta Country Club.

He piped 11 (of 14) fairways, but found only 11 greens in regulation. However, Wheatcroft limited the carnage to a lone bogey at the par-4 ninth hole. He hid it well, too, bracketing it with three birdies on both nines to get to 12-under 132 at the halfway point. He's only three strokes off the 36-hole lead as he prepares to Nicklaus Private at PGA West on Saturday.
Jan 23 - 6:54 PM

Steve Wheatcroft submitted a 7-under-par 34-31=65 for his opening round of the Humana Challenge at PGA West's Palmer Private.

Wheatcroft's round began ominously with a bogey at the par-4 10th hole, and even though he converted three birdies by No. 14, including a roll from 24'11" at the par-3 12th, he still sat at even through five. This was due to a double bogey at the par-4 13th. However, he eagled the par-5 18th and linked five birdies in a row on his inward side. The highlight of the last set opened the string from 17'2" at the par-3 third. This matches his career low on the PGA TOUR (in his 86th start) and positions the veteran just two strokes off the clubhouse lead. Wheatcroft draws La Quinta Country Club in the second round.
Jan 22 - 6:03 PM

Steve Wheatcroft has gained entry into this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The journeyman was first alternate all week, but finally cracked the field of 144 when Hideto Tanihara withdrew this morning. Wheatcroft is 1-for-3 at Waialae Country Club with a T79/MDF in 2012. He opened this season with four paydays in five starts, but failed to finish better than T44 at Mayakoba. The 36-year-old is scheduled to go off the first tee today at 8:40 a.m. local time.
Jan 15 - 1:38 PM

Steve Wheatcroft is taking advantage of his new PGA TOUR status, earning four paychecks prior to the holiday break.

Wheatcroft won the Albertsons Boise Open on the Web.com Tour last season and gained his PGA TOUR card thanks to his final position of 19th on the money list. His 4-for-5 record this season is nice, but it's not moving the needle just yet as he still sits 38th after the first reshuffle. Gamers should watch closely to see if this consistency continues before investing in any format.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Steve Wheatcroft backed up his opening 65 at the OHL Classic with a 2-under-par 34-35=69 to post 8-under 134.

He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation at El Camaleón today, picking off three birdies against his only bogey of the week, that a 5 at the 14th hole. Wheatcroft sits four back of the 36-hole lead, but he's yet to pounce on the trio of par 5s this week, parring each both times through.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-33=65 in his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to become the third with a piece of the clubhouse lead.

Wheatcroft opened the season with three paydays in four starts, but hasn't cracked a top 60. After today's spotless round, it would be a tremendous upset if he didn't end that drought in México. And it was an impressive bit of scrambling that shouldn't go overlooked. He split only half of the 14 fairways and went 7-for-7 in scrambling. Wheatcroft picked off six birdies along the way, but none on the par 5s.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft turned in a 3-under-par 34-33=67 for his opening round of The McGladrey Classic, finishing two strokes off the pace of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

The journeyman is 2-for-2 this season, but he failed to crack the top 60 in either, so today's success may prove to be an anomaly. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation at Seaside. Wheatcroft's highlight occurred at the par-5 15th hole where he banged home an eagle from 48'3", but he also enjoyed two birdies, including a beaut from 22'9" at the par-4 fifth. He incurred just one bogey (at No. 4).
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft played his way back onto the PGA TOUR as a member of the 2014 Web.com Tour Finals graduating class.

The Indiana Hoosier grad experienced an up-and-down season, even contemplated a career change before taking home the Albertsons Boise Open hardware. The win catapulted him up the Web.com Tour Money List, where he finished 19th by season's end. Wheatcroft owns a career cut made percentage of 37% (29-for-79) on the PGA TOUR, which leaves a lot to be desired for gamers.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 08:58:00 AM

Steve Wheatcroft crafted a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the final round of the Albertsons Boise Open and survived a playoff against Steven Alker with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his second Web.com Tour win.

Wheatcroft circled six birdies and an eagle and squared two bogeys on his final navigation of Hillcrest CC. For the tournament, he bagged 27 birdies which was tops for the week and a big reason why he reached 24-under 260. He also ranked first in putting average, with a 1.566 clip. He entered the week 89th on the Web.com Tour money list, but jumps to 11th and virtually guarantees his 2014-15 PGA TOUR card with this victory.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft turned in a 4-under-par 33-35=68 at The Club at Comanche Trace in today's open qualifier in Kerrville, Tex. for the Valero Texas Open, falling two strokes outside the number to join a playoff for the final three berths into the tournament proper.

Wheatcroft famously parlayed his successful run at last week's four-spotter into outright possession of the 36-hole lead of the Shell Houston Open before fading into a share of 22nd place. He buried six birdies today but got clipped by a couple of bogeys. Other notables that failed to qualify include: 67--Mark Anderson ... 68--Tom Byrum; Brad Lardon ... 69--Will MacKenzie; Mike Standly; Cliff Kresge; Edward Loar ... 70--Paul Stankowski; Bubba Dickerson; Will Strickler ... 72--Omar Uresti; Craig Kanada ... 73--Eric Axley ... 74--Frank Lickliter II ... 76--David Ogrin.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 07:05:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft stumbled to an even-par 35-37=72 in the third round of the Shell Houston Open, dropping to 10-under 206 and one behind the leaders.

The 36-hole leader is one of 15 players within two strokes of the lead with just 18 holes to play. He jumped out to a solid start, circling birdies from 2'8" and 10'9" on the second and fourth holes respectively. He gave back bogeys at the par-3 ninth after flubbing a chip and the par-4 10th after a drive in the hazard, but did a nice job minimizing the damage and preventing the numbers from being a little larger in both cases. He added a third birdie from 2'8" at the par-51 13th, but made a bogey on the 18th after several poor shots.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft answered his opening 67 at the Shell Houston Open with another to take outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 10-under 134.

Wheatcroft went bogey-free at Redstone today, turning in nines of 34 and 33. He hit 16 greens in regulation and rolled in five birdies. The set included consecutive conversions from 26'11", 17'10" and 16'7" beginning at the second hole. The 35-year-old journeyman is a non-winner on the PGA TOUR. He's gunning to be the first open qualifier to take home a title since Arjun Atwal at the 2010 Wyndham Championship.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Steve Wheatcroft circled eight birdies en route to a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in his opening round of the Shell Houston Open, finishing three strokes adrift of the overnight lead.

The former PGA TOUR member capitalized on his berth into the tournament via Monday's four-spotter. He hit 12 greens and suffered three bogeys but more than made up for it everywhere else. His first blast of birdies occurred consecutive on holes 4-8. That run included four conversions from beyond 11 feet, including an 18-yard hole-out from off the green at 5 and a conventional roll from 18'6" at 6. After pars on the swing holes, he drilled another biride at 11 from 32'11", and then chased it with yet another from 22'9" at 12. His last birdie measured 6'2" at the par-5 13th. Wheatcroft is no stranger to going low. He holds the Web.com Tour record for low aggregate over 72 holes, carding 29-under 66-60-65-64=255 at the 2011 Melwood Prince George's County Open.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 08:55:00 PM