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Steve Wheatcroft |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Indiana University

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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. Nov 20 - 4:58 PM

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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.
Nov 12 - 3:06 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.
Nov 6 - 6:51 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.
Nov 2 - 5:18 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.
Oct 21 - 9:00 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.
Aug 25 - 7:59 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.
Jul 30 - 12:46 PM

Steve Wheatcroft toured Glen Abbey Golf Club in 6-under-par 34-32=66 to assume early possession of the clubhouse lead.

After a T8 in the Quad Cities, the journeyman withdrew early from last week's Barbasol Championship. Now 105th in the FedExCup standings, he's virtually assured of getting to the Playoffs, but more execution like today's and he can start checking off bigger goals. Wheatcroft found only five (of 14) fairways but went 5-for-6 in scrambling with one bogey while picking off seven birdies. The longest of the set tumbled in from 22'1" at the par-4 11th hole. He also salvaged par from 15'10" at the par-4 14th. The 37-year-old is winless in 102 starts on the PGA TOUR, but he's easily in the midst of his best season of the four during which he's had a card.
Jul 23 - 12:25 PM

Steve Wheatcroft has been removed from the published field of this week's Barbasol Championship.

Wheatcroft tied for eighth at the John Deere Classic and rose to 103rd in the FedExCup standings. He's probably safe to qualify for the Playoffs, so a week off now won't hurt, especially in an opposite event where only a fraction of points are distributed.
Jul 13 - 10:31 AM

Steve Wheatcroft painted a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to post 16-under 268, four back of the leader on the course.

Wheatcroft began the day at 10-under (T13) and seven shots adrift. On his round, he split 10 (of 14) fairways and mustered but 12 greens in regulation, converting seven into par breakers. At the time he signed his card, Wheatcroft had bagged 25 birdies on the week, currently T1 in the tournament in that stat. The Tour grad circled birdies at Nos. 2 and 6 to offset his lone bogey of the day at the seventh to turn 1-under. The 37-year-old lit it up on his inward half however, circling five on the card coming home, including two birdie rolls from outside 22 feet. Wheatcroft's three previous visits to the TPC Deere Run resulted in just one cash, a T58 in 2012, his last appearance in the Quad Cities. With play still in progress, he sits T7 on the live leaderboard. If he finishes inside the top 10, it would be his second of the season in 23 starts to join up with his T2 at the Humana Challenge.
Jul 12 - 4:45 PM

Steve Wheatcroft crafted a 5-under-par 36-30=66 in today's second round of the John Deere Classic to reach the midpoint in 9-under 133, one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Despite a T2 at the Humana Challenge, Wheatcroft arrived at TPC Deere Run slotted 120th in the FedExCup standings. However, he's known to go low on tracks where there's traction to be found. That's evident thus far as he co-leads the field with 14 birdies. Six of those dropped today, including a round-long conversion from 19'7" at the par-5 10th hole where he began his round. He's missed only six greens in regulation through 36 holes and will need to continue the assault on the weekend.
Jul 10 - 3:19 PM

Steve Wheatcroft ranks 118th in the FedExCup standings ahead of this week's Greenbrier Classic.

Wheatcroft enters the week 15th on the Tour reshuffle list. He's 1-for-2 at The Old White TPC with a T22 in 2012. In total, he's shot par or better in six career rounds. The 37-year-old is 13-for-21 on the season with three top 25s and has missed three consecutive cuts coming into the week. He does boast a season and career-best T2 at the Humana Challenge back in January. Wheatcroft ranks outside the top 100 in several key statistical categories, including 174th in strokes gained: tee-to-green, but his flat stick has been a good equalizer, clocking in at 34th in strokes gained: putting.
Jun 30 - 10:59 PM

Steve Wheatcroft has gained entry into this week's Memorial.

He was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when Charley Hoffman withdrew. Shortly after Steven Bowditch, who won the Byron Nelson and is also scheduled to play this week, Wheatcroft has some fun on Twitter, writing, "Congrats @stevenbowditch on a rock solid win today! Can't think of a better time to take a week off to let the first alternate into Memorial." But after being notified this morning that Hoffman had withdrawn, Wheatcroft tweeted, "So nice to get the call that I'm in @MemorialGolf this week!! Always wanted to play in this event since I went as a kid to watch it. #golow" He's 99th in the FedExCup standings and will be making his first appearance at Muirfield Village.
Jun 1 - 11:47 AM

Steve Wheatcroft toured TPC Four Seasons Resort-Las Colinas in 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, finishing five strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Wheatcroft has been able to ride a T2 at the Humana into a comfort zone for a few months, but by no means is he safe to get to the FedExCup Playoffs. He's currently 97th in points. Today's trot around TPC Four Seasons included an eagle from the fairway 76 yards out at the par-4 11th hole. He added three birdies, including a pair from 20-24 feet before limping in bogey-par-bogey-par.
May 28 - 3:30 PM

Steve Wheatcroft tees it up at this week's Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2012 and enters the week 95th in the FedExCup standings.

Wheatcroft posted a T53 in his 2009 Quail Hollow debut but regressed to a T63-finish in 2010 and a missed cut in 2012. On the season, the 37-year-old has cashed in 10 of 15 events, highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Humana Challenge. In his most recent start, he opened with an even-par 72 at the Zurich Classic and then played his last 54 holes in 16-under, carding 66-69-65 to finish T12.
May 13 - 1:03 PM